Transform Your Career: Achieving Success in the Controller’s Seat

Controllers in the 21st Century need to master more than technical accounting skills to become the strategic leaders their companies need today. They need to be effective leaders and managers, explain complicated accounting at a high level for the C-suite, be a technology expert, and still ensure that their teams are doing the accounting right.

Unfortunately, these skills aren’t taught in traditional accounting classes. This book offers real world guidance from Financial professionals to help you navigate the world of the modern controller.

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Master the Skills They Don’t Teach You in School

  • Lead with Confidence
    The leadership and management skills you need to stand out as a strategic controller.
  • Build a Winning Team
    Learn how to hire the right people for the right positions and create an accountable and engaged culture.
  • Reduce Risk
    Stay ahead of emerging problems by being willing to do things differently and using tech so you can see what others don’t.
"Finally! A practical guide to what’s needed and tangible steps to take to prepare to become a CAO. I wish this book was available when I first started my career!! Must read for anyone who wishes to become a CAO!"

-Brandt Kucharski, Chief Accounting Officer, GrubHub



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Mike Whitmire, CPA*, is CEO and co-founder of FloQast, a leading provider of close management software created by accountants for accountants to close faster and more accurately.

Prior to launching FloQast, Mike started his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young. Subsequently, he joined Cornerstone OnDemand’s finance team as it rapidly made its way towards IPO. Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.