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TP 1.

LO 1.1Table 1.3 shows how different areas within the business world use the information from managerial accountants. Think of the ways that the events coordinator for the United Way (a nonprofit charitable organization) would use each area (planning, controlling, and evaluation).

TP 2.

LO 1.1There are individuals who are under the impression that managerial accounting provides services mainly for manufacturing organizations. Are they correct? Explain.

TP 3.

LO 1.3Think about the organization chart in Figure 1.7. Describe ways in which each of the accounting and managerial functions might overlap and complement each other.

TP 4.

LO 1.4Controversy tends to surround the topic of whistleblowers. For example, should they be considered heroes or traitors? Many pro-whistleblowing policies have been enacted by the federal government to allow these individuals to reap significant monetary rewards for coming forward and giving information about behaviors and actions such as corporate fraud and unethical deeds. Many corporate whistleblowers face negative consequences of their actions, such as reassignment, revenge, and hate crimes, and are seen as traitors (e.g., Edward Snowden and Gina Gray). Yet Sherron Watkins and Cynthia Cooper were celebrated as heroes. Look up the stories of Sherron Watkins and Cynthia Cooper. Why do you think that some whistleblowers are vilified and others made to be heroes?

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