Current Trends and Traditions in Management Accounting Case Analysis, 7e
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Gary Spraakman     

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-55322-379-5 (2018)
194 pages, 9999 g, 8.5 X 11, $48.50 (US$ )
 

A supplementary text for intermediate management accounting courses and management control systems.

Current Trends and Traditions in Management Accounting Case Analysis, 7e builds on the concepts of earlier editions to provide intermediate management accounting courses with a selection of contemporary cases and approaches from various industries, including manufacturing, mining, service, non-profit and government.

This collection of cases allows students to apply their knowledge of current management accounting techniques within traditional and emerging organizational contexts.

New to this Edition

  • CPA Compliant: Current Trends, 7e places a greater focus on the CPA competency map for management accounting with an emphasis on technical knowledge testing, following the consolidation of Canadian accounting designations into the CPA.

  • New Cases: This casebook introduces 4 new cases exploring contemporary accounting techniques. All 43 cases are designed to build case analysis skills and allow sufficient time to focus on in-depth consideration. As a result, the cases are brief -- one to six pages each - and integrative with an average of three management accounting techniques to be applied in each case.

  • Instructor Manual Additions: The instructor's manual has been updated to include CPA competencies, proficiency level (A, B) and the dominant topic relevant to each case.

In addition, Current Trends, 7e includes a thorough description of the judgment required in case analysis, providing students with instruction in applying the case approach and has integrated the information technology context in many of the cases used.

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Highlights

  • Case Analysis Development: With shorter cases, this text is ideal for teaching analysis skills and is adaptable to any course level. Specific chapters guide the student through the rudimentary stages of case skills to an understanding of the application case approach and the marking of cases.

  • Contemporary Techniques: Many cases incorporate the role of information technology in management accounting, specifically the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Each case explores the codes and benefits of systems like ERP versus traditional systems. This provides students with a mechanism to master contemporary organizational issues.

Table of Contents   top

Acknowledgments
Introduction

SECTION I:   The Case Approach
CHAPTER 1   Developing Judgment
CHAPTER 2   Learning Management Accounting Case Analysis
CHAPTER 3   A Practice Case with Insights into Marking
References

SECTION II:   Management Accounting Cases
*Coverage: Management Accounting Competencies for CPA
(1) Management Reporting and Needs
(2) Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
(3) Cost Management
(4) Revenue Management
(5) Profitability Management
(6) Organizational Performance Measurement
(7) Individual Performance Measurement

Case Name Coverage* Level Case Length

CASE   1   Adam Tran Winery

(6)

A, B

2 pages

CASE   2   Atcom Manufacturing

(3)

B

2 pages

CASE   3   Bert The Baker

(2)(6)

B

2 pages

CASE   4   Binson’s Country Markets

(6)(7)

A, B

3 pages

CASE   5   Brights Lodging and Travel

(2)(6)(7)

A, B

6 pages

CASE   6   CCP Publishers

(2)(3)(6)

B

2 pages

CASE   7   Clearwater Small Appliances

(2)(6)(7)

B

3 pages

CASE   8   Coffee Maker Supreme

(2)(6)(7)

B

3 pages

CASE   9   Colonial Department Stores

(2)

A, B

2 pages

CASE 10   Consolidated Pump

(3)(5)(6)

A, B

4 pages

CASE 11   Construction Equipment Manufacturing

(7)

A, B

3 pages

CASE 12   Container Plastics

(1)(3)(6)

A, B

3 pages

CASE 13   Corral Recycling

(2)(3)(6)

B

2 pages

CASE 14   Dennison Manufacturing International

(2)(5)(6)

A, B

4 pages

CASE 15   Dental Office

(6)

B

2 pages

CASE 16   Digital-Imaging Robots

(1)(2)(6)

B

3 pages

CASE 17   Dindal Air Conditioners

(1)(3)(6)

B

3 pages

CASE 18   Do-It-Yourself Building Centres

(4)(6)

B

2 pages

CASE 19   Dowie

(5)(6)

B

1 page

CASE 20   Electronic Process Equipment

(6)

B

4 pages

CASE 21   Foodco Restaurants

(1)(3)(6)

A, B

5 pages

CASE 22   Fusion Computing

(2)

B

3 pages

CASE 23   Government Services

(6)

B

1 page

CASE 24   Harry Rosen

(6)

B

3 pages

CASE 25   Home Renovations

(1)(6)

B

2 pages

CASE 26   Inner Streets Youth Drama Association

(3)

B

5 pages

CASE 27   King Coal

(3)(6)

A, B

3 pages

CASE 28   Major Electronics

(3)

B

2 pages

CASE 29   Modern Chair

(3)

B

3 pages

CASE 30   Ontario Manufactured Parts

(3)(6)

A, B

2 pages

CASE 31   Pasta, etc. Family Restaurants

(2)(4)(7)

B

3 pages

CASE 32   Persaud Products

(2)

B

3 pages

CASE 33   Precious Metals

(2)

A, B

3 pages

CASE 34   Queensview University

(3)

B

2 pages

CASE 35   Quest Manufacturing

(3)(6)

B

2 pages

CASE 36   RJ Appliance Recycling

(1)(3)(4)(6)

B

3 pages

CASE 37   Royal Trust

(7)

A, B

11 pages

CASE 38   Royal Wood

(2)(4)

B

2 pages

CASE 39   SBS Books

(2)(4)(6)

B

3 pages

CASE 40   Singh Brothers Lawn Services

(2)

B

2 pages

CASE 41   Southern Computer Machines

(6)

B

5 pages

CASE 42   Upper Canada Wood Stoves

(3)

B

3 pages

CASE 43   Yoour University

(1)

B

5 pages

Instructor Resources   top

The book comes with an Instructor's Manual that contains solutions to each case in the book. This includes Notes to the Instructor, a summary of the issues, analysis, recommendations and a marking guide.

Related Resources   top

About the Author   top

Gary Spraakman (Ph. D. Accounting) has written a few books and many refereed articles relating to management accounting and pedagogy. His 2015 book, entitled, Management Accounting at the Hudson’s Bay Company: From Pen Quill to Digitization, was published as volume 17 in Emerald’s Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought. His non-academic background ranges from a financial analyst at a brokerage firm to director of productivity in  government department. In the academic field, Gary has lectured at several universities in Canada and spent sabbaticals at universities in Australia and New Zealand. He is now Professor of Management Accounting and Associate Dean Students at York University's Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.