This article is to introduce the cost accounting system that Frederick Winslow Taylor installed at the Tabor Manufacturing Company sometime in the 1890s. A comparative analysis between this system and Captain Henry Metcalfe's Cost of Manufactures is also made in order to investigate their sources and influences. It is concluded that Taylor was a pioneer in many aspects of cost accounting, but his most important contribution was the development of the managerial approach that paved the way for modern managerial accounting.

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