Business Analysis : Management Accounting

1289 Words Jan 14th, 2015 6 Pages
1. Introduction
All businesses have a large amount of stakeholders. Pauline (2013) defined that stakeholder is a general term to indicate all those who might have a legitimate interest in receiving financial information about a business because they have a ‘stake’ in it. All stakeholders must need accounting information to help them making better decision. Most of the businesses have provided different sort of accounting information like balance sheet and income statement. However, no all the stakeholders need the same information and the purpose is different. Therefore, the main question is what information is required and the proper use of the information. In the following of the passage, it will discuss about the question from different stakeholders.
2. Management
Managers are who manage the business on a daily basis. They need to know how well projects are progressing financially and about the financial position of the business. E.g. how much assets and liabilities are they own. Can the businesses able to increase capacity in the next few months? This is referred as management accounting. For instant, managers can use contribution margins to set the product selling price in order to maximise the profit. Managers can use payback period and average return rate to assess the risky of the project. Furthermore, Argilés & Slof (2003) found that making decision by using financial report will have better performance. They had set up a research about the comparison of the farms…
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