CFN, founded in 2008, is a network and forum for topics in finance, banking, and diversity for Consortium alumni, students, sponsors and others interested in finance. I love reading! But it is not the only thing that I do with my time. I am constantly looking for new ideas and sources of information. Part of this comes from reading a variety of written media (some of which are certainly books like those recommended above). I have spent a significant portion of my career solving a wide variety of problems. Managing risks and problem-solving generally requires entertaining ideas from multiple sources. Reading encompasses an important strategy, but it is not (and should not be) the only alternative.
Costing Profit and Loss Account: When cost accounts are maintained independent of financial accounts, a separate costing profit and loss account is prepared for determining the profit or loss of a particular period. This account is debited with the cost of sales and credited with the sales value. It is also debited with items like abnormal losses, under-absorption of overheads, or loss on sale of special jobs, and credited with items like abnormal gains, over-absorption of overheads, or profit on sale of special jobs. The balance of this account will indicate the profit or loss as per cost records, which should be reconciled with the profit or loss as per financial records.