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ACCT 301 Managerial Accounting & Finance Report & Function Questions

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Solutions for Homework ** Accounting 311 Cost ** CHAPTER 1 1-1 Management accounting measures, analyzes and reports financial and nonfinancial information that helps managers make decisions to fulfill the goals of an organization. It focuses on internal reporting and is not restricted by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Financial accounting focuses on reporting to external parties such as investors, government agencies, and banks. It measures and records business transactions and provides financial statements that are based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Other differences include (1) management accounting emphasizes the future (not the past), and (2) management accounting influences the behavior of managers and other employees (rather than primarily reporting economic events). 1-2 Financial accounting is constrained by generally accepted accounting principles. Management accounting is not restricted to these principles. The result is that: • management accounting allows managers to charge interest on owners’ capital to help judge a division’s performance, even though such a charge is not allowed under GAAP, • management accounting can include assets or liabilities (such as “brand names” developed internally) not recognized under GAAP, and • management accounting can use asset or liability measurement rules (such as present values or resale prices) not permitted under GAAP. 1-5 Supply chain describes the flow of goods, service ...
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