Future Controlling Roles in a Digitized Business World

Prof. Dr. Christian Faupel of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences summarized the status of the future Controlling roles in an interview as follows:At the Management and Controlling Congress 2019, two pioneers in the field of Controlling described future roles in a digitized business world.
Stefan Schnell, Head of Controlling at BASF, defines four Controller roles, many of which are also described by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber (Europe’s leading expert in the field of Controlling). The future Controlling roles can be summarized as follows:

  • Business Partner“, who acts entrepreneurially and gives financial business advice.
  • Pathfinder“, who scouts new trends and technologies, bridges business with IT and the data scientiests and drives Controlling transformation.
  • Guardian“, who monitors performance targets, gives guidance in governance processes and performs internal process controls.
  • Service Expert“, who manages effective and efficient Controlling processes and improves workflows continuously.

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Controller - Business Partner

Controller – Business Partner

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