Lean Accounting Knowledge Certification - Lean Frontiers - Be Bold. Be Better.

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Lean Accounting

Knowledge Certification

Lean Thinking is well established in manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries. Too often there is a disconnect between a lean strategy and traditional accounting practices. If you are in accounting and struggle to understand and better support operations as they apply lean throughout the organization, this Certification Course is for you.

The course is broken up into 6 self-paced modules. Each module includes the following…

  • Video lessons by Mike De Luca and Nick Katko, two of Lean Accounting’s top thought leaders.
  • Accompanying PDF of the PowerPoint presentation used for that module.
  • Certifying quiz to verify knowledge gained. The quiz must be completed with 100% accuracy to be eligible for the Knowledge Certification and can be attempted without limit.


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Mike De Luca

Mike De Luca has 25 years of experience including over 15 years of Finance leadership experience in the corporate environment. Prior to his work as a consultant, Mike served as Executive Director of Finance at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, where he led the lean transformation of his own department, evolved the role of Finance to meet the changing needs of a lean organization, and co-led the transformation of the financial planning process to better align with the strategy deployment and continuous improvement cycles of the lean enterprise. Mike has a Master of Science in Finance degree, is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Nick Katko

Nick Katko is an early pioneer of Lean Accounting. In the 1990’s, as CFO of Bullard, heimplemented a complete lean management accounting system in conjunction with Bullard’s Lean transformation, which included eliminating standard costing. Through this experience, Nick learned that existing management accounting systems and financial management practices for lean organizations must be made relevant to ensure the success of a lean strategy.

Nick joined BMA in 2002 and has leveraged his Lean Accounting experience and philosophy  in assisting BMA clients in developing, leading and coaching them in their Lean Accounting transformations. He has also provided selected BMA clients with Lean Strategy and Lean Office guidance.  Clients he has served range from organizations world-wide to family-owned businesses to multi-national companies in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, software, engineering and service.

He is a regular speaker at the annual Lean Accounting Summit and has also presented at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia; as well as, the author of “The Lean CFO” (2013), which has been translated into Turkish and Italian, and co-author of “The Lean Business Management System” (2007).

Nick is a Certified Public Accountant, has a BS in Accounting and MBA in Finance, both from the University of Kentucky. Nick lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Deanna and their family.

Special Acknowledgement

Lean Frontiers and the faculty would like to recognize Jean Cunningham (author of The Value Add Accountant and co-author of Real Numbers) for her leadership in the development of this course as well as her contributions to and input on the content.