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Real Numbers: Management Accounting in a Lean Organization

Author(s)/Editor(s): Jean E Cunningham Orest J Fiume
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Pages in Print Edition: 194PP
Hard Cover

Published: 03/01/2003
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This book is part of SME's Lean Silver Certification book package.

Are you getting a true picture of your company's performance? The disturbing answer for most senior manager and CFOs today, is no. The culprit? Current management accounting practices produce financial statements that are unnecessarily complex and confusing. As a result, most companies are run by executive who do not fully understand their own financial information.

The explosive issue and its implications are fully explored in Real Numbers. The authors, each a chief financial executive, describe how management accounting evolved to this point and how simplicity and clarity can be restored, particular in a lean organization.

Reviews from

"Managers in every firm attempting a lean transformation need to read this book and make their numbers real." —Jim Womack, author of Lean Thinking and The Machine That Changed The World

"This book will change and improve your business forever." —J. Jennings, best selling author of Less is More and It's Not The Big That Eat The Small — It's The Fast That Eat The Slow

"This is the guidebook to a revolution in administration and financial control." —T. Powers, President, CEO Hubbell, Inc.