Simplicient Controlling – The Simple (and Efficient) Finance Manager Blog

Our “Simplicient Controlling” series of articles demistifies the DNA of a Finance Controller’s job: main responsibilities, the best financial management tools, how to become a best in class controller / business partner, surveys, statistics and opinions:

 
Simplicient Controlling 8 – Number-Cruncher or Business Partner?

Caught between ever-faster reporting cycles and business leader‘s interpretation needs, controllers have little time to improve their working tools. How should a controller prioritize between maintaining existing reporting and improving it?

Simplicient Controlling 7 – The CFO Profile to Fall in Love With

What is the ideal profile of a CFO? What are companies looking for in their finance leaders? There are a few surprise sticky points of what headhunters are searching.

Simplicient Controlling 6 – How to clearly present financial and business performances

You the controller have done all the work – closed the month, ticked all the control boxes, tracked and explained all deviations. Now, how do you clearly present your company’s financial performance to an impatient, senior executive audience? This simplicient controlling article offers several tips & tricks.

Simplicient Controlling 5 – Why is Sales Analysis so Difficult?

The starting point of any P&L and of any controller’s job kit, sales analysis is becoming more and more difficult. Counter-intuitive, given the nature of the Business Intelligence tools’ progress. Why is this happening?

Simplicient Controlling 4 – Advancing your Education – MBA or Professional Qualification?

The 4th part of the financial management blog series looks how a controller can advance her education whilst having the biggest career impact.

Simplicient Controlling 3 – Are the Tech Skills Still Relevant?

This blog explores how much retraining a controller needs, especially with regards to the fast changing systems (ERPs, Business Intelligence tools, analytics, machine learning etc). It also argues for CPD (Continuous Professional Development).

Simplicient Controlling 2 – To Reduce or Not… Your SG&A Expenses

We are living a world of permanent changes – and companies need to constantly revisit their operating and indirect expenses. How can they cut their SG&A and continue to grow?

Simplicient Controlling 1 – Laying the Ground

The starting point of the financial management blog – why it started and what it tries to achieve.