Jean Cunningham, author of Real Numbers and, her most recent book, The Value Add Accountant, will return to the region to offer her signature training. She is widely recognized as a pioneer of lean business management having led her companies and client companies through the lean transition into non-production functions since the early 90’s.

If your company has embarked on applying lean thinking and practices, you may not have thought about the role of management reporting information and the accounting team in supporting this transformation. Jean will be teaching two classes on this topic.

On October 16 (8:30am-4:30pm), during the one-day Lean Accounting workshop, Jean will share with you her experience and insights regarding 1) five sources of financial improvement with lean; 2) improving cost management reporting to improve usefulness while simplifying at the same time; 3) utilizing information in the accounting records to help identify upstream process improvement opportunities; 4) using metrics for performance monitoring; 5) applying lean concepts to reduce waste in accounting operations, and more.

The following day, October 17 (8:30am-4:30pm), she will teach Lean Accounting: Deeper Dive. This class will take a more in-depth look at ‘Accounting for Lean’, including changing your financial statements (so they can be understood by non-financial personnel and to reflect your lean efforts) and how to implement.

Both classes are eligible for 8 CPE credits. Class size is limited, so please be sure to register early. More information and registration is at www.nwirc.org/events.