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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WEBINAR

Best Practices for ASC 842 Lease Accounting: What Controllers & CFOs Should Know


Ask any consultant what the toughest issue is for controllers and CFOs these days, and chances are it will be adopting the new lease accounting standard...

RESEARCH

Understanding the Modern Controller: A Survey of Financial Controllers


The role of the financial controller is transforming. In fact, 95 percent of controllers say that their role has become increasingly important and strategic,...

WHITEPAPER

A Controller's Guide to IPO Readiness: Critical Considerations for You and Your Team


Is an IPO in your company’s future? If you and your team are gearing up for the challenge, there are critical considerations to consider to make your IPO a more...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

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