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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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Most controllers are called upon to present information to their management teams, including financial reports, cost-reduction strategies, and budgets. Financial presentations have a reputation for

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Working capital is one of the keys to an organization’s success. It is the fuel that drives business growth. “When organizations optimize their working capital, for every billion dollars of

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Depending upon their organizations’ structures, some controllers may wear many hats, which can make even the most proficient multi-tasker feel much like the proverbial “one-armed paper hanger.”

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Financial leadership, within an organization, can be described as "systems thinking, radical efficiency, innovation, busting through silos, pioneering new processes, and, ultimately, improving

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Finance professionals experience a great deal of stress just keeping up with their many daily responsibilities, but the stress gets kicked up several notches when there’s constant change to contend

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