Controller, controlling and the ICV in picture and sound


It was the 46th Congress of Controllers

Congress photographer Flo Huber accompanied the 46th Congress of Controllers and produced a short Congress video. Let's go together on a short trip through the Congress time - and let's already look forward to the 47th Congress of Controllers on May 15/16, 2023 in Munich!

A WEBINAR - Megatrend Servitization and Controlling (English)

On May 24 a webinar Megatrend Servitization and Controlling took place, hosted by the UNDER CONTROL by Małgosia i Tomek (Małgorzata Podskarbi - Member of the Board of ICV GLOBAL and Dr. Tomasz M. Zieliński - Managing Director of ICV POLAND). The hosts invited special guests: Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich - Professor for Management Practice & Control (FS), Leader of the ICV Think Tank and Stefan Tobias - Partner, Horváth & Partner GmbH, Leader of the ICV Think Tank.

Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer on the changing image of the controller


Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer - Member of the ICV Board of Trustees - talks about the future of the profession "controller" and how a controller should deal with the changing requirements. Focus: Reporting.

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Expert documents and contributions

Controller: education, further training, salary, job offers

You can download a handout for the two-part podcast  for free on the interviewer's website, ATVISIO Consult.


In this interview part Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer focuses on planning and planning processes with a focus on predictive analytics.

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Speech of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth at the 41st Congress of Controllers

The ICV Board of Trustees

Matthias von Daacke on digitization in practice after the hype

At the 44th Congress of Controllers in May 2019, the cluster "Digitization in practice after the hype" was also offered. Moderator was Matthias von Daacke, Director Controlling of Blanco GmbH & Co.KG and Vice Chairman of the ICV. He reports on the topic and speeches given in the cluster, but also reports on the work of the ICV and the requirements for controllers - including the next generation.

To the Congress of Controllers

To the ICV Digitization Offensive

To the expert work group  BI/Big Data and Controlling

 To the expert work group Digital Transformation

To the expert work group Future of Work

Rick Munzert on intellectual property and how to handle it

Rick Munzert is the co-founder of mind_IP, an exhibitor at the 44th ICV Congress of Controllers in May 2019. In an interview with ATVISIO Consult, he talks about why intellectual property is a hot topic, what are the associated intellectual property rights, and above all, how companies should deal correctly with the topic if they do not want to jeopardize their business models.

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Steffen Vierkorn on silo mentality and what it prevents

Steffen Vierkorn is Managing Director of QUNIS GmbH. In the Performance Manager Podcast, he talks about the company, obsolete silos, new forms of organization, Big Data & analytics clouds, and data governance.

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Siegfried Gänßlen and Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler on changes and effects for controlling and controllers

"Controlling on the Move" was the motto of the 43rd Controller Congresses in April 2018 in Munich. The Performance Manager Podcast of the ATVISIO Consult GmbH was on site and spoke with leading minds in controlling at the largest conference for controllers in Europe, here with Siegfried Gänßlen, who in 2018 handed over the Chairman function of the ICV to Prof. Dr. Heimo Losbichler. With both of them he discusses the changes and digitalization in controlling and the question whether the controllers are already "on the move" and how to imagine the Congress in ten years. In the interview, Gänßlen and Losbichler also show what opportunities controllers have for the upheavals.


ICV Controller Congress

ICV Digitalization Offensive

Expert Knowledge for Controllers

Katrin and Lothar Kuhls on speed coaching for young professionals, soft skills and good communication

Since 2017, there has been a special offer for young professionals in controlling at the Controller Congress: speed coaching. The coaches and the management advisors from WEGe, Katrin and Lothar Kuhls (former ICV Delegate for the ICV region Germany North) give information about the main topics of the participants and talk about the role of the controller as sparring partner for the management. There are surprising answers to the question of which soft skills a controller needs and what constitutes a good communicator.

