Operational Management

Controllers' Best Practice in Blended Learning Format

Level I

Gain compact knowledge for more efficient accounting, planning and reporting. In Level I you will look at how the key building blocks of a modern corporate performance management system are connected and how they work in practice, as well as at the latest trends and developments in corporate performance management. Controllers' Best Practice Level I is part of a five-level training programme designed for financial controllers. With the Controllers Diploma CA qualification you will secure a crucial advantage in knowledge along with all the relevant hard and soft skills for achieving top performance in the corporate performance management of the future.

  • Target group

    Executives, financial controllers and accounting staff, and managers who are looking for deeper insight into the work of financial controllers.

  • Benefits

    • In-depth knowledge on the construction of a modern corporate performance management system • Exciting new ideas on how financial controllers can support digital transformation • Case studies in which to practise new methods and tools • Conversational and moderating skills

Training content

  • Corporate performance management as a process of defining objectives, planning and control

  • The financial controller as a business partner – understanding the role and skill set

  • Contribution margin analysis, break-even analysis, product range analysis, ISO contribution margin function

  • Leading effective planning and variance discussions

  • The principal tools of management and financial accounting

  • Integrated thinking and acting in corporate performance management – from the vision through the strategy to managing the operational divisions

  • From the value driver tree to the sensitivity analysis and simulation

  • Strategic and operational planning

  • Cost centre planning and variance analysis

  • Modern budgeting and rolling forecast

  • Using strategic analysis and planning tools

  • The Accounting Panorama: Contribution margin analysis, costing and cost centre accounting

  • Costing and pricing

  • Trends and developments towards the Financial Controller 4.0: Digitisation and Big Data – Oppportunities for Financial Controllers