he accountant can find answers to almost any inventory-related question in this book. Within the general area of inventory accounting systems, it addresses data entry for inventory transactions, tracking inventory through different types of manufacturing environments, key control points and related fraud problems, several dozen inventory-related measurements, several inventory report formats, and budgeting for inventory. A large part of the book also covers inventory valuation, including many cost layering systems, the lower of cost or market rule, overhead calculations, joint and by-product costing, and the management of obsolete inventory issues. There are also several chapters devoted to special topics, including IRS inventory rules, counting procedures, best practices related to inventory, transfer pricing, and inventory terminology. Thus, Inventory Accounting not only includes answers to the basic inventory valuation questions, but also provides the accountant with a great deal of additional information related to controls, budgeting, data collection, fraud, and inventory management. --- Nafish Sarwar Islam
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This book is addressed to students from economic higher education system and to the professionals active in financial accounting, insurance, reinsurance and general inventory field. The book is structured in five chapters as follows: Insurance and Reinsurance - Forms of Protection Against Risks, Elements of Insurance. The Insurance Contract, Insurance and Reinsurance Market, Financial Insurance, The Accountancy of the General Inventory of the Patrimony.
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The optimal deployment of inventory is a vital business function, as inventory ties up working capital and increases operating costs, which ultimately impacts profits. Optimum inventory is not the minimum inventory; but it is the level of inventory that results in a minimum overall cost to the business. There is no “one-size-fits-all” inventory management approach that is right for every context. Inventory optimization techniques can be used to determine most cost effective inventory levels and to improve inventory visibility across the supply chain
The retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In retail there is only one type of inventory, finished products of different companies. Selling products at a fixed margin is the core activity of any retail business, so the retailers’ revenue is dependent on the inventory performance. Inventory performance analysis will indicate how well an organization’s inventory is being managed. Performance of inventory is based on several variables such as gross margin, sales, size of the firm, growth rate, location of the retail firm, managerial efficiency, inventory turnover, macroeconomic factors etc. Inventory performance is also influenced by certain other factors such as the working capital and supply chain system. Hence inventory management assumes considerable significance in retail sector. This book is throws some light on this issues.
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