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Transforming Your Role as Controller to Business Partner Logo aicpa

  Jim Lindell, MBA, CGMA |   $185.00 - 235.00 |   CPE: 12.0 |   AICPA |   Apr 2019 |   Business Mgmt. & Organization |   AICPA Store

Are you ready to take your role as controller to the next level while adding significant value to the organization? Go beyond financial statements, internal controls, and general accounting to create new value for your organization. Written by an expert author, this CPE course features updated surveys, business trends, best practices, strategic planning, and change management strategies and offers a roadmap you can use to expand your internal process- or transaction-oriented role to include understanding industry and macro trends.

Learning Objectives
This course will prepare you to:

  • Differentiate between the value of the traditional controller and the business-oriented controller.
  • Recall the definition of controllership in your company by integrating controllership into the larger financial and organizational leadership function.
  • Distinguish your role within your organization.
  • Apply a wide variety of financial and management skills to integrate the position of controller into the organization’s overall financial process.
  • Recognize how servant leadership increases the success of the controller.

Key Topics

  • Leadership versus management
  • Business and strategic planning processes
  • Corporate culture
  • Lean management techniques and processes
  • Promoting and maintaining an ethical culture
  • Recruiting, retaining, and developing employees
  • Project and change management
  • Communications, listening, and presentation skills
  • Managing "up" and how to master it
  • Business strategy and the controller
  • The need for increased efficiency and the application of lean techniques
  • Application of best practices in the accounting department

Who Will Benefit?

  • CFOs, controllers, and management accountants who want to improve the value add and impact of their skill set in order to drive the financial performance of an organization

Enhanced On-Demand Format
This enhanced on-demand format features audio and voice narration to keep you actively engaged with the course content. Additionally, updated course navigation allows you to easily move throughout the material. For your convenience, a PDF version of the text manual is included for download to use as a reference guide.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Business: Strategy, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: People: Collaboration & partnering, Intermediate
Who Will Benefit?
  • CFOs, controllers, and management accountants
Key Topics
  • Leadership vs. management
  • Business and strategic planning processes
  • Corporate culture
  • Lean management techniques and processes
  • Promoting and maintaining an ethical culture
  • Recruiting, retaining, and developing employees
  • Project and change management
  • Communications, listening, and presentation skills
  • Managing "up" and how to master it
  • Business strategy and the controller
  • The need for increased efficiency and the application of Lean techniques
  • Application of best practices in the accounting department
Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate between the value of the traditional controller and the business-oriented controller.
  • Recall the definition of controllership in your company by integrating controllership into the larger financial and organization leadership function.
  • Distinguish your role within your organization.
  • Apply a wide variety of financial and management skills to integrate the position of controller into the organization's overall financial process.
  • Recognize how servant leadership increases the success of the controller.
Take your role to the next level.

Are you seeking to better drive the financial performance of an organization? It's time to go beyond general accounting, financial statements, internal controls, and the more traditional roles of controllership.

In this self-study CPE course, you will explore new and additional roles controllers are now accepting in order to add value to their position. Spotlighting trends in human resources and technology, this course features a road map you can use to go from being internal process/transaction oriented to becoming externally focused, with a clearer understanding of industry and macro trends.

Enhanced On-Demand Format
This enhanced on-demand format features audio and voice narration to keep you actively engaged with the course content. Additionally, updated course navigation allows you to easily move throughout the material. For your convenience, a PDF version of the text manual is included for download to use as a reference guide.

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