Controllers Facing High Demand and Heavy Competition for Financial Talent

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Compensation, the Key to Recruitment, and Retention, to Be Discussed at IOFM’s Third Annual Controller's Summit

As competition for talent heats up, controllers need to understand the latest trends and incentives to compete for and retain current financial executives.

The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a leading resource for controllers, has announced that the Third Annual Controller’s Summit will feature “Emerging Trends and Issues in Compensation for Financial Executives,” a session led by Ken Troy, Compensation & Benefits Consulting Director – Southern California Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLP.

With compensation increasingly being viewed by CFOs and controllers as the key to recruiting and retaining financial executives and other top professionals, the war for financial talent and issues effecting executive compensation will be explored.

“As competition for talent heats up, controllers need to understand the latest trends and incentives to compete for and retain current financial executives,” says RD Whitney, Executive Director of IOFM. “They will also be interested in hearing results of a salary and incentive study of controller and CFO positions.”

The Controller’s Summit takes place at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, October 20-22; the session will be held the afternoon of October 21.

The event’s keynote presentation, “The Evolving Role of the Finance Executive: How Controllers Can Help Support their CFOs and the Skills Controllers Need to become CFOs,” will be given by Myles Corson, Markets Leader, Financial Accounting Services, Ernst & Young.

Other important topics on the agenda include:

  • Innovative Metrics That Matter
  • Accounting Complexity and Resource Planning
  • Cash Flow
  • Expense Reduction and Efficiency Programs
  • Risk Management and Internal Controls
  • Balancing Technology Purchases with Improved Productivity
  • Scenario Planning
  • Unlocking Hidden Value of Financial Data
  • An Exclusive Regulatory Compliance Panel Covering Such Pain Points as Sales and Use Tax, Unclaimed Property, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • And More

The full Controller’s Summit agenda can be seen here:

Attendees who register before August 15 will save $300 on the Controller’s Summit. For more information, visit the event website or email David Beck at david(dot)beck(at)iofm(dot)com.

About IOFM

The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) is the leading source of events, peer networks, training/certification, information tools and resources for Controllers, Accounts Payable, and Payments professionals. IOFM runs the Senior Accounts Payable Leadership Network, a peer-based network providing insight, best practices and proprietary research through private, in-person meetings. IOFM also hosts the largest dedicated Accounts Payable events in the country, taking place each fall (10/21-10/23 in Las Vegas) and bringing together hundreds of AP professionals, and is launching the Controller's Conference & Expo in 2014. With a rapidly growing membership, and a keen understanding of the issues and content of the most importance to finance professionals, IOFM is your partner to help improve your departments’ performance, and advance your career. For more information, visit

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