ACCT4 Management, Asia-Pacific Edition,
4th Edition

Prabhu Sivabalan, James Wakefield, Roby Sawyers, Steve Jackson, Greg Jenkins

ISBN-13: 9780170451888
Copyright 2022 | Published
List Price: USD $71.50

ACCT4 Management is your essential tool when studying Management Accounting. The text explores the basics of costing techniques and accounting control to help you learn to make managerial decisions. Australian cases and 'Making it real' examples are included throughout the text to help you apply the concepts you're learning to relevant, real-life scenarios. Tear-out revision cards are included with the printed textbook to give you portable summaries of each chapter for class preparation and revision.


PART 1 An introduction to management accounting
1. Introduction to management accounting
2. Product costing: manufacturing processes, cost terminology and cost flows
3. Fixed and rolling budgets for planning and decision making
4. Cost behaviour
5. Cost-volume-profit analysis
6. Relevant costs and product planning decisions
7. Long-term (capital investment) decisions

PART 2 Costing techniques
8. Job costing and overhead costing systems
9. Processing costing systems
10. Service and operations costing
11. Departmental overhead costing
12. Activity-based costing

PART 3 Accounting control
13. Management accounting for cost control and performance evaluation - flexible budgets and variance analysis
14. Decentralisation and modern performance management systems - the balanced scorecard
15. Accounting for sustainability - social and environmental reporting and management accounting
16. Ethics and management accounting

Appendix A: Time value of money
Appendix B: The Daily Grind

  • Prabhu Sivabalan

    Prabhu Sivabalan is a Professor of Management Accounting. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Prabhu was a cadet analyst in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.  He leads the Financial and Performance Transformation in Healthcare Group, a collaboration between NSW Health and the UTS Business School. Prabhu is a visiting lecturer and researcher in the Department of Accounting at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), having completed a sabbatical at the LSE in 2008 - 2009. He also researches with faculty in the Said Business School, Oxford University, and has lectured in their well reputed Executive MBA program on the subject Financial Management. Prabhu continues to lecture in the MBA and undergraduate course subjects offered by the School of Accounting. He has been regularly voted in the Graduate School of Business as well as undergraduate top lecturer lists over the past 15 years and was the inaugural recipient of the Accounting Discipline Group teaching prize.

  • James Wakefield

    James Wakefield is a Senior Lecturer at the UTS Business School in the Accounting Discipline Group. James’ accounting education research focuses on the application of technologies to improve student engagement and learning outcomes in introductory accounting. James teaches and coordinates undergraduate introductory accounting and also teaches postgraduate management control systems. James was awarded the 2018 Universities Australia Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and the 2017 UTS Learning and Teaching Award for Individual Teaching among other awards as well as grant funding for the application of new technologies to improve student engagement and learning. James has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford (Saïd Business School), Monash University (Department of Accounting), University of Southern California (Leventhal School of Accounting) and Luiss University, Rome. James completed the International Teachers Programme (ITP) in 2017.

  • Roby Sawyers

    Dr Roby Sawyers, PhD, CPA, CMA, is a professor in the Department of Accounting at North Carolina State University. He earned his undergraduate accounting degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his MA from the University of South Florida and his PhD from Arizona State University. Dr Sawyers has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate tax courses at both NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill and has served as a visiting professor in the International Management Program at the Catholic University in Lille, France, and the Vienna School of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien). He has taught continuing education courses for the AICPA, NCACPA, BDO Seidman, McGladrey and Pullen, Dixon, Hughes Goodman, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to co-authoring FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH, Dr Sawyers is a frequent contributor for leading academic, policy and professional tax journals. Dr Sawyers has been an active member of the AICPA's Tax Division, has served on the Tax Executive Committee, has chaired the Trust, Estate and Gift Tax Technical Resource Panel and has chaired the AICPA's task force on estate tax reform. He has also been active in tax policy issues in North Carolina, serving as the Chief of Staff for the North Carolina General Assembly's State and Local Fiscal Modernization Study Commission and as an advisor to the General Assembly's Joint Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives and North Carolina's Economic Development Board.

  • Steve Jackson

    Steve Jackson, C.P.A., is an Associate Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi. He earned a Ph.D. from Arizona State University and a B.S. from the University of Montana. Professor Jackson is a co-author of Managerial Accounting: A Focus on Ethical Decision Making in its fifth edition, published by Cengage Learning. Professor Jackson has published articles in such referenced journals as Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Journal of Economic and Business Perspectives, Journal of Business and Economic Research, Accounting Educators Journal, and Journal of Accountancy. His research interests are in accounting education and behavioral issues in Ethics and Auditing. He has more than 23 years of teaching experience. Dr. Jackson has taught courses in managerial accounting and strategic cost management, auditing and assurance, and financial accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Jackson has received numerous teaching and research awards. Dr. Jackson's professional activities include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is a former staff accountant with Touche Ross & Co. in Seattle and has more than 12 years of public accounting experience. Professor Jackson and his wife Cheryl live in D'Iberville, Mississippi. They have three grown children, Christina, Kent, and Benjamin, and two grandchildren, Charles and Elise.

  • Greg Jenkins

    J. Gregory Jenkins, CPA, is Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems and the William S. Gay Research Fellow at Virginia Tech. He earned a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and an M.S. in accounting and a B.S.B.A. from Appalachian State University. Professor Jenkins has published articles in Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Internal Auditing, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Information Systems, Strategic Finance, and The CPA Journal. He is also a coauthor of Comprehensive Assurance & Systems Tool, an integrated practice set, and the author of The Enron Collapse, both published by Prentice Hall. He has taught courses in accounting information systems, undergraduate and graduate auditing, business ethics, and managerial and financial accounting principles. Professor Jenkins was previously on the faculty at North Carolina State University, where he received the University Outstanding Teacher Award and was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. In addition, Professor Jenkins has served as a visiting professor in the International Management Program at the IESEG School of Management, Catholic University, Lille, France. His professional activities include membership in the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Professor Jenkins previously worked as an auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP, and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, and he has provided consulting services to the furniture industry. He also served on a research task force of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association charged with advising the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on revisions to quality control standards. Professor Jenkins lives with his wife, two daughters, and son in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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