Encourage curiosity!

Controlling (Learning-) Transformation

  • Increase Digital Awareness & Develop Future Skills
  • Drive a Culture of Trust, Team & Agility
  • Live "One to All" Principle
  • #CoLeCo – #Constant Learning Controlling
  • Using Facebook @ work = Workplace by Facebook

Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Hotter
Director Controlling
A1 Telekom Austria AG, Wien

3 questions for Helmut Hotter

  1. What is the most important message of your lecture in general?
    Hotter: To be successful (or more dramatic: to survive) as a company in the future we have to create an environment that encourages curiosity and where all of us learn & teach, share & connect knowledge.
  1. What is the most important message of your lecture for people who work in the area of controlling?
    Hotter: The future of Controlling is T-shaped – capable in a lot of things and expert in some of them. A successful implementation of concepts like business partnering and agile organizations necessarily requires that. A new learning environment will strongly support to get there.
  1. What are the most important skills for people who work in the area of controlling – today, next year and in 10 years?
    Hotter: Today:  communication & still some finance / tool expertise
    Next year:  Learning to learn, open mind,  digital skills
    In 10 years: Learning & T-shape

About Helmut Hotter

Director Controlling, A1 Telekom Austria

Degree in Business Mathematics at Graz University of Technology with a focus in Economics & Computer Science

Working in the telecommunication group for more than 15 years in different finance functions e.g. 

  • Head of Financial Controlling
  • Head of Projects Controlling
  • Head of Strategy Controlling & Planning
  • Head of Group Companies Controlling

Head of Controlling & Financial Processes @VIP operator (now: one.Vip), Skopje, Macedonia, part of A1 Telekom Austria Group

Since 2015: Director Controlling @A1 Telekom Austria

About A1 Telekom Austria

A1 Telekom Austria Group

A1 Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers, currently operating in seven countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Belarus, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Macedonia.

Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, A1 Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of 4.38 billion Euros by year end 2017. Around 19.000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.

A1 Telekom Austria

A1 is Austria’s leading communications provider, encompassing more than 5.3 million mobile communications customers and over 2.1 million fixed access lines.  The customers benefit from a global package of offers from one source: voice telephony, Internet access, digital cable television, data and IT solutions, wholesale services, and mobile business and payment solutions.

The product brands A1, bob, RedBull MOBILE and Yesss! represent quality and smart services. As a responsible company A1 integrates socially relevant and environmental concerns into its core business.

A1 Telekom Austria AG is part of A1 Telekom Austria Group (ATX:TKA) –a leading digital services and communications provider in the CEE region with more than 24 million customers across seven countries. Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of almost 4.4 billion Euros, with A1 contributing more than 2.6 billion Euros, by in the year 2017.

A1 Telekom Austria Controlling:

70 full time Controlling employees (total group: ~200 FTE) perform Controlling processes like Planning, Standard reporting, Ad-hoc reporting/ Business partner response, Business analysis and development, Business Case Calculation, Cost Accounting, Profitability/Margin Calculation, Master data admin, Standard governance & Special Processes. 

The current Controlling focus is to shift resources towards business partnering activities, digitize processes & utilize the wealth of data. Business partnering activities count already more than 50% of the daily Controller business.