The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) today announced the launch of its Certified Professional Controller (CPC) Program™, the only controller certification program in the United States.
Greenwich, Conn. (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
The Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) today announced the launch of its Certified Professional Controller (CPC) Program™, the only controller certification program in the United States. Already, several candidates representing a number of prestigious U.S.-based corporations have enrolled. All who participate in the IOFM’s new program gain immediate access to a comprehensive IOFM-approved and -developed study guide and access to the related eLearning Portal.
“There’s never been a certification program recognizing the controller function,” said RD Whitney, chief executive officer of the IOFM. “The IOFM has received many requests for a controller certification program and, so, drawing on our deep internal brain trust, we have developed the first and only controller certification program in the country.”
The IOFM’s certification program focuses on building the core business and operational knowledge required for corporate controllers and controllers of business units, manufacturing plants or regional locations. IOFM-provided CPC designation affords finance and accounting professionals significant career advantages.
The credibility of the IOFM’s CPC Program rests comfortably on the credentials of Executive Director Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, who has held senior finance, internal controls, and controller positions at large corporations, including Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation and Hewlett Packard. Complementing her leadership are the decades of experience of other IOFM staff involved in the effort.
Controllers face myriad external and internal considerations: an ever-evolving compliance and regulatory landscape; ongoing change within their companies due, for instance, to mergers and acquisitions; implementation of new systems and processes; the outsourcing of a business process; or the move to shared service centers. With these considerations come risks, challenges, and internal control requirements. The CPC designation from IOFM means the certification recipient has met all pre-requisites and successfully passed the IOFM’s exam—powerful proving points that these professionals are ready to handle the job:
- The CPC designation enables career advantages and provides the controller with the foundational business knowledge to increase professional value and effectiveness.
- CPCs certified through the IOFM’s program will have the opportunity to attend and lead webinars and roundtables and participate in other knowledge-sharing events.
- Additionally, CPCs certified through the IOFM’s program will be able to present and participate in IOFM premier events for controllers, which include the IOFM Controller’s Summit and other events where controllers can interact with their peers and share current business challenges and solutions.
More information about the IOFM’s CPC program can be found at the following link:
About the Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management developed and operates the Controllers Exchange, a membership-based web portal of news, analysis, events and research for controllers and other finance executives. With highly regarded publications, webinars, training tools and seminars, conferences and more, the IOFM is the leading resource for information and tools across its many areas of focus: Corporate Financial Management; Accounts Payable; Credit, Receivables & Collections; and Corporate Security & Safety. Every year, the IOFM produces the Accounts Payable Conference & Expo (@AP_Expo) by drawing on more than two decades' worth of experience. Anyone interested may register here for AP Expo Spring 2013, which takes place April 10-12 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Washington, D.C. Publishers of newsletters such as Controller's Report and Managing Accounts Payable, the IOFM is a teeming source year round of news, benchmarks, strategic thought and best practices for budgeting and cost control management research.