Operational Finance and Accounting

Operational Finance and Accounting  

Turn data into information with the kind of insight that makes you a strategic-decision maker.  This section provides tools and resources that will help financial managers and executives control costs, manage change, improve performance and create value.


Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: A Primer for CPAs 

The AICPA’s “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: A Primer for CPAs” white paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the many provisions of critical importance to CPAs. It highlights the key points of the Act and describes what they mean for CPAs and their clients or employers. The AICPA will also continue to provide timely updates on new rulemaking and regulation as it occurs and to speak out on behalf of the profession.

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Using Strategy Maps to Drive Performance

Article Strategy mapping has revolutionized the way that strategy has been formulated and executed. This management accounting guideline provides a set of guidelines that describe how to implement Strategy Mapping in a practical, step-by-step format.
Published on November 28, 2016

Lean Accounting Resources

Article Lean manufacturing is an approach that has helped many companies reduce waste and streamline operations. It is a new way of looking at the numbers that categorizes costs by value stream, which includes everything done to create value for a customer that can be reasonably associated with a product or
Published on November 28, 2016

Information Technology

Article Information to help readers increase their knowledge of strategic and operational management of computer hardware and software products, as well as their applications and how they affect their organization.
Published on October 12, 2016

Designing and Implementing a Performance Measurement System

Article Performance measurement plays a key role in the deployment of strategy, the achievement of organizational goals, and the creation of value. Successful companies develop a comprehensive set of performance measures instead of relying only on financial metrics to manage their organization’s performance. This guideline provides a four-step framework for designing
Published on November 18, 2010

Lean Accounting Whats It All About

Article The following article, What’s Lean Accounting All About?, appeared in the Association for Manufacturing Excellence’s Target Magazine in its first issue of 2006. The work, written by Brian Maskell and Bruce Baggaley, is a culmination of an entire groups’ collaborative efforts stemming from the inaugural Lean Accounting Summit in September
Published on May 19, 2010

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