"Steve captures the essence of the problems affecting the
financial close process within corporations of all sizes; from the
period close of subledgers and general ledger through financial
reporting, and the relationship and interdependencies of
governance, people and technology. A must-read for the corporate
?David Taylor, ACMA, MBA, VP Strategy, Trintech Inc.
"Fast Close: A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly, Second
Edition is a must-read for today's busy controllers. Steven Bragg
points out everything that can be done outside the close that you
just never realized didn't actually have to be part of the
month-end close process! Very commonsensical approach!"
?Kathleen Schneibel, mba, cpa, Controller/CFO for Hire, KMAS Consulting LLC
"A well-executed 'fast close' can bring many valuable benefits
to any company, from improving organizational performance to
transforming accounting executives from financial historians to
trusted advisors. In Fast Close, Second Edition, Steve
systematically breaks down the steps required to achieve a fast
close in both public and private companies, providing financial
executives with tips, checklists, and a cost-effective road map to
implement fast close procedures in virtually any company."
?Matthew Posta, Esq., CPA, Vice President of Finance, Key Air, LLC
FROM THE FIRST EDITION
"This is an outstanding book in which Steve reveals his secrets
to a fast close. Having personally experienced his (one-day) fast
close for years and enjoyed the beneficial impact on my company, I
highly recommend this book for all financial officers who desire to
have a large, favorable impact on their company."
?Richard V. Souders, President and CEO, Kaba Workforce Solutions