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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.

Field of Study: Accounting

What you will learn?
Discover the Controller’s role and main job functions.
Recognize the requirements for job qualifications.
Explore where controllers spend their time.
Identify the controllers changing role.
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2 hours on-demand video
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2 Quiz
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2 hours
Guide
Section 1.
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The Controllership Series: The Controller Function - Elevating The Role - Introduction to Case Studies
1m 43s
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The Controllership Series: The Controller Function - Elevating the Role Segment 1 - Intro, What is a Controller, Controllers Job Requirements
15m 21s
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The Controllership Series: The Controller Function - Elevating the Role Segment 2 - How do Controllers Spend Their Time, The Controllers Changing Role
15m 25s
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The Controllership Series: The Controller Function - Elevating the Role Segment 3 - The Controllers Changing Role Continued
14m 44s
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The Controllership Series: The Controller Function - Elevating the Role Segment 4 - Controllership Vision, Final Analysis
10m 30s
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The Controllership Series: The Controller Function - Elevating The Role - Segment 5 - Case Studies
12m 30s
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The Controllership Series: The Controller Function - Elevating The Role - Segment 6 - Case Studies Continued
3m 51s
Review Questions
6 questions
Section 2. Final Exam-Part1
Final Exam
10 questions
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Lynn Fountain has over 40 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 24 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. In 2011, as the Chief Audit Executive for an international construction/ engineering firm, she was involved in the active investigation of a joint venture fraud. The investigation included work with the FBI and ultimately led to indictment of the perpetrators and recovery of $13M. Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own training and consulting business and is a regular trainer for the AICPA. Ms. Fountain is the author of three separate technical books. “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations” was published by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation. -“Leading The Internal Audit Function” and -“Ethics and The Internal Auditor Political Dilemma” were published by Taylor & Francis In addition Ms. Fountain was a contributing author to the certification program exam for the National Association of Accountants. She also has certificate programs on various on-line platforms. Ms. Fountain has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and developed the first internal audit curriculum for the School of Business at the University of Kansas. Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate (non-active).