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Financial versus managerial accounting The following statement was made by the vice president of finance of The Muppet Company: “The managers of a company should use the same information as the shareholders of the firm. When managers use the same information in guiding their internal operations as shareholders use in evaluating their investments, the managers will be aligned with the stockholders’ profit objectives.” Respond to the vice president’s statement.

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Financial & Managerial Accounting

13th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285866307

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Financial & Managerial Accounting

13th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285866307
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Financial versus managerial accounting

The following statement was made by the vice president of finance of The Muppet Company: “The managers of a company should use the same information as the shareholders of the firm. When managers use the same information in guiding their internal operations as shareholders use in evaluating their investments, the managers will be aligned with the stockholders’ profit objectives.”

Respond to the vice president’s statement.

To determine

To prepare: A memorandum, and discuss whether there is any concern with his statements.

Explanation of Solution

Prepare a memo to the Vice President for the discussion of any concern with his statements.

Memo

From,

ABC

To,

Vice President

Re:  Financial Vs managerial accounting information.

Dear Sir,

The financial accounting and managerial accounting objectives are quite different. Hence your statement does not consider these objectives. In one sense, at high levels in the organization your statement may be appropriate. For example: it is appropriate to evaluate division manager of a company using the same financial information measures that the shareholders of the company use to evaluate. But evaluating managerial decision making cannot be appropriate below the division level. In the financial performance, the relevant information needed to direct and control the operations of the company cannot be measured at this level. In the operational performance measures, it need to focus on costs like measuring cost, equipment availability, scrap, quality delivery time, inventory levels, waste, and efficiency...

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