Reinvented again - a practitioner’s view of management accounting

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dr. Peter Turney’s sabbatical at the University of Waterloo in 1983-4 triggered a personal journey of exploration and innovation in the field of management accounting, culminating in his selection as the 1992 Society of Management Accountant’s Distinguished Speaker of the Year. Now, as a practitioner, Dr. Turney returns to Waterloo to reflect on the changes in management accounting during the intervening twenty years.

On Tuesday, May 15th, Dr. Turney will speak with School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) students and guests as he reprises the emergence of a revitalized and newly relevant field of management accounting in the late nineteen eighties. He will also outline the factors responsible for once again reinventing management accounting, and explains their impact on today’s practice.

Peter B.B. Turney, PhD, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CT Global Solutions, Inc. While at CT Global Solutions Dr. Turney has been Adjunct Professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He was previously the Tektronix Professor of Cost Management at Portland State University. He has held positions at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the University of Waterloo, KPMG, and General Motors. He co-founded ABC Technologies in 1990 with thirteen members of his Executive MBA class to provide the world’s first activity-based costing software. The company was acquired by the SAS Institute in 2002.

Dr. Turney is a frequent presenter to management groups and has published numerous works including the best-selling book Common Cents. He has written for the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Financial Executive, Cost Management, and other leading journals.

Dr. Turney is a graduate of Bristol University (BA) and the University of Minnesota (MS & PhD). He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).