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ACCT 226 - Cost Accounting

Credits: 4
Lecture Contact Hours: 4
Description: Concepts of cost accounting as a management tool to support business decision making, control and planning will be introduced. The course will explore understanding cost behavior and how to use that understanding to predict future costs. The course focuses on actual and standard cost methods as applied to job and process cost systems; accounting for materials, labor and manufacturing overhead; direct costing method; variance analysis; and cost accounting cases. The use of accounting information to make managerial decisions will be covered.

Prerequisites: ACCT 202 . CIS 180  
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: ACCT 263  

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Course Competencies
  1. Summarize the benefits of cost/managerial accounting.
  2. Explain how cost/managerial accounting is used in organizational decision making.
  3. Analyze financial activities and their effect on financial statements.
  4. Explain internal controls.
  5. Characterize costs based on cost behavior patterns.
  6. Apply variable costing methods.
  7. Apply absorption costing methods.
  8. Apply activity-based costing and explain how it can support pricing and production decisions.
  9. Examine cost variances.
  10. Prepare budgets and pro-forma financial statements.
  11. Apply cost/volume/profit techniques in pricing and production decisions.
  12. Apply cost concepts in performance management.
  13. Evaluate the concept of constraints and local sub-optimization.
  14. Apply non-financial measures in performance management.
  15. Utilize data analytics in decision making.

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