Lean Practices for the Accounting Function (PM)

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Note new date: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

The origins of lean are in manufacturing, but the principles, practices and tools are just as applicable in the accounting function. The core idea is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. To accomplish this, lean thinking changes the focus of management from optimizing separate technologies, assets, and vertical departments to optimizing the flow of products and services through entire value streams that flow horizontally across technologies, assets, and departments to customers.

Eliminating waste along processes creates processes enhances employee satisfaction, takes less time at far less costs and with much fewer defects, compared with traditional process management. As a result, the application of lean practices in the accounting function will improve accounting’s productivity, quality, flow, delivery and cost.



In this workshop you will learn:
  • How to identify the basic accounting processes from start to finish
  • The 7 wastes for accounting processes and how to identify each type<o:p></o:p>
  • How to apply lean practices in typical accounting processes


Lean Principles for Accounting 7 Wastes for Accounting Lean Problem Solving Fundamentals Lean Practices in Transaction Processing Lean Month-End Lean Budgeting Lean Financial Thinking  

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Materials are generally available 3 days in advance of an event. Once you have downloaded the manual, we are unable to cancel your registration.

Event Code:


4 CPE Credits
Accounting: 4 Credits


Member Price:
$164 $189
Non-member Price:
$214 $239
    Register by November 21st for Early Bird Pricing.

    Registration is open through 11/20.

    Thursday, November 21st

    12:30pm to 4:00pm
    (Check-In 12:00pm)

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    Gratzer Education Center

    1735 Alliant Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40299

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    Nicholas Katko