Cost accounting as a controlling instrument

  • Jürgen WeberEmail author


The information instrument “cost accounting” recently received harsh critique in the krp. The points introduced in this article, which summarize, explain, and discuss the primary “highlights” of last year’s krp discussion forum and take advantage of the opportunity to provide a list of the fundamental elements of controlling-oriented cost accounting, will show that there is little reason for such criticism. For some time, cost accounting has developed from a “data graveyard” for reporting purposes to an attractive “data supermarket” that provides top management with a broad assortment of meaningful information.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WHU – Otto Beisheim School of ManagementVallendarGermany

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