1. What is callable preferred stock? Why do corporations issue such stock? Given the different features that are associated with stock (callable, cumulative, preferred, etc.), what type of stock would you want to buy personally and why?
Guided Response :
Review your peers’ posts. Respond to at least two of your classmates, letting them know if you agree with their type of desired stock and whether your answer would change (and why) based on:
a. Different economic conditions
b. State of the company (if the company is in a growth phase versus a mature state).
Review the roles of management accounting within a company. What is the most important role of management accounting? How is that different than financial accounting?
Institute of Management Accounting
While there are many instances of overlap between financial accounting and management accounting, each group’s primary focus is different. Review the Institute of Management Accounting’s (IMA) website, specifically the “About IMA” and the “Resources and Publications” sections of the website. Are you surprised by the topics that management accountants are focusing on? Why or why not? What interests you more, financial accounting or management accounting?