A business unit controller is an executive tasked with overseeing the operation's financial accounting and reporting. They typically have the entire accounting department of a company under their supervision and are expected to manage it in a manner that conforms to standard practices. Additionally, business unit controllers sign off on the financial reporting of an organization and must make sure that all reporting is as accurate and reliable as possible. Additionally, the controller normally sets up routine auditing systems to ensure everyone adheres to organizational standards.
Business Unit Controller Tasks
Work for organization-wide compliance with financial controls and audits.
Gather, analyze, and reconcile financial data, communicating, and disseminating results.
Lead financial planning and analysis for the business unit, reviewing balance sheets for accuracy and correctness.
Model financial performance and goals to inform strategic plans.