Corporate Controller in Today's Environment: Part 1 (Completed)

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Instructor: Miles Hutchinson
Begin Time:  12:00pm Pacific Time
1:00pm Mountain Time
2:00pm Central Time
3:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs

Ever wonder what it would be like to take on the controller’s role at your company? Or does your company need to design a controllership position? This is a specialized role and should be carefully crafted to fit the company’s needs. In addition, candidates should be groomed specifically to assume this role. Join us for a thorough examination of the roles and responsibilities of the controller in today’s environment and learn what it takes to be successful at this level of the organization.

In this course you will learn what it takes to become a successful Controller. Join Miles Hutchinson, CGMA, as he identifies the primary functions and responsibilities of the Controller and how your role will change as you move into this position. Identify the key skills and traits that will prepare you to succeed and excel in this challenging and exciting role. Learn to communicate effectively with other members of senior leadership so they will count you an important financial advisor in their business decisions.

Who Should Attend
Accounting Managers, Financial Analysts, Tax Managers, CFOs, New Controllers, Auditors, Compliance Managers, Risk Managers, and anyone considering stepping into this valuable and exciting position. CEOs who wish to learn more about the role of controller and how to design the position to fit the company’s needs.

Topics Covered

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Controller — All companies are not alike. How to fit the role of controller to the company
  • Controller vs. Treasurer, CFO, and Financial Analyst - The many shoes must you fill: flexing your role
  • Skills possessed by successful Controllers — What other Controllers want to tell you
  • Effective leadership — Key skills, the absence of which could be terminal
  • Proven management tools — Clear instructions, balanced reviews, resolving conflict, best motivators
  • Partnering with your boss — Providing the assurance that you have things under control and are keeping them informed

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the primary functions and responsibilities of the Controller and how your role will change as you move into this position
  • Identify the key skills and traits that will prepare you to succeed and excel in this challenging and exciting role
  • Recognize how to communicate effectively with other members of senior leadership so they will count you an important financial advisor in their business decisions

Level
Basic

Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Business Management & Organization (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
Experience as an accounting manager or controller.

Advance Preparation
None

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