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Consider the 4 management accounting styles of Lambert and Spoonem

Read both the paper by Lambert & Sponem and Javenpaa (these can be accessed through your Talis list week 2). Prepare some notes to discuss the following questions: 1. How is the business partner orientation best defined? 2. Consider the 4 management accounting styles of Lambert and Spoonem – how far do you agree that these styles exist? Which do you perceive to be the most common/observable? 3. Do you agree with the assertion that authority influences whether a management accountants role is technical or informative? 4. Do you agree that culture is an important influencing factor in the management accountants’ role? 5. How successful do you think the case company in Javanpaas article was at achieving a business orientated role in management accounting

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