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The Controllership Series - The Role of the Controller in ESG

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
Course Levels:
1.5 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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Why do for profit organizations exist??? To make money!!!!! What a great concept. But if the organization does not have the proper collections and credit procedures in place, they may not be able to access that money. Hence the importance of the credit and collection process.

Credit and collections are critical areas for the financial statement controllers. Customer credit is a form of payment that allows small business customers to purchase a product or service before paying for it in full. The process works similarly to the way a credit card does - you procure something and pay it back later. Collections is a term used by a business when referring to money owed to that business by a customer. When a customer does not pay within the terms specified, the amount of the bill becomes past due and is sometimes submitted to a collection agency.

The sales and collection process includes business activities related to selling products and services, maintaining customer records, billing customers, and recording payments from customers. It also includes activities necessary to manage accounts receivable, such as aging accounts and authorizing credit. 
This course delves into the topics that impact the sales, credit and collections process for management. We discuss strategic steps management can take to ensure their processes are efficient and that they are able to actually collect their revenue.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Explore and examine the proposed SEC rule
  • Discover and evaluate the need for an ESG Controller
  • Explore and examine operationalizing ESG disclosure
  • Recognize and review ESG Controller responsibilities
  • Recognize and review ESG Controller skills
  • Identify Traits for an ESG Controller
  • Recognize and review an ESG Controller example job description
  • Explore and examine an ESG team and structure
  • Identify and examine practical steps for operationalizing ESG

Major Subjects
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • SG
  • Operations

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 02/14/2024
Yellow Book No

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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