Controllership - Operational Management (VO)
To add value to their organizations, controllers must serve four distinct roles: steward, operator, catalyst, and strategist. The seminar focuses on two of these roles, steward and operator, by providing an overall understanding of the skills and tools necessary for controllers to fulfill their responsibilities as an operational manager.
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Today’s business world strongly emphasizes the need to create value. To add value to their organizations, controllers must serve four distinct roles: steward, operator, catalyst, and strategist. The seminar focuses on the first two of these roles, steward and operator, by providing an overall understanding of the skills and tools necessary for controllers to fulfill their responsibilities as an operational manager.
In the seminar, you will reflect on the role or roles with which you currently identify with and examine which role(s) you need to develop. Specifically, the seminar explores the operator role by examining essential controller skills and the controller’s role in human resource management to determine important skills required for organizations to thrive. The seminar also considers the steward role by examining financial performance and performance measurement, information/risk management, and relationship management skills required in organizations.
The seminar will give you the opportunity to reflect on your current role as operational managers and determine the role(s) that you need to strengthen to add value to your organization. In taking this seminar, you will gain insights, skills, and practical tips to improve the overall value that you can add to their organizations. At the completion of the seminar, you will have a much broader view of the controller’s overall role in their organization and how you can immediately begin to create additional value.
WHO WILL BENEFIT:
- Finance professionals serving or transitioning to a controllership role, including:
- Finance professionals considering a transition to a controllership position
- Practitioners who are new to the position of controller
- Experienced controllers looking for new tools/ideas
- Experienced controllers seeking a refresher on operational management areas
Upon completing this seminar, you should be able to:
- contrast the four broad roles of the controller position and identify which role(s) they need to develop most,
- outline the areas of operational management that are most important to their organization and/or to their personal development,
- identify key career management skills necessary to function well as a controller,
- identify steps to take when entering a new controllership role,
- identify HR policies/issues in their organization that need to be addressed,
- evaluate the potential effects of technological changes on their role as controllers and the work performed in the accounting area,
- consider a broad range of performance measures for their organization,
- understand the importance or risk management and internal control in their role as controller, and
- identify and manage the key external relationships connected to the controllership role.
- Today’s controller: roles and responsibilities
- Controller essentials and organizational needs
- New controller roles
- Controller as HR Manager
- Controller as Financial Performance Manager
- Controller as Information, Risk & Relationship Manager
A basic understanding of the controllership function within an organization.