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Managerial Accountant’s Compass

Research Genesis and Development, 1st Edition

By Gary R. Oliver

Routledge

300 pages

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Dr Gary R Oliver, FCMA, FCPA, is Senior Lecturer in Accounting in the Business School at The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Accounting

This series explores the roles of Accounting and Accounting theory in the modern world. The series examines research in accounting thought, practice, auditing, principles and ethics as well as international standards and regulation setting. Examining private, public and non-profit sectors, Routledge Studies in Accounting, seeks to advance the scholarly debate by providing cutting edge and insightful research

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS001000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / General
BUS001010
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / Financial
BUS001040
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / Managerial