This study examines the impact of intensity of market competition and contextual variables (strategy and perceived environmental uncertainty) on manager’s use information by management accounting system (MAS) and unit business performance. Managers’ use of the information provided by management accounting systems (MAS) can help organizations to adopt and implement plans in response to their competitive environment. In this research MAS is viewed as a system which provides benchmarking and monitoring information in addition to internal and historical information traditionally generated by management accounting system. The responses of 102 marketing dan production managers, drawn from Indonesian manufacturing companies. Data analyzed by using partial least square (PLS). The results indicate that manager’s use information by management accounting system (SAM) acts as a mediator in the relationship between intensity of market competition and unit business performance. On the other hand, the relationship between strategy, perceived environmental uncertainty (PEU) and unit business performance through SAM are not significant.
Keywords: intensity of market competition, perceived environmental uncertainty (PEU), strategy, management accounting system (MAS), unit business performance.