Transforming Your Role as Controller to Business Partner

Bright light at the end of data tunnel

Format: Online – Course

A successful controller will go beyond financial statements, internal controls and general accounting to create new value for the organisation.

This course explores new opportunities available for controllers and outlines a roadmap you can use to expand your role as a controller by shifting your focus from internal process/transaction oriented work to deciphering industry and macro trends for your organisation.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able 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 organisation leadership function
  • Distinguish your role within your organisation
  • Apply a wide variety of financial and management skills to integrate the position of controller into the organisation's overall financial process
  • Recognise how servant leadership increases the success of the controller

Topics discussed:

  • 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

Field of study: Business management and organisation
Program level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Experience in financial management of a medium or small company
Advance preparation: None

This course is designed for 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 organisation.

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members. This course also offers 10 hours of CPE credit.

Access: 12 months from purchase date

Note on CPE Requirements and Credits

System requirements

Member Price: £109.00

Non-Member Price: £139.00