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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Prequisites

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Prerequisites to the program are those skills that Cost Management professionals should possess just to start out in the profession and form the basis of any career. A quick look at the items that makeup the prerequisites are; Statistics, including … Read More >

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT: Professional Competencies

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What competencies and skills should a Cost Accountant have? The Institute of Management Accounting (IMA) sometime ago developed the Framework for Management Accounting. The Framework identifies attributes of Management Accounting and in association with the American Accounting Association developed a … Read More >

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Participate in a Strategic Management Accounting Study Survey

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Ron Guay, an SCM member and doctoral student at the School of Business and Technology Management at North Central University is conducting a survey on Strategic Management Accounting as it relates to Cost Management practices.  Please take a few minutes … Read More >

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Chicken Wars – Counting the Cost by Nick Grenfell

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The South African Trade & Industry Minister has recently increased import duties on certain categories of chicken following recommendations by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC). The tariff increases are in response to the “illegal dumping” of chicken products from … Read More >

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The Veiled History of Cost Accounting

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Since part of our charter is to upgrade the profession of cost management, The Society is offering a new page on our website on the History of Cost Accounting. Cost Accounting has a very rich history, which largely remains untaught … Read More >

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