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Overview of the ICV Delegates

Thorsten Jekel on iPad, Coca-Cola and sales controlling

Thorsten Jekel was a speaker at the Controller Congress. He describes himself as a "Digital Working Thought Leader". Among other things, he is a consultant for the productive use of the iPad in companies. In the interview, he is dedicated to the subject of sales controlling of the future using the example of Coca Cola.

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The speakers of the Controller Congresses

ICV Controller Congress

Overview of all events

Brand Data Excellence - a global solution for business and finance

METRO AG was among the three finalists for the ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2019 with its submitted project on "Brand Data Excellence". ATVISIO Consult dealt with this in an interview. In addition to David Simonsen from METRO AG, the Jury Chairman Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber.

Jens Ropers on the challenges of a changing work environment

Jens Ropers, trainer and partner of the CA Controller Akademie, was head of one of the clusters at the 44th ICV Congress of Controllers in May 2019. He then talked to Peter Bluhm of ATVISIO Consult about the results and findings from the cluster that dealt with the world of work.

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Jurate Keyblyte on digital transformation and what it brings the controllers

Jurate Keblyte, Head of the ICV Expert Work Group Digital Transformation and ex-CFO of Kuka Roboter GmbH, on the subject of digital transformation in controlling and why controlling, as we know it today, will no longer exist in ten years. As a consequence, she points out which new challenges controllers will have to deal with as a business partner for management in the future. In addition, Jurate Keblyte reveals her life motto and what is behind it.

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The ICV Expert Work Group Digital Transformation

Overview of all expert / regional / sector work groups of the ICV

Green Controlling at the ICV expert work group and in the companies

Dr. Alexander Stehle, Head of the ICV Expert Work Group Green Controlling, Group Controller at Eissmann Automotive Deutschland GmbH and Lecturer at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, talks about sustainability management. He also reports on the orientation of the Expert Work Group on how to measure sustainability with "green controlling" and in which sectors green controlling plays a pioneering role.

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The Expert Work Group Green Controlling

Overview of all expert / regional / sector work groups of the ICV

Communication controlling, the initiators and the key figures

Rainer Pollmann is Deputy Head of the ICV Expert Work Group Communication Controlling. In the podcast interview he reports on changes in corporate communications and the effects on communication controlling. He also uses an example to explain how key figures can be derived from the communication goals and who should initiate communication controlling in the company.

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The ICV Expert Work Group Communication Controlling

The ICV Team PR

"Go slow to go fast": Congress speaker Benedikt Böhm on success principles

Benedikt Böhm was a speaker at the 43rd Congress of Controllers. The speed climber and manager of the ski tour equipment DYNAFIT explains in an interview how to achieve excellence and the seemingly impossible with the right mindset. He also mentions the starting points from the experiences of his sport to the business sector. This implies that success and failure are closely related and also his principle "Go slow to go fast".

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The speakers of the Congress of Controllers

ICV Congress of Controllers

Overview of all events

From the ICV Awards

The ICV members have the say

Controlling Study 2019: The partners present the results

What is the current situation in controlling when it comes to corporate planning, dealing with decentralized planning scenarios and the potential of cloud solutions? In the summer of 2019, ICV and our corporate member Thinking Networks AG conducted a joint study. In the webcast, the partners together with Matthias von Daacke (Vice Chairman of the ICV)  and Christoph Magoley (Head of Communications, Thinking Networks AG) present the results for discussion.

Further education in controlling: "Who comes with a club, demotivates"

Are controllers prepared for the new challenges? Who is responsible for professional development: company or controller? How can you motivate for professional development? And what about the qualification of graduates? ICV Board Member Siegfried Gänßlen answers some questions on a broadcast from October 16, 2019.

