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2014.11.27 Two companies awarded with Green Controlling Award

2014.11.19 Controlling – Newcomer Award 2014 to Aalen, Rosenheim, Darmstadt

2014.07.29 Green Controlling Award - Submit your solution by September 15

2014.07.25 WiWo Green Partner of the Green Controlling Preis

2014.07.01 The best “green” controlling solution

2014.05.25 Controller Award 2015: Invitation to take part in the competition

2014.05.25 Press release 5/2014: International Controller Award 2014 for Elite Partner for an exemplary marketing controlling solution

2014.03.26 Don't forget: application deadline for Newcomer Award is April 30!

2014.02.19 Controlling – Newcomer Award 2014

2014.01.22 Entry Deadline for International Controller Award 2014 is February, 28!

2013.12.11 Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH and Volkswagen AG win award

2013.11.14 International Controller Award 2014 - entry deadline is February 28, 2014!

2013.10.05 Controlling - Newcomer Award 2013 given

2013.07.21 Media partnership with a German portal Wirtschaftswoche Green

2013.06.04 Green Controlling Award of the Péter Horváth-Stiftung 2013

2013.06.04 Controller Award 2014

2013.05.07 Lufthansa AG receives ControllerPreis 2013

2013.03.12 Controlling Newcomer Award 2013

2013.01.12 Last days left to submit best controlling sollutions

2012.11.12 Controlling Newcomer Award 2012 for FH Joanneum Kapfenberg’s  graduate student

2012.07.24 Green-Controlling Preis 2012

2012.07.06 The application for Controlling-NachwuchsPreis 2012 ends on July 23

2012.06.12 Controller Award 2013 - challenge your colleagues in the competition!

Controlling-NachwuchsPreis 2012

Otto Group receives ControllerPreis 2012

The application for Controller Award ends on January, 31

Controller Award 2012 in the amount of 5,000 €

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Awards - Announcement

Two companies awarded with Green Controlling Award

On November 27, 2014 the Green Controlling Award went to two companies: the STABILO International GmbH for the program "Controlling as a business partner of sustainable management" and the Takata AG for the program "Maximize innovation to minimize environmental impact". The Award in the high of EUR 10,000 was donated by Péter Horváth  Foundation and presented at the 12th Controlling Competence Stuttgart – CCS 2014 by Péter Horváth, Jury Chairman and Head of the ICV Dream Factory.

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Controlling – Newcomer Award 2014 to Aalen, Rosenheim, Darmstadt

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The Controlling – Newcomer Award winners (left to right): Simon Redlinger, university Aalen, 1st prize; Claudia Lisa Weißmann, TU Darmstadt, 3rd prize; Christopher Kaufmann, university Rosenheim, 2nd prize.

The Controlling – Newcomer Award of the International Controller Association (ICV) for outstanding academic theses goes this year to graduates of universities Aalen and Rosenheim and the TU Darmstadt. First prize went to Simon Redlinger (Aalen University) for his Master Thesis “Wind power business case - a dynamic system analysis". The second prize winner, Christopher Kaufmann, Rosenheim University, was honored for his Master Thesis "Determination of production hourly rates for the correct valuation of inventories according to BilMoG" (German Accounting Modernization Law Act). The Master Thesis of the third prize winner, Claudia Lisa Weißmann of the TU Darmstadt, is titled: "Analysis of use of Life Cycle Costing and Life Cycle Assessment for efficiency houses".

The Award subsidized with more than 4,000 EUR and also this year sponsored by the Haufe Group was given November 15 at the conference "14 Controlling Innovation Berlin - CIB 2014".

Controller Award 2015: Invitation to take part in the competition

International Controller Award 2015

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Controller Award of the International Controller Association (ICV) will be awarded on 20-21 April 2015 during the 40th Controller Congress. Every year the ICV gives awards for exemplary controlling solutions which have significantly contributed to the achievement of the objectives of a company or an organization.

I would like to cordially invite you to compete for the International Controller Award 2015 by sending us your controlling solution by 30th January 2015. Take up the challenge: compete with your colleagues and get to know what the decision of our competent jury is!

The International Controller Award 2015 will be nominated by an international jury consisting of Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen (both Germany), Mag. Hubert Tretter (Austria) and Dr. Luc Schultheiss (Switzerland) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber. The ICV reputation of a proven expert in controlling has been sustainably strengthened by the Controller Award. We were happy to see that the reward of 5.000 EUR awakened the interest of many controllers in 2014. Therefore the jury is curious about how many proposals will be submitted to compete for the Controller Award 2015.

I am looking forward to numerous interesting projects, the competent jury's decision and the happy winners. I wish all candidates good luck!

Siegfried Gänßlen

Chairman of the International Controller Association (ICV)

Registration documents

The Controller Award 2015 will be given by the ICV for an exemplary controlling solution. The award is rewarded with 5.000 EUR and will be awarded at the 40th Controller Congress on April 20-21, 2015 in Munich.

The selection of the best controlling solution will be based on the controller's mission statement defined by the International Group of Controlling (IGC). An exemplary controlling solution has to meet the following criteria:

  • it contributes to a significant change which has been tested in practice,
  • this change affects not only the controlling department, but contributes to the success of the whole company,
  • the change has been developed by controllers in-house and represents an innovation.

For further enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber, Chair of Management Accounting and Control, WHU Vallendar, tel. +49-261-6509 471.

Entitled to participate in that competition are controllers who implemented a project within the last 12 months either in a profit or a non-profit organization. The project must not have been published nor taken part in any other competition.

Deadline for submission of your exemplary solution is January 30, 2015. Please send all necessary documents to the ICV office: Münchner Str. 8, 82237 Wörthsee (Germany) or to c.guenther@controllerverein.de.

