10 Things a Controller Should Do

pencil Posted by Richard Veltre on January 4, 2018

A controller is an important member of your company’s management team. In large companies, the CFO is responsible for the overall financial strategy while the controller manages the day-to-day aspects of your accountants, payroll managers, tax managers, credit managers, etc. The controller’s role in smaller companies, however, can include the broad strategic responsibilities of a CFO in addition to hands-on management.

Here are the ten things a controller should do:

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What is the Difference Between a CFO and a Controller?

pencil Posted by Richard Veltre on June 29, 2013

I recently had the privilege of being involved in a discussion about the difference between a CFO and a controller. Harbour Rock has been offering both outsourced CFO and controller services for several years now, so I wanted to show my expertise. I started talking about the CFO's responsibilities for financing, risk management, forecasting and strategic vision while the Controller was responsible for monthly reporting and accounting issues - all the right buzz words and technical definitions. But a colleague of mine from North Carolina came up with an analogy that has become etched in my brain. 

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