The Changing Role of Today’s Controller: Becoming a Strategic Partner
If numbers keep a business on track – controllers are behind the wheel.
Effective controllership touches every department and is crucial for good decision making, problem solving and managing change and growth.
This workshop dives into how controllers' roles are evolving as the landscape shifts, taking the focus off the practices of the past and looking into the future of strategic partnership.
You’ll learn how to leverage your position for organizational success, build upon your current skillset, set the pace for professional development, plus:
- Move away from outdated pencil pushing to strategic, growth-focused initiatives
- Provide the most relevant KPIs in the ever-changing landscape of finance and business
- Run the company with numbers, not just by the numbers
The Controller as a Problem Solver: Overcome Obstacles that Block Progress
- How you can make more of an impact within your existing budget and resources
- The key metrics that influence decision making
- Gain buy-in for initiatives and projects that drive revenue
The Controller as a Leader: Essential Skills for Advancement
- Understanding the Controller's expanded role amongst change and growth
- How to become a trusted partner while remaining practical and detail-oriented
- Why the people-side of business is crucial to your development
The Controller as a Business Partner: Take Your Company to New Heights
- How to focus on customers, cost & cash as key success factors
- Best practices for managing and controlling the cash-to-cash cycle
About the Speaker
Carl Young is an Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, and Organizational Coach. He holds an MBA and completed graduate studies in Accounting and Taxation.
- Young is a former CFO of a $275M, high-growth technology-based company.
- He has over 25 years of senior level business management experience, as well as 25 years of training experience in finance, accounting and business management.
- Young is a member of the: American Society of Corporate Controllers, Council of Experts (investment firm Gersen & Lehrman), Society of Industry Leaders (sponsored by Standard & Poors), and the National Association of Accountants.
This workshop focuses on the changing role of controllers, bridging the gap between “super accountant” and strategic business partner. It moves away from the recording and reporting of the past and looks to the future of relationship building, growth mindset and effective leadership.
This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHRTM, aPHRiTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Learn more at hrci.org