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Edmonds Community College    
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ACCT& 203 - Principles of Accounting III

5.0 Credits
Introduction to managerial and cost accounting concepts applicable to all forms of businesses. Topics include cost systems, cost behavior, CVP analysis, budgeting and control, and developing information for decision-making.
Prerequisite Grade of 2.0 or higher in ACCT& 201.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Calculate and explain the costs and benefits of financial choices encountered in financial planning and strategic decision making.
  2. Describe how accounting is used to develop an information system for use by management in the process of making decisions.
  3. Define different types of costs and explain the flow of costs from the point of their incurrence to the sale of completed products.
  4. Describe the similarities and the differences between job-order and process costing, and develop schedules to report manufacturing costs to management.
  5. Describe the benefits and limitations of activity-based costing, and identify types of quality costs.
  6. Identify variable, fixed, and mixed costs, and explain cost-volume-profit relationships.
  7. Define and describe the budgeting process and prepare budgets for a manufacturer.
  8. Develop standard costing systems and compute price and quantity variances for materials, labor, and overhead costs.
  9. Perform short-term decision and capital investment analysis.

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