Welcome to my blog, “The Everyday Controller”. I created this blog so I could hear the voices of the thousands of Controllers across the U.S. who, like me, have or are working for privately held companies of all sizes. Let’s talk about what our daily challenges are, for example:
- Personnel challenges
- Maintaining Internal Control
- Analyzing and Understanding our Financial Statements
- Execution of our strategic planning
- Cash Flow & other Treasury issues
- Banking relationships and Lines of Credit
No one person can be an expert on everything. However, collectively, I believe we can solve problems together in a less formal environment where there are no stupid questions.
Our challenges and problems are sometimes very different from those Controllers working for publicly held companies. Over the years I’ve searched for a forum of like minded controllers and never really found it. I hope ‘The Everyday Controller’ will be that place. Join me and maybe together we can find a place to talk about the real issues we deal with at work. If Sarbanes-Oxley is just not on your radar, then this is the place for you.
Judith D. Sherling, CPA, CGMA – Controller Services & Solutions, LLC