Many people helped in many ways to make this book possible. To all of you, thank you for your insights, guidance and assistance.
At the AICPA, I would like to thank Robert Fox, acquisitions editor, practice and industry publications, and the book development team who managed the production of this book from concept to editing of the manuscript to publication. Slade Chelbian, CPA, CGMA, MBA, CPE development manager for management accounting and CGMA, was a resource for the section on cross-cultural communication. Paul Parks, CPA, CGMA, senior technical manager, business and industry group, assisted with some of the research.
Jim Morrison, CPA, CGMA, chair of the AICPA’s Business and Industry Executive Committee and CFO of Teknor Apex Co., discussed trends in management accounting, the importance of communication skills and other topics in an interview for this book; he also suggested others to interview.
Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, managing director of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, discussed the strategic role of CFOs in corporations, why CFOs and management accountants must have strong communication skills, and other subjects in an interview.
I also interviewed CFOs, management accountants, educators, consultants and others who commented on emerging trends in management accounting, the growing career opportunities for management accountants in organisations, how management accountants can develop their communication skills and other topics. ...