Please complete the questionnaire (pdf-file / word-file) below and give more detailed information about your project: situation in the company before and after the project, necessity to start the project, project’s goals and implementation, participants and project’s contribution to the success of the company. The documents will be evaluated by a jury consisting of Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen, Mag. Hubert Tretter and Dr. Luc Schultheiss under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber.

The distinction of the award winners will be a highlight of the 40th Controller Congress in Munich.

questionnaire (pdf-file / word-file)

Green Controlling Award - Submit your solution by September 15

Only by September 15 you can submit your solutions for Green Controlling Award!

To compete you will have to present your „green“ controlling solution since 2013:

- What was the problem to solve?
- What was the idea of the green controlling solution?
- What was innovative in the project?
- How was the green controlling solution implemented?
- What was the role of controllers?
- What was the economic and ecologic result (the effect)?

You can read more below!

WiWo Green Partner of the Green Controlling Preis

Wirtschaftswoche Green is again media partner of the next edition of Green Controlling Preis. The cooperation of the ICV and WiWo Green started last year.

Péter Horváth-Stiftung in cooperation with the International Controller Association and WiWo Green offers 10.000 EUR as a reward for the best “green” controlling solution. Péter Horváth-Stiftung  and the ICV, as last year, promotes the most innovative and most effective ideas with an aim to create ecologic strategies, programs, projects and tools.  The price will be awarded at the conference "Controlling Competence Stuttgart (CCS 2014)". You can submit your solutions by September 15.

The best “green” controlling solution

Péter Horváth-Stiftung in cooperation with the International Controller Association offers 10.000 EUR as a reward for the best “green” controlling solution. Péter Horváth-Stiftung  and the ICV, as last year, promotes the most innovative and most effective ideas with an aim to create ecologic strategies, programs, projects and tools.  The price will be awarded at the conference "Controlling Competence Stuttgart (CCS 2014)" on November 27, 2014. You can submit your solutions by September 15.

To compete you will have to present your „green“ controlling solution since 2013:

- What was the problem to solve?
- What was the idea of the green controlling solution?
- What was innovative in the project?
- How was the green controlling solution implemented?
- What was the role of controllers?
- What was the economic and ecologic result (the effect)?

Please submit your papers by September 15, 2014 by:

Péter Horváth-Stiftung
c/o IPRI gGmbH
Königstraße 5
70173 Stuttgart
phorvath@ipri-institute.com

Carbon Accounting & Controlling-Team of  Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) was the winner in 2011 for ist controlling solution in its programme „GoGreen“. In 2012 the winner was Hansgrohe SE for the project „Green Controlling – Green Profit – Green Future" and in 2013: Volkswagen AG for „Think Blue. Factory. Umweltcontrolling“ and Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH for „fairport Controlling”.

Press release 5/2014: International Controller Award 2014 for Elite Partner for an exemplary marketing controlling solution

The solution supports optimal distribution of media budgets / awards ceremony at the 39th Controller Congress in Munich with 560 controlling experts

Munich, 19.05.2014 - On Monday, May 19, 2014, at the 39th Controller Congress in Munich, EliteMedianet GmbH from Hamburg, operator of the online dating agency ElitePartner, received from the International Controller Association (Internationaler Controller Verein ICV) the prestigious award for an exemplary marketing controlling solution.

EliteMedianet GmbH is a subsidiary of Tomorrow Focus AG with more than 80 employees in Hamburg's HafenCity and operates ElitePartner - one of the leading online dating agencies in Germany. With the project “Media Compass – regression-based optimization of allocation of the advertising budget" ElitePartner has developed and introduced an innovative and exemplary solution for decision support. This helps to distribute the media budget, which accounts for two-thirds of the annual turnover of approximately EUR 30 million to various media channels so that the goals are achieved optimally. By "flexible regulating screws" in the decision-making process also specific sub-objectives can be considered. Depending on the target group in the specific time, weights can be changed in the model. Precise predictions are possible, deviations can be analyzed and incorporated into the allocation model. Overall, the company puts a stronger focus is at the corporate strategy.

The solution is valued because of their simplicity of use as a communication basis for the decisions involving managers and employees in the company. Their use led to a budget redistribution for a more efficient achievement of objectives - in particular, the increase of the "number of new customers registration" - and to improvement of the cost -to-sales ratio of 9.8 percent from 2012 and 2013.

The 5,000 EUR International Controller Award in 2014 was given at the opening of the largest controlling symposium in German-speaking countries, the 39th Controller Congress. The award was given by the Chairman of the International Controller Association, Siegfried Gänßlen, CEO of Hansgrohe SE and Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Jürgen Weber, Chairman of the ICV Board of Trustees, Otto Beisheim School of Management, to Markus Winter, Managing Head of EliteMedianet GmbH, Janina Arndt, Robert Brunner, Christna Pieplow, Andra Plückthun, Katrin Sawadsky and Juno Ziss. In his speech, the jury chairman Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Jürgen Weber named this year's winner’s solution a "solution for a core process of the company"; namely the planning and distribution of media budgets . The controllers have proved themselves as drivers of development and as partners of management. The easy-to-use and stimulating communication in marketing management instrument supports decisions based on hard statistical analyzes and not just based on a gut feeling. The result is an understandable Excel-Standard-Tool for internal controlling customers of marketing and Media-Buying.

Weber explained that marketing controlling have in practice still a large pent-up demand. But in the meantime, the marketing takes care of the "return on marketing" itself – although today, many marketers are far less competent in the ability to count than the controllers. As a partner of marketing manager controllers thus provide even better solutions available – a requirement that the Award winner 2014 fulfils exemplary.


