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How lean accounting promotes lean in the organization


Lean finance helps make upstream problems visible and provides consultative products and services to support the organization in increasing customer value.

In his book “Getting the Right Things Done,” Pascal Dennis writes, “When implementing strategy deployment , engage the Finance team early on. Too often this group is relegated to the lowly position of ‘bean counters,’ rather than its proper role: trusted advisor and business partner.” In my years of experience as a finance leader in a health-care organization, and more recently, as a lean consultant, I have seen firsthand how lean in the finance and accounting function can promote lean in the organization not just relative to strategy deployment, but in all aspects of lean. I will share examples from my experience that illustrate how lean finance helps make upstream problems visible, and how lean finance provides consultative products and ser v ices to support the organization in increasing customer value.

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