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Welcome to the International Controllers Association ICV!

The newest English Bulletin is available.


  • ICV anniversary—international events, among them two big con-gresses
  • Interview with Dragica Erčulj, ICV Regional Delegate South East Europe and Head of ICV Slovenia
  • Big Data - a blessing for Controlling?
    White Paper of the International Controller Association
  • Working with controllers from different countires at the International Work Group!
  • Shi(f)t happens! You are the key to change! (21st ICV Serbia meeting)
  • Siegfried Gänßlen – speaker at the International Congress for Family Business



perspective The current state of the understanding of controlling and role of a controller was formulated by the International Controller Association (ICV) and the International Group of Controlling (IGC) a policy paper and was presented on the evening before the 38th Controller Congress in April 2013 in Munich. Controlling is an important factor of company’s success in German speaking countries, says the policy paper. Simultaneously there are a lot of uncertainties what’s the heart of controlling. The goal of the project is to formulate the current state of the understanding of controlling and role of a controller as a policy paper of the ICV and the IGC.
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Networking as well as collecting and sharing ideas in controlling are the major topics of the ICV. There are several possibilities to get together with our international community. Apart from joining one of the local work-groups you can be a guest at the regional conferences and congresses. We invite you to have a look around and contact us, if you have any questions.

And if you are a Head of a Work Group - please look into the List of International Experts of the ICV. Feel free to invite the Experts for your meetings! See the whole list here. If you are interested, please contact Anna Włodarczyk: or +48 61 853 20 10

The Internationaler Controller Verein e.V. (ICV) [International Controller Association] has more than 6,000 members, mainly from the German-speaking area. They perform practical controlling in small and medium-sized as well as in large-scale enterprises.

The association was established in 1975. It is a meeting platform for controllers, popularises the philosophy and use of controlling, promotes exchange of experiences and enables its members to increase professional qualifications. It acts as a representative body and serves as a model of managerial and operational competence represented by members of the association in relations with the public. The exchange of experiences and communication among the members as well as focusing on the future-oriented issues constitute essential objectives of the association’s strategy.

Contribution margin

The contribution margin may be defined as the surplus of net revenue over the costs clearly entailed without allocating structure costs using a key.

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