The role of financial controller (FC) can be a challenging one, often involving disagreements with others in the business over financial reporting demands and practices. Below Catherine Bailey explains how to resolve such conflicts.
The work of the financial controller (FC) routinely brings them into conflict with the business they support. While the current business pressure for growth and reduction of financial risk may have heightened the likelihood and potential intensity of such conflict, there have always been endemic conflicts from a financial control perspective.
FCs will probably recognise such sources of conflict as:
This is an extract from the Finance & Management Magazine, Issue 194, December 2011.
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