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Budgeting and Decision Making

Budgeting and Decision Making

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Author: Larry M. Walther, Christopher J. Skousen

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This book is the last of seven books which introduces the basic principles of accounting. In this book you will learn about planning for success through budgeting. Key budgets, such as the sales, production, direct materials purchases, direct labor, overhead, selling and administrative, and cash budgets are all discussed in detail. Critical elements of budget analysis, including flexible budgets, standard costs, and variance analysis are discussed. Key topics including sunk costs, outsourcing, special orders, make versus buy, and evaluation of long-term projects.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Larry M. Walther, Christopher J. Skousen

Larry M. Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, is the Ernst & Young Professor and Head of the School of Accountancy at Utah State University. Dr. Walther has authored numerous accounting textbooks and articles, and has served as director and/or consultant to a number to a number of public and nonpublic companies. Dr. Walther obtained his Ph.D. in accounting from Oklahoma State University and has public accounting experience with Ernst & Young. He currently serves as the accounting accreditation committee of the AACSB and is past president for the federation of schools of accountancy. Dr. Chris Skousen obtained his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University. He earned MBA and BA degrees from Utah State University. Dr. Skousen gained public accounting auditing experience with KPMG in their Portland, Oregon office, and as an intern in their in Düsseldorf, Germany office, and at Squire & Co. Dr. Skousen has taught accounting at Utah State University, The University of Texas at Arlington, Oklahoma State University, and Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has published in Accounting Horizons, Behavior Research in Accounting, Accounting and the Public Interest, and other journals.

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