The Essential Controller

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Quick-reference guidance showing new controllers how to enhanceperformance while avoiding pitfalls

Designed to give new controllers a firm foundation in theconcepts of managing the accounting department, locating GAAPinformation, and analyzing and knowing what to do with keyaccounting information, The Essential Controller, SecondEdition is the invaluable primer you can turn to for thefoundation you need to succeed. Whether your business is large,small, or medium-sized, this volume provides a complete overview ofthe controller's responsibilities and the role that today'scontrollers should be playing.

  • Offers new coverage of finance strategy
  • Updates taxation strategy
  • Includes a new controller checklist
  • Quick reference guide that controllers can turn to
  • Also by Steven M. Bragg: The Controller's Function: The Workof the Managerial Accountant, Fourth Edition

The Essential Controller, Second Edition is the go-tohandbook that you will use every day for dealing with the everydayissues facing today's controllers.

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About the author

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, has been the chief financial officeor controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager atErnst & Young and auditor at Deloitte. He is the author of overthirty books primarily targeted toward controllers and their needs.Bragg received a master’s degree in finance from BentleyCollege, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor’s degreein economics from the University of Maine.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Feb 23, 2012
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Business & Economics / Accounting / Managerial
Business & Economics / General
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Praise for previous editions of Accounting BestPractices

"For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing thoseall-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look nofurther than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds offixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or costwhile providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls. .. . I would recommend this invaluable book to anyone who is lookingto enhance their existing processes, whether due to growth in theirbusiness, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, or just as part of theirongoing improvement process."
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