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The Changing Role of the Controller: Advancing from Tactical to Strategic Logo aicpa

  James T. Lindell, CPA, CSP, CGMA, MBA |   $95.20 - 149.00 |   CPE: 6.0 |   AICPA |   Jun 2017 |   Business Mgmt. & Organization |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • CFOs, controllers, and management accountants who want to improve the value add and impact of their skill set to drive the financial performance of an organization
Topics Discussed
  • Leadership versus management
  • Business planning processes
  • Corporate culture
  • Lean management techniques and processes
  • Recruiting, retaining, and developing employees
  • Communication, 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 Outcomes:

This course will prepare you to do the following:

    li>Differentiate between the value of the traditional controller and the business-oriented controller.
  • Apply the definition of controllership in your company by integrating controllership into the larger financial and organization leadership function.
  • Determine the importance of the planning process and the controller's respective role.
  • Apply lean techniques to the accounting department and the organization.
  • Determine how servant leadership increases the success of the controller.

Are you ready to take your role as controller to the next level? A successful controller will go beyond financial statements, internal controls, and general accounting to create new value for the organization. Developed by expert author Jim Lindell, this CPE course will explore new additional controller roles and outline a roadmap you can use to expand your role from one that is primarily internal process and transaction oriented to one that is externally focused, with an understanding of industry and macro trends. This comprehensive course features updated surveys, business trends, best practices, business planning, and change management techniques.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Business: Macroeconomic analysis, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: Leadership: Change management, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: Technical: Business planning: Planning, forecasting & budgeting, Intermediate

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