Utilize Process Improvement Methodologies to Improve Finance and Accounting
At the IMA - The Association of Accountant and Financial Professionals
May 18, 2012
13th and Potter Streets
Chester PA, 19013
May 18, 2012
Tom Sonde of SilverRoad Solutions http://www.silverroad.net will present
a session entitled Utilize Process Improvement Methodologies to Improve Accounting At the IMA - The Association of Accountant and Financial Professionals CPE Conference May 18, 2012 at 8:15 AM.
BPM, TQM, EPM, process mapping, continuous improvement, modeling, change management, and lean are just some of the buzz words currently in vogue.
Rather than define buzz words this session is designed to provide practical every day tips for successfully implementing process improvement initiatives in your organization.
The skills needed to be a good accountant are not necessarily the same skills required to be successful in performing process improvement work. While some easily transition into process improvement project leaders other find it more difficult. This session will provide helpful tips for both you and your staff.
• What are the key attributes of successful projects?
• How do you approach a process improvement project?
• How do you marry best practices, process and technology?
Whitepapers on Improving Accounting Processes and Systems
For additional information the following two whitepapers are available at
• Unlock the Hidden Value In Your Accounting System - What You Should Know
• Improving Inefficient Accounting Systems—A Key to Success
May 2012 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Conference
Date: Friday, May 18, 2012, 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Credits: 8 Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs)
Location: Widener University, Lathem Hall, 13th and Potter Streets, Chester PA, 19013
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking:
7:30am - 8:15am
Morning Program and Lunch: 8:15am - 12:00pm
Lunch: 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Afternoon Program: 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Improving Internal Control of Fixed Assets
• Alfred King, CMA, CFM, Marshall and Stevens
Utilize process improvement methodologies to improve finance and accounting
• Tom Sonde, CPA, SilverRoad Solutions
Income Tax and Estate Planning for Closely Held Businesses
• John Yanoshak, CPA, Kassab Archbold & O'Brien L.L.C.
Using Social media to improve the bottom line
• Dave Yunghans, Constant Contact
Closing the Skills Gap
• Dennis Whitney, CFM CMA, Institute of Management Accountants
Tom Sonde, CPA
Principal SilverRoad Solutions
Tom is a member of the Technology Assurance Committee of NYS Society CPA’s and is a principal with SilverRoad Solutions, a management consulting firm specializing in business process improvement. He began performing process improvement work while at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. He subsequently worked at KPMG Consulting and was VP Global Business Transformation at Misys.
Tom has extensive experience in designing and implementing process improvement initiatives and has published several articles on this topic including one in the December issue of the Journal of Accountancy.
Published Articles on Improving Accounting
For further reference please review the following articles:
Make Your Accounting Department More Efficient
The Journal Accountancy, AICPA, December 2010 http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/
Accounting and Finance Systems, Unlocking the Hidden Value
The CPA Journal, NY State Society of CPA’s, March 2008 http://www.nysscpa.org/
Is your ERP system still falling short?
Financial Executive Magazine, April 2008
For additional information regarding how to improve accounting please visit http://www.silverroad.net
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SilverRoad Solutions is an innovative management consulting firm specializing in Financial and Accounting System Optimization, Human Resource Optimization, Business Process Management, Process Improvement and Expense Reduction Services.