Optimization of Methods and Systems for Strategic and Operational Management Accounting in Agricultural Enterprises

Lubov I. Ryzhova, Lidiya V. Nikolaeva, Nadezhda V. Kurochkina, Marina E. Lebedeva
2015 Review of European Studies  
The article focuses on the cost management accounting system as a basis for effective strategic and operational management and a guarantor for maximum profit. It examines various methods of cost management in agricultural holdings and enterprises. Characteristics of the methods are presented in the article. Such conditions for the use of methods as division of costs into variable and fixed, determination of main activities, continuous cost control, marketing forecasts, product competitiveness,
more » ... he state of internal processes of the enterprise are considered. Direct costing, CVP-analysis and Standard Cost are examined in more detail. The calculation of the contribution margin from cattle breeding products and appropriate management document are presented. The article explores advantages and disadvantages of methods with appropriate recommendations for their use in agricultural enterprises. The calculation of the actual costs variances from standards is shown. Prerogative ways of improving the management accounting system in an unstable financial situation through the appropriate choice of methods and cost management system are defined.
doi:10.5539/res.v7n8p119 fatcat:lo3qkujuibe27oftfseql3n74i