1. Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

    Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

    "Management accounting is a critical aspect of the finance function because it informs the board, investors and management why the numbers are what they are, not just what the numbers are" says Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings. He was speaking about the launch of a comprehensive framework to bring consistency to global management accounting practices around the world.

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    1. Management accounting is a critical aspect of the finance function because it informs the board, investors and management why the numbers are what they are, not just what the numbers are
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