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Analytics for Managerial Decision Making

Budgeting and Decision Making

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This book is the last of fifteen books which introduces the basic principles of accounting.
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This book is the last of fifteen books which introduces the basic principles of accounting. In this book you will learn about analytics for managerial decision making. Topics include the characteristics of costs and their ramifications on decision making, and sunk costs versus relevant costs. Other topics include outsourcing, special orders, compound interest and present values, and evaluation of long term projects.

  1. Part 4: Analytics for Managerial Decision Making
  2. Cost Characteristics and Decision-Making Ramifications
    1. Sunk Costs VS. Relevant Costs
    2. A Basic Illustration of Relevant Cost/Benefit Analysis
    3. Complicating Factors
  3. Business Decision Logic
    1. Outsourcing
    2. Outsourcing Illustration
    3. Capacity Considerations in Outsourcing
    4. Illustration of Capacity Considerations
    5. Qualitative Issues in Outsourcing
    6. Special Orders
    7. Capacity Constraints and the Impact on Special Order Pricing
    8. Discontinuing a Product, Department, or Project
    9. The 80/20 Concept
  4. Capital Expenditure Decisions
    1. Management Stewardship
    2. Logic Justification of Capital Decisions
  5. Compound Interest and Present Value
    1. Compound Interest
    2. Future Value of Annuities
    3. Future Value of an Annuity Due
    4. Future Value of an Ordinary Annuity
    5. Present Value
    6. Present Value of an Annuity Due
    7. Present Value of an Ordinary Annuity
    8. Electronic Spreadsheet Functions
    9. Challenge Your Thinking
  6. Evaluation of Long-Term Projects
    1. Net Present Value
    2. Impact of Changes in Interest Rates
    3. Emphasis on After Tax Cash Flows
    4. Accounting Rate of Return
    5. Internal Rate of Return
    6. Payback Method
    7. Conclusion
  7. Appendix
About the Authors
Christopher

Christopher J. Skousen

Chris Skousen, Ph.D. is a Professor and Head of the School of Accountancy at Utah State University. He obtained his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University and earned MBA and BA degrees from Utah State University. Dr. Skousen gained public accounting auditing experience with KPMG in their Portland, Oregon office, and as an intern in their in Düsseldorf, Germany office, and at Squire & Co. Dr. Skousen has taught accounting at Utah State University, The University of Texas at Arlington, Oklahoma State University, and Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has published in Accounting Horizons, Behavior Research in Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Accounting and the Public Interest, and other journals.

Larry

Larry M. Walther

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, is the EY Professor of Accounting and Senior Associate Dean of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Dr. Walther has authored numerous books and articles on accounting, and he has served as director and/or consultant to a number of public and nonpublic companies. Dr. Walther earned his Ph.D. in accounting from Oklahoma State University and has public accounting experience with the audit firm of Ernst & Young. He is past President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and served on the Accounting Accreditation Committee of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Dr. Walther is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award from the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.