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A STRATEGY FOR CATCHING UP (Advice to Colleagues)

by Adrian W. Hollander, C.P.A., CISA, CIA, CBA, CFSA,

President of COMPLUS Inc. Ė Professional Controllers


Inheriting an accounting function that is "behind" in its work is very common experience for a new CFO/Controller. In that case the previous "leader" (I say sarcastically) has certainly earned his way out. Staff personnel express the excuse that they canít complete "todayís work" because they are too busy trying to "catch up." The problem (if what is found is allowed to continue) is that more "mistakes" are added to old mistakes and recovery gets harder and harder and harder.

Hereís my suggestion for solving the problem:


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