Credits: 1.5


This accounting elective is designed for MAcc students seeking a role in corporate accounting and controls. The course will cover the changing role of the controller and the major functions managed by the controller of a typical company. Topics covered include: role of the controller, general accounting, cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, financial planning and budgeting, management reporting and designing well-controlled financial processes and systems.

The content will focus not only on the processes managed by the controller, but also the optimization of these processes, policies and procedures and leadership issues. The use of experts from the accounting community will be used as a complement to the theoretical materials presented to illustrate the practical applications and challenges of controllership.

Because the course is practical in nature, an experience-based learning group project will be a large part of the curriculum and learning experience offered to students.

Prerequisite(s): BACC 2254, BACC 2258, BUSACC 1238

Special considerations: Course is primarily reserved for MS in Accounting students and therefore has limited MBA seating.