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"Making the Numbers Count"
by Brian Maskell

Productivity Press, 2nd edition 2009


The first edition of Brian Maskell’s now classic work proved that when given the chance, accountants would prefer not to serve out their working days as number crunching automatons. With its energetic tone and common sense approach, the book inspired numbers people at all levels to become true allies in their companies’ lean revolutions. It encouraged new directions for both management and financial accounting, and helped provide impetus for the lean accounting movement that continues to find adherents in companies small and large today.




"Practical Lean Accounting"
by Brian Maskell & Bruce Baggaley
Productivity Press, 2nd edition August 2011


Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise, Second Edition explains exactly what it takes to transform a traditional accounting system to one that supports and enhances a company’s Lean efforts. Defining the fundamental principles of Lean accounting, it demonstrates how to use them to identify and eliminate wasteful transactions. The book includes coverage of cell performance measurement, use of the box score, operational and financial planning, cost targeting, Lean accounting diagnostics, and value stream mapping.




"The Lean Business Management System"
by Brian Maskell, NIck Katko, Bruce Baggaley, & Susan LIlly
BMA Press, September 2007


With this practical book as a guide, you can realize the vision of Lean Accounting in your company. This book is based on the real, hands-on experiences of BMA's customers -- companies large and small -- who are working with lean accounting every day. Using these practical tools you can: provide accurate, timely, and understandable information to motivate lean transformation throughout the organization, and for decision-making leading to increased customer value, growth, profitability, and cash flow; use lean tools to eliminate waste from the accounting processes while maintaining thorough financial control; fully comply with GAAP, external reporting regulations, and internal reporting requirements; support the lean culture by motivating investment in people, providing information that is relevant and actionable, and empowers continuous improvement at every level of the organization.





"Life's Little Lean Accounting Instruction Book"
by Brian Maskell & Susan Lilly
BMA Press,  September 2006


365 Day of Self-Help for Lean-Thinking Accountants and Managers. You will be surprised, we dare say challenged, but you will think. Think about assumptions you make every day. Think about your role in the company's lean transformation. Think about the essential value you can bring to the effort. This little book will give you inspiration. It will give you continuous food for thought. It will challenge you to be a change agent. It might also make you laugh ;-)



"The Lean CFO"
by Nickolas Katko
Productivity Press, 2014


This book is not about debits, credits, or accounting theory. Instead, it describes how a chief financial officer (CFO) becomes a Lean CFO by leading a company in developing and deploying a Lean management system. The finance team, business executives, and Lean leaders will all benefit from its forward-thinking improvement approach.

Explaining why the CFO role is so critical for companies adopting a Lean business strategy, The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System illustrates the process of building and integrating a Lean management system into the overall Lean business strategy. It describes why CFOs should move their companies away from performance measures based on traditional manufacturing practices and into a Lean performance measurement system. In addition, it explains how to integrate a Lean management system with a Lean business strategy to drive financial success.






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