A Collaborative Session: Sharing Stories of Getting Started in Lean Accounting with Limited Resources

Presented By:

April Royce

Session Abstract:

Generally, organizations that move forward in a lean accounting transformation initiative have limited resources to take on the challenge. This session provides a rare opportunity to draw together people who share that experience.

Participants will have the dual opportunity of sharing lessons learned while also benefitting from other people’s experience. This is designed to be a conversation more than a presentation. Each attendee will have the opportunity to contribute and learn from other attendees. Every person has value whether you are new to lean, a seasoned lean company, or haven’t yet begun your journey. We appreciate the contributions of experienced organizations but we also recognize there is much to be learned from the emerging organizations as well.

In preparation for this interactive experience, we have set up a pre-summit survey to help guide the conversation in this session. This will enable participants to define its contents by putting forward challenges and/or questions. This increases your chance to address those key issues so please participate. This can include stories you would like to share or areas you are looking for ideas in. We look forward to a lively and educational conversation with participants.

Please click here to complete the survey: http://2017lassurvey.questionpro.com

Learning Objectives:

“In this session you will learn…”

  • Create an outlet for sharing experiences and lessons learned
  • Provide an opportunity to address a multitude of issues and concerns within the session
  • Based on key subjects submitted by the group, breakout sessions will be used to optimize the opportunity for communication and arrive at a recommendation that everyone can be inspired by and benefit from

About the Facilitator:

April has been learning Lean since 2007, when Ruger Firearms adopted the methodology. Through personal initiative she has begun to expand her knowledge in the area of lean accounting. Now, at Canam, April was appointed as Finance Transformation Specialist. Canam decided to embrace Lean throughout all areas of the organization; starting first with manufacturing in 2014, the global finance department has now begun their journey to implement Lean Accounting practices.

April has a BS in Accounting from Franklin Pierce University and is working toward her MSA at Suffolk University. This is her debut as a presenter at the Lean Management & Accounting Summit.