Finance Controller of the Future

Become a Strategic, Data-Driven Business Partner


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To drive value in today’s fast-changing world, finance professionals must transition from the role of “controller” to strategic business partner.

If you’re ready to make this transition, this four-day programme is for you. You’ll live and learn how to drive growth across your whole organisation – and be a sounding board, communications specialist and data analyst, all rolled into one. And you’ll leave with the tools to leap into tackling the challenges facing cross-functional teams.

Detailed programme

This four-day programme is made up of two modules, each offering a powerful mix of theory and practice. 

Module 1: Strategic performance management

  • Understand the performance measurement framework
  • Learn to budget for and measure business drivers
  • Discover how to link organisational structure to financial performance measurement
  • Explore business unit evaluation and incentive schemes
  • Dive into strategy mapping and balanced scorecards
  • Learn how to use AI techniques for Predictive Modelling and KPI Dashboarding

Module 2: Strategic cost and profitability analysis

  • Dive into traditional costing systems and performance analysis
  • Explore strategic cost management and the role of activity-based costing
  • Understand time-driven activity-based costing and its impact on capacity
  • Learn how cost to serve models can help you make better marketing and sales decisions
  • Discover the theory of constraints

Why this programme

  • Track and measure the progress of your corporate strategy
  • Develop and implement systems for corporate finance management
  • Get a toolkit of ready-to-use performance models and techniques
  • Develop a business partner mindset that will help you drive, measure and communicate value creation across your organisation

Who should attend

  • Professionals who are already in, or are transitioning to, a financial business partner role
  • Finance controllers and managers who want to become strategic partners to the leadership team or C-suite
  • Professionals who want to work with non-finance colleagues to create value in their organisation

In previous editions, we had the pleasure of welcoming participants from companies like:

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Success stories

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In finance, we sometimes speak a different language to the rest of the business – the programme emphasised the need to translate models into clear messages. For me, a real highlight was our analysis of metric models for decision-making, because of the strong focus on actionable outcomes.


Filip Roodhooft

Filip Roodhooft

Professor of Management Accounting

Filip Roodhooft shows you how the finance function can be a valuable business partner for your organisation. 

Kristof Stouthuysen

Kristof Stouthuysen

Professor of Management Accounting & Digital Finance

Kristof Stouthuysen drives sustainable value creation with management accountancy – and leverages technology to make better financial decisions.