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Beyond the Days of the Giants: Solving the Crisis of Growth and Succession in Today's CPA Firms

Beyond the Days of the Giants: Solving the Crisis of Growth and Succession in Today's CPA Firms

Paul D. Fisher

September 25, 2013

During the next 10 years, an estimated 40-50 percent of the partners in public accounting firms will retire. This exodus will place an enormous intellectual and financial strain on firms as they scramble to train and promote new partners, retire the existing ones in an orderly manner, and find the...

The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System

The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System

Nicholas S. Katko

September 16, 2013

This book is not about debits, credits, or accounting theory. Instead, it describes how a chief financial officer (CFO) becomes a Lean CFO by leading a company in developing and deploying a Lean management system. The finance team, business executives, and Lean leaders will all benefit from its...

Baldrige Award Winning Quality -- 18th Edition: How to Interpret the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence

Baldrige Award Winning Quality -- 18th Edition: How to Interpret the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence

Mark Graham Brown

August 21, 2013

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. Now in its 18th edition, Baldrige Award Winning Quality is still the most widely used and recognized book on the Malcolm Baldrige National...

Accounting in the Lean Enterprise: Providing Simple, Practical, and Decision-Relevant Information

Accounting in the Lean Enterprise: Providing Simple, Practical, and Decision-Relevant Information

Gloria McVay, Frances Kennedy, Rosemary Fullerton

May 13, 2013

Despite the obvious need for transparency, a company’s Lean results can continue to hide behind the mask of traditional accounting and dilute the benefits of a Lean implementation. When your organization opts to go Lean, you must empower your accountants with Lean tools that serve the Lean...

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

Jerry L. Harbour

March 11, 2013

To better understand and improve your systems, you must measure and map their essential characteristics. Yet, because your systems and their associated processes occur over varying spatial and temporal scales, you will need various types of maps and metrics—depending on the level of detail and...

The Right Measures: The Story of a Company’s Journey to Find the True Indicators of Its Success and Values

The Right Measures: The Story of a Company’s Journey to Find the True Indicators of Its Success and Values

Mark A. Nash, Sheila R. Poling

August 07, 2012

Organizational measures are the foundational building blocks that shape an organization’s vision and action. All too often however, these measures do not receive the attention they deserve. In addition, it is common for organizations to overact and measure too much, resulting in the same results as...

The Controller as Lean Leader: A Novel on Changing Behavior with a Lean Cost Management System

The Controller as Lean Leader: A Novel on Changing Behavior with a Lean Cost Management System

Sue Elizabeth Sondergelt

May 17, 2012

Traditional accounting systems have become inadequate for today’s increasingly competitive global manufacturing environment. They are too complex and too focused on past performance. As manufacturing techniques change and become less labor intensive, accounting methods must also evolve. Regardless...

Performance Hubs: Engaging Teams in Focused Continuous Improvement

Performance Hubs: Engaging Teams in Focused Continuous Improvement

Marc Roberts

October 20, 2011

A must-read for all managers, leaders, and change agents, Performance Hubs: Engaging Teams in Focused Continuous Improvement supplies a proven system for engagement that allows teams to use their own data, understand the need for performance improvement, and drive improvements at their own level....

Government Performance and Results: An Evaluation of GPRA’s First Decade

Government Performance and Results: An Evaluation of GPRA’s First Decade

Jerry Ellig, Maurice McTigue, Henry Wray

September 08, 2011

The complexity of governments today makes the accountability desired by citizens difficult to achieve. Written to address performance policies within state and national governments, Government Performance and Results: An Evaluation of GPRA’s First Decade summarizes lessons learned from a 10-year...

Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise, Second Edition

Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise, Second Edition

Brian H. Maskell, Bruce Baggaley, Larry Grasso

August 26, 2011

The methods and concepts presented in the bestselling first edition revolutionized the approach to the management and control of Lean companies. Enhanced with extensive end-of-chapter exercises and a CD-ROM with Lean accounting tools, the second edition of this preeminent practitioner’s guide is...

Target Cost Management: The Ladder to Global Survival and Success

Target Cost Management: The Ladder to Global Survival and Success

Jim Rains

August 12, 2010

With a proven track record for helping companies achieve critical cost reductions without sacrificing customer satisfaction, target costing provides managers and executives with the tools to survive and prosper in today’s increasingly competitive market—without raising prices on customers. Target...

The Basics of Performance Measurement, Second Edition

The Basics of Performance Measurement, Second Edition

Jerry L. Harbour

June 16, 2009

You can’t understand, manage, or improve what you don’t measure While every smart executive now knows the truth of those words, perhaps more so than anyone, it was Jerry Harbour who turned that adage into a science. Originally published in 1997, The Basics of Performance Measurement helped pioneer...

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