Course ID: TCT

Tomorrow’s Controller Today

“Tomorrow’s Controller Today” will demonstrate the difference between the ordinary and extraordinary Controller.  Whether internal, contracted or supervised, Controllers must raise their skillsets to be more strategic and insightful. Just as Quality is expected in manufacturing, traditional accounting services such as reporting, controls, transactions, etc., are commodities to be completed timely and accurately.  This two-day course will demonstrate how changing technology, future focus, unique ratios and trends can catapult a Controller from commodity to key business partner of the management team.

This course identifies the tools, understanding, and skills to enable today’s Controller to be successful tomorrow.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Identify a new vision for their accounting department.
  2. Recognize the changing role of accounting from data aggregation to data analytics.
  3. Identify business cycles and tools to map out their organization and the overall industry cycles.
  4. Identify new tools to employ including data analysis, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence.
  5. Recognize the real reason companies fail and the relationship to working capital.
  6. Improve recruiting, retaining and developing of staff.

Major Topics
  • Economic trends and business cycles
    • Tools
    • Business Cycles
  • Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics
    • Tools (Visualization)
    • Change and impact to Accounting Function
    • RPA
  • The Strategic Controller/CFO
    • Controller/CFO Value
    • Business Planning
    • Strategic Planning
    • Contingency Planning
    • Alignment
  • Working Capital
    • Lifeblood of the business
    • Business failure statistics
    • Business Turnaround
    • Z-score
    • Key ratios
  • Recruit, Retain and Develop
    • Unstoppable Teams
    • Profiling for Success and Development
    • Employee Needs
    • Leadership Development & Servant Leadership
    • Culture
  • Future Focus
    • CEO, Board and Executive team interactions
    • Technology
    • Environment scanning

Who Should Attend

Attendees should be aspiring controllers, controllers, VP-finance, CFOs or CPAs that serve the preceding positions.

Fields of Study
Personnel/Human Resources, Business Management & Organization, Economics, Information Technology, Accounting


Participants should be open-minded and willing to learn about business strategy in addition to accounting tactics.

Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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