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Performance & Financial Management
Professional accountants will use many performance & financial management methods and approaches to help their organization deliver its objectives, goals, targets, and strategies. Performance & financial management encompasses all of the management, process, and behavioral aspects of strategy execution and monitoring performance. Read More
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The Execution Premium: Linking Strategy to Operations for Competitive Advantage
June 17, 2008 - Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Describes a multistage system that enables one to gain measurable benefits from a carefully formulated business strategy.
Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies
April 24, 2006 - Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Argues that the responsibility for alignment of critical business units lies with corporate headquarters.
Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes
February 2, 2004 - Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Explains how to use a strategy map, along with a Balanced Scorecard, to enable organizations to describe the links between intangible assets and value creation.
The Strategy Focused Organization
September 1, 2000 - Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Articulates Kaplan and Norton (the creators of the Balanced Scorecard)'s five key principles required for building strategy-focused organizations.
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January 8, 2016 - CFO.com
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November 25, 2015 - Fédération des Experts-comptables Européens – Federation of European Accountants
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Align Finance, Operations to Improve Working Capital
November 11, 2015 - CFO.com
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