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THE ROLE OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION IN MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING

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INTRODUCTION
Some organizations have failed woefully due to neglect in the use of accounting information in its decision making process. Managers, therefore should rely more on accounting information in its decision making process since decision making skill is “the key “ to successful planning in an organization. 
The statement of accounting standard No. 2 issued by the Nigerian accounting standard Board defines Accounting Information as “the data that are found in financial statement which provides a continuing history qualified in monetary terms of economic resources and obligations of a business enterprises and of economic activities that change these resources and obligations”.
Accounting Information therefore, provides the yardstick for measuring the performance of a business organization and is also an instrument against which management compare actual result with established standards. Thus, this information communicated by accounting records serves as a basis for corrective actions when actual outcomes deviate from pre-determined goals.
Accounting Information is not only needed by managers, other users of accounting information include: shareholders (owners), editors, potential investors, the government and the public who have supplied money to the business or who have other interest in the business that will be served by information about financial position and operating results.  
The type of accounting information that a specific type of user will require depends upon the kinds of decision that a person wants to make. For example, managers need detailed information about daily operating cost for the purpose of controlling the business and setting reasonable selling price. Other users on the other hand, usually need summarized information on operating result for the past years to use in making investment decisions, levying income tax, or making regulatory decisions.
Accounting information is conveyed to users in a variety of reports and schedules. Reports to internal user (management) are specifically designed to meet their particular needs, which are usually known at the time the reports are prepared. Reports to external user are more standardized and are often referred to as “financial statement”. According to the statement of accounting standard No. 2, the information to be provided in financial statement are those  that are quantitative and qualitative in nature to aid their users in making informed economic decisions. Financial statements are therefore to be simple, clear and easy to understand by all users.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE
APPROVAL PAGE
TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE
1.1 INTRODUCTION
1.2 Introduction
1.3 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
1.4 PURPOSE OF STUDY
1.5 SCOPE OF STUDY
1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
1.7 LIMITTION OF THE STUDY

CHAPTER TWO
2.1 LITERATURE REVIEW
2.2 DEFINITION OF ACCOUNTING 
2.3 SCOPE OF ACCOUNTING
2.4 OBJECTIVES OF ACCOUNTING
2.5 SOURCES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION
2.6 ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING
2.7 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION
2.8 FEATURES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION
2.9 FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND THEIR INFORMATION, CONTENTS FOR MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING.
2.10 ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS AND CONVENTIONS 
2.11 MANAGEMENT DECISION
 

THE ROLE OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION IN MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING

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Project ID ACC2593
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    Type Project
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    Project ID ACC2593
    Price ₦3,000 ($9)
    No of Pages 47 Pages
    Format Microsoft Word

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