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Controllers and other finance leaders are increasingly being called upon to play a more strategic role in their organizations. Often, however, they are given little information about exactly what is

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What is a "Top Gun" financial operations team? It is a cohesive group of well-trained and efficient financial operations professionals headed by a manager who has exemplary collaboration and

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In a recent survey, Robert Half asked CFOs and employees for their feedback regarding breaches of etiquette on the job. Specifically, CFOs and workers were asked, “Which one of the following is the

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By Mircea Stanciu Today, the finance function needs to be more of a strategic business partner for companies than in the past. Most controllers are aware of this, but many are not sure exactly what

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No matter how well a finance department is run, it is inevitable that there will be some degree of personnel turnover. Turnover can be caused by any number of reasons—either positive or

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Being a successful controller involves much more than managing numbers—it also requires managing people, which means taking steps to keep the stars on the finance team motivated, engaged, and

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Professional success for any finance leader is based on their brand (how others perceive them), network (who knows them and is willing to support them), and visibility (who knows who they are).

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Controllers often get drawn into doing things themselves if their teams lack the skills and expertise needed to fulfill key goals in finance, says Michelle Rogers, CMP, CPA, Director of Finance of

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When considering what skills they should be adding to their management toolkit, controllers should first and foremost consider data mining. “Proper data mining often leads to conclusions about a

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By Laurie McMurray, CPC, MBA, Controller, SIEMENS Industry, Inc. Employee motivation is increasingly being considered an integral part of performance management in the finance department. When you

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