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Indicate whether each of the following items is representative of managerial or of financial accounting:

a. Information is factual and is characterized by objectivity, reliability, consistency, and accuracy.

b. Information is reported continuously and has a current or future orientation.

c. Information is provided to outsiders, including investors, creditors, government agencies, analysts, and reporters.

d. Information is regulated by the SEC, FASB, and other sources of GAAP.

e. Information is based on estimates that are bounded by relevance and timeliness.

f. Information is historically based and usually reported annually.

g. Information is local and pertains to subunits of the organization.

h. Information includes economic and nonfinancial data as well as financial data.

i. Information is global and pertains to the company as a whole.

j. Information is provided to insiders, including executives, managers, and employees.

Financial vs. Managerial Accounting

There are two main accounting studies in the field of Accounting:

  • Financial Accounting, focused on the external user; and,
  • Managerial Accounting, focused on the internal business user.

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Managerial and financial accounting differ in three main categories: audience, purpose, and statement preparation. Explore how each of these relates to accounting to understand the distinction between managerial and financial.


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