Written for controllers, CFOs, accounting managers, and business managers, Fast Close incorporates Steven Braggs own personally tested guidelines to help professionals speed up the closing process, especially in response to Sarbanes-Oxleys more time-sensitive requirements. Bragg outlines numerous key improvements that, when gradually implemented together, are guaranteed to shrink the closing process down to as little as one day. Chock-full of helpful flowcharts and checklists to help readers prevent delays and bring accounting department closing procedures up to date, Fast Close explores specific instructions for closing faster, common areas of delay and how to overcome them, required controls to keep financials accurate despite the fast close, and much more. Create financial statements faster . . . much faster . . . with the expert guidance found in Steven Braggs Fast Close.