More and more, controllers – and finance people in general – are being called upon to shift the roles they play in enterprises. Traditionally, they focused most of their efforts on internal and external reporting, compliance and control activities, and financial planning. But a variety of factors have amplified the need for Finance organisations to move beyond these traditional activities and focus greater attention on performance management efforts that increase shareholder value, becoming strategic partners with the CEO and the Board in the choice of strategic direction and actions.
Filip Roodhooft is Vlerick’s Research Dean and teaches in several MBA and executive programmes. An expert in Management Accounting & Control, Cost & Profitability Analysis and Strategy Execution, he has been Programme Director of our Executive Master Class in Controllership for the past 11 years.
Prof Roodhooft’s research and teaching are focused primarily on the finance function as a business partner to an organisation. In addition, he has delivered customised programmes to: Accenture, Rabobank, Carrefour, BNP Paribas, Umicore, AGInsurance, Eli Lilly, Trifinance, Bekaert, Tupperware and Eandis, among others.