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Controller's Role in Payroll, Budget, and Management ON DEMAND

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6.0 Credits

Member Price $174.00

Non-Member Price $200.00


This course provides an overview of some of the controller’s most essential responsibilities. You’ll learn what is expected from a controller, how to set up and structure your department, and how to implement new systems. Special attention is paid to departmental management, payroll management, budgeting, capital budgeting, and the selection and installation of computer systems. These topics all fall under the responsibility of the controller, and each requires unique management and implementation techniques. As a whole, this course will help you set your department up to succeed on a range of issues, beginning with your first day on the job.


Controller Job Description. Payroll Management. Department Management. Budgeting. Capital Budgeting. Computer System Selection and Installation.



Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers, financial professionals, and auditors.


Describe the role of the controller and the chief financial officer, and the activities to address during the controller’s first days on the job. Describe how to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the payroll department, as well as how to account for common payroll transactions, and more






Leader Bios

Steven Bragg, Western CPE

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

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Non-Member Price $200.00

Member Price $174.00