Like so many other boys of my generation, I wanted to be an engine driver; my dreams, however, were dashed in 1956 when I went for a medical at Derby. So much depended upon having perfect eyesight ... So wrote the author in his introduction in Last Days of Steam on the LMS & BR, published in 2009. Now featuring all new color photographs, From Clark to Contoller is an account of Roderick H. Fowkes service on the railway, from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. Reflecting on the demise of steam in the 1960s, and revisiting the author s experiences in Trent in 1957, the compelling story continues with some of the best times of a thirty-nine year career with BR, including Fowkes years working in Control and the fulfilment of his lifetime ambition of moving to the West Country. Filled with personal and memorable anecdotes, this book continues the extraordinary tale of the thirty-nine year British Railways career of a man deemed unsuitable for the foot plate grade in 1957."
This publication will help finance and accounting managers understand and apply a critical set of financial and business management skill sets in order to become more integral contributors to the higher level business activities within their organization. With insight and examples the author will lead you through the strategies and thought processes that address key areas such as risk, communications, planning and profitability. The content emphasizes the additional roles that controllers and accounting managers are now playing within their organizations. It will show you a roadmap that can expand your role from a simple internal process / transaction orientation to an external orientation focused on understanding business, industry and macro trends. This book will address: Controllers and accounting managers who are being increasingly called on to assume an enterprise-wide management role in their organizations. Tools and techniques that can have immediate impact. Sufficient business theory to inform, but deliver enough strong practical content to lead to actionable strategies.
An Introduction to What Every Financial Manager Must Know
Author: Steven M. Bragg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Quick-reference guidance showing new controllers how to enhanceperformance while avoiding pitfalls Designed to give new controllers a firm foundation in theconcepts of managing the accounting department, locating GAAPinformation, and analyzing and knowing what to do with keyaccounting information, The Essential Controller, SecondEdition is the invaluable primer you can turn to for thefoundation you need to succeed. Whether your business is large,small, or medium-sized, this volume provides a complete overview ofthe controller's responsibilities and the role that today'scontrollers should be playing. Offers new coverage of finance strategy Updates taxation strategy Includes a new controller checklist Quick reference guide that controllers can turn to Also by Steven M. Bragg: The Controller's Function: The Workof the Managerial Accountant, Fourth Edition The Essential Controller, Second Edition is the go-tohandbook that you will use every day for dealing with the everydayissues facing today's controllers.