What are the best controller qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a controller? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective controller?

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David Innes in Suffield, Connecticut

73 months ago

1. Be under 40
2. Have an MBA
3. Know something about accounting.
4. Be good at politics as that is mostly what the job entails.

Shawn in Orange, California

68 months ago

I couldn't disagree more...
Age - irrelevant
MBA - overrated
Politics -yes but not most important.
Most important is the capabily
and experience to "step into" the owners/equity's shoes.
To build value through smart business management.
Experience is the most important (perhaps only) teacher.

SAFICPA in Huntington Beach, California

59 months ago

Agreed with Shawn in CA

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