Understand how to integrate management accounting into your TQM and JIT systems * Learn how to use Value Added Accounting to make better strategic decisions * Find out how to use advanced costing techniques to correctly price products and services * Trace the development of modern best practice back to the breakthrough insights of the field's leading experts

Every modern company now has to compete in a market environment that is becoming ever faster, more complex and competitive. Management accounting must respond to these changes, otherwise its risks becoming irrelevant to real business needs.

This book demonstrates how the discipline can raise itself up to a new level of performance, allowing it to cope with challenges such as flexible manufacturing systems, flatter and leaner organisations, strategic alliances and globalisation. It explains how cutting edge management accounting techniques can transform a firm's operations and prospects, enabling it to become the best of the best.

chapter |4 pages


part |22 pages

Becoming a World Class Organization

part |51 pages

Advanced Costing Methods

chapter |17 pages

Activity-based costing

chapter |16 pages

Cost of quality

part |50 pages

Advanced Performance Measures

chapter |17 pages


part |52 pages

Strategic Management Issues

chapter |2 pages

List of abbreviations

chapter |5 pages