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Managerial Accounting

Kurt Heisinger and Joe Ben Hoyle
April 2016
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Managerial Accounting


Kurt Heisinger & Joe Ben Hoyle

In writing Managerial Accounting, Kurt Heisinger and Joe Hoyle’s goals were simple:

    • Deliver a modern look at managerial accounting while working within the confines of students’ busy lives
    • Help students learn the basics of accounting in the most efficient way possible
    • Allow instructors to teach the course they want to teach and assign what they want to assign.

    This textbook is suitable for these courses: Managerial Accounting

    This textbook is suitable for 2 and 4 year institutions.


    Managerial Accounting was written around three major themes: Ready, Reinforcement and Relevance. This book is aimed squarely at new learning styles evident with today’s students and addresses accounting industry changes as well.

      • READY:
      • This book adopts a concise, jargon-free, and easy-to-understand approach that is ready with concise sections and concepts when the student is ready to study in a format the student wants. Key concepts are provided in short segments with bullet points and step-by-step instructions to simplify concepts. This approach will help your students avoid distractions and focus attention on the big picture.

      • Managerial Accounting boasts “Review Problems” at the end of each major section or learning objective which offer practical opportunities for students to apply what they have learned. These “Review Problems” allow students to immediately reinforce what they have learned and are provided within the body of the chapter along with the solutions.

      • RELEVANCE:
      • Since all students perform better when they can answer the “why” question, meaningful references to companies throughout the chapters help students tie chapter concepts to real organizations. In addition, realistic managerial scenarios present an issue that must be addressed by the management accountant. These will pique your students’ interest and were designed to show how issues can be resolved using the concepts presented in the chapter.

      • These features link managerial decision-making to real business decisions to help your students complete the learning cycle from concept, to accounting decision, to real-world application.

      • The Flat World Knowledge publishing model allows instructors to adapt the textbook to the exact needs of their specific class and student body.

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        What's New in Version 2.0

          • End-of-chapter exercises have been updated and moved to a separate segment at the end of each chapter to make assignments more readily available to students.
          • Many Business in Action vignettes have been updated in each chapter.
          • Financial information for real companies has been updated.
          • Figures and footnotes throughout the text have been clarified based on instructor and student feedback.

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Kurt Heisinger Other / Unknown

Kurt Heisinger (CMA, CPA, MBA) teaches financial and managerial accounting full time and holds a tenured position at Sierra College. He recently received the Faculty of the Year award, which was voted on and presented by the Associated Students of Sierra College. Kurt has also taught accounting classes at the University of California at Davis and American River College.

Kurt began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young and continued as a manager of a large local accounting firm in Northern California. He received his MBA at the University of California at Davis and is a certified management accountant (CMA) and certified public accountant (CPA). The knowledge Kurt gained from his seven years in industry and more than 20 years in education has enabled him to write a clear and concise book aimed at students with a variety of backgrounds.

Joe Ben Hoyle

Joe Hoyle is an associate professor of accounting at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. In 2006, he was named by BusinessWeek as one of 26 favorite undergraduate business professors in the United States. In 2007, he was selected as the Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 2009, he was judged to be one of the 100 most influential members of the accounting profession by Accounting Today. In 2015, he was the inaugural recipient of the J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook Prize, recognized for consistently demonstrating the attributes of a superior teacher in the accounting discipline at an undergraduate level. Hoyle earned his BA degree in accounting from Duke University and his MA degree in business and economics, with a minor in education, from Appalachian State University. Hoyle also has three decades of experience operating his own CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Exam review programs. In 2008, he created CPA Review for Free (, which provides thousands of free questions to help accountants around the world prepare for the CPA Exam.
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