Introduction to financial and managerial accounting its purposes and financial strategy formulation. Cost systems:
- Cost classifications in terms of object; function, product/service and behaviour; opportunity cost, recording and analysing costs; job costing; batch costing; process costing; contract costing; standard costing; variance calculations; variance analysis and management by exception
- Absorption, marginal costing, activity based costing (ABC); use in calculating costs and pricing policy and their relationship to cost controls and pricing.
Cost control of systems:
- Cost centre; profit centres; investment centres; accountable management; planning and control methods.
- Estimates and assumptions relating to the profit and loss account; balance sheet and cash flow statement.
Financial ratios analysis, interpretation, decisions and limitations:
- Employment of financial ratios internally and externally; financial profiles of organisations; calculation of key ratios reflecting business liquidity; efficiency and profitability.
- Types; flexible and fixed budgets; zero-based budgeting, budgeting process from subsidiary/functional to master budget; relationship of budget to cost and quality control, resource utilisation and profitability.
Budgets monitoring and evaluations
- Budgeted and actual figures, accounting for and investigating different kind of variances in budgetary controls; corrective action; human behavioural issues relating to budgeting.
Sources of financial resources; types of funds:
- Short term and long terms, sourcing funds internally and externally; venture capitalists, leverages; risk, cost and control issues with types of funding; techniques of selecting appropriate sources of funds for different projects – comparison of costs, risk and controls.
Managing working capitals and appraisal of investment options
Capital and revenue expenditure, risk, cost and controls; cash flow statements; time value of money; different methods of project appraisal like: accounting rate of return; payback period and cash flows; discounted cash flow – net present value and internal rate of return; and allowance for inflation in money and real rates of discount, taxation and project appraisal.
Impacts of information and communication technology; global financial management; using excel sheets in financial analysis, MIS and financial resource plaining and control.
Indicative reading list
- Atrill, P. and McLaney, E. (2006) Accounting & Finance for Non-specialists. (5th edition) Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.
- Chaffey, D., Bocij, P., Greasley, A. and Hickie, S. (2006) Business information systems: technology, development and management for the e business, (3rd edition), Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall/Pearson Education.
- Atrill, P. (2011) Financial management for decision makers. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.
- Atrill, P. and McLaney, E. (2006) Management Accounting for Decision Makers. Harlow: Prentice Hall.
- Berk, J. and DeMarzo, P. (2007) Corporate Finance. London: Pearson.
- Brealey, R., Myers, S. and Marcus, A. (2007) Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. New York: McGraw Hill Irwin. • Cox, D. and Fardon, M. (1997) Management of Finance. London: Osborne Books.
- Drury, C. (2009) Management Accounting for Business. 4thEdition. London: Cengage Learning EMEA.
- Lumby, S. and Jones, C. (2000) The Fundamentals of Investment Appraisal. London: Thomson Learning.
- Laudon, K. and Laudon J. (2007) Management Information Systems – Managing the Digital Firm. 10th Edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall. • Monden, Y. (1995) Cost Reduction Systems: Target Costing and Kaizen Costing. New York, Productivity Press.
- Marsh, C. (2009) Mastering Financial Management. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.
- Van Horne, J. and Wachewicz, J. (2009) Fundamentals of Financial Management. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall
- White, G. I., Sondhi, A. C. and Fried, D. (2003) The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements. 3rd Edition. Hampshire: John Wiley and Sons.
Other indicative reading:
- Peer reviewed academic journals as Financial Management, Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting, International Journal of Financial Management and related.
- Online resources, corporate industry reports, the Institute of Certified Financial Managers publications and relevant.
- The Financial Times;
- Management Accounting Quarterly;
- Financial Management;
- International Journal of Financial Management;
- Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting;
- Management Today;
- Strategic Finance;
- Most of the professional accounting bodies in the UK have their own websites (CIMA, ICA, CIPFA, AAT);
- www.aat.co.uk Association of Accounting Technicians;
- www.cimaglobal.com Chartered Institute of Management Accountants;
- www.cipfa.org.uk Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy;
- www.companies-house.gov.uk Companies House.
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