VIRTUAL ONLY: The Changing Role of the Controller: Advancing from Tactical to Strategic

Description

Are you ready to take your role as controller to the next level while adding significant value to the organization? A successful Controller will go beyond financial statements, internal controls and general accounting to create new value for the organization. We'll explore new additional roles that controllers are now accepting and outline a roadmap you can use to expand your role as a controller from simply internal process/transaction oriented to externally focused understanding of industry and macro trends.

Highlights

  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Business and strategic planning processes
  • Corporate culture
  • Lean management techniques and processes
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing employees
  • 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

Objectives

  • 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.
  • Distinguish the importance of the planning process and the Controllers respective role.
  • Apply lean techniques to the accounting department and the organization.
  • Determine how Servant Leadership increases the success of the controller.

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 organization



Leaders

Mark Conine

Mark serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority where he is responsible for the management and day-to-day coordination of all financial activities, including bond issuances, investment management, investor relations, and financial statement preparation. Prior to joining the Arkansas Student Loan Authority, Mark served in the tax compliance group of Ernst & Young, LLP and KPMG, LLP in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received a B.A. in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant in the State of Arkansas. Mark is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys serving as a continuing professional education instructor for the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a frequent speaker at CPE conferences, student loan financing conferences, and local CPA chapter meetings. Mark is also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arkansas.