Certification

Controller's Certification

 

The IOFM Certified Professional Controller program:

  • Provides a certification and ongoing learning program for the professional controller
  • Focuses on the core business and operational knowledge required by the corporate controller and controllers of business units
  • Builds the foundation for advancement to higher level positions in finance and management

Who Is The Program For?

  • Experienced Controllers wishing to expand their skills, knowledge, and professional credentials
  • Corporate accounting and finance professionals on a "fast track"
  • The program will not replace the CPA, CMS or MBA requirements that many companies require for controller level position

Requirements

  • 2 to 4 year degree (Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree).
  • In lieu of a degree, 5-10 years of experience in the areas of business management, accounting, and finance is recommended.
  • Additionally, the successful completion of internal (company offered) or external (college or university offered) business, accounting, and finance classes is suggested. 

Module Outline

1. ETHICS, GOVERNANCE, RISK, AND CONTROLS 

    • Business Ethics and ‘Tone at the Top’ 
    • Entity Level Controls 
    • Corporate Governance 
    • Risk Management 
    • Strategic Planning 
    • Internal Controls 

2. CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

    • Introduction to Corporate Compliance 
    • IFRS and GAAP Convergence

3. BUSINESS PROCESS

    • Purchase to Pay (P2P) 
    • Procurement 
    • Accounts Payable 
    • Accounts Payable Compliance Considerations 
    • Travel and Entertainment 
    • Payroll 
    • Order to Cash (O2C) 
    • Managing Fixed Assets 
    • Supply Chain Management 
    • Treasury and Cash Management 
    • Budgeting and Forecasting 
    • Record to Report (R2R)

4. IT AND PHYSICAL SECURITY CONTROLS

    • IT Governance and Security Controls 
    • Ensuring Physical Security and Business Continuity

5. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY

    • Business Process Automation and Project Management 
    • Shared Service Centers (SSCs) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) 
    • Metrics and Benchmarking 

6. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

    • Leadership and Management Best Practices 
    • Business Partnerships and Managing Change


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