Filling the gap between IT and Finance

A recent post at Accounting Mechanics suggests accountants should do anything necessary to fill the gap between Finance and IT. While I fully agree accountants are in a better position than IT specialists to provide useful management information, I can think of a few issues with that positioning, though: Old-school finance people might see youContinue reading “Filling the gap between IT and Finance”

Excel and accounting-related blogs

I just happened to discover the Accounting Mechanics blog which focuses on “tools and techniques of the management accountant” and happens to have a link back to my own blog. I’ll catch up with posts there as soon as possible since there seems to be quite a few interesting articles. I’ve already spotted the following:Continue reading “Excel and accounting-related blogs”

Collaborating for a better financial reporting infrastructure

I’ve wanted to elaborate on this post by Andrew Wiles for a while but it appears this isn’t going to happen anytime soon so I’ll simple refer you to it. Andrew analyzes some of the reasons why financial reporting (and MIS reporting in general) should be handled separately from mainstream IT, and goes on toContinue reading “Collaborating for a better financial reporting infrastructure”

A Definition of Management Accounting

The Institue of Management Accountants has published a fairly exhaustive description of what management accounting is all about. If you hold that kind of position and this document identifies any activity you’re not performing today, then it should give you ideas to keep you busy for a while. And add value to your organization, too.

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