Describe the organization, or alternative environment, which will serve as the focus for this course, as follows:
- Discuss the mission, vision, and cultural values of the organization as they relate to the needs assessment plan.
- Review the existing degree of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) surrounding a particular issue or topical area, as identified in the initial analysis of the situation.
- Articulate clear focal point(s), for the consideration and purpose of developing a needs assessment plan for your organization, i.e., identify the specific purpose for the needs assessment, based on a particular issue or topical area.
- Develop research questions based on the purpose of the needs assessment plan.
- Enumerate constituencies and identify key stakeholders with whom it may be advantageous to partner, the nature of stakeholders’ interests in the needs assessment plan, and why these stakeholders are vital facets in the first phase of the needs assessment process.
- Discuss expectations of the process and explore potential “road blocks” or limitations in this step in the process.
- Articulate three (3) professional/personal objectives surrounding the motivation for conducting the needs assessment plan.
costs and improving profitability. However, note that the information generated by the management accounting function is just one component part of the decision-making process. It is not the ‘be all and end all’; it must be used in conjunction with other data. The purpose of this essay is outline the objectives of and the main stages in, a managerial planning, decision making and control process and describe the role served by managerial accounting in this process. The aim of management accounting is to provide management with information, which will help them to: Achieve their objectives/goals. Formulate policy. Monitor and assess performance. Appreciate the financial implications of changes in the internal and external environment in which the organization operates. Plan for the future. Make comparisons between alternative scenarios. Manage more efficiently the scarce resources, which are at their disposal. Control the day-to-day operations. Focus their attention on specific issues, which really need their consideration. Solve a variety of problems, e.g. investment decisions. Take account of behavioural factors. Understanding the nature of measurement and communication, the characteristics of economics information, the theories and practices of the decision making process and the identification of accounting information users are crucial to the understanding of accounting in general. The major users in accounting information can be divided into three groups: Internal managers who use the information for short run planning and controlling everyday operation. Internal managers who use the information for making non-routine decisions and formulating overall policies and long run plans. External parties, such as investor and shareholders, who use the information for making decisions about the company in general.>GET ANSWER