IMA?s Managerial Costing Task Force Accepting Commentary for Exposure Draft on Managerial Costing Systems

Giuseppe Barone
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Taylor Fenske
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Montvale, N.J., November 2, 2018IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and its Managerial Costing Task Force has released an exposure draft for commentary.

The draft, Developing an Effective Managerial Costing System for Your Organization, looks at managerial costing practices and how managers decide which practice is best for their organizations.

“The business environment is constantly changing but managerial costing practices are generally consistent. The cost information used to support critical management decisions continues to be based on financial accounting numbers that fail to consider the complexities of the business operations,” said Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA, CPA, IMA vice president of research and policy. “This exposure draft provides a methodology for organizations to develop a costing system that corresponds with management purposes.”

IMA’s exposure draft includes a six-step process that management accountants can use to design and implement an effective managerial costing system for their organizations. IMA is asking for and accepting commentary regarding any additions or changes to the process and content of the draft until November 30, 2018.

The Exposure Draft is available for download on IMA’s website here. Commentary for the Exposure Draft should be submitted to

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