Today's Controller must fulfill four distinct roles to effectively add value to their organizations - steward, operator, catalyst, and strategist roles. This course focuses on the first two of these roles in which controllers find themselves operating on a daily basis. To be an effective operational manager, controllers must have proven financial skills and abilities in areas such as human resource management, information management, and risk management.
This seminar provides an overall understanding of the skills and tools necessary to effectively fulfill the Controller's varied business responsibilities as an operational manager. The four roles are introduced and participants reflect on which role or roles they currently find themselves in. The operator role is explored by examining essential controller skills and the controller’s role in human resource management. The steward role is then examined by looking at financial, performance, and relationship management including many practical tips in each area. Finally, risk management is considered as an important part of the overall steward role.
Whether participants are yet to become controllers, are new to the role, or are seasoned controllers, they each will find ways to improve the overall value they add to their organizations and will have a much broader view of the Controller’s overall role in their organization.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Describe the four broad roles of the controller position and identify which role(s) they need to develop most
Utilize self and time-management tools to direct their career-life balance
Identify steps to take when entering a new controllership role
Identify HR policies in their organization that need to be addressed
Identify and utilize a broader range of performance measures for their organization
Identify and manage the key external relationships connected to the controllership role
Describe the risk management framework
Understand types of fraud and identify ways to prevent/detect them
Today’s Controller – Roles and Responsibilities
Controller as HR Manager
Controller as Financial / Information Manager
Controller as Risk Manager
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
Finance professionals working towards a Controller position, who are new to the position of Controller, or long-time Controllers looking for new tools/ideas or a refresher on operational management areas of the role.
Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Passport - 1 Day
CPD Hours - 7