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What to expect from a Financial Controller role

3 months ago by Helen Jones

A financial controller is an important role within a business, but what is the role and what are they expected to do in it? ICAEW delves deeper in this financial controller guide.   What is a Financial Controller? The financial controller (FC) is a vital and senior role in the accounting or finance department. Usually reporting to a finance director or chief financial officer, the financial con...

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Productivity Tips: How to get more done in a day than you do now in a week

about 3 years ago by Katie Horne

Work is a huge part of our identity, but for many of us work has ceased to well… work for us.  Ask yourself: Are you stressed at the end of most days, frustrated that you haven’t achieved what you set out to do? Do you feel like a shift worker? Working early morning shifts, evening shifts and weekend shifts, as well as the 8.30am – 6.00pm day in your employment contract.  And despite these long...

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An interview with: Hannah an FC at Whitbread

about 3 years ago by Katie Horne

Hannah has been with Whitbread for 6 months having joined from PwC and is now working as a controller within risk, control and process improvement. Hannah is one of a number of ACAs who have joined Whitbread in the controls and risk environment in the last 5 years as the business helps develop its future leaders. I discussed the following with Hannah: RM: Why did you join Whitbread in the contr...

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Why a financial control role should be top of any ACAs wishlist

about 3 years ago by Katie Horne

Over the years I have interacted with countless numbers of recently qualified accountants looking at moving into a finance role. More often than not the first words I hear are “I want a commercial role” or “I would consider management accounting or financial accounting as a second choice…. but I don’t want audit”.   Equally, organisations looking to recruit commercial finance roles will have to...

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