Welcome Keshav!

On Tuesday 1st May, 2012 we welcome Keshav Pratap to the team at Loughborough University.  Keshav is a visiting student from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur.  He is here for 8 weeks and is set to contribute a lot to the global aspects of the project.  Enjoy your stay!

If you are interested in pursuing an academic qualification with the team then for more information please visit: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/research/business/phd/phd-mphil/

Network Rail present at Loughborough on Performance Management in Shared Services – 20th March, 2012

Last Thursday, the Head of the Financial Shared Services Centre at Network Rail, Steve Swientozielskyj, and the Head of Receivables, Steve Smith, presented at Loughborough detailing their Shared Service Centre structure and their performance management objectives.

Particularly interesting was the explanation of Network Rail’s 4C model, which they use to measure performance. The 4Cs; Cash, Cycle Time Reduction, Compliance and Customer Service show how Network Rail strives for continuous improvement.

It is clearly a sucessful operation that is overseen and this is proven by the ‘better than world class’ rating in a number of categories as it relates to their shared services – in some cases 9 times better! We look forward to visiting Network Rail in May at the Forum and seeing it in action!

Ian Herbert acting chair of the Chief Financial Officers Xchange Conference

Ian Herbert acted as chair on days 1 and 2 of the Chief Financial Officers Xchange Conference at the Radisson Edwardian hotel London on 5th to 7th March 2012

Ian also took part in the panel discussion titled: Globalising Management Accounting: Have we Gone far Enough?  with Josep Bisbe, Andrea Dossi,  Robert Hodgkinson and Michael Bromwich at the 33rd ANNUAL MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING RESEARCH GROUP CONFERENCE at the London School of economics.

Chris Warner joins the team as Project Assistant – February 2012

We are pleased to announce Chris Warner has joined the team on placement from the Loughborough Business School. With experience in helping produce senior-level industry strategic conferences, as well as having spent time at a top international bank, Chris is well placed to co-ordinate the future SSC Forums and looks forward to getting started.