The International Controller Association (Internationaler Controller Verein eV – ICV) has around 6,500 active members that work in controlling in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and twelve other European countries. The key objective of the ICV controlling philosophy is economically sustainable success. With its Honorary Chairman Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht Deyhle, the association that was founded in 1975 has shaped controlling in the German speaking area and set standards. The ICV brings together controllers, CFOs, managers and scholars and is strictly guided by the benefit to its members. At its core are the exchange of experiences, communication, as well as a focus on forward-looking trends. The association combines practical experience and the most recent research results and refines this knowledge for practical implementation. The ICV therefore contributes to the personal success of its members and to the sustainable value creation of companies. The ICV Chairman is Siegfried Gänßlen, Chairman of the Board at Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach, and Vice Chairman is Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, FH Steyr.

For further information:

  • H.-P. Sander, Press office ICV, EastWestCom, Lachen-Birkenallee 16, D-86911 Diessen am Ammersee, Tel. +49-(0)8807-94 90 94, presse@controllerverein.de
  • ICV, Head office, Münchner Str. 8, D-82237 Wörthsee, Tel. +49-(0)8153-88 974-20
  • www.controllerverein.com

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Controlling – Newcomer Award 2014

Dear Professors,

as Organizers of the annual conference „Controlling Innovation Berlin“ (CIB) we’d like to invite you to compete for our annual reward: Controlling – Newcomer Award 2014. The aim of the award is to support Controlling – Newcomers and to spread innovative and practical ideas among the Controlling Community. Awarded will be innovative master or bachelor theses written at any European university after April 30, 2012. The right of nomination have thesis promoter.

The theses can cover a wide spectrum of controlling topics and can be written in German or in English. The Jury – controlling practitioners and universities’ representatives – will award scientific character, innovation’s level and possibilities of practical use of the ideas described in the thesis.

Controlling Newcomer Award (worth 4,050 EUR)  is sponsored by Haufe Verlag and Haufe Academy and it will be given to 2/3 authors and 1/3 promoters of the theses. Additionally, all winners will be given International Controller Association membership for one year with the subscription of the Controller magazine.

The award will be given on November 15, 2014 at the 14th CIB in Berlin. All applicants are authorized to participe at the CIB free of charge.

Regards

Prof. Dr. Ute Vanini
Fabian Walther


Controlling-Newcomer Award 2014

Awarded will be: Innovative and practical master or bachelor theses

Entitled to participate are: master or bachelor theses written after April 30, 2012 at any European university

Entitled to promote are: promoters of the theses

Initiator: Organizer of the Controlling Innovation Berlin (CIB) – ICV conference

Awarded on: November 15, 2014 at the 14th CIB in Berlin

Award:

1st Award: 2,250 EUR
2nd Award: 1,200 EUR
3rd Award: 600 EUR

Application date: April 30, 2014

Contact:

Fabian Walther
Phone: +49(0)179 2992828
e-mail: fabian.walther@arcor.de

Entry Deadline for International Controller Award 2014 is February, 28!

The International Controller Award (ControllerPreis) of the International Controller Association (ICV) will be awarded on May 19, 2014, at the 39th Congress of Controllers. Every year the ICV awards for exemplary controlling solutions which have had a significant contribution to the achievement of the objectives of a company or an organization. Controllers are invited to compete for the Controller Award 2014 by submitting their controlling solutions by February 28, 2014. The final decision will be made by an ICV jury of six prominent judges: Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen (both from Germany), Mag. Hubert Tretter (Austria), and Dr. Luc Schultheiss (Switzerland) headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber. The reward of 5,000 € aroused a wide interest - so the jury is curious about how many entr ies will be submitted for the Controller Award 2014.

You can read more in the articles below.

Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH and Volkswagen AG win award

Green Controlling Award 2013 for “Fairport Controlling” and “Think Blue. Factory.” / “Produce black figures with green issues”

Stuttgart/Munich - The Green Controlling Award 2013 was given to Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH and Volkswagen AG. The International Controller Association (ICV) awarded the prize, which is sponsored by the Péter Horváth Foundation and carries an award of 10,000 EUR, for the 3rd time during the specialist conference “Controlling Competence Stuttgart - CCS 2013” at the IBM forum Ehningen near Stuttgart. It honoured the solutions “Fairport Controlling” (Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH) and the Environmental Controlling within the framework of “Think Blue. Factory.” (Volkswagen AG).

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Controllers as “business partners of management” have to ensure that “black figures are produced with green issues” and that the three pillars of sustainability - economy, ecology and social issues - are in balance. The Controlling community has recognised the importance of the ecological dimension of sustainability for its own work and exemplary approaches for the development and implementation of environmental management exist in the corporate world.

Since 2011, the most innovative and effective Controlling solutions for the design and implementation of ecology-oriented strategies, programmes and projects are recognised every year. A jury of ICV experts, which is led by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth (Horváth AG, IPRI gGmbH, Head of the ICV idea workshop), selects the best integrated solutions initiated or designed with significant input from Controllers in corporate or public institutions. Prof. Horváth and the ICV Chairman Siegfried Gänßlen, CEO of Hansgrohe SE, gave out the Green Controlling Award 2013.

“Fairport Controlling” for the steering of sustainability performance
The winning strategy “Fairport Controlling” is Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH’s (FSG) approach to steering its operational sustainability performance. The airport company has developed a fairport codex in which it formulates its sustainability objectives. This is integrated into FSG’s strategic and operative planning, steering and control, its capital budgeting, as well as internal and external reporting. Thus, the ecological characteristics complete the organisational steering of FSG. Green Controlling is the central instance for the reporting of ecological aspects in the company and at the same time it acts as a coordinator and a “guarantor for rationality”.

