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Controller Series: Leadership and Tone at the Top (6)Controller Series: Leadership and Tone at the Top (6)

While nearly 7 years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making. The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand. This course is part of a series of short courses that will explore key economic, personnel, and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come. 

This one hour course will examine and walk-through key elements of leadership and how the CPA or financial executive can impact the tone at the top of the organization. Special focus will be given to the role of the financial professional in establishing core values and/or a code of ethics in the organization.

Credits: 1
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)

Lessons

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Online Lesson1. Controller Series: Leadership and Tone at the Top (6) -

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define what it means to be an effective leader

  • Describe techniques to set the “tone at the top”

  • Identify various leadership principles and their impact on an organization

  • Identify various Core Values and their impact on an organization 

Major Topics:  

  • Effective leadership

  • Setting the tone at the top

  • Leadership principles

  • Leadership traits

  • Core values

  • The value of trust

  • Management and culture

  • Developing subordinates

  • Execution or results

  • Ethical conduct

  • Core values 

Field of Study:  Business Management Organization 

Recommended CPE Credit Hours:  1.0 

Course Level: Basic 

Prerequisites:  None 

Designed For: CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers 

Authors:  Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA

                       Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA 

Publish Date:  04/30/2017

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