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Weightage of Marks for CA Final Paper 5 Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation

Section wise weightage of marks for CA Final Paper 5 (Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation) for May 2018 Exam under New Scheme of Education and Training.

The Board of Studies (BoS) of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) has now assigned weightage of marks to various sections of a subject. This facility would help students to plan their studies in a structured manner for the coming ICAI examinations.

Accordingly, each subject has been divided into various topics and topics have been grouped into sections and weightage range has been assigned to these sections. The question paper would take into consideration the weightage range assigned to different sections.

Following are the detail section wise weightage of marks assigned to the Paper-5 Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation of CA Final course examination to be held in May 2018 under New Scheme of Education and Training.

Section wise Weightage of Marks for Paper 5

FINAL COURSE PAPER 5 Strategic Cost Management and Performance Evaluation (100 Marks)

Section I (35 Marks to 40 Marks)

Strategic Cost Management and Decision Making

Sub Part‒I: Strategic Cost Management

  1. Introduction to Strategic Cost Management

(i) Concept of Strategic Cost Management

(ii) Limitations of Traditional Cost Management

(iii) Traditional vs. Strategic Cost Management

  1. Modern Business Environment

(i) Introduction/ Characteristics of the Modern Business Environment

(ii) Cost of Quality, Total Quality Management, Business Excellence Model

(iii) Throughput Accounting and Theory of Constraints

(iv) Supply Chain Management (SCM)

(v) Gain Sharing Arrangements

(vi) Outsourcing

  1. Lean System and Innovation

(i) Introduction to Lean System

a) Just-in-Time (JIT)

b) Kaizen Costing

c) 5 Ss

d) Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

e) Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems

f) Six Sigma (SS)

(ii) Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)

  1. Cost Management Techniques

(i) Cost Control/ Waste Control, Cost Reduction

(ii) Target Costing

(iii) Value Analysis/ Value Engineering

(iv) Pareto Analysis

(v) Life Cycle Costing

(vi) Environmental Management Accounting

  1. Cost Management for Specific Sectors

(i) Agricultural Sector

(ii) Information Technology Sector

(iii) Power Sector

Sub Part‒II: Strategic Decision Making

  1. Decision Making

(i) Decision Making using CVP Analysis

(ii) Decision Making using Relevant Cost Concepts

(iii) Decision Making using Activity Based Costing

(iv) Ethical and Non-Financial Considerations Relevant to Decision Making

  1. Pricing Strategies/ Decisions

(i) Theory & Principles of Product Pricing

(ii) Pricing – New Product, Finished Products & Pricing of Services

(iii) Sensitivity Analysis in Pricing Decisions

(iv) Pricing Decision under Special Circumstances

(v) Pricing Strategies

Section II (35 Marks to 40 Marks)

Performance Evaluation and Control

Sub Part‒I: Performance Evaluation and Reporting

  1. Performance Measurement and Evaluation

(i) Responsibility Accounting

(ii) Linking Critical Success Factors (CSFs) to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Corporate Strategy; Performance Measurement Models‒The Balanced Scorecard, The Performance Pyramid, The Performance Prism, The Building Block Model; Divisional Performance Measures; Benchmarking Schemes

(iii) Performance Measurement in the Not-for-Profit Sector

(iv) Preparation of Performance Reports

  1. Divisional Transfer Pricing

(i) Meaning, Purpose and Principles of Transfer Pricing

(ii) Methods of Transfer Pricing

(iii) The Behavioural Consequences arising from Divisional Structures

(iv) International Transfer Pricing

  1. Strategic Analysis of Operating Income

(i) Operating Profit Analysis

(ii) Advanced Activity Based Costing, Activity Based Management (ABM), Activity Based Budgeting (ABB)

Sub Part‒II: Managerial Control

  1. Budgetary Control

(i) The Concept of Feedback and Feed Forward Control

(ii) Behavioural Aspects of Budgeting – Imposed Style, Participative Budget

(iii) Behavioural Aspects of Budgetary Control

(iv) Beyond Budgeting

  1. Standard Costing

(i) Analysis of Advanced Variances

(ii) Integration of Standard Costing with Marginal Cost Accounting

(iii) Reconciliation of Profit

(iv) Variance Investigation Techniques, Interpretation of Variances, Possible Interdependence Between Variances and Reporting

(v) Behavioural Aspects of Standard Costing, Limitation of Standard Costing (including its use in the contemporary business environment)

Section III (20 Marks to 30 Marks)

Case Study

  1. Case Study

(i) Case Study (covering Course Concepts)

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