Accounting practices and principles are at the heart of a managers role.

Accounting practices and principles are at the heart of a manager’s role. To understand the needs of operating a department, it is necessary to understand the importance of accounting in identifying operational needs.

Review the Axia Material: Annualizing Staff worksheet.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper, identifying the role of the health care manager, comparing productive and nonproductive time. Consider the following:

  • How are costs tied to staffing?
  • What is the difference between the annualized method and the scheduled-position method?
  • Why annualize staffing?
  • What is the benefit of recording productive and nonproductive time, if at all?

Cite at least two sources other than your text.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Post your paper as an attachment.

Hello Class,

Below is the Managing Staff Assignment rubric. Please review it carefully as I will evaluate your work using this grading guide. Thank you.


Managing Staff AssignmentWeek 4
Content and Development70 Points Points EarnedXX/70
Additional Comments:
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. 

  • The paper discusses the following:


  • Discusses major purposes annualizing staffing
  • Identifies and explains how operational costs are tied to staffing
  • Explains differences between the annualized and scheduled-position methods
  • Differentiates the meanings of productive versus nonproductive time
  • Discusses the benefits of recording productive and nonproductive time


  • The paper is 750 to 1,050 words in length.
The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.
The paper develops a central theme or idea directed toward the appropriate audience.
The paper links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.
Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.

  • Cites at least two sources other than the textbook
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.
Readability and Style15 Points Points EarnedXX/15
Additional Comments:
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed, strong, and varied.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Mechanics15 Points Points EarnedXX/15
Additional Comments:
The paper–including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendixes–follows APA formatting guidelines.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines.
The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Spelling is correct.
Late Penalty (15% each day) up to 3 days
Total100 Points Points EarnedXX/100
Overall Comments:



Approximately 250 words