This joint research by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) and Deloitte’s Center for ControllershipTM assesses how prepared controllership is to meet future business demands and highlights some actions that accounting and finance leaders can consider to increase their teams’ preparedness in the fast-paced, complex, and increasingly Digital Age. More than 1,300 accounting and finance analysts, managers, directors, controllers, and CFOs shared responses to this global survey and offered perspectives during a series of interviews following the survey.

Key findings include: 

  • Controllership, still early in its transition, sees challenges amid a seismic shift in the landscape to find its footing and provide enduring value to the organization.
  • The current state of controllership is characterized by a broad recognition of the impetus for transformation, acceptance of the need to evolve, and the commencement of transformation journeys.
  • Learning from finance and controllership functions further ahead on the transformation journey and gaining clarity on a model for a successful transformation journey is essential to empowering functions to set appropriate goals and meet current and future demands.
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