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Better Budgeting, Beyond Budgeting, Advanced Budgeting How to Optimize Corporate Planning & Budgeting.   
Beyond Budgeting The traditional performance management model is too rigid to reflect today’s fast-moving economy. Two new approaches— devolution and strategic performance management—have risen in popularity, but they are equally frustrated by unyielding budgeting systems.   
Beyond Budgeting Round Table Website of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT): The BBRT is at the heart of a new movement that is searching for ways to build lean, adaptive and ethical enterprises that can sustain superior competitive performance. Its aim is to spread the idea through a vibrant community.  
Beyond Budgeting: A Model for Performance Management and Controlling in the 21st Century? This article derives the need for a beyond budgeting concept from the shortcomings of traditional budgeting and discusses if beyond budgeting is practicable.   
Case Studies in North American Financial Services This paper highlights the experiences of six leading North American-based financial services organizations along this path.
Design ideas for Beyond Budgeting management information reports The freedom to do more than report variances against targets  
Going “beyond budgeting” in the public sector This article will list some of the problems, examine what can be done about them, pinpoint some areas for further research, and describe a new interest group that will focus on improvement options.   
Life Beyond Budgets? An Implementation Story - Beyond Budgeting at Unilever This article describes how in Unilever we are attempting to change the conventional annual fixed budgeting process in a fundamental way. In particular it outlines how we are operationalising these ideas in the context of a large, traditionally managed, company with it’s own unique and venerable business culture.   
Managing risk and uncertainty in Beyond Budgeting implementations Two documents with guidance on how to manage risk and uncertainty when implementing Beyond Budgeting management models  
Questions and Answers pdf-file  
Risk Management and Beyond Budgeting This paper discusses the true contribution of budgetary control and the potential role of a reformed style of risk management within the Beyond Budgeting model.  
Svenska Handelsbanken Svenska Handelsbanken was the pioneer of Beyond Budgeting. This is an Interview with Lennart Francke: Managing without budgets at Svenska Handelsbanken  
Svenska Handelsbanken: Accomplishing Radical Decentralization Through 'Beyond Budgeting'  This case provides a rich description of the control system that Handelsbanken uses in place of relying on budgets - a system that underlies many of the principles that the “Beyond Budgeting” movement is espousing. The decision point in the case is whether the model of control could be widely adopted outside of Sweden and Handelsbanken in particular. 2005.   
The Origins of Beyond Budgeting and of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) An Interview with Jeremy Hope. pdf-file  



Total Business Budgeting: A Step-by-Step Guide with Forms
by Robert Rachlin
This updated edition gives you the vital budgeting techniques and applications your company needs—from planning and control to implementation. You’ll learn how to analyze outside influences, develop performance targets and budgeting segments, and organize and administer the right budgeting process that can often make the difference between corporate success and failure. Guiding you step by step and using clear, nontechnical language, author Robert Rachlin provides detailed instructions, as well as forms, exhibits, schedules, and formats to help you navigate through the complex details involved when preparing a successful budget.

Process Improvement for Effective Budgeting and Financial Reporting
by Nils H. Rasmussen, Christopher J. Eichorn, Corey S. Barak, Toby Prince
Process Improvement for Effective Budgeting and Financial Reporting provides financial managers with a compelling blueprint for increasing efficiency and eliminating waste of time and energy. Four operational experts lay out an 80/20 plan-improving 800f processes in 200f the time it would take to improve 100%-and explain a Business Process Improvement (BPI) plan

Beyond Budgeting: How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap
by Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser
Finance experts Jeremy Hope and Robin Fraser reveal the results of an intensive study aimed at fixing the broken budgeting process. They argue that companies must abandon traditional budgeting contracts in favor of a radical new model that links performance measurement to evolving competitive benchmarks-and shifts the firm's focus from controlling employee behavior to delivering customer value. The Beyond Budgeting model is built on the best practices of companies that have successfully revised their centralized planning and budgeting processes.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers
by Gene Siciliano
Finance for NonFinancial Managers helps managers become familiar with essential financial information, showing them how to "speak the language of numbers" and implement financial data in their daily business decisions. In addition, it clarifies how and why financial decisions impact business and operational objectives.

The Essentials Of Finance And Budgeting
by Harvard Business School Press
From reading financial statements to mastering budget forecasts to measuring human capital, this book explains everything readers need to know to make wise financial decisions for the HR department and the organization.




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