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Total Quality Accounting by Michael D. Woods

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Wherever they have been introduced, total quality concepts such as teamwork, interdepartmental partnerships, and a company-wide dedication to satisfying customer needs have been enthusiastically embraced by managers and line workers alike, and the results have been truly remarkable. But a total quality organization, by definition, is one in which all functions within an organization participate in the quality process. For accounting, this means a radical new involvement in all phases of an operation and a heightened commitment to customer satisfaction and the bottom line—in other words, total quality accounting.

Based on Michael Woods's more than twenty years of experience in cost accounting and the implementation of total quality programs, this book was designed to help bring line managers and accountants together to create a total quality accounting process. In it, Woods offers proven techniques and step-by-step guidelines on integrating total quality practices with cost accounting and activity-based costing techniques.

Divided into three sections, the first is devoted to introducing accountants to the total quality management (TQM) principles set forth by such luminaries as W. Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, Philip Crosby, and others, and to how those principles are currently practiced in some of the world's top manufacturing concerns.

The second part of Total Quality Accounting familiarizes managers with cost accounting principles. It offers an in-depth look at how cost accounting has been applied in the past, and outlines the significant new changes that have occurred in the era of the total quality movement.

In the third part, Woods provides a synthesis of the first two sections. He outlines proven techniques for seamlessly integrating the accounting function with the entire organization to create a total quality accounting process. Accountants are shown how to tailor cost and financial information to the needs of the designers, engineers, managers, and others they service. And conversely, managers learn how to influence the accounting process and to help shape the information they are given.

Offering a blueprint for change, Total Quality Accounting is an invaluable resource for management accountants, controllers, CFOs, and cost accountants, as well as production managers and industrial engineers.

Mr. Woods is well known for his writings and lectures on the need to apply cost accounting principles to serve the needs of the quality movement. He has published many articles on both the theory and practical applications of these principles, and has been recognized by professional organizations for his work in the area.

Michael Woods serves on various boards and technical committees of the American Production and Inventory Control Society, the Institute of Management Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the North Carolina Association of CPAs. He holds an MS in industrial administration from Iowa State University.

A practical, hands-on guide to bringing accounting into your company's total quality process...

Based on Michael Woods's more than twenty years of experience in cost accounting and the total quality movement, this book helps bring line managers and accountants together to create a total quality accounting process. In it, Woods offers proven techniques and step-by-step guidelines on integrating total quality management practices with cost accounting. Total Quality Accounting:

Schools accountants in TQM principles and practices Familiarizes managers with cost accounting principles Outlines proven techniques for seamlessly integrating accounting with the entire organization Describes how accountants can tailor information to the needs of the designers, engineers, managers, and others they service Explains how managers can contribute to the account ing process to help them to realize their long- and short-term objectives


ISBN: 0471311855

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ISBN13: 978-0471311850

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 1994)

Language: English

Subcategory: Management & Leadership

Pages: 225

Total Quality Accounting
Business & Money
Author: Michael D. Woods
Title: Total Quality Accounting