Cases in Accounting Practices Essay example
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he cases in this volume were presented at the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association’s 2000 annual meeting in Mesa, Arizona. The cases …show more content…
Leif Sjöblom’s BG Bank is a fascinating case that links strategic reevaluation to performance measures designed to bring the company into line with a new strategy for creating value. Supporting video clips, free of charge, are available from Leif at email@example.com. This case paints a dynamic and interesting classroom experience that highlights strategic planning, implementation, and performance measurement design.
The remaining two cases are powerful examples of the issues related to real-world applications of activity-based management (ABM). Gary Siegel, Nancy Mangold, and Gail Kaciuba provide an excellent insight into the design of an activity-based costing system in a Medical Practice. This insightful and detailed case gives students the opportunity to understand the accuracy limitations inherent in an ABC system while examining the economies and operating realities of current medical practices. If desired the case can be used with ABC software. Finally, Jon Guy and Jane Saly have contributed an excellent and straightforward application of ABM to an analysis of distribution costs related to alternative distribution channels, in Colombo Frozen Yogurt.
Combined, these cases provide a vivid illustration of the use of management accounting for the implementation and management of target costing, strategic value analysis, change management, performance measures, balanced scorecard,