Stage I - Controllers Best Practice
Everything you need to know about accounting, financial reporting and corporate planning.

Stage I - Controllers Best Practice

Seminar-No. 9.1 Period: 5 Days
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Seminar-No. 9.1
Everything you need to know about accounting, financial reporting and corporate planning.

Market, competitive and stakeholder situations are changing at an ever-increasing pace, calling for agile yet targeted management control. So setting up a controlling system that addresses modern requirements is essential. In-depth practical experience of key controlling tools, new approaches and methods are another important prerequisite.

At the same time, controlling and the role and skills demanded of controllers are changing in the wake of digitization. Stage I communicates hard and soft skills to successfully perform the role of business partner and shape controlling processes effectively and efficiently.

Your benefits

  • Find out how modern controlling systems are structured (strategy, results, finances) and expand your controlling toolbox
  • Based on numerous case studies, you practice using tools and honing your discussion and meeting leadership skills
  • Our organized knowledge transfer opportunities provide vital insights into different industries to promote out-of-the-box thinking
  • You are familiarized with key digitization areas and are given hints on how to advance and promote your company’s digital transformation

Seminar Content

I. Controlling for Successful Corporate Management

  • Controlling as management process of defining goals, planning and management control
  • Controller as business partner – understanding of roles and necessary competences
  • With contribution margin accounting to the right decision – Why are full costs unsuitable for internal management?
  • Break even chart, price volume changes, variance analysis and cost structure
  • Future-oriented controlling – successfully leading of variance analysis meetings and deriving action

II. Important Connections between Management Accounting and Financial Accounting

  • Details of profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow statement
  • Cost summary and cost of sales method
  • Differences between German GAAP (HGB) and IFRS
  • Holistic thinking and acting in controlling – from vision and strategy to management of operational business
  • The ROI-tree for sensitivity analysis and simulation
  • Derivation of profit target over the capital costs
  • Case study on planning / budgeting

III. Planning, Budgeting, Variance Analysis and Forecast

  • Integration of strategic and operational planning
  • Modern budgeting and rolling forecast
  • Application of strategic instruments (SWOT, five forces, product portfolio, potential profile, strategic form, business model canvas)
  • Cost center planning and variance analysis

IV. Development and Building Blocks of the Controlling System

  • The accounting panorama – connections of contribution margin accounting, product costing and cost center accounting
  • Basic concepts of BI-architecture
  • Calculation and sales price determination on the basis of various practical examples
  • Case study on strategic planning

V. Trends and Developments in Controlling

  • Green controlling and controller performance
  • Digitization and big data – chances for controllers
  • On the road to controller 4.0

 Target groups

The Seminar Stage I – Controllers Best Practice addresses to managers and employees from controlling service and accounting as well as executives, who look for deep insights in controller’s work.


Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Klaus Eiselmayer

studied Industrial Engineering at the TU Graz University of Technology (Austria) where he also got his PhD. He worked for Technodat (IT), Porsche Salzburg and Magna (car industry), his last job there was head of finance and controlling. He started with CA Akademie AG in 1995 as trainer and became partner in 1997. Since 2012 he is board member and responsible for the trainer team. Dr. Eiselmayer is also board member of the IGC International Group of Controlling and the ICV International Association of Controllers. He specialized in business planning, management and financial accounting, value based management, presentation and moderation skills and teambuilding. He provides training and coaching in German and English language. From 2007-2013 he was editor of the Controller Magazin and board member of the publishing house VCW Verlag für ControllingWissen AG.

Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Pascher

is partner and trainer of CA Akademie AG and responsible manager for its International Program and CAonAir online training. He provides controlling and finance training in German, English, French and Spanish. He assists companies in putting strategic, operational and financial controlling topics into practice. Furthermore, he is an IBCS® certified trainer for better reporting and an expert for clear presentations and business partnering. He specializes on project and sales controlling and psychological principles of clear communication and leadership competences for change projects. Dietmar Pascher is an industrial engineer for informatics and business administration. He began his professional career as a sales controller for Frischeis AG, Austria's biggest retailer for furniture industry supplies. He then joined KNAPP AG in Graz, Austria - a world leading supplier for warehouse logistics – working as a project manager and controller for international projects. Before joining CA Akademie AG he was director of research and development for KNAPP AG.

Dipl.-Kfm. Danny Szajnowicz

is partner, trainer and consultant of CA Akademie AG. He studied business economics with focus on International Management and Human Resource Management at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg, Germany. In addition he passed a summer course at Arizona State University, USA. Afterwards he gained experience in different management positions in the field of supply chain management before he joined a management consultancy. Danny Szajnowicz was responsible for project management and led numerous project teams in the fields of strategy and organizational development as well as process improvement. He specialized in Operational Excellence, Six Sigma and Lean Management. For CA Akademie AG he conducts seminars within the five stage program in German and English language. Furthermore he is responsible for the special seminars Lean Management, Production- and SCM-Controlling. Additionally he supports companies in the implementation of projects, moderation of workshops and Inhouse-trainings.

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Seminar-No.: 9.1

Period: 5 Days
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