Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers

Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers

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Contents of Construction Cost Accounting

  • Introduction
  • Financial management overview
  • Accounting purposes
  • Introduction to the built environment
  • Accounting managers
  • Accounting cycle
  • Organization of the book
  • Case study
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Accounting methods
  • Introduction
  • Uniqueness of the construction industry as it relates to accounting
  • Construction firm ownership structures
  • Construction accounting methods
  • Internal accounting controls
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Introduction to construction management
  • Introduction
  • Delivery and procurement methods
  • Pricing
  • Construction contracts
  • Project management
  • General contractor organizations
  • Risk analysis
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Introduction to estimating
  • Introduction
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Quantity take-off
  • Pricing
  • Estimate summary
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Jobsite general conditions
  • Introduction
  • Elements of jobsite general conditions
  • Development of jobsite general conditions estimates
  • Strategies
  • Accounting of jobsite general conditions
  • Impact of change orders, claims, and delays on general conditions
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Overhead and profit
  • Introduction
  • Creation of the general conditions estimate
  • Management of the home office general conditions budget
  • Breakeven analysis
  • Profits
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Financial statements
  • Introduction
  • Balance sheet
  • Income statement
  • Financial ratios
  • Journal entries
  • Job cost financial reports
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Cost control
  • Introduction
  • Cost control cycle and connection with accounting processes
  • Establishment of the cost base, including buyout
  • Foreman work packages
  • Direct labor and material and subcontract cost coding
  • Monthly project management forecasting to the home office
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Earned value analysis
  • Introduction
  • Development of the third curve
  • Earned value as a cost control tool
  • Earned value indices
  • Earned value as a pay request tool
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Activity-based costing
  • Introduction
  • Foundation
  • Methodology of activity-based costing
  • Home office activity-based costing applications
  • Jobsite activity-based costing applications
  • The future
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Lean construction techniques
  • Introduction
  • Lean construction
  • Value engineering
  • Subcontractors and suppliers
  • Supply chain material management
  • Jobsite laydown and material handling
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Equipment use and depreciation
  • Introduction
  • Equipment types
  • Equipment ownership
  • Equipment operation
  • Equipment allocation to job cost
  • Maintenance expense allocations
  • Depreciation
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Cash flow
  • Introduction
  • Cash flow curve process
  • Jobsite expenditures
  • Jobsite revenue
  • Net cash flow and impacts to home office
  • Methods to improve cash flow
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Payment requests
  • Introduction
  • Contract types
  • Schedule of values
  • Payment request process
  • Retention
  • Lien management
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Accounting for change orders
  • Introduction
  • Change order proposal process
  • Change order proposal pricing
  • Negotiations and approvals
  • Incorporation into cost control and accounting control systems
  • Unresolved change orders
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Financial close-out of the construction project
  • Introduction
  • Construction close-out
  • Project management close-out
  • Financial close-out
  • As-built estimate development and database input
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Time value of money
  • Introduction
  • Present value
  • Future value
  • Interest
  • Inflation
  • Other value considerations
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Taxes and audits
  • Introduction
  • Income tax: Federal, state, and local
  • Business, property, and sales taxes
  • Labor taxes
  • Audits
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises
  • Developer’s pro forma
  • Introduction
  • Real estate development as a business
  • The development process
  • Pro forma
  • Construction loan
  • Investment ratios
  • Summary
  • Review questions
  • Exercises

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