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Create a Considerate Cubicle Culture

As you begin your accounting career, chances are you will be working in a cubicle. And if you've ever identified with Dilbert's comic complaints or the frustrations expressed in the movie Office Space, both of which take a humorous view of cubicle life, you're not alone. Even though these are extreme depictions, most people have had similar feelings at some point.

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Management control: The role of discipline

Operational systems all include and require a substantial amount of human activity and interaction. An organisation can be described as a social arrangement for the controlled performance of collective goals. Another way to describe it is as a 'human activity system'.

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Relevant costs for decision-making

Commercial organisations usually make decisions with the objective of maximising the present value of future cash flows. In order to ensure that the right opportunities are taken to do this, we need to be able to measure the relevant costs for decision-making.

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Environmental management accounting

The global profile of environmental issues has risen significantly during the past two decades, precipitated in part by major incidents such as the Bhopal chemical leak (1984) and the Exxon Valdez oil spill (1989). These events received worldwide media attention and increased concerns over major issues such as global warming, depletion of non-renewable resources, and loss of natural habitats.

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Finance Act, 2004 – Students’ Perspective

While writing this article for students, I was pondering about my exam days when the seniors used to tell us that please don’t read the Finance Act. The reason is that it is not applicable for this attempt – The biggest examination preparation mistake I made at that time, believe me! If I have got the list of deleted items, my preparation would have become a lot easier.

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Incomplete records

Completing an incomplete records question is like completing a jigsaw puzzle – except that you have to create some of the pieces. Although such questions often look complicated, a simple methodology can be applied. To carry on with the jigsaw analogy, the methodology can be broken down into a few steps.

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After the Initial Months on the Job

At first you were the new kid on the block and striving to find your way in your new job -- learning the fundamentals. Now that you've been on board a couple of months, your priorities have shifted. You want to take control of your responsibilities and show you're ready to tackle the role, but you may not know everything you need to succeed in your organization.

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