The Controlling of FSG has extended the horizon of its own area of responsibility to include ecological information through the development of Green Controlling. IT provides highly integrative and consistent data management and use. The integrative division of labour between Controlling and environmental management ensures compliance with Controlling standards and facilitates the data supply to management from a single source: parallel systems are avoided.

Prof. Georg Fundel, managing director of Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH, said, “This recognition of our sustainable organisational development by the Péter Horváth Foundation and the International Controllers’ Association shows that we are on the right track. The development of our Controlling entails an even stronger awareness of ecological and social issues in all areas of the organisation. “Fairport Controlling” plays a major role in the achievement of our objective to become one of the most high-performing and most sustainable airports in Europe.”

Stuttgart Airport continuously optimises its sustainability Controlling. In order to continue its project, FSG currently also integrates social aspects into organisational steering.

Environmental Controlling of “Think Blue. Factory.” at Volkswagen
Volkswagen’s objective is to reduce the environmental impact of the production process by 25% per vehicle by 2018. “Think Blue. Factory.” is a strategy for its implementation and it follows a holistic, entrepreneurial approach that unites ecology and economy. The challenge of Environmental Controlling is the mapping of the distinct real net output ratio of the 27 global locations, while accurately and consistently recording highly complex data and measurands over the project lifetime of eight years.

All integral parts of the Green Controlling approach were developed and validated for the Volkswagen brand. Environmental Controlling through “Think Blue. Factory.” not only comprises the mere monitoring and reporting of environmental indicators, but also numerous steering instruments of Change Management.

A 25% reduction of the key environmental indicators in the production process means that the key environmental indicators (KPIs) of production - energy, carbon dioxide, water consumption, waste and solvent emissions - need to be reduced for each vehicle and each component compared to 2010. In order to measure and steer “25% less”, an appropriate 2010 baseline had to be defined for each location - a complex challenge.

The outstanding innovation of the Environmental Controlling solution of Volkswagen is the KPI reporting with its innovative evaluations and forecasts. This type of support for organisational steering that goes beyond the mere monitoring of indicators is new in the automobile industry. The Controlling solution implemented is part of the brand and group environmental strategy and is integrated directly into organisational processes.

In the first two years, the Volkswagen brand has already achieved a 10% reduction in environmental impact in the production of each car. This goes hand in hand with associated cost savings for each car through reduced overheads for energy, waste and water.

International Controller Award 2014 - entry deadline is February 28, 2014!

Dear Sir or Madam,

The International Controller Award (ControllerPreis) of the International Controller Association (ICV) will be awarded on May 19-20, 2014, at the 39th Congress of Controllers. Every year the ICV awards for exemplary controlling solutions which have had a significant contribution to the achievement of the objectives of a company or an organization.

I cordially invite you to compete for the Controller Award 2014 by submitting your controlling solutions by February 28, 2014. Challenge your colleagues in the competition and face the decision of our competent judges!

The final decision will be made by our jury of six prominent judges: Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen (both from Germany), Mag. Hubert Tretter (Austria), and Dr. Luc Schultheiss (Switzerland) headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber. Thanks to the Controller Award the reputation of the ICV controlling-competence message has been made stronger and sustained. The reward of 5,000 € aroused a wide interest this year so the jury is curious about how many entries will be submitted for the Controller Award 2014.

I am looking forward to numerous interesting projects, the competent jury's decision and the happy winners. I wish all the candidates good luck!

Siegfried Gänßlen

Chairman of the International Controller Association (ICV)

Registration Documents

The Controller Award 2014 will be given by the ICV for an exemplary controlling solution. The winner is rewarded with 5,000 €, the prize will be awarded at the 39th Controller Congress on May 19-20, 2014.

The selection of the best exemplary solution will be based on the controller's mission statement defined by the International Group of Controlling (IGC). An exemplary controlling solution has to meet the following criteria:

  • It contributes to a significant change which has been tested in practice.
  • This change does not only affect the controlling department, but also contributes to the success of the whole company.
  • The change has been developed by the controllers in-house and represents an innovation.

For further inquiries please contact the Institute for Controlling and Management, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber, WHU Vallendar, phone +49-261-6509 471.

Entitled to participate in that competition are controllers who implemented a project within the 12 months either in a profit or non-profit organization. The project must not have been published or submitted to any other competition.

Deadline for submission of your exemplary solution is February 28, 2014. Please, send all necessary documents to:

the ICV office

ICV-Geschäftsstelle
Conrad Günther
Münchner Str. 8
D-82237 Wörthsee
c.guenther@controllerverein.de

In order to register please fulfill the questionnaire below as pdf. or doc. file and give more detailed information about your project: situation in the company before and after the project, cause of starting the project, the goals and implementation of the project, participants and the contribution of the project to the company's success. The documents will be evaluated by a jury consisting of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber with Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen, Mag. Hubert Tretter and Dr. Luc Schultheiss.

The distinction of the prize winners will be a highlight of the 39th Controller Congress in Munich.

Questionnaire english (word-file) / Questionnaire english (pdf-file)

Controlling - Newcomer Award 2013 given

The winning thesis explores, whether corporate social responsibility and sustainability measures are financially feasible for a company.

The International Controllers’ Association (ICV) has chosen the winners for the Controlling – Newcomer Award 2013. The 1st prize went to Christopher Scheubel from TU Munich, the 2nd prize to Tobias Zöller from the Technical University of Darmstadt and the 3rd prize to Christine Meyer from the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. The award ceremony took place in Berlin on  September 21, during the specialist conference Controlling Innovation Berlin – CIB 2013.

