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Fostering talent with the changing role of controllership

Archived controllership perspectives Dbriefs

​As the controllership function transitions to the digital era, the department is being asked to deliver more insights through data analysis and other qualitative information. How does the shift from debits and credits to bits and bytes impact controllership talent acquisition, retention, and management?

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Webcast recap

​During the Controllership Perspectives Dbriefs, "Fostering talent with the changing role of controllership," held on August 16, 2017, Beth Kaplan, managing director, Center for Controllership™, Deloitte & Touche LLP was joined by Jessica L. Bier, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Jen Sullivan, US Advisory chief talent officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP; and Jeff Baker, VP CAO and Corporate Controller, The Clorox Company. The presenters discussed:

  • Attracting and retaining high-performing accounting professionals.
  • Evolving your talent model to include professionals with the ability to adapt to the changing role of controllership and digital advancements.
  • Creating an environment that fosters growth and development for the controllership function.
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Poll results

Attendees of the live webcast on August 16 responded to the following poll questions.

Which imperative do you think your organization is least prepared for?

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What have you found most effective to develop leaders in your controllership function:

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One priority for controllership is to make the function a desirable career destination to attract top talent. Which cultural aspect(s) do you believe your employees value most?

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The digital landscape is transforming the suite of skills needed in controllership. Which capabilities would you like to enhance in your function?

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What element is most important to your controllership organization to increase engagement?

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The statements in this report reflect the aggregation of poll responses and are not intended to reflect facts or opinions of any entities. All data, charts and statistics referenced and presented, as well as the representations made and opinions expressed, unless specifically described otherwise, pertain only to the participants and their responses to the Deloitte poll. The information obtained during the poll was taken "as is" and was not validated or confirmed by Deloitte.

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