Evolving Role of the Controller

The role of the financial controller is changing in ways that mirror those of the broader finance function. Controllers increasingly:

• Participate in the analysis and formulation of solutions to more strategically oriented issues,

• Provide and share financial and nonfinancial data to operational areas, and

• Assist operational users with tools that enable self-service access to informational sources.

Organizations will need to be aware of the changing role of senior finance professionals, the increasing demand for their time and services, the skill set they must possess, and how to fill the gap when that skill set is not present.

This IMA research report provides insights into key trends that are shaping the finance function. Based on a survey of 567 finance executives, the IMA report lets you benchmark your evolving responsibilities and influence against the industry at large.

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