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The 1st prize was awarded for the thesis by Christopher Scheubel from the Technical University of Munich. The paper entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance in the Automotive Industry – Do Social and Environmental Outperformers also outpace financially?” was supervised by Prof. Dr. Gunther Friedl and Dr. Sabine Pallas and investigates the question, whether corporate social responsibility and sustainability measures are financially feasible for a company. The jury considered it particularly worthy of a prize that the paper explores a relevant and current topic: the implications of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Controlling. It made a “significant contribution - if CSR activities have a positive impact on the financial success of a company, they must also be steered and therefore controlled”, as the Head of the Jury, Prof. Dr. Ute Vanini from Kiel University of Applied Sciences notes in her laudatory speech. Apart from its conciseness, the paper captivates with its exceptionally well-founded study design and its academically clean and ambitious implementation. The author successfully revised a demanding subject in a clear and understandable manner and derived implications for management.

The 2nd prize went to Tobias Zöller from the Technical University Darmstadt. His paper “A Critical Analysis of Approaches to Carbon Controlling” was supervised by Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Reiner Quick and Prof. Dr. Anette von Ahsen. This bachelor thesis was selected by the jury, because carbon controlling is still a relatively young subject and a current and important topic for the controller community. According to the jury, Zöller gives a structured and critical overview of the various approaches to carbon controlling on the basis of a comprehensive literature review.

The ICV awarded the 3rd prize to Christine Meyer from the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. Her master thesis, which was supervised by Prof. Dr. Barbara E. Weißenberger addresses the issue “The effects of information presentation on the base-rate fallacy: An experimental approach”. The author researches the error in judgement of limited probabilities of occurrence of certain events. Her examination is based on experiments on the way in which different reporting formats in the form of texts, graphics and tables impact on the occurrence of error in judgement. The Head of the jury, Prof. Vanini, emphasises that “valuable implications for the practice of controlling in the design of reports and the presentation of information” can be derived from this paper. “Apart from the importance of its content, the academic quality of this paper is particularly worthy of a prize”, states the Head of the jury.

Developing controlling in practice

The ICV awarded the Controlling – Newcomer Award for the ninght time in the framework of the specialist conference "Controlling Innovation Berlin - CIB 2013". As the leading European association for controlling professionals, the ICV spreads the body of thought of controlling and refines it for practical application. “This requires new ideas to be incorporated and cooperation with universities and other educational facilities is vital”, Prof. Dr. Ute Vanini explains the fundamental objectives behind the Controlling -  Newcomer Award. “With this prize, we want to recognise the achievements of young talent in this field, people who already develop innovative academic solutions for practical issues in controlling during their studies. Their professors and lecturers equally deserve recognition, as they maintain the practical relevance of their teaching and research and support their students as a sparring partner and mentor. It is paramount for the practice of controlling that student not only learn about theoretical concepts and methods, but that they examine their practical application throughout their studies.“

The eleven dissertations submitted comprised a colourful variety of classical and new controlling topics. The jury, which was lead by Prof. Dr. Ute Vanini and included Gerhard Radinger, trainer at the Controller Academy, Ulrich Wilke and Dr. Hendrik Vater, CFO DHL Supply Chain Southern Europe, CFO Life Science & Healthcare Logistics DHL Supply Chain EMEA, member of the Board of Trustees of the ICV, was delighted with the increasing internationalisation. After all, the academic development of controlling can only take place in line with international standards. The jury based its decision on the four criteria of academic foundation, practical applicability, feasibility and degree of innovation.

The Controlling – Newcomer Award is sponsored by the publishing house Haufe Verlag and the Haufe Academy and carries a total award of 4,050 Euros. In addition to the cash prizes, the prize winners received a free annual membership of the ICV, as well as a free annual subscription of the Controller Magazin, the most successful controlling magazine in Germany with the highest circulation.

Media partnership with a German portal Wirtschaftswoche Green

Wirtschaftswoche Green and the International Controller Association (ICV) started a media partnership for this year's edition of Green Controlling Preis for the first time. „WiWo Green“ informs its readers about the award and founds for all the applicants an annual subscription of WiWo Green Special Issue (German). Péter Horváth-Stiftung in cooperation with the International Controller Association offers 10.000 EUR as a reward for the best “green” controlling solution. Péter Horváth-Stiftung  and the ICV, as last year, promotes the most innovative and most effective ideas with an aim to create ecologic strategies, programs, projects and tools.  The price will be awarded at the conference "Controlling Competence Stuttgart (CCS 2013)" on November 28, 2013. You can submit your solutions by August 31.

Green Controlling Award of the Péter Horváth-Stiftung 2013

Controllers as a Business Partner are challanged to actively support sustainability oals of the company. Péter Horváth-Stiftung in cooperation with the International Controller Association offers 10.000 EUR as a reward for the best “green” controlling solution. Péter Horváth-Stiftung  and the ICV, as last year, promotes the most innovative and most effective ideas with an aim to create ecologic strategies, programs, projects and tools.  The price will be awarded at the conference "Controlling Competence Stuttgart (CCS 2013)" on November 28, 2013. You can submit your solutions by August 31.

To compete you will have to present your „green“ controlling solution since 2012:

- What was the problem to solve?
- What was the idea of the green controlling solution?
- What was innovative in the project?
- How was the green controlling solution implemented?
- What was the role of controllers?
- What was the economic and ecologic result (the effect)?

Please submit your papers by August 31, 2013 by:

Péter Horváth-Stiftung
c/o IPRI gGmbH
Königstraße 5
70173 Stuttgart
phorvath@ipri-institute.com

Carbon Accounting & Controlling-Team of  Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) was the winner in 2011 for ist controlling solution in its programme „GoGreen“. In 2012 the winner was Hansgrohe SE for the project „Green Controlling – Green Profit – Green Future"

 

Lufthansa AG receives ControllerPreis 2013

Lufthansa AG was awarded in Munich for “Bandwidth simulations in the passenger air traffic branch / an exemplary solution“ – solution for insecurity of period planning.

