Columbia ACC202 module 1 and 2 case and SLP




Management Accounting plays an important role in most
organizations yet it is often misunderstood by those not directly employed or
involved with management accountants.

Case assignment expectations:

Review the information in any good quality resource you can find.
Synthesize this information and discuss the role and responsibilities of the
Management Accountant.

LENGTH: 2 pages typed and double spaced.

The following items will be assessed in particular:

Your ability
to apply your understanding of the diverse and important role of
management accountants in organizations.

Your discussion of the
responsibilities of the management accountant for security and financial
integrity in an organization.

Your explanation of the
relationship between management accountants and financial accountants.

4. Your discussion of the expanding role for management
accounting in organizations.


publicly held companies
on the Internet. Include
at least two manufacturing companies (there must be a product). None can
be a financial institution such as a bank or an insurance company.

Case assignment expectations:

Refer to the financial statements and, for each of the last three
years, identify Net Income and Cash Flow from Operating
Activities. Investigate the Historical Cost of Non-Current Assets.
Look on the Balance Sheet at the categories just below Current Assets. Be sure
to use references to your sources for the company data.

LENGTH: 2 pages typed and double-spaced:

The following items will be assessed in particular:

What is the trend of Net Income
over the last three years?

What is the trend of Cash Flow
from Operating Activities over the last three years?

How representative do you
believe these historical costs are of the true current values of these assets?

Consider such things as the
nature of the assets and the life of the assets (you can estimate this by
comparing Accumulated Depreciation to the Historical Cost of the assets).


Your assignment for this Module is to select an organization for
your project and have it approved by your professor. You may consider any
of these organizations as long as you have enough access to that organization
to respond to the assignments. [Note: you will not be asked to
reveal any proprietary or confidential information in your reports. Most
of your reports will be based on your observations.] The organization can’t
be a military unit
unless you have access to some financial information
of the organization (e.g., if you work for the Finance Command).

  • The
    business for which you work.
  • A
    business organization for which a close friend or relative works and to
    which you have access.
  • Any
    non-business oriented organization such as a non-profit organization with
    financial data available to you.

SLP1 assignment expectation:

Select an organization write a short description of that
organization and your relationship to it.

LENGTH: 1 page maximum typed and double spaced

The following items will be assessed in particular:

The content of the
dicussion concerning the organization


Use information from Module 1 SLP. Review the financial data of
the organization you have already chosen.

LENGTH: 2 pages typed and double spaced

The following items will be assessed in particular:

In your organization, identify
at least four significant decisions that must consider cash flow.

For each decision, explain why
cash flow is important.


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