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Cost Accounting: A Data Analytics Approach, 2024 Release
Cost Accounting: A Data Analytics Approach, 2024 Release

Cost Accounting: A Data Analytics Approach, 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1266654011 | ISBN13: 9781266654015
By Margaret Christ, D. Kip Holderness and Vernon Richardson

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The role of management accountants is to analyze data to help organizations make effective business decisions. Thanks to an ever-increasing amount of data generated by companies, the opportunities for management accountants to provide data-driven insight have never been greater. Christ/Holderness/Richardson believe that students can prepare for an accounting career not only by understanding the methods and procedures of cost accounting but also by learning how to examine and analyze data, interpret the results, and share insight with others in their organizations.  Their approach goes beyond traditional cost accounting methods – empowering students to not only grasp essential techniques but also to dive into the world of data analysis. 

 1 Strategic Management Questions and the Role of Management Accountants 
 2 An Introduction to Cost Data 
 3 Cost Behavior and Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis 
 4 Job Costing 
 5 Two-Stage Cost Allocations and Activity-Based Costing 
 6 Cost Allocation: Support-Department Costs and Joint Product Costing 
 7 Process Costing 
 8 Performance Measurement and Control 
 9 Master Budgeting and Flexible Budgets 
10 Sales and Direct-Cost Variances 
11 Indirect Cost Variances
12 Strategy and the Balanced Scorecard 
13 Strategic Decision Making 
14 Capital Budgeting 
Appendix A: Excel Tutorial (Formatting, Sorting, Filtering, and Pivot Tables) 
Appendix B: Tableau Tutorial 
Appendix C: Introduction to Power BI Desktop 
Appendix D: Installing Excel’s Data Analysis ToolPak Add-In 
Appendix E: Basic Statistics Tutorial 
Appendix F: Fundamentals of Data Visualization 


About the Author

Margaret Christ

Margaret H. Christ is the J. M. Tull Chair in Accounting in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on accounting innovation, including data analytics and other accounting technologies, and how they impact organizational risk, management control systems, and employee behavior. She has served as an editor for The Accounting Review, The Journal of Management Accounting Research, and Accounting Horizons and serves on several editorial boards. Dr. Christ teaches accounting analytics using a case-based curriculum that focuses on data analytics, visualization, and automation and their uses in a variety of accounting contexts. She also works with the Ernst and Young Academic Resource Center to develop and disseminate educational materials on the analytics mindset. Her teaching cases have won several awards from the AAA and Institute of Management Accounting, including the 2020 Innovation in Accounting Education Award.

D. Kip Holderness

D. Kip Holderness Jr. is Associate Professor of Accounting at West Virginia University. He teaches cost, management, and forensic accounting, and he works extensively with doctoral students conducting various research projects. Dr. Holderness’s research focuses primarily on the impact of fraud and employee deviance on individuals and organizations and on improving detection methods. He also examines the effects of personality and generational differences in the workplace. He has published in practitioner and academic journals in the areas of fraud and forensics, auditing, managerial accounting, information systems, and accounting education. Dr. Holderness has received numerous research grants from the Institute for Fraud Prevention and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Vernon Richardson

Vernon J. Richardson is a Distinguished Professor of Accounting and the G. William Glezen Chair in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and a visiting professor at Baruch College. He received his BS. Master’s of Accountancy, and MBA from Brigham Young University and a PhD in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught students at the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, Brigham Young University, and University of Kansas and internationally at Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen, Aarhus University, the China Europe International Business School (Shanghai), Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, and the University of Technology Sydney.

Dr. Richardson is a member of the American Accounting Association. He has served as president of the American Accounting Association Information Systems section. He previously served as an editor of The Accounting Review and is currently an editor at Accounting Horizons. He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, MIS Quarterly, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Marketing. Dr. Richardson is also a co-author of McGraw-Hill’s Introduction to Data Analytics for Accounting, Data Analytics for Accounting and Introduction to Business Analytics textbooks.

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