There’s a lot of talk these days about financial management (FM) transformation—and the people who manage accounting and reporting are in the thick of it. Several reasons explain this. First, chief financial officers (CFOs) today want to reposition the brainpower of finance and accounting. Second, there’s increased board-level scrutiny of safeguards against enterprise risk. Lastly, the need to reduce the operating costs of FM is not going away. In all, the goals of FM process change today invariably mean increased speed, accuracy, and cost-efficiency in general accounting and reporting. Use this collection as a starting point for change efforts within general accounting and reporting.