Success factor data competence: Consistency as a precondition

"Data competence must become a strategic component of corporate governance". This requires Dr. Jörg Thienemann, Head of the ICV work group Rhein-Neckar and Managing Director of the ICV corporate member Detect Value AG. Finally, according to Thienemann, data in the age of digitization is indispensable for improving processes, products and services and developing new business models. However, this requires appropriate skills. Thienemann does not want to be limited to IT, software development or controlling. Rather, integrated data competence models are needed along with the data value creation. Only this way data could contribute to the strategic success of a company. More about this in the video [German], which we may publish by courtesy of Detect Value AG here.

Péter Horváth: How digitalization can be anchored in corporate management

“Controlling in the Digital Age - Challenges and Best Practice Solutions" was the motto of the 29th Stuttgart Controlling and Management Forum in September 2015. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth, founder of Horváth & Partners and member of the core team of the ICV Think Tank, talks about the trend topic in an interview. He explains the effects of digitalization on controlling and on its task-bearers. In addition, he provides information on how digitalization can be anchored in corporate management.

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Expert documents and contributions

ICV Digitization Offensive


What is controlling?

Prof. Dr. Nicole Jekel is not only investor, trainer, speaker and Jury Chairman for the ICV Newcomer Award. She is also Professor of Controlling at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. As such she explains what actually controlling is - from anamnesis to therapy!

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In addition, she started a controlling app some time ago, with which you can learn controlling basics on your smartphone. More here.

Further education in controlling: About necessities and offers

ICV Board Member Siegfried Gänßlen, former CEO of Hansgrohe SE, on the important topic of "Further education of controllers". He talks about necessity and responsibilities, selection criteria for the right educational offer and the wide range of services offered by the ICV and its partners.


Controller: education, further training, salary, job offers

International Standards in Controlling (ENG)

Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich - Head of the ICV Think Tank - on desirable international standards in controlling.

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The ICV Mission Statement

The ICV Core Elements

Perspective of the ICV and IGC: What is controlling?

From the ICV Committees

Controllers as helpers in the crisis

The ICV expert worki group Zurich-Eastern Switzerland uses the online meeting at the end of February 2021 to deal with a focus topic.

Claudia Maron on the need for green controlling


Claudia Maron, Datev eG and Board Member of the ICV, spoke at the invitation of the ICV work group Spain in July 2020 about Green Controlling (presentation language: English) and in an online speech gave the Spanish audience guide for the successful integration of ecological goals into corporate planning and - controlling. The reason for the explanations is the EU's goal of being the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Accordingly, the importance of sustainability in the company continues to increase for management and controlling. In the online speech she was introduced by Axel Ehberger, Management Controlling Consultant, Head of the ICV work group Spain and Professor of Management Controlling at the Tecnocampus Mataró. The speech was presented and moderated by Xavier Subirats, economist, reporting consultant and corporate governance partner from AMSEL ASSESSORS and third vice president of ACCID.

Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich on the ICV Think Tank and trends in controlling

In the podcast series of the ATVISIO Consult GmbH for the 43rd Controller Congress 2018, Peter Bluhm speaks with Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich, Head of the ICV Think Tank, Chair of Industrial Management at the EBS in Oestrich-Winkel and Managing Partner of the Horváth Academy. In the interview he talks about the way the Think Tank works and trends in controlling.

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Learning by doing: The International Work Group of the ICV

The founder and longtime Head of ICV International Work Group, Dr. Herwig Friedag explains how his group works. It works as an advisory board every year in another medium-sized company in Europe, with an European team and working entirely in English. Friedag reports on how the host companies and group members benefit from the cooperation.

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From the ICV Partners

Controller Competence Model 2.0

The Controller Competence Model describes what competences a controller has to bring with in order to be able to perform their tasks successfully.

See above the contribution of the
IGC International Group of Controlling.

Read more about the Controller Competence Model in our
ICV ControllingWiki.

The IGC - International Group of Controlling: Partner of the ICV

The IGC is an international platform for institutions and organizations that see controlling as a core element of sustainable, successful corporate governance. The ICV is a member of the IGC. In the image video, the IGC lets people express their opinions and experiences with the organization.

Partners of the ICV