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This article provides a description of an accounting professor's career and professional life. We discuss tenure and how to go about getting it, pros and cons of an accounting professor career, and compensation of accounting academics.

Becoming an accountant usually requires some type of training.†You can start with training that is short in duration and gives you an opportunity to get an entry level job with somewhat limited career growth potential.†Or you can spend more time getting a degree that may give you better options for career advancement in the long run.†In this article, we discuss various types of accounting degrees: certificate, associate degree, bachelorís degree, masterís degree, and doctoral degree in accounting.

Many organizations require employees to keep track of time spent on various job-related tasks and activities. Such information can be used not only for compensation purposes but also to evaluate individual and divisional performance. In this accounting tutorial, we will look at an example of how employee time data can be used to assess capacity, the cost of idle capacity, and the cost of products or services.

Accounting is a good career choice for multiple reasons. You get decent compensation, the job is in high demand, and you will enjoy it if you like working with numbers and people. A lot of candidates can be wondering about what it takes to become an accountant, what career paths accountants have, how many years it takes to become an accountant, and so forth. In this article, we cover these and other questions about accounting career steps.

Cost savings are important for all organizations regardless of their industry, business model, or strategy. While cost savings are especially important for companies that rely on the cost leadership strategy and those in the mature life cycle stage, organizations that pursue differentiation strategy can still benefit from cost saving opportunities. In this article, we will discuss how cost hierarchy can be used to identify opportunities to save costs.

All professions have advantages and disadvantages, and accounting careers are not an exception. What considerations should you take into account when choosing a career in accounting? Is it going to match your personality? Are you ready to invest enough time to prepare for such a career? In this accounting article, we will talk about benefits and challenges of joining the accounting profession.

In this short tutorial, we will compare nominal and effective prices. Then, we will use the concept of effective price to compare suppliers.

You may have heard about cost centers, revenue centers, profit centers, and investment centers. These are typical organizational units (responsibility centers) that companies have these days. A micro (pseudo) profit center is a similar concept, but it differs in its size, purpose and, sometimes, results. In this article, we will talk about micro profit centers in accounting and how they fit and work in organizations.

Transfer pricing is an important topic for top management, accounting and finance departments, and financial auditors, especially among multinational corporations. Transfer pricing is important for at least two reasons: performance evaluation of business units or segments; and tax strategy. There are several methods that can be used to calculate an optimal transfer price. In this tutorial, we review these methods and provide examples.

Intercompany transfer pricing is a large area of attention for top management, chief financial officers, finance directors, auditors, and others within organizations with multiple business units or subsidiaries. In this accounting tutorial, we take a look at what transfer pricing is, why intercompany transfer pricing is important, different transfer pricing methods, and the tax implications of transfer pricing.

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