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The Essential Controller: An Introduction to What Every Financial Manager Must Know, Second Edition by Steven M. Bragg

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Index

Account reconciliations, 185186

Accounting tasks, 25

Accounts payable

Closing activities, 192193

Controls, 163

Turnover, 124125

Accounts receivable

Collections, 28

Controls, 162

Accumulated earnings tax, 255256

Activity-based costing, 7879, 101103

Attainable standard, 91

Audit committee, 11, 199203

Backlog to sales ratio, 150

Bad debt reserve, 185

Bank reconciliation, 184

Bar code scanners, 7576

Best practices, 6264

Bill of materials accuracy, 138139

Billing clerk job description, 50

Billing closing activities, 191192

Breakeven point, 118

Budgeting, 1416

Campus recruiting, 217

Capacity analysis, 63

Cash controls, 162

Cash flow, percentage change in, 128

Cash flow

Adequacy, 130

Return on assets, 130

to sales ratio, 130

Cash method of accounting, 256257

Cash processing, 193194

Centralization of accounting, 189190

Change management, 3642

Chief accounting officer title, 14

Chief financial officer

Relations with controller, 2426

Role in investor relations, 248249

Role of, 3247

Closing the books

System documentation, 181184

Timing of, 184187

Collection period, 133

Collections clerk job description, 5051

Commissions, 186

Consolidation software, 194

Continuity of interest, 258

Continuous improvement, 4647

Contract controls, 163

Control

Elimination, 164167

Examples, 162163

Over outsourcing, 6768

Systems, 16

Controller

Future job changes, 2627

Job description, 2224

Relations with CFO, 2426

Responsibilities, 1329

Role in investor relations, 246248

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