What prompted me to write this book?
In my career spanning across 4 decades, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, I had opportunities to work in varied types of industries, covering companies in manufacturing like Engineering, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Fertilizers, companies in projects business like Process Engineering, Turnkey Contracts, and in Service industry like Software Services. I had a chance to handle different roles, from that of an Accountant, a Systems Analyst, a Controller, to an Internal Auditor and Head of Corporate Risk Management.
There were many unique opportunities to add value to these organizations through profit improvement plans, Cost reduction avenues, project cost monitoring, innovative computerised applications, Corporate Governance, and most significantly in performance improvement initiatives. They are like good management case studies. I wanted to share these experiences with fellow Professionals, Managers and Consultants and for the overall benefits of the industry. Hence this attempt.