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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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Establishes six fundamental principles that can help professional accountants and their organizations to evaluate and improve their approach to costing.
Metric of the Month: The Cost of General Accounting
September 8, 2016 - CFO.com
This article provides ideas regarding how the best performers get to low-cost general accounting.
Presents a balanced picture of the impact of big data on the accountancy and finance professions in the coming 5-10 years by identifying specific opportunities and challenges for the accountancy and finance professions
A look at how the heavy-machinery company Caterpillar has used activity-based management, 6 Sigma, and activity-based costing to help pull it through the most recent recession and how the new formula has prepared it for the next downturn.
This Framework defines the principles, concepts, and constraints that must be considered when designing or implementing a costing approach to support managerial decisions about the operations and economics of an organization’s activity.
Provides a holistic approach that brings clarity to managers on the interplay between planning and performance and allows them to understand the moving parts that produce effective performance management.
This briefing outlines the best opportunities to increase profitability directly and how to create a framework for increasing profitability.
- Financial Planning and Analysis: Selecting the Right Organizational Model
August 3, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Welcome to the New Age of Uncertainty
August 1, 2016 - Guardian
- How Blockchain Will Impact Accountants and Auditors
July 22, 2016 - Economia
- Where Machines Could Replace Humans—and Where They Can't (Yet)
July 12, 2016 - McKinsey&Company
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