MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Lean Accounting


Date(s) - June 21st, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

Lean Accounting

June 21, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center
Hanover Office Plaza
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18109

This class is equivalent to 8 CPE credits.  For companies who have embarked on applying lean thinking and practices, they may not have thought about the role of the management reporting information and the accounting team in supporting this transformation.

Jean Cunningham, as a CFO of two manufacturing companies, as well as consultant to lean organizations, has lived this change and found a new improved role for accounting to provide better value information to the organization as well as reduced the effort required for accounting operations.

During this one-day workshop, Jean will share with you her experience and insights in the following areas:

    • Five sources of financial improvement with lean
    • Improving cost management reporting to improve usefulness while simplifying at the same time
    • Utilizing information in the accounting records to help identify upstream process improvement opportunities
    • Use of metrics for performance monitoring
    • Applying lean concepts to reduce waste in accounting operations


This class will be a combination of lecture, dialogue and simulation.

Participants will also receive a copy of Jean’s book, Real Numbers which was awarded the Shingo Prize.

Key Learning Objectives:

      • Evaluating financial impact of lean efforts beyond cost cutting
      • Understand alternatives to Standard Cost Accounting or Cost Management based on Value Streams
      • Role for Accounting beyond reporting and auditing
      • Lean concepts from the shop floor apply in every area of the company, including accounting


Who Should Attend: CEOs, CFOs, controllers, accounting team members, audit managers, and lean champions.

CPE’s – 8 Credits

Cost:  $600/person (Includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages, plus materials.)

Questions? – Please contact Diane Lewis at (610) 628-4578 or email Diane at to learn is funding is available.

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Jean Cunningham
Jean Cunningham Consulting
Building LEAN Beyond Manufacturing

Jean Cunningham – BIO


Note:  All registration fees must be received two weeks in advance of the date of your event.  Also, MRC must be notified of cancellations two weeks prior to the event, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Persons who do not show or notify us in advance will forfeit any credit. Remember, you can also send a substitute.  Thank you.


Registrations are closed for this event.