Munich, April 22, 2013 – German Lufthansa AG received the famous ControllerPreis 2013 of the International Controller Association (ICV) on the 38th Controller Congress in Munich. The ICV awarded a project “Bandwidth simulations in the passenger air traffic branch” – an exemplary project considering increasing insecurity of the periodic planning in the volatile times.

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„This year‘s winner focuses on the special and highly current aspect of the effective controlling work. In the Lufthansa AG it was possible to successfully find an orientation on the periodic planning as a key area of a controller” – explains this decision Jury Chairman Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber, Otto Beisheim School of Management, Institut for Management and Controlling (IMC), Chairman of the Board of Trustees ICV. “Thanks to this exemplary project it was possible to change the planning content: a new planning technique was realized consequently; it’s an integrated usage of little used simulation tools.”

The ControllerPreis is given to a company with a controlling solution meeting the following criteria:

  • It contributes to a significant change which has been tested in practice.
  • This change does not only affect the controlling department, but also contributes to the success of the whole company.
  • The change has been developed by the controllers in-house and represents an innovation.

ControllerPreis winner were so far: Sick AG, Aventis Pharma, T-Online International, Kaufhof Warenhaus; Hansgrohe AG, Lufthansa City Line, Wittlinger Therapiezentrum/Dr. Vodder Akademie, Fiege, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, McDonald`s Deutschland, Otto Group.

Controlling Newcomer Award 2013

We invite you to compete for Controlling Newcomer Award 2013 – a price for young professionals. Awarded will be innovative and practical ideas in thesis and senior thesis. Compete with your final assignment! The ICV wants to promote young controllers and popularize innovative and practical ideas in the controllers community.

Awarded will be thesis submitted after April 30, 2011 at any European university. The right of nomination have thesis promoter. The price, 4050 euro,  founded by Haufe Verlag and Haufe Akademie will be awarded for the ninth time on September 21, 2013 during the specialist conference “13th Controlling Innovation Berlin CIB 2013”. Traditional the winners have the chance to present their thesis in plenum on the CIB conference. All applicants have the right to attend the conference  free-of-charge. The winner receives a free membership in the ICV and a subscription of Controller Magazin.

Last days left to submit best controlling sollutions

The Controller Award (ControllerPreis) of the International Controller Association (ICV) will be awarded on April 22-23, 2013, at the 38th Congress of Controllers. Every year the ICV awards for exemplary controlling solutions which have had a significant contribution to the achievement of the objectives of a company or an organization.

I cordially invite you to compete for the Controller Award 2013 by submitting your controlling solutions by January 25, 2013. Challenge your colleagues in the competition and face the decision of our competent judges!

Deadline for submission of your exemplary solution is January 25, 2013. Please, send all necessary documents to the ICV office:  Leutstettener Str. 2, D-82131 Gauting (Germany) or to c.guenther@controllerverein.de.

In order to register please fulfill the questionnaire below as pdf. or doc. file and give more detailed information about your project: situation in the company before and after the project, cause of starting the project, the goals and implementation of the project, participants and the contribution of the project to the company's success. The documents will be evaluated by a jury consisting of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber with Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen, Mag. Hubert Tretter and Dr. Luc Schultheiss.

The distinction of the prize winners will be a highlight of the 38th Controller Congress in Munich.

ControllerPreis 2013

Controlling Newcomer Award 2012 for FH Joanneum Kapfenberg’s graduate student

Outstanding dissertations / 1st Prize: Excellent thesis about assistance in software assortment for "Modern budgeting"

Berlin / Munich, 29 October 2012 Controlling Newcomer Award 2012 goes to Sabine Rossegger, FH Joanneum Kapfenberg with the thesis "Modern budgeting, – Adequate IT support for practical implementation, ", the 2nd Prize  goes to Robert Schulze of HS of Economics and Law, Berlin for Master's thesis "Designing principles and success factors for the conception of management performance dashboards for sales companies – A case study on Biotronik", 3rd Prize goes to Slavomira Podluckà, FH west coast of Schleswig-Holstein with the thesis "Framing in reporting". Controlling Newcomer Award of International Controller Association (ICV) was held on 27 October during the conference "Innovation Controlling Berlin - CIB 2012" it was awarded for the eighth time.

The jury, headed by Prof. Dr. Ute Vanini, Associate Dean and Professor of controlling Fachhochschule Kiel,  with Dr. Hendrik father (DHL), Ulrich Wilke (controller retired) and Gerhard Radinger (Controller Academy CA), made ​​their decision under twelve submissions from universities in three countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

The key criteria were: academic foundation, practical relevance of the problem, direct applicability of developed recommendations in action and innovation degree of the work.

Winners 2012 Kapfenberg, Berlin and Heide (Schleswig-Holstein)

The 1st Price gets the thesis of Sabine Rossegger, FH Joanneum Kapfenberg mountain (Austria). The theme was supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Tschandl, "Modern budgeting– Adequate IT support for practical implementation." Prof. Vanini, jury chairman, reports  "very clearly the winner": “ Rarely have I seen such utterly jury's decision, which speaks for the excellent quality of the work." Jury chairman's says that: "The work deals with complex and highly relevant topic in practice, as planning and budgeting processes which require a lot of time – consuming business resources".

“Modern budgeting’' based on the concept of International Controller Association with high-quality, but also efficient budgeting can be only achieved with an appropriate IT support and developing a process model, including evaluation approach to software selection”, justifies Sabine Rossegger. There is a "Splits between the scientific derivation and graphic presentation of the model in an outstanding way". To conclude, the approach revealed in the winner’s work "can serve as a basic model for the IT support of business and can be adapted to its specific needs.

