This is the first detailed view of the managerial accountant’s role and responsibilities in organization setting. Its aim is to foster role development: the opportunity to work at an advanced level of practice. Accounting studies develop technical skills associated with topics, and, responding to defined scenarios but provide very little guidance on what to recognizing and approaching the broad problems or challenges under conditions of uncertainty.
It is a double first because it provides the managerial accountant’s compass as a general purpose analytical framework for managerial accounting independent of any selected theory and method. The metaphor of a compass creates a mental schema for its four points named (1) goals and principles, (2) boundaries and constraints, (3) methods and models, and, (4) collegial relationships. Dynastic Chinese and some other Central Asian cultures, view the center as a fifth principal direction, giving a total of five points. The center represents a high standard ethical conduct and self-care, or moral compass.
Managerial Accountant’s Compass offers an integrated and systematic guide to approaching situations that are constantly changing. It gives a protective starting pattern which produces new meanings and awareness of the ambiguity and uncertainty for each situation. Ultimately the managerial accountant’s compass can help you make more effective sense of yourself, your expertise and your practice in the organization where you work, which should open career opportunities.
Part 1 Genesis of the managerial accountant’s compass
Chapter 1 Establishing the need for the managerial accountant’s compass
Part 2 Resources contributing to the managerial accountant’s compass
Chapter 2 Pan-theoretical approach to the managerial accountant’s compass
Chapter 3 Concepts and classifications discourse of the managerial accountant’s compass
Chapter 4 Importance of information and communication to the managerial accountant’s compass
Part 3 Insights from the managerial accountant’s role, performance, decisions, and, judgements
Chapter 5 Role, responsibilities, and, personal qualities of the managerial accountant that inform the managerial accountant’s compass
Chapter 6 Performance standards for the managerial accountant that permeate the managerial accountant’s compass
Chapter 7 Recommendations, decisions, and, judgments by the managerial accountant with the managerial accountant’s compass
Part 4 Development of the managerial accountant’s compass
Chapter 8 Managerial accountant’s compass and its context
Chapter 9 Four cardinal points of the managerial accountant’s compass
Chapter 10 Ethical conduct with self-care as the fifth point of the managerial accountant’s compass
Part 5 Evaluation of the managerial accountant’s compass and conclusion
Chapter 11 Evaluation & perspective: Managerial accountant’s compass
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