The Controller's Function: The Work of the Managerial Accountant

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2004 - Business & Economics - 460 pages
Take control and keep your company competitive. The controller's role in corporate America has become increasingly crucial and exceedingly complex. So how can new and established professionals enhance their performance and sustain their company's competitive advantage? With The Controller's Function, Third Edition.

From describing essential competencies—cash management, budgeting, fraud prevention and establishing codes for corporate ethical behavior—to detailing the more sophisticated skills like activity-based and target costing, disaster recovery planning, and outsourcing, The Controller's Function expertly balances both the technical and managerial sides of the job.

You'll quickly access information on how to:

  • Use electronic spreadsheets for financial analysis
  • Successfully implement a shared service center
  • Enhance performance through online inventory systems, quick closing procedures
  • Selecting adequate accounting software
  • Avoid insurance pitfalls through proper planning

Order your copy today!

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter 1 THE CONTROLLERS JOB
1
Chapter 2 INTERNAL CONTROL
12
Chapter 3 PLANNING AND THE STRATEGIC PLAN
63
Chapter 4 LONGRANGE FINANCIAL PLAN
79
Chapter 5 ANNUAL PLAN
93
Chapter 6 SALES
119
Chapter 7 DISTRIBUTION EXPENSES
135
Chapter 8 DIRECT MATERIALS AND LABOR
151
Chapter 16 EQUITY
274
Chapter 17 OPERATIONAL ACCOUNTING
292
Chapter 18 CLOSING PROCEDURES
309
Chapter 19 PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS AND TRENDS
319
Chapter 20 FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
340
Chapter 21 TAXES
366
Chapter 22 SELECTING A FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
376
Chapter 23 PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
399

Chapter 9 OVERHEAD
171
Chapter 10 GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
196
Chapter 11 CASH AND INVESTMENTS
204
Chapter 12 RECEIVABLES
219
Chapter 13 INVENTORY
227
Chapter 14 PROPERTY PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
249
Chapter 15 LIABILITIES
266
Chapter 24 IMPLEMENTING A SUCCESSFUL CRM SOLUTION
410
Chapter 25 ORGANIZATIONS LARGE AND SMALL EMBRACE SHARED SERVICES
416
Chapter 26 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFSHORE AND OUTSOURCING
428
Chapter 27 CHANGE MANAGEMENT
437
APPENDIX A NEW CONTROLLER CHECKLIST
450
INDEX
455
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Janice M. Roehl-Anderson, MBA, is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, with more than twenty years of consulting experience. She specializes in information systems security; financial and cost accounting system analysis, design, selection, and implementation; and long-range information system planning.

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, CMA, CIA, CPIM, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young. He is the author of nineteen books, including Accounting Best Practices, Third Edition and Essentials of Payroll: Management and Accounting, both from Wiley.

Bibliographic information