The Controller Performance Program is a benchmarking and development program for the business controlling functions of big international companies. It provides an opportunity for high potential business controllers to learn best practices in finance functions and processes, build long-lasting professional networks, and together explore solutions to current issues in the field.
The group of companies is structured to exclude direct competitors, and deep benchmarking by the participants is organized behind a joint NDA.
The program supports the professional development of both the individual participants and the finance functions of the participating companies, aiming for the business controllers to create value as Business Partners or even Pathfinders. The program has a documented track record of successfully developing new knowledge and cutting-edge competences in the field of business controlling.
The program is structured around 4 modules of 3 days run over 7 months in total. Module locations in Helsinki and Stockholm.
Module themes include strategy development and execution, operational excellence and the impact of digitalisation, analytics, robotics and machine learning, and systematic innovation and change management. These themes are introduced by world-class faculty. The impact of these and other issues on business controlling and the finance function are then explored and systematically benchmarked by the participants in each module.
Every module also includes CFO-level keynotes and discussions, personal development and communication skills training, and a lot of opportunities to network and exchange information informally.
In-depth benchmarking between the companies is done through a sequence of company visits in smaller groups between the modules, and the results of these studies are presented to the group and invited guests at the end of the program.