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The Master Guide to Controllers' Best Practices


The Master Guide to Controllers' Best Practices


2. Aufl.

von: Elaine Stattler, Joyce Anne Grabel

41,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 15.06.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781119723332
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 560

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<p><b>The essential guide for today's savvy controllers</b> <p>Today's controllers are in leadership roles that put them in the unique position to see across all aspects of the operations they support. <i>The Master Guide to Controllers' Best Practices, Second Edition</i> has been revised and updated to provide controllers with the information they need to successfully monitor their organizations' internal control environments and offer direction and consultation on internal control issues. In addition, the authors include guidance to help controllers carryout their responsibilities to ensure that all financial accounts are reviewed for reasonableness and are reconciled to supporting transactions, as well as performing asset verification. <p>Comprehensive in scope the book contains the best practices for controllers and: <ul> <li>Reveals how to set the right tone within an organization and foster an ethical climate</li> <li>Includes information on risk management, internal controls, and fraud prevention</li> <li>Highlights the IT security controls with the key components of successful governance</li> <li>Examines the crucial role of the controller in corporate compliance and much more</li> </ul> <p><i>The Master Guide to Controllers' Best Practices</i> should be on the bookshelf of every controller who wants to ensure the well-being of their organization.
<p>About IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) 3</p> <p>About the Authors 3</p> <p>Controller Advisors 4</p> <p>Other Acknowledgments 4</p> <p>What This Guide Will Do For You 15</p> <p><b>Section 1. Overseeing Governance, Compliance, Risk Management, and Internal Controls 17</b></p> <p>Introduction 19</p> <p>Chapter 1. Tone at the Top and Corporate Governance 21</p> <p>Chapter 2. Risk Management, Internal Controls, and Fraud Prevention 45</p> <p>Chapter 3. It Security Controls 87</p> <p>Chapter 4. The Crucial Role of the Controller in Corporate Compliance 109</p> <p><b>Section 2. Business Process Best Practices 183</b></p> <p>Introduction 185</p> <p>Chapter 5. Procurement and the Move to P2p 187</p> <p>Chapter 6: Accounts Payable 197</p> <p>Chapter 7. Payroll 243</p> <p>Payroll Withholdings: Paid By Employees 245</p> <p>Payroll Taxes, Costs, and Benefits Paid By Employers 248</p> <p>Employer Contributions to Defined Contribution Plans 250</p> <p>The Fair Labor Standards Act (Flsa) 251</p> <p>Salaries, Wages, and Overtime Pay 256</p> <p>Best Practices and Process Improvement 259</p> <p>Tax and Compliance Issues 263</p> <p>Special Considerations When Paying Employees 266</p> <p>Benefits 278</p> <p>Unemployment Claims 285</p> <p>Withholding 286</p> <p>Internal Controls 291</p> <p>Record Retention 292</p> <p>Chapter 8. Accounts Receivable 297</p> <p>Chapter 9. The Supply Chain 337</p> <p>Chapter 10. Inventory Control 347</p> <p>Chapter 11. Treasury’s Role In Cash Management and Working Capital 361</p> <p>Chapter 12. Shared Services and Outsourcing 391</p> <p><b>Section 3. \Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, and Financial Close Best Practices 401</b></p> <p>Introduction 403</p> <p>Chapter 13. Budgeting Best Practices 405</p> <p>Chapter 14. Financial Close Processes and Procedures 429</p> <p>Chapter 15. Financial Statement Fraud 445</p> <p><b>Section 4. Measuring Performance 449</b></p> <p>Introduction 451</p> <p>Chapter 16. Benchmarking and Metrics 453</p> <p>Chapter 17. Developing a Metrics Roadmap 463</p> <p><b>Section 5. Process Improvement Through Automation & Technology 485</b></p> <p>Introduction 487</p> <p>Chapter 18. Going Paperless 489</p> <p>Chapter 19. Making Your Case for Automation 509</p> <p>Chapter 20. Project Management and Implementation 521</p> <p><b>Section 6. Leadership and The Evolving Role of the Controller 531</b></p> <p>Introduction 533</p> <p>Chapter 21. Financial Leadership 535</p>
<p><b>ELAINE STATTLER, APM, CPC,</b> is a principal of Editorial Direction LLC in New London, Connecticut. She specializes in professional and business publishing and is Editor-in-Chief of IOFM's <i>Controller's Report</i>. <p><b>JOYCE ANNE GRABEL</b> is a principal of Editorial Direction LLC, and the author and editor of numerous articles, newsletters, manuals, videos, and employee training materials.
<p>In addition to their traditional financial role, today's controllers (no matter how large or small their organization) are increasingly occupying top leadership positions. The revised and updated <i>Second Edition</i> of <i>The Master Guide to Controllers' Best Practices</i> provides an essential resource for becoming better skilled in such areas as strategic planning, budgeting, risk management, and business intelligence. Drawing on the most recent research on the topic, informative case studies, and tips from finance professionals, the book highlights the most important challenges controllers will face. <p>Written for both new and seasoned controllers, the <i>Guide</i> offers a wide range of effective tools that can be used to improve the skills of strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, and risk management. The book also contains a resource for selecting the right employees who have the technical knowledge, analytical expertise, and strong people skills that will support the controller's role within an organization. To advance overall corporate performance, the authors reveal how to successfully align strategy, risk management, and performance management. In addition, the <i>Guide</i> explains what it takes to stay ahead of emerging issues such as healthcare regulations, revenue recognition, globalization, and workforce mobility. <p>As controllers adapt to their new leadership roles and assume more complex responsibilities, <i>The Master Guide to Controllers' Best Practices</i> offers an authoritative guide to the tools, practices, and ideas controllers need to excel in their profession.
<p><b>The essential guide for today's savvy controllers</b> <p>Today's controllers are in leadership roles that put them in the unique position to see across all aspects of the operations they support. <i>The Master Guide to Controllers' Best Practices, Second Edition</i> has been revised and updated to provide controllers with the information they need to successfully monitor their organizations' internal control environments and offer direction and consultation on internal control issues. In addition, the authors include guidance to help controllers carryout their responsibilities to ensure that all financial accounts are reviewed for reasonableness and are reconciled to supporting transactions, as well as performing asset verification. <p>Comprehensive in scope the book contains the best practices for controllers and: <ul> <li>Reveals how to set the right tone within an organization and foster an ethical climate</li> <li>Includes information on risk management, internal controls, and fraud prevention</li> <li>Highlights the IT security controls with the key components of successful governance</li> <li>Examines the crucial role of the controller in corporate compliance and much more</li> </ul> <p><i>The Master Guide to Controllers' Best Practices</i> should be on the bookshelf of every controller who wants to ensure the well-being of their organization.

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