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Cost management

Find out more about cost management and cost control with our selection of articles, links and guides to help you identify best practice, techniques and tools to apply to your business.

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Featured article

How can today's technology help with cost control?
AccountingWeb, July 2017
An overview of the available cost management apps and other digital services. Part three of a series on cost control.

Featured book

Introduction to management accounting 
(Pearson Education, 2014)
Written to help those new to the subject learn how to make effective economic decisions. Includes sections on cost management systems and product costing.

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Effective financial projections for a startup

Practical considerations to help startups develop a business plan with meaningful financial projections.

Can RPA improve agility?

The article discusses the use of robotic process automation (RPA) in accounting firms in relation to the notion of agile organizations. Topics include the relation of RPA to the automation life-cycle process in finance, the relation of RPA to compliance and labor productivity, and the calculation of cost savings and return on investment (ROI) for RPA.

Beneath the data

How internal auditors can use business intelligence tools to mine their organization’s data.

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Useful links

ICAEW

Special report: Financial planning and cost management
This ICAEW Business and Management Faculty June 2013 report on Financial Planning and Cost Management looks at these related subjects from several angles.

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Articles and books in the Library collection

Building a sustainable cost leadership culture
Strategic Finance, September 2014, pages 46-51
As cost leaders, management accountants can help their organisation compete and thrive in today's complex global economy.

CFO fundamentals: your guide to internal controls, financial reporting, IFRS, web 2.0, cloud computing and more 
(John Wiley & Sons, 2012)
Part three, cost management and IT systems, contains sections on cost-volume-profit analysis, short-term decisions, forecasting, planning and budgeting, risk management; capital budgeting and real options, profit centres, and transfer pricing

Management and cost accounting 
(Cengage Learning EMEA, 2012)
A student guide to designing and evaluating management and cost accounting information systems.

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