Building the Basics of Cost Accounting
An Executive-on-Demand Program for Managers
Willamette University Portland Center – Portland, Oregon
June 13 - 6:00pm-9:00pm and
June 14 - 8:30am-4:30pm
In Association with the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC)
Join managers from organizations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington as Willamette University presents a special program on the basics of cost accounting. Delivered by Professor Kenneth Smith of Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management, the 1.5 day program will discuss the standards of cost accounting, new trends in reporting and budgeting and tools available to managers to make effective decisions.
This program is open to managers at all levels with any interaction with the cost accounting function in their organization. The program is recommended for 9 CPEs.
Participants will be able to answer questions such as:
- What are the current government contracting accounting standards and practices?
- How can I stay abreast of changes to the requirements?
- What additional investments in systems and controls might be necessary to comply efficiently and effectively with federal (or other) requirements?
- What new methods in cost accounting have been created in the past few years? (including but not limited to Activity-Based Costing or ABC and Lean Accounting)
- Can I critically assess the net value of new methods for my organization (i.e. a cost-benefit analysis?
- How can we present the information (from whatever cost accounting system) in formats that are more useful to both accountants and other users?
Kenneth (Ken) A. Smith
As an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Willamette University, Ken Smith teaches courses in Management Controls, Managerial Accounting, Non-Financial Performance Measures, Financial Accounting and Auditing. Professor Smith is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Accounting Association, to which he serves as the Membership Chair for the Government Non-Profit Section. He is also a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, and was the former Executive Director of “Wheels For Humanity” – an international human services organization. Professor Smith currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Oregon Public Performance Measurement Association (OPPMA).
Visit Professor Ken Smith’s Faculty Website