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    Central Washington University
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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ACCT 505 - Advanced Cost Accounting

This course reviews, enhances, and extends, concepts learned in ACCT 305. The focus is on assessing the information needs of end users in the organization, then creating reports (including Excel workbooks) to address those needs. ACCT 405 and ACCT 505 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.


Learner Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  • Reinforce and enhance knowledge of traditional first course (ACCT 305) topics.
    • Management accountant’s role
    • Different costs for different purposes
    • Cost-volume-profit analysis
    • Job (order)costing
    • Activity-based costing and management
    • Master budget
    • Responsibility accounting
    • Flexible budgets and direct cost variances
    • Flexible budgets and overhead cost variances
    • Inventory costing and capacity analysis
    • Determining how costs behave
    • Decision making and relevant information
    • Process costing
  • Extend knowledge and demonstrate intermediate­ level competence with second course (ACCT 405) concepts.
    • Pricing decisions and cost management
    • Balanced scorecard and strategic profitabilityanalysis
    • Custome profitability and sales variance analysis
    • Allocation of support department costs
    • Cost allocation related to joint products and by-products
    • Accounting for spoilage, rework, and scrap
    • Balanced scorecard related to quality and theory of constraints
    • Inventory management and JIT planning and control
    • Cost of capital and capital budgeting
    • Transfer pricing
    • Performance measurement
  • Practice basic/intermediate Excel spreadsheet management accounting applications related to:
    • master budgeting
    • cash budgeting
    • cost of capital estimation
    • capital budgeting
    • process costing cost of production reports
    • variance analysis
  • Graduate: Communicate the results of a case or their analysis of a problem
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