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Cost Accounting Technique for Cost Monitoring and Control

Date & Time:
10 & 11 August 2020, Mon-Tues | 9 am - 5 pm
Venue: Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre


Cost Accounting is an organizational function that identifies, collects, classified and reports the costing information to management to assist in the decision making such as product/service pricing, profitability analysis and projection, foods/service production cost control, inventory valuation, etc. Knowledge of cost of each product production process and each service activity is or paramount important to make sound business decisions.


The End in Mind First objectives is to enable the Participants to:

  • Enhanced their Costing skills in work and in knowledge
  • Initial corrective actions in their SWOT analysis.
  • Manage the planned activities more effectively
  • Strengthening the organization’s costing system
  • Take continuous strategic role in budgetary control

    Day 1 – (9am to 10.30am)

      1. Introduction

    • Divisions of Accounting – Financial, Cost and Management Accounting
    • Contribution of Cost Accounting to an organization.
    • What is Costing and Cost Drivers
    • Costing terms, concepts and cost Centre definitions
    • 2. Cost Fundamentals

    • Cost Classifications in Business and its calculations:
    • o Direct and Indirect Cost
      o Variable and Fixed Cost
      o What is Prime Cost, Conversion Cost and Landed Cost
      o Difference between direct, indirect and operating overheads
      o Product / Service Cost

    • Product / Service valuation
    • o Indirect Overhead apportionment or appropriate absorption method
      o Production, Operating and Abnormal Cost.

      (11 am to 1.00 pm)
      3. Cost Accounting for Materials

    • Cost Calculation
    • Cost Control
    • Inventory holding management
    • Concept of Just in Time (JIT)
    • Valuation method
    • 4. Cost Accounting for Labor

    • Recording and control
    • Remuneration methods – fixed vs. flexi
    • Productivity measurement
    • (2 pm to 5pm)
      5. Cost Accounting for Overheads

    • Identification and Classification
    • Allocation, Apportionment and Absorption method to products / Services
    • Basis of apportionment and absorption
    • Accounting treatment of over and under absorption
    • Apportionment under Activity Base Costing method
    • 6. Job, Batch and Service Costing

    • Costing by batch
    • Costing by job
    • Costing for services render in the service industry.

    DAY 2 – (9am to 4pm)

      7. Process Costing Method

    • Structure Process Costing
    • Production flow and its cost accumulation
    • Losses (losses, scraps & wastage) and gains in the process
    • Work in progress at different stage of completion
    • Joint and By-products
    • 8. Standard Costing (TARGET) AND Variance Analysis

    • What is Standard Costing, its needs and suitability
    • Setting of standards – basic, current, attainable, ideal.
    • Standard Cost and Hours
    • Standard Costing in Service Industries
    • Variance Analysis – Material, Labor, Overhead, Sales & Profit,
    • o Quantity (Usage/Volume) and Price
      o Material and Labor Yield and Mix

    • Production Control Ratios
    • o Production Volume
      o Production Efficiency
      o Capacity Usage

    • Accounting double entries for variances.
    • Disposing of variances
    • Causes of Variances
    • Interdependency of variances
    • Responsibility accounting as reasons for variance analysis.


  • Costing clerks & assistances
  • Costing Supervisors and Executives
  • Production Executives
  • Product, Marketing and Purchasing Executives
  • Management Accounting Executives
  • All new Accounting Staffs
  • Any other personnel who are involved in the company’s costing matters or are interested to learn about costings.

    Tan Kok Tee has over 40 years of experience in financial, strategic and general management. He has held a variety of leadership and senior management roles in various organizations, the last being Group Chief Executive Officer. More than half of this time are spend in the Manufacturing Marketing & Distribution and services organization, including those with the then Inchcape Timuran Berhad, Metroplex Berhad, Perdana Industries Berhad.

    He is a Fellow member of the Association of International Accountants, UK; Member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Aust.; Member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia; Member of the Malaysia Associations of Company Secretaries, holds a MBA in Finance from Charles Sturt University, Australia and a Gold Mastery Holder in Reinventing Strategic Planning and Management from the Haines Centre for Strategic Management, sponsored by University of San Diego, USA.

    He is also a Certified Trainer with PMSB’s Train The Trainer Certificate since 2009 and a life member with the Malaysian Institute of Directors. Kok Tee has been involved in training and facilitation since beginning 2009. To-date he had conducted about 300 training workshops, of which more about 200 are on GST including GST Accounting for both in-house as well as public, including for Government Authorities, Chamber of Commerce, Government Link Companies, Banks, Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Selangor state Human Resource Development Centre, Negeri Sembilan state Skills Development Centre, NGOs, political party as well as on behalf of various other training providers.


    Early bird fee: RM1,378 per person - Register by 3 August 2020
    Normal fee: RM1, 590 per person
    – SBL claimable (Inclusive of lunch, tea breaks, notes, certificate of attendance and 6% SST)


    Malaysian Export Academy
    No. 86, Jalan BP 7/8,
    Bandar Bukit Puchong,
    47120 Puchong, Selangor.

    Tel : 03 8066 3107
    Fax: 03 8066 6152

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