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ACCA report: The road to real time reporting

Investors believe that a move towards ‘real-time’ reporting would enhance investor returns and improve the level of confidence in corporate reporting, reveals ACCA’s latest research examining how corporate reporting is changing in the face of demands from investors. The study suggests that companies which provided information on a continuous basis would be perceived as having […]


Accounting for Lean Success

This white paper examines the why and how lean principles could be applied to accounting in order to maintain lean success. It distinguishes between financial accounting and management accounting.  


Addressing strategy management and the balanced scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard, created by Robert Kaplan and David Norton, has emerged to be a powerful strategy management tool as it makes strategy become “everyone’s everyday job”.  


Addressing strategy management and the balanced scorecard (part 1)

It is hard enough to come up with an effective corporate strategy. It is even harder to execute that strategy effectively to achieve desirable outcomes. A 2009 study on employees found that 70% of them were confused about what they needed to do to support their company’s strategy.  


Addressing strategy management and the balanced scorecard (part 2)

To gain a competitive advantage and increase business resilience, companies need to bridge the gap between strategy and execution, the task that requires serious dedication from everyone in an organisation.  

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