4-hr Virtual Seminar: Financial Controller Job - Roles, Responsibilities and Skills for Success

Instructor: Miles Hutchinson
Product ID: 704024
Training Level: Basic to Intermediate
  • Duration: 4 hrs

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This training program will guide attendees on what it takes to become a successful controller. The program will help identify the primary functions and responsibilities of the controller and how your role will change as you move into this position.

This 4 hr virtual seminar is going to be run in 2 parts – Part 1 @ 9:30 AM PDT & Part 2 @11:30 AM PDT

Why Should You Attend:

Ever wonder what it would be like to take on the controller’s role at your company? Or does your company need to design a controllership position? This is a specialized role and should be carefully crafted to fit the company’s needs. In addition, candidates should be groomed specifically to assume this role. This webinar will offer a thorough examination of the roles and responsibilities of the controller in today’s environment. Attendees will learn what it takes to be successful at this level of the organization.

In this course, attendees will also learn to identify the key skills and traits that will prepare them to succeed and excel in this challenging and exciting role. They will also learn to communicate effectively with other members of senior leadership to be relied on as an important financial advisor in their business decisions.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the controller – All companies are not alike. How to fit the role of controller to the company.
  • Controller vs. treasurer, CFO, and financial analyst - How many shoes must you fill: flexing your role.
  • Skills possessed by successful controllers – What other controllers want to tell you.
  • Technical tools – Forecasting, reporting, analytics.
  • Effective leadership – Key skills, the absence of which could be terminal.
  • Proven management tools – Clear instructions, balanced reviews, resolving conflict, best motivators.
  • Partnering with your boss – Providing the assurance that you have things under control and are keeping them informed.
  • Managing the budgeting process – Discover best practices for working with departmental and business unit leadership to develop believable and achievable operational and capital expenditure plans.
  • Preparing believable forecasts – Receive a checklist of best practices in financial modeling; introduction to Excel’s best sensitivity tools.
  • Performing effective financial analysis – Test drive an Excel model containing horizontal, vertical and ratio analysis of the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. Bonus: Receive a copy of this model for later use.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Controllers
  • CFOs
  • Compliance Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Accounting Managers
  • Tax Managers
  • Bank Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Internal Auditors

Instructor Profile:

Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced businessman. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the chief financial officer of a $1 billion real estate development company. Mr. Hutchinson is a professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 2,000 seminars and training sessions on myriad business and financial topics, like financial analysis and modeling, accounting, strategic planning, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He is recognized as an expert in payroll, and sales and use tax as well as financial modeling and analysis, business strategy and communications.

He is the author of several useful accounting and tax tools. His clients include Abbott Labs, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Citicorp, Corning, the FBI, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, GE, Pfizer, Siemens, US Marine Corps, and the US Army.

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