STRATEGIC COST MANAGEMENT Definition

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STRATEGIC COST MANAGEMENT is the overall recognition of the cost relationships among the activities in the value chain, and the process of managing those cost relationships to a firm's advantage. Also known as Cost Management Theory.

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CREDITORS are the entities to which a debt is owed by another entity.

PASS-THROUGH GRANTS as defined under GASB Statement 24 are grants "received by a recipient government to transfer to or spend on behalf of a secondary recipient" and should be recognized as revenues and expenditures/expenses in a governmental, proprietary or trust fund. The only exception to this requirement is if the recipient government serves only as a cash conduit (i.e., has no administrative or direct financial involvement in the program) in which case the grant should be reported in a GAAP agency fund.

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