ICV Controlling Excellence Award

+++ new from 2018, before "ControllerPreis - Controller Award" +++ awarding at the ICV Controller Congress, Munich +++ applications in German or English from any country, industry or company size are welcome! +++

Invitation to participation at the ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2018 (by 31.1.2018)

Dear Sir or Madame,

at the 43rd Controller Congress on April 23-24, 2018 the ICV Controlling Excellence Award of the International Association of Controllers (ICV) will be given. The ICV Controlling Excellence Award awards the exemplary controlling work in companies and other organizations every year.

I’d like to invite you to apply for the ICV Controlling Excellence Award by January 31, 2018 with your controlling solution. Compete for the Award and send your application so that it could be judged by our Jury! 

The ICV Controlling Excellence Award 2018 will be given by the international Jury with  Prof. Dr. Andreas Seufert, Hillert Onnen (both German), Mag. Hubert Tretter (Austria), as well as Dr. Luc Schultheiss (Switzerland) led by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber. The image of the ICV as the first controlling competence address is strengthened by the ICV Controlling Excellence Award. The winner receives also 5.000 EUR. The Jury is really curious how many solutions will be submitted for 2018.

I’m looking forward to many interesting projects, the competent decisions of the Jury and the happy winner. I wish much success to all of the participants! 

Siegfried Gänßlen

Chairman of the International Association of Controllers


The exemplary controlling work will be awarded by the International Association of Controllers (ICV) in the ICV Controlling Excellence Award. The award donated with 5.000 EUR will be given at the 43nd Controller Congress on April 23/24, 2018

The selection of the best controlling solution is based on the controller’s mission statement defined by the International Group of Controlling (IGC).

An exemplary controlling solution has to meet the following criteria:

  • it contributes to a significant change which has been tested in practice,
  • this change affects not only the controlling department, but contributes to the success of the whole company,
  • the change has been developed by controllers in-house and represents an innovation.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Weber, Chair of Management Accounting and Control, WHU Vallendar, by phone: +49-261-6509 471.

Entitled to participate in that competition are controllers who implemented a project within the last 12 months either in a profit or a non-profit organization. The project must not have been published nor entered into any other competition.

Please submit personally at the ICV Office, D-82237 Wörthsee, Münchner Str. 8, Germany or per e-mail to c.zillmer{bei}icv-controlling.com.

Deadline for submission of your exemplary solution is January 31, 2018.

Registration documents

Download the word document and provide detailed information about your controlling project:

  • The situation before start and after completion
  • occasion
  • goals
  • execution
  • involved people
  • experience
  • What contribution has the project made to the company success?

In addition, please send us a 10- to 15-page presentation, in which you will present the project to our Jury briefly and succinctly.

Attach your complete application

  1. the completed questionnaire (see below, download there)
  2. the project presentation you have created individually

Both together go to the ICV Office, Carmen Zillmer (contact details on this page).

Frequently asked questions - ICV Controlling Excellence Award

Does really everyone have an opportunity at the ICV Controlling Excellence Award - or do only the well-known companies win anyway? Don't I betray family secrets, in the worst case scenario even to the competitors? Answers to these and other questions can be found here:

Your application - step by step

  • Fill out the questionnaire (download left).
  • Briefly present your project in a presentation (for example Powerpoint). 10 to 15 pages.
  • You can send the completed application plus presentation by e-mail or post to Carmen Zillmer, ICV Office (contact information on this page). Please announce your application by e-mail or telephone.
  • The Jury evaluates the received documents.
  • In the beginning / middle of March 2018 we will inform you about the status of your application.
  • Three nominees nominated for the ICV Controlling Excellence Award will be invited to the 2018 Controller Congress. It will take place on April 23/24, 2018 in Munich. As a nominee, you can visit the two-day Controller Congress with your presentation team without paying the participation fee. Only the accommodation costs are to be borne by you. For catering, the ICV is responsible for the controllers, you are our guest.
  • The Award will be given on the first day of the event - Monday, April 23, 2018. The honoring of the winner is traditionally a highlight of the Congress. The winner presents their work to the audience (about 600 visitors). The lecture should take about 45 minutes.
  • The work of the other nominees will also be mentioned in the context of the event. All nominees and the winners receive a certificate. The winner will also receive 5.000 EUR.