"If you really want to change from being an overburdened data processor, into an effective value-adding financial analyst, you must read this book. Pareto's 80/20 Rule for Corporate Accountants shows you how to focus on the vital few activities that genuinely create and add value."
—Harry Mills, author of The Rainmaker's Toolkit and The Streetsmart Negotiator
"Most finance managers know that 80 percent of value creation comes from 20 percent of products, orders, customers, measures, reports and so on. In this timely book, David Parmenter helps you to find the 'magic 20 percent' and transform not only your work (and career prospects!) but also the performance of the whole organization."
—Jeremy Hope, cofounder and Director of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table, and author of Reinventing the CFO
"Using these innovative ideas and practical tools will provide the busy accountant with a great opportunity to add value to the business by the provision of more relevant and timely information."
—Ken Lever, Chief Financial Officer, Tomkins plc
"You don't always need a grand plan or expensive new financial systems before you can significantly improve the performance of your finance function. Pareto's 80/20 Rule for Corporate Accountants is a box of practical tools and techniques that will achieve quick payback by helping you remove bottlenecks and boost quality. Just open the box and pick the ones that suit you best."
—Ian Niven, Director, Business Symmetrics Ltd
"CFOs should make sure their direct reports have a copy of this book."
—Wayne Morgan, CFO, management consultant, and troubleshooter