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Interim controller


                PS: Our candidates may be overqualified for a traditional controller role, but some of them are willing to take on such assignments temporarily.

                                                         What is an interim controller?

An interim controller is an experienced temporary leader who takes on the responsibility of managing the day-to-day financial operations in an organization. The role works closely with accounting and finance to monitor and ensure profitability in the business. Some common tasks include financial planning, budgeting, risk management, and reporting. However, they often have such a strong business understanding that they can contribute to the development and value creation in the organization.

                                                     When and why hire an interim controller?

  1. Financial Restructuring: An interim controller can provide expertise during financial restructuring processes, assisting with cost reduction initiatives, optimizing financial operations, and improving overall financial performance.
  2. Systems Implementation: They play a crucial role in implementing new financial systems, such as ERP or accounting software, ensuring a smooth transition and efficient utilization of the systems.
  3. Financial Reporting and Compliance: Interim controllers excel in managing financial reporting processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and maintaining accurate and timely financial statements.
  4. Process Improvement: They identify areas for process improvement within the finance function, streamlining financial processes, enhancing internal controls, and maximizing operational efficiency.
  5. Financial Analysis and Planning: Interim controllers contribute to financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting, providing valuable insights to support strategic decision-making and drive business growth.

Hiring an interim controller enables organizations to strengthen their financial operations, enhance reporting accuracy, and drive process efficiencies. They bring extensive experience in financial management, compliance, and financial analysis, ensuring that the organization's financial functions are optimized and aligned with its overall objectives.

                                How do we find the best interim controller candidate for you?

We have perfected our method over more than 20 years and built a network of over 3000 experienced leaders, with a global reach of 60,000 interim leaders. Our primary strength as an interim service provider is understanding, evaluating, and finding solutions while continuously following up on the business. We also assess the effectiveness of the interim assignment for 2-3 years after completion. When you reach out to solve your leadership challenge, we follow this process:

  1. Together with you, we define the assignment and set the objectives for the assignment period.
  2. We advertise the assignment to our interim leaders, screen the best applicants, and send them to you anonymously.
  3. Together with you, we select candidates for interviews and conduct them (all candidates are quality assured before the interview).
  4. You choose your preferred interim leader.
  5. The interim leader begins the assignment!

We provide ongoing support and follow-up for both you and the interim leader throughout the assignment.

                                A selection of our completed interim controller assignments

Read more about our controller assignments below. See all our reference articles here, and feel free to contact us for references related to your assignment. We also provide leaders for similar positions, such as Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Accounting Manager, Finance Director, CFO (Chief Financial Officer), Financial Controller, Business Controller, Controller Manager, Controlling Manager, Financial Analyst.