The 2nd Place was given to Robert Schulze of the University of Economics and Law from Berlin. In his Master's thesis "Designing principles and success factors for the conception of management performance dashboards for sales companies – A case study on Biotronik". According to the jury, the author has "worked out a significant thesis which was well understood and clearly presented." He had developed a specific company-related solution to performance management dashboard, where the procedure and basic design of the dashboard can be easily transferred to other companies.

The 3rd Place was given to Slavomira Podluckà of the west coast college from Schleswig Holstein with the thesis "Framing in reporting". It is the first time that a bachelor thesis was chosen by the jury to award-worthy group. "Framing" is about the content, structural and linguistic presentation of reports and the resultant changes, intended and unintended, effects on perception and decision of the report readers. "Ms. Podlucká analyzed with her thesis a very important topic. Although the topic has being paid less attention in the controlling practice. It was written with numerous clearly examples and conducts some policy recommendations " says ICV jury.

Controlling Newcomer Award for the 8th time awarded

Controlling Newcomer Award of the International Controller Association was on the ICV conference "12 Controlling Innovation Berlin - CIB 2012" on 27th October awarded for the eighth time.

In this year the winners thesis has been also presented to all CIB participants.  Every year, the "Controlling Newcomer Award" is awarded for outstanding master or bachelor theses. Controlling Newcomer Award (with 4,000 EUR)  is sponsored by Haufe Verlag and Academy and it is handed during the symposium "Controlling Innovation Berlin - CIB" . ICV with Controlling Newcomer Award promotes young controllers as well as promotes innovative and practical ideas broading controlling more reachable.

ICV has in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and 12 other countries in Central and Eastern Europe around 6,500 in practical Controlling active members. The key objective of ICV controlling philosophy is reaching permanent economic success. With its honorary chairman Dr. Albrecht Deyhle the association, founded in 1975 has shaped the Controlling in German speaking countries placed and influenced. The ICV merges controllers, CFOs, managers and scientists and  it is strictly oriented its members’  benefit.

Experience, communication and being focused  on future-oriented trends are foundations of ICV.

ICV combines practical experience with the latest research results and prepares its knowledge for practical implementation. The ICV is makes personal contribution to the success of its members and to the sustainable performance of companies. Siegfried Gänßlen is the chairman of ICV, CEO of Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach, Vice-Chairman of ICV is Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler, FH Steyr.

For more information:

  • H.-P. Sander, Presse ICV, EASTWESTCOM, Lachen-Birkenallee 16, D-86911 Diessen am Ammersee, Tel. +49-(0)8807-94 90 94, presse@controllerverein.de

  • Internationaler Controller Verein [International Controller Association], branch, Leutstettener Str. 2, D-82131 Gauting

  • www.controllerverein.com

Green-Controlling Preis 2012

Péter Horváth-Stiftung in cooperation with the International Controller Association offers 10.000 EUR as a reward for the best “green” controlling solution. Péter Horváth-Stiftung  and the ICV, as last year, promotes the most innovative and most effective ideas with an aim to create ecologic strategies, programs, projects and tools.  The award will be awarded at the conference "Controlling Competence Stuttgart (CCS 2012)" on November 29, 2012. You can submit your solutions by August 31.

The final decision will be made by our jury of nine prominent judges: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth (Horváth AG, IPRI gGmbH), Dr. Uwe Michel (Horváth AG), Siegfried Gänßlen (Hansgrohe AG), Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler (FH Oberösterreich), Manfred Blachfellner (Change the Game Initiative), Dr. Lars Grünert (Trumpf GmbH + Co KG), Manfred Remmel (manfredremmel strategieconsulting), Karl-Heinz Steinke (Deutsche Lufthansa AG), Andreas Aschenbrücker (IPRI gGmbH).

To compete you will have to present your „green“ controlling solution from 2011:

- What was the problem to solve?
- What was the idea of the green controlling solution?
- What was innovative in the project?
- How was the green controlling solution implemented?
- What was the role of controllers?
- What was the economic and ecologic result (the effect)?

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it!” This management knowledge is also valid in the company with ecologic goals. Green controlling is a great possibility to achieve “green” goals. Environment protection is nowadays no more only a cost factor but also an ecologic approach that opens new chances on the market.

Carbon Accounting & Controlling-Team of  Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) was the winner in 2011 for ist controlling solution in its programme „GoGreen“.

Submission oft he solutions: Péter Horváth-Stiftung, c/o IPRI gGmbH, Königstraße 5, 70173 Stuttgart, phorvath@ipri-institute.com

The application for Controlling-NachwuchsPreis 2012 ends on July 23

Only by the July 23, 2012 you can compete for the Controlling-NachwuchsPreis 2012 - a price for young professionals for innovative and practical ideas.

The ICV wants to promote young controllers and popularize innovative and practical ideas in the controllers community. Awarded will be thesis submitted after May 31, 2010 at any European university. The right of nomination have thesis promoter. The price, founded by Haufe Verlag and Haufe Akademie will be awarded for the eighth time on October 27, 2012 during the specialist conference “12th Controlling Innovation Berlin CIB 2012”. Traditional the winners have the chance to present their thesis in plenum on the CIB conference. All applicants have the right to attend the conference free-of-charge.

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Controlling-NachwuchsPreis 2012

We invite you to compete for Controlling-NachwuchsPreis 2012 – a price for young professionals. Awarded will be innovative and practical ideas. Compete with your final assignment! The price will be awarded on October 27, 2012 in Berlin.

Gauting/Munich, May 31, 2012: The International Controller Association (ICV) started Controlling-NachwuchsPreis 2012 - competition for the best thesis and senior thesis. This year the price has the topic “Does controlling need changes?” as its motto, is worth 4 000 euro and will be awarded on October 27, 2012 in Berlin. You can submit your final assignment by July 23, 2012.

