Generally the authors of these introductory accounting textbooks will present simpler examples and explanations than those found in managerial accounting textbooks or in cost accounting textbooks. This should make it easier to gain a basic understanding of important cost accounting concepts. Armed with this understanding, you can then return to the cost accounting textbook to tackle the more complicated issues and problems.
I believe that the introductory accounting textbooks, the managerial accounting textbooks, and the cost accounting textbooks will present 15 common cost accounting topics with varying degrees of depth and complexity.
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