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Becoming a Contract Controller: Tips for a Thriving Career

Publisher: AICPA
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Opportunities for part-time or contract controllers and financial executives have grown exponentially in recent years. If you’ve ever considered following this fast-growing trend and striking out on your own, then this is the book for you. Author Ron Rael, who has years of experience as a contract controller himself, shows you how to navigate the unique questions, problems, and opportunities of this consulting niche.

After reading this book you will be able to

  • Apply the special skills required of the part-time and contract controller.
  • Understand the role the contract controller plays.
  • Weigh the positives and negatives of being a part-time and contract controller.
  • Know how to be a very effective contract controller.
  • Discuss issues related to the elusive contract executive position.
  • Develop a Position Description for a contract financial executive.
  • Generate ideas on how to market yourself as a part-time or contract controller.
  • Design a tailored action plan for your specific needs.
  • List your own ideas and contributions.
  • Put this information to good use in your own career.

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About the Authors

Ron Rael, CPA

Sammamish, Washington

Ron Rael, CEO and founder of the High Road™ Institute works with individual leaders to be the best that they can be, and with organizations to have great leaders at all levels. Through the High Road Institute, Ron provides the tools, training, and coaching a person needs to become an outstanding leader.

Ron Rael, CPA, is a thought-leader for the CPA profession on high quality leadership and Controllership/CFO topics. His 40 years of industry experience comes from working in two fortune 500 companies, as well as from leading accounting teams in numerous closely held industry leaders. As a CPA, Ron knows that a successful accounting team needs a strong, courageous leader to develop accountable, contributing employees and assist the CEO to set the tone for high ethics and excellence. However you cannot be effective in this role with a dysfunctional accounting group. Ron shows you what it takes to have a cohesive, supportive, and interdependent team so you can have more time to support the CEO's drive for growth.

Consistently rated as an outstanding trainer, Ron is the developer of courses, webcasts, and self-study materials for 12 AICPA courses. His work has been published by numerous state societies and now CIMA. His extensive catalog of books and materials include topics such as: leadership, professionalism, customer service, budgeting, accountability, governance, negotiating, risk management, consulting, strategic planning, controllership, and role of the CFO.

Consistently rated as an outstanding trainer, Ron is the developer of courses, webcasts, and self-study materials for 12 AICPA courses. His work has been published by numerous state societies and now CIMA. His extensive catalog of books and materials include topics such as: leadership, professionalism, customer service, budgeting, accountability, governance, negotiating, risk management, consulting, strategic planning, controllership, and role of the CFO.

Ron is a graduate (summa cum laude) of National University and gained his credentials with KPMG and Moss Adams.

Ron is a graduate (summa cum laude) of National University and gained his credentials with KPMG and Moss Adams.



About the Publisher

AICPA

About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.