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Top ten most viewed articles of 2011

Here is a collection of 2011’s most viewed articles from Finance & Management magazine.

The seven hats of the FD

Finance leaders talk to Richard Young about the different hats an FD must wear to stay ahead in the changing business environment.

Why - and how - lean accounting works

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Frances Kennedy explains the benefits of lean accounting, and gives advice on how to use it to provide simple, transparent and meaningful information for organisations’ needs.

Putting the finance function - and yourself - on the map

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The finance function rarely receives the recognition it deserves within the organisation. David Parmenter outlines simple strategies for raising the profile of your department and the individuals within it.

How family businesses survive and prosper

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Running a family business carries both advantages and disadvantages by comparison with other companies. Grant Gordon identifies the issues and offers advice on how to achieve growth and success over the long term.

Assert yourself!

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Even at senior management level there is a surprising lack of confidence which can hamper individual and organisational performance. Pamela Milne explains how to become more assertive.

Month end reporting

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Month end reporting is an important process that can deliver real value across the organisation. The following article, reprinted with the permission of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, details how finance can unlock the process’s full potential.