“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Honestly, it’s hard to argue with that. Few people on this earth could take a punch from heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. But if you take a step back to look at it from a broader perspective, or even look at it in the context of the last three months, and you realize just how hard this statement hits (no pun intended).
Rise to the Challenge: Adapting to Change and Keeping Your Company Chugging Along
As a controller, you’ve spent your life in a reasonably consistent, predictable environment. After all, the word ‘control’ is in the job description. As the person who manages the accounting side of the business, even a word as mundane as “creative” gives you pause—Enron’s Chief Accounting Officer Richard Causey got 6 years for his role in allowing the company’s “creative” accounting principles.
Understandably, a healthy portion of your job revolves around keeping the business on a healthy trajectory. But what happens if something changes for the good? For the bad? Maybe it’s a business change, maybe it’s a black swan event, watching your business scale, or maybe it’s a move to expand internationally. Either way, it’s something that will change the way you work, the requirements you live by and the actions you need to take.
So how will you rise to the challenge? We launched the Controllers Council as a place for controllers to network, stay ahead of the trends, and improve their tactics as they lead their businesses. That’s why we’re proud to announce a new webcast featuring a leader in the business world who will share his experiences of seeing controllers rise to greatness in the face of business changes.
Join Us on August 13 for Saved by the Controller: Tales from the Boardroom
Running the accounting department is hard enough—throw a crisis, a significant change in business, or even a period of rapid growth, and it becomes one of those moments where you are called to greatness.
For some, the pressure is too much. For others, it brings out the best in people, hardening them and strengthening their mettle. If you’re looking for insights on how a change can bring out the best out of you and your staff, we’re excited to announce a new webcast.
Saved by the Controller – Tales from the Board Room is scheduled for August 13, 2020 and will explore the experiences of a serial CEO and his experience working with great controllers.
Featuring Jim Treleaven, a serial CEO who is currently the President/CEO of Via Strategy Group, LLC (VSG), Mr. Treleaven brings a wealth of experience advising CEOs, Boards of Directors, and other C-level executives on growth and turnaround strategies, M&A transactions, and more while personally serving in interim C-Level positions. His long career includes multiple CEO roles at both public and private companies, and we are very excited to hear his insights in this August 6 event.
To register for the free webcast, Saved by the Controller–Tales from the Board Room, click here.