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The Controllership Series - The Future Role of the Controller Part 2

Total Credits: 1.5 including 1 Accounting - Technical, .5 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing |  Personal Development
Lynn Fountain
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1.5 Hours
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This is a two-part series that discuss new trends and concepts the financial controller should begin to execute in order to truly become a valued member of the senior leadership team.

The rapid pace of the evolving technological landscape has promoted changes in how accountants and financial professionals focus attention on strategy and modernize their roles to leverage digital technology. There is increased demand for enhancing flexibility into finance cycles and initiating real-time reporting and insights. These are the core attributes that will assist in transforming the work that controllership function performs. Is the financial controllership prepared to meet future business demands? The IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and Deloitte’s Center for Controllership aimed to better understand the current state of controllership and expectations of future demands for controllers and accounting professionals. They conducted a survey in late 2022 and identified several trends. The survey takes a look at how prepared controllership is to meet future business demands. It also highlights some insights for leaders to consider that may increase their preparedness. It also identified areas of additional insight and questions to answer on the controllership transformation journey. In this segment, we will go through numerous concepts in detail.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Discover and review the top areas for prioritization
  • Identify and prioritize efficiency in the financial close
  • Explore and examine the basic steps of the financial close
  • Explore and examine the fast close
  • Discover and leverage new delivery models
  • Explore and examine remote work and alternative work models
  • Explore and examine automation opportunities

Major Subjects
  • Accounting and Finance

Course Materials


Lynn Fountain's Profile

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Lynn Fountain has over 45 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. 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. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Controllers, Accountants, Finance Professionals, Auditors
Original Recording Date 01/01/2024
Course Developer Lynn Fountain
Date Added to Catalog 02/05/2024
Yellow Book No

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