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Relevance of Cost Accounting

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Discuss the relevance of cost accounting as it relates to the accounting profession in general. Relate to something you learned while working toward your accounting profession.

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This solution discusses the relevance of cost accounting. Cost accounting is a separate department in many larger companies, and we look at the role cost accountants play, in this capacity. We also look at the role of cost accounting in the accounting profession, in general.

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Cost accounting is based on the premise that cost information is relevant to management. Cost accountants extract and use data from all areas of the company that incur costs, and they compile this information into a relevant format for management. The data is analyzed, and cost accountants, together ...

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