Accounting for Managers Course

Accounting for Managers

This book focuses on the essential managerial accounting concepts used within organizations for decision-making purposes and covers these concepts in 13 straightforward and concise chapters.

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Course Description

This book is aimed squarely at the new learning styles evident in today’s students and addresses accounting industry changes as well.

Students want to be as efficient as possible in their learning. This course adopts a concise, jargon-free, and easy-to-understand approach. Key concepts are provided in short segments with bullet points and step-by-step instructions to simplify concepts. A thoughtful, stepwise approach helps students avoid distractions and focuses attention on the big picture.

Review Problems at the end of each major section offer practical opportunities for students to apply what they have learned. These Review Problems allow students to immediately reinforce what they have learned and are provided within the body of the chapter along with the solutions.

Students perform better when they can answer the “why” question. Why is managerial accounting important? Meaningful references to companies throughout the chapters help students tie the concepts presented in each chapter to real organizations.

In addition, realistic managerial scenarios present an issue that must be addressed by the management accountant. These pique student interest and are designed to show how issues can be resolved using the concepts presented in the chapter.

Finally, Business in Action features in this text link managerial decision making to real business decisions.


Kurt Heisinger

Kurt Heisinger (CMA, CPA, MBA) teaches financial and managerial accounting full time and holds a tenured position at Sierra College. He recently received the 2011–12 Faculty of the Year award, which was voted on and presented by the Associated Students of Sierra College. Kurt has also taught accounting classes at the University of California—Davis and American River College.

Joe Ben Hoyle

Joe Hoyle is an associate professor of accounting at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. In 2006, he was named by BusinessWeek as one of 26 favorite undergraduate business professors in the United States. In 2007, he was selected as the Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 2009, he was judged to be one of the 100 most influential members of the accounting profession by Accounting Today.