What do you mean by Management Accounting and Difference Between Cost Accounting?

Management Accounting

What do you mean by Management Accounting and Difference Between Cost Accounting?

Meaning and Definition of Management Accounting

Management Accounting the provision of financial data and advice to a company for use in the organization and development of its business. – Oxford Dictionary

The Institute of Charted Accountants of England

Any form of accounting which enables a business to be conducted more efficiently can be regarded as Management Accounting

The above definition is for general nature hence it is not of much use.

Robert N. Anthony

Management Accounting is concerned with accounting information that is useful to management.
This is the simple definition but does not give much light on all information about Management Accounting.

American Accounting Association

Management Accounting includes the methods and concept necessary for effective planning, for choosing amount alternative business actions and for control through the evaluation and interpretation of performances.

As compared to other this definition is broader in nature covering their vital areas of management, for example, it include Planning, decision – making and controlling.
Some other standard definitions on the subject are given below:

Institute of Chartered Accountant of India

Such of its techniques and procedures by which accounting mainly seeks to aid the management collectively have come to be known as management accounting.

John Sizer

Management Accounting may be defined as the application of accounting techniques to the provision of information designed to assist all levels of management in planning and controlling the activities of the firm.

Difference Between Cost Accounting and Management Accounting

Cost Accounting

  1. Cost accounting has been defined as classifying transaction recording and appropriate allocation of expenditure for the cost of products or service
  2. By the help of the cost of accounting, management came to know how to cut unnecessary expenditure and to take future decision and also it is help to make decision.
  3. Cost accounting is not depending on management accounting.
  4. Cost accounting deal with cost primary data.
  5. The cost accounting measuring grid as quantitative

Management Accounting

  1. It helps the management to take effective decisions about the business and make the policy.
  2. The aim of management accounting to get information form cost accounting and financial accounting and utilize of those information to make future policies to make an important decision.
  3. Management Accounting depend on both cost accounting and financial accounting to make a decision.
  4. Management Accounting measure both quantitative and qualitative.
  5. Its Considers the cost and revenue data, it’s a concept broader than cost accounting. It helps the management to prepare planning into action.

At the above, we have discussed the Management Accounting and Difference Between Cost Accounting.

So, That is all from my side.

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Nadeem Khan, M. Com, MBA
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