We develop and represent the social image of a controller as:
- a future-oriented intermediary between different interest groups within enterprises and organisations as well as between them;
- an “interpreter” between the different “languages” attributable to the different perception of various tasks, responsibilities and cultural experiences as well as discrepancies concerning the sector-specific and technical knowledge base;
- a person responsible for transparency and a partner of the management in the decision-making process on all management levels;
- a competent expert who owing to the solid basis of generally accepted education remaining in line with practical requirements (e.g. IGC Certificate) embodies an independent professional image;
- a person co-responsible for “Business Economics“.
The essence of Controlling – The perspective of ICV and IGC
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.
The Internationaler Controller Verein (ICV)
The Internationaler Controller Verein (ICV) was founded in 1975 in Gauting/München by alumni of the Controller Akademie and it has around 6.000 members in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary and other countries.
ICV presence in 10 European states !
The ICV brings controllers together, spreads the philosophy and practice of controlling, supports the exchange of experience and improves the qualification of its members. The ICV's main goals are the exchange of experience and the communication among its members as well as the focus on future-oriented trends and development directions.
The core of the association's activities are the 70 regional and branch-oriented work and project groups which meet several times a year and serve as a forum for exchange of experience. Beside the yearly ControllerCongress we organise further regional and branch-oriented conferences. It is also by means of publications like the Controller Statements that the ICV contributes to the exchange of experience.
Inform yourselves about the membership advantages. You can register online or print the application form and fax or post it.
Secured websites for the members
The ICV members have access to the secured websites containing a list of the ICV members, information regarding the general meetings and the Controller Statements for download.
One of the main segments of the association's activities and a forum for exchange of experience are the 70 ICV work groups. You can find the contacts of the work group leaders, the work group agendas and reports as well as many other things under http://www.controllerverein.com/
Here we publish articles on special topics, conference documentation, the Controller Statements and literature.
The ICV yearly organises the ControllerCongress and regional conferences - the latter usually in autumn. Inform yourselves about the actual appointments and programmes. You can also make online bookings.
The ControllerPrize is awarded every year within the frame of the ControllerCongress for the "model controlling solution" with the highest contribution to the achievement of an enterprise's objectives. The Young Controllers Awards are awarded yearly on the occasion of CIB in Berlin.
The free Controller's e-News (the English edition) appear once a month and are published by the ICV in cooperation with the Controller Akademie and the Publishing House for Controlling Knowledge. You can subscribe to the e-News online.
On the ICV homepage companies can advertise for job offers (EUR 200,-plus VAT, for three months). Controllers looking for a new job can insert an "employment wanted" advertisement in our webpage for three months for only EUR 50,- plus VTA. Diploma papers and practical training advertisements can be inserted for free.
One of the controllers' tasks is that of supporting the management at introducing new software, making use of seminar offers, choosing external advisers. Companies providing controlling solutions can advertise on the ICV webpage for only EUR 150,- plus VAT a year.
Here we publish the results of the active press activities of the ICV.
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