Cost Accounting Toolkit

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Downloadable Resources, Instant Access

Lead the team to collaborate with IT Finance to track actual versus expected cost and value for project teams and committed scope; for agile projects, engage in Lean funding model rather than Project based funding or cost accounting.

More Uses of the Cost Accounting Toolkit:

  • Methodize: conduct intensive analysis of financial information from cost accounting systems to determine financial viability of projects.

  • Be accountable for manufacturing, fund and cost accounting.

  • Assemble project budgets and track actual costs against the budget using reports and queries from the Cost Accounting system.

  • Create, maintain, and update procedures for cost accounting and inventory control.

  • Cost accounting, forecasting and budgeting capabilities.

  • Coordinate interorganization cost accounting/cost allocations for affiliated organizations.

  • Serve as a resource for cost accounting analysis and planning.

  • Reconcile managerial cost calculations for decision support with cost accounting calculations for financial reporting, and account for the differences.

  • Provide skill in developing, implementing, analyzing, and monitoring accounting, cost accounting, and financial management programs.

  • Apply all elements of cost accounting.

  • Devise: project cost accounting and month end accruals to ensure matching of project costs and revenues.

  • Drive improvements in cost accounting processes for the System.

  • Be accountable for operating budgets, forecasting, program reporting and analysis, charge management, cost accounting, decision support, contracting and reimbursement analysis by coordinating resources and communication and leading process teams.

  • Construct data accumulation systems for your cost accounting system.

  • Audit: actual analysis related to inventory and cost accounting labor, overheads, etc.

  • Cost accounting in a job costing environment.

  • Be accountable for working knowledge in cost accounting.

  • Ensure you arrange; lead business principles, erp/mrp system knowledge and expertise, budgeting, and cost accounting, metric/kpi development, lean principles.

  • Maintain set up of cost accounting master data, analysis of financial information, support of month end and year end close.

  • Be accountable for supporting cost accounting with managerial reports on waste, cost per piece, labor cost per piece, materials, and controllable overhead to better understand the profitability of each collections you build and sell.

  • Arrange that your organization maintains responsibility/accountability for performing accurate/timely cost accounting.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Cost Accounting Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Cost Accounting related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Cost Accounting specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cost Accounting Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 995 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cost Accounting improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. Does your organizations chart of accounts have codes to provide control totals to maintain control over costs and to reconcile with other feeder systems that may be used to accumulate costs?

  2. Did anyone take into account the feasibility of the project at the time to determine, first of all, was the project feasible and was the cost in line with the feasibility of the project?

  3. How does sales ops calibrate the deployment of resources, from account managers, to specialists to inside sales, to deliver the right value to the right customer at the right cost?

  4. Does the contractor require sufficient detailed planning of cost accounts to constrain the application of budget initially allocated for future effort to current effort?

  5. Does the program impose the least burden, to the extent practicable, on regulated entities, taking into account the costs of cumulative final regulations?

  6. How proportionate were the costs of the intervention borne by different stakeholder groups, taking into account the distribution of associated benefits?

  7. How should a DevOps Engineer help the teams audit costs and automate infrastructure cost optimization across multiple shared environments and accounts?

  8. How will you ensure that your lease accounting system is kept current with the most accurate, complete, and up-to-date information about leases?

  9. When assessing packing options, in addition to cost and product integrity, how are environmental and ethical considerations taken into account?

  10. Who will bear the costs and risks associated with transmission interconnection delays and costs, and how will be accounted for in new policies?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Cost Accounting book in PDF containing 995 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Cost Accounting self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Cost Accounting Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Cost Accounting areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Cost Accounting Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Cost Accounting projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Cost Accounting Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Cost Accounting project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Management Plan: Will the current technology alter during the life of the Cost Accounting project?

  2. Resource Breakdown Structure: What is each stakeholders desired outcome for the Cost Accounting project?

  3. Team Operating Agreement: Do you post any action items, due dates, and responsibilities on the team website?

  4. Lessons Learned: What was the methodology behind successful learning experiences, and how might they be applied to the broader challenge of your organizations knowledge management?

  5. Lessons Learned: How much of your time was spent on other than this Cost Accounting project?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are there any scope changes proposed for the previously authorized Cost Accounting project?

  7. Cost Baseline: Has the documentation relating to operation and maintenance of the product(s) or service(s) been delivered to, and accepted by, operations management?

  8. Schedule Management Plan: Are all payments made according to the contract(s)?

  9. Team Performance Assessment: What structural changes have you made or are you preparing to make?

  10. Scope Management Plan: Are the results of quality assurance reviews provided to affected groups & individuals?

Step-by-step and complete Cost Accounting Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Cost Accounting project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Cost Accounting project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Cost Accounting project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Cost Accounting project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Cost Accounting project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Cost Accounting project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Cost Accounting project with this in-depth Cost Accounting Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cost Accounting projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Cost Accounting and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Cost Accounting investments work better.

This Cost Accounting All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.