Controller's Guide Roles and Responsibilities for the First Years

ISBN-10: 0471713937

ISBN-13: 9780471713937

Edition: 2005

Authors: Steven M. Bragg

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List price: $73.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Accounting in the Corporation
Importance of This Chapter
Tasks of the Accounting Function
Role of the Accounting Function
Role of the Controller
Impact of Ethics on the Accounting Role
Evolving Role of Accounting
Controller's Responsibilities
Importance of This Chapter
Variations on the Title
Planning Function
Control Function
Reporting Function
Accounting Function
Additional Controller Functions in Smaller Companies
Controller's Job Description
Relationship of the Controller to the Chief Financial Officer
Future Changes in the Controller's Origins and Responsibilities
Managing Explosive Growth
Chief Financial Officer: From Controller to Facilitator of Change
Importance of This Chapter
Understanding What Chief Executive Officers Want
Task of the CFO.Develop and Communicate a Compelling Finance Agenda
Build a Commitment to Change within Finance
Change Executive Management Practices
Enlist the Support of the Chief Executive Officer
Mobilize the Organization
Institutionalize Continuous Improvement
Accounting Principles and Standards
Importance of This Chapter
Committee on Accounting Procedure
Accounting Principles Board
Financial Accounting Foundation
Financial Accounting Standards Board
Government Accounting Standards Board
International Accounting Standards Board
Accounting Standards
Accounting Research Bulletins
Opinions: Accounting Principles Board
Interpretations: FASB
Statements of Financial Accounting Standards: FASB
Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts: FASB
Technical Bulletins: FASB
Cost Accounting and Costing Systems
Importance of This Chapter
Purpose of Cost Accounting Information
Input: Data Collection Systems
Processing: Data Summarization Systems
Processing: Job Costing
Processing: Process Costing
Processing: Standard Costing
Processing: Direct Costing
Processing: Throughput Costing
Processing: Activity-Based Costing
Processing: Target Costing
Outputs: Cost Variances
Ratio and Trend Analysis
Importance of This Chapter
How to Use Ratios and Trends
A Caveat
Measures for Profitability
Measures for the Balance Sheet
Measures for Growth
Measures for Cash Flow
Measures for Nonfinancial Performance
Interrelationship of Ratios
Setting Up a System of Ratios and Trend Analyses
Internal Control Systems
Importance of This Chapter
Objectives
Responsibility for Internal Controls
Examples of Internal Controls
When to Eliminate Controls
Types of Fraud
Preventing Fraud
How to Deal with a Fraud Situation
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Internal Audit Function
Importance of This Chapter
Reporting Relationships
Composition of the Audit Committee
Role of the Audit Committee
Internal Audit Objectives
Internal Audit Activities
Managing the Internal Audit Function
Globalization: Complexities and Opportunities
Importance of This Chapter
Introduction: Pervasive Nature of Globalization
Changing Nature of International Trade
Impact of Global Trade on Segments of the U.S. Economy
Determining and Implementing Successful Global Strategies
Organization Structure in a Global Enterprise
Virtual Corporation
Technical Aspects of the Controllership Function under Globalization
Recruiting, Training, and Supervision
Importance of This Chapter
Recruiting Sources
Factors to Consider When Recruiting
Factors to Consider When Promoting
Importance of Reduced Turnover
Importance of Developing Career Plans for Employees
Importance of Communications w
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