Management Controller as a Business Partner
  • Assertiveness & control of emotions - Assertiveness & control of emotions / self-awareness / self-management
  • Change management - Change management in finance
  • Collaboration and relationship management - Social awareness and social relationship - Nonverbal language - Mentoring & coaching - Ability to challenge results -Influencing others – Assertiveness - Raising alert.
  • Communication, conviction - Communicating & convincing in Finance – Active listening - Analytical thinking bringing value – Clarity, brevity & impact - Weak signals and meaning, in a context of infobesity - Ability to reconcile contradictory interests and manage dilemmas - Retreat and crisis situations - Strategic thinking.
  • Cost Accounting and Costing - Know cost accounting, direct/indirect cost breakdown and cost calculation, activity-based costing, and activity-based management
  • Cost control and performance management - Know how to perform variance calculations, fixed/variable analysis and calculate a break-even point – Know and be able to use the cost and performance control levers
  • Dashboard (and BSC) - Governance and Steering (Dashboard and Balance Score Card)
  • Profitability and investment decision -
  • ROCE Value Creation (ROIC), WACC - Value creation: ROCE (ROIC) - WACC - Return on capital employed - Assets turn - Capital intensity

Target audience

- Leaders / Project Managers
- Management controllers

4 + day


This training does not require any particular prerequisite.


– Master the fundamentals of managment control
– Know the main tools implemented by companies seeking excellence
– Adopt the best behaviour to support change

Detailed content

> The mission of a Management Controller

– Reporting/management control:  differences and synergies
– Principles and approach
– Implementing controlling and continuous improvement
– Action plan
– Roles and positioning of a Management Controller

> Tools of management control

– Objectives, performance and monitoring
– Financial planning: from medium-term planning to budgeting
– Dashboards, special cases of reporting and balanced scorecard (or prospective dashboard)
– Value at the core of the objectives of a company: value creation and free cash flow
– Management accounting
– Managing investment projects

> The behavior of a Management Controller

– Communication: knowing yourself better to better adapt
– Active listening: the fundamental skill of an internal consultant
– Influence and persuasion: convince, persuade, handle objections
– Team management: integrating the profile of your team members, managing conflicts, knowing how to say no

> Summary

– Technical and human qualities

Why should you attend?

Management control is at the very centre of the challenges facing companies. This training programme allows you to make the best from them and facilitate management dialogue. It covers the three dimensions of the role of a management controller: providing reliable data, acting as a guardian of management rules, and acting a business partner.

Training methods and evaluation

Succession of theory, illustrations, and business cases. Real transposition of theory to the business environment of participants.
Quiz, self-assessment questionnaires, role-playing and real-life scenarios also contribute to give a meaningful and operational aspect to the behavioural section.
Assessment questionnaire. A training certificate is delivered at the end of the session.

The trainer is available by e-mail and telephone after the session to answer questions relating to the training.


2 550 € Excl. VAT – 3 060 € Incl. VAT


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Jonathan C.