This Assignment Aims At Developing Your Understanding Of The Purpose And Use Of Mana 3951428

Purpose:This assignment aims at developing your understanding of the purpose and use of management accountingsystems, and its usefulness in aiding managers make informed decisions. You are to critically evaluate twojournal articles to analyse the practical use of management accounting systems by contemporary companies,in terms of their relevance to the real-life companies’ decision-making by managers and achievement ofbusiness goals.Assignment Task:Journal Article Critique (30 Marks)You are required to read the journal article by Watts, Yapa and Dellaportas (2014), “The Case of a NewlyImplemented Modern Management Accounting System in a Multinational Manufacturing Company”,Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, 8 (2), p. 121-137. The journal article is attached as aseparate file in Blackboard under the folder .Required: Critically evaluate the role of management accounting systems (MAS) and the provision ofaccounting information for the case company by answering the 4 questions below:Questions:1. Identify any three (3) specific examples of the different types of management accounting methods and/ortechniques from the case. (3 marks)2. Are MAS relevant to contemporary organisations? Discuss this with reference to:i) What evidence is there from the case company? Include examples in your answer. (5 marks)ii) Compare and contrast this finding with one other journal article you will need to find that has discussedabout management accounting systems in another real-life company or companies. Did this second studyhave similar findings as the first chosen article, or mixed and/or different findings? Explain with examples.(5 marks)



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