Chapter 1

Introduction

The Small Business Controller describes the role of the controller in a small business and provides a detailed “how-to” analysis of the various duties and responsibilities the controller often assumes. This work, based on approximately 30 years of working relationships with many small businesses, describes the functions many small business controllers perform as well as specific elements a controller needs to consider when performing specialized functions.

Chapter 1 outlines the content of each chapter and the transition from public accounting to private industry for the small business controller. Chapter 2 presents issues working with internal and external personnel, including the owner and dealing with outside professionals, ...

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