A common criticism of Lean Thinking is that it is not aligned with traditional accounting practices, which means that can be a challenge to get organisationally influential financial managers to buy into the whole concept. Lean accounting was developed to recognise that if you are implementing lean, you’ll need an additional perspective on how you measure, control and account for your operations that can complement the established approaches. This article introduces Lean Accounting and sets the scene for its adoption in order to have an effective method to account for lean’s real impact.
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