The Controller Function - Elevating the Role


This is the beginning of a series that will cover major aspects of the Controllership function. Controllers are essential to the day-to-day accounting for organizations. Yet, the role is not often readily understood. In today’s world of acronyms such as CFO, CEO, COO, CAO, etc., the Controller function may get lost in the shuffle. However, they are a critical group of professionals who ensure the adequacy and transparency of accounting and financial reporting information.

A Controller is an individual who has responsibility for all accounting-related activities including high-level accounting, managerial counting, and finance activities within a company. The duties of a Controller include assisting with the preparation of the operating budgets, overseeing financial reporting, and performing essential duties relating to payroll. However, in today’s evolving world, the Controller function can provide much more in-depth value to their organizations. This series is dedicated to exploring the traditional Controller role and stepping out of the box to identify areas where the Controller can add strategic value to their organizations.

In this first course we focus on the typical Controller function and begin to identify ways to elevate the function.




  • Discover the Controller’s role and main job functions
  • Recognize the requirements for job qualifications
  • Explore where controllers spend their time
  • Identify the controller’s changing role


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Auditing
  • Business Development

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Materials are generally available 3 days in advance of an event. Once you have downloaded the manual, we are unable to cancel your registration.

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1.5 CPE Credits
Accounting: 1.5 Credits


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Registration is open through 08/19.

Monday, August 19th

9:00am to 10:18am

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