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What conflicts can arise between using discounted cash flow methods for capital budgeting decisions and accrual accounting for performance
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Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis, Canadian Edition


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Using accrual accounting to evaluate the performance of a manager may create conflicts with using discounted cash flow (DCF) methods for capital budgeting because frequently a project using a DCF method will not report strong operating income results in the early years of the project under accrual accounting. If this is the case, a manager might be tempted not to use DCF methods even though the decisions based on them might be in the best interests of the company over the long run. The conflict can be reduced by evaluating managers on a project-by-project basis and by looking at their ability to achieve the amounts and timing of forecasted cash flows.
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