The ICV wants to promote young controllers and popularize innovative and practical ideas in the controllers community. Awarded will be thesis submitted after May 31, 2010 at any European university. The right of nomination have thesis promoter. The price, founded by Haufe Verlag and Haufe Akademie will be awarded for the eighth time on October 27, 2012 during the specialist conference “12th Controlling Innovation Berlin CIB 2012”. Traditional the winners have the chance to present their thesis in plenum on the CIB conference. All applicants have the right to attend the conference  free-of-charge.

For more information:

  • H.-P. Sander, ICV Press, EASTWESTCOM, Lachen-Birkenallee 16, D-86911 Diessen am Ammersee, Phone +49 8807 94 90 94, presse@controllerverein.de
  • Internationaler Controller Verein, Geschäftsstelle, Leutstettener Str. 2, D-82131 Gauting
  • www.controllerverein.com

ControllerPreis 2012 for Otto Group

Otto Group receives the famous ControllerPreis 2012

Otto Group was awarded on the 37th Controller Congress, Munich for “Establishing the Activity Based Costing in the Suppliers Service Center“

Munich, 7th May 2012Otto Group Hamburg has received the annnual ControllerPreis 2012, founded by the International Controller Association ICV. The awarded project was “Establishing the Activity Based Costing in the Suppliers Service Center”. It was honored for a model management of internal services.

The Chairman of the Jury Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management explained that there were many reasons for awarding Otto Group. The company established a fundamental and comprehensive reorganization process, reorganized the production of services and established a professional service management as well as a new internal price model. Additionally, the consequent change management led to efficiency improvement.  As a result, this not only reduced unit-costs of the services but especially to a high satisfaction of the internal customers.

On the field of the accounts-payable department, the Otto Service Center processes about 450 000 accounts for 10 concerns of the Otto-Group every year. In the total costs of supplier traffic of 3,8 million EUR Michael Felix, the Head of the Suppliers Service Center of the Otto Group, sees, that “the subsidiary companies could save substantial amounts”. The important development, caused by the realized projects means “that you can see the starting points for cost saving”. The transparency changed the attitude to such reloaded processes as for example to the accounts-payable department. It was clear in that case, that you can reduce costs by yourself. We develop ourselves from the classical overheads counted for the whole enterprise to the costs of every company unit, the products’ groups and single articles”.

“The topic “Shared Service Center“ is now the main focus of interest of many enterprises, which want to reduce costs”, explains Jürgen Weber. "At the same time we have to standarize the processes and manage them consequently. By introducing the Activity Based Costing method Otto-Group uses a very efficient but still not known tool for Service Center management. Otto-Group shows how to improve the high complexity of the Activity Based Costing and how to increase the current low attention of the total costs for  the benefit of whole company”.

The application for Controller Award ends on January, 31

Only by the end of January you can compete for the Controller Award 2012 by submitting your controlling solutions.

The Controller Award of the International Controller Association (ICV) will be awarded on May 7/8, 2012, at the 37th Congress of Controllers. Every year the ICV awards for exemplary controlling solutions which have had a significant contribution to the achievement of the objectives of a company or an organization.

 

Challenge your colleagues in the competition and face the decision of our competent judges!

Controller Award 2012

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Controller Award of the International Controller Association (ICV) will be awarded on May 7/8, 2012, at the 37th Congress of Controllers. Every year the ICV awards for exemplary controlling solutions which have had a significant contribution to the achievement of the objectives of a company or an organization.

I cordially invite you to compete for the Controller Award 2012 by submitting your controlling solutions by January 31, 2012. Challenge your colleagues in the competition and face the decision of our competent judges.

The final decision will be made by our jury of six prominent judges: Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen (both from Germany), Mag. Hubert Tretter (Austria), and Dr. Luc Schultheiss (Switzerland) headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber. Thanks to the Controller Award the reputation of the ICV controlling-competence message has been made stronger and sustained. The reward of 5,000 € aroused a wide interest this year so the jury is curious about how many entries will be submitted for the Controller Award 2012.

I am looking forward to numerous interesting projects, the competent jury's decision and the happy winners. I wish all the candidates good luck!

Siegfried Gänßlen

Chairman of the International Controller Association (ICV)

Registration Documents

The Controller Award 2012 will be awarded by the ICV for an exemplary controlling solution. The winner is rewarded with 5,000 €, the prize will be awarded at the 36th Controller Congress on May 7/8, 2012.

The selection of the best exemplary solution will be based on the controller's mission statement defined by the International Group of Controlling (IGC).  An exemplary controlling solution has to meet the following criteria:

  • It contributes to a significant change which has been tested in practice.
  • This change does not only affect the controlling department, but also contributes to the success of the whole company.
  • The change has been developed by the controllers in-house and represents an innovation.

For further inquiries please contact the Institute for Controlling and Management, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber, WHU Vallendar, phone +49-261-6509 471.

Entitled to participate in that competition are controllers who implemented a project within the 12 months either in a profit or non-profit organization. The project must not have been published or submitted to any other competition.

Deadline for submission of your exemplary solution is January 31, 2012. Please, send all necessary documents to the ICV office:  Leutstettener Str. 2, D-82131 Gauting (Germany) or to c.guenther@controllerverein.de.

In order to register please fulfill the questionnaire below as pdf. or doc. file and give more detailed information about your project: situation in the company before and after the project, cause of starting the project, the goals and implementation of the project, participants and the contribution of the project to the company's success. The documents will be evaluated by a jury consisting of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber with Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen, Mag. Hubert Tretter and Dr. Luc Schultheiss.

The distinction of the prize winners will be a highlight of the 37th Controller Congress in Munich.