Transforming Your Role as Controller to Business Partner

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Are you ready to take your role as controller to the next level while adding significant value to the organization? A successful controller will go beyond financial statements, internal controls and general accounting to create new value for the organization. We'll explore new additional roles that controllers are now accepting and outline a roadmap you can use to expand your role as a controller from simply internal process/transaction oriented to externally focused understanding of industry and macro trends.


Number of Credits Type of Credits
8 Business Management and Organization


Experience in financial management of a medium or small company


  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Business and strategic planning processes
  • Corporate culture
  • Lean management techniques and processes
  • Promoting and maintaining an ethical culture
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing employees
  • Project and change management
  • Communications, listening and presentation skills
  • Managing "up" and how to master it
  • Business Strategy and the controller
  • The need for increased efficiency and the application of Lean techniques
  • Application of best practices in the accounting department


  • Differentiate between the value of the traditional controller and business oriented controller
  • Recall the definition of controllership in your company by integrating controllership into the larger financial and organization leadership function
  • Distinguish your role within your organization
  • Apply a wide variety of financial and management skills to integrate the position of controller into the organization's overall financial process
  • Recognize how Servant Leadership increases the success of the controller


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Michele Kemp

ACAS, LLC was established and is solely owned by Michele Kemp, CPA in 2011 to operate a Certified Public Accounting Firm located in Little Rock, Arkansas. She began her public accounting career at BKD, LLP, the 11th largest CPA firm in the country where she left as a Manager to start her own firm. Prior to establishing the Limited Liability Company, Michele provided services as a sole proprietor for five years. She worked to grow her practice, and now has a team with over 25 years of combined experience in the accounting, tax and consulting industry. The firm’s commitment to quality work and personal service sets us apart from other accounting firms. Our certified public accountants have the experience and expertise to help our clients achieve success. Additionally, our entire professional team attends on-going training to keep up-to-date on issues affecting our clients.

Michele is owner and Managing Member with more than 15 years of experience providing a variety of services to include assurance, tax, training and business consulting. Michele specializes in governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Michele received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Arkansas Tech University. She also graduated with a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Central Arkansas. Michele is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member and instructor for the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Michele is also a licensed certified public accountant in Texas where she is a member of the Texas State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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