Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Joy of Learning…..

It’s the season for graduations and commencement speeches, reminders that there are concentrated periods of time in a person’s life for learning.  Learning is of course a lifelong adventure and today’s post is dedicated to sharing with you a few of my favorite resources for professional accounting excellence, in order of their importance and influence on me.  It’s not an exhaustive list by any means, but I hope you find something that peaks your interest and helps you learn something new.

The Controller’s Function by Janice M. Roehl-Anderson and Steven M. Bragg.

The Fast Close, Soft Close, Virtual Close: Now Days not Weeks, by Susan C. Longo, CPA

Just-In-Time Accounting, How to Decrease Costs and Increase Efficiency, by Steven Bragg, CPA

Accounting Desk Book, the Accountant’s Everyday Instant Answer Book, by Tom. M. Plank and Douglas L. Blensly

Creative Cash Flow Reporting; Uncovering Sustainable Financial Performance, by Charles W. Mulford and Eugene E. Comiskey

The Accountant’s Business Manual,  by William H. Behrenfeld, Sidney Kess and Barbara Weltman

The absolute “bible”  for all accountants, The Journal of Accountancy, published monthly by the AICPA.