Published: September, 2021
This CPE course corresponds to our Controllership series. Within this webinar, we will specifically address the Controllers role and pro-active potentials in organization Strategic and Annual Planning. This series of course is dedicated to exploring the traditional controller role and stepping out of the box to identify areas where the controller can continue to add strategic value to their organizations.
Controllers are essential to the day-to-day accounting for organizations. Yet, the role is not often readily understood. In today’s world of acronyms such as CFO, CEO, COO, CAO, etc., the controller function may get lost in the shuffle. However, they are a critical group of professionals that will ensure the adequacy and transparency of accounting and financial reporting information.
When it comes to the task of strategic planning, many feel this role is primarily the responsibility of the executive team and board. However, within this course, we will delve into the various steps of the strategic plan and explore where the controller can add strategic value through providing input and insight.
Strategic planning is a process used to identify goals, the strategies necessary to accomplish those goals, and the internal performance management system that will be used to monitor and evaluate progress. A strategic plan is the company’s formal plan for achieving its objectives with policies, strategies, and detailed actions. Strategic planning begins with the present and will extend as far into the future as is useful for planning purposes.
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Owner, Lynn Fountain Consulting and Training
Lynn Fountain has over 39 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.
Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice. She has successfully executed on several consulting assignments spanning areas of accounting, risk, ERM and internal audit. She is a highly sought-after trainer and international speaker and has produced hundreds of courses delivered through seminars, conferences and on-demand training. She is the author of three separate technical books.
Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from
Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.
Ms. Fountain has become known as an international trainer on topics of Leadership, Internal Audit, Accounting, Finance, Ethics, Business Processes, Bookkeeping, Cybersecurity and Business Issues. She has over 150 training topics that can be tailored to meet your needs.