Just-in-Time Accounting: How to Decrease Cost and Increase Efficiency

If you’re looking for a way to increase accounting department efficiency and cut costs, start by reading this remarkable new hands-on guide and learn how to:

* Reduce transaction-related work and allow employees to focus on profit-increasing activities
* Eliminate redundancy and waste
* Apply the latest technologies to your accounting process
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Profit Beyond Measure: Extraordinary Results through Attention to Work and People

Johnson and Broms, cost management experts and coauthors of Relevance Lost: The Rise and Fall of Management Accounting, present a case for “management by means (MBM),” not “management by results (MBR),” thinking. MBM espouses the universal principles of living systems, i.e., nature, as relevant to all enterprises; the way work is organized must be guided by the principles of living systems. Seven chapters cover the … [ Read more ]

Intangibles: Management, Measurement, and Reporting

This book is the first comprehensive, scientifically based study of the nature and impact of intangibles. Weaving case studies and real-world examples with contemporary business theory, Baruch Lev
* establishes an economic framework to analyze managerial and investment issues concerning intangibles;
* surveys the impact of intangibles on corporate performance and market values, including management difficulties, risk, questions of property rights, marketability, and cost … [ Read more ]

Relevance Lost: The Rise and Fall of Management Accounting

Relevance Lost is an overview of the evolution of management accounting in American business, from textile mills in the 1880s and the giant railroad, steel, and retail corporations, to today’s environment of global competition and computer-automated manufacturers. The book shows that modern corporations must work toward designing new management accounting systems that will assist managers more fully in their long-term planning.