Again in 2012, Ben Horowitz published an article titled “Superior Merchandise Manager/ Lousy Merchandise Manager.” We borrowed from his format as we assessed a critical function in a rapid-developing company’s finance business: the controller. (See our preceding column, Superior CFO/Lousy CFO.) Special many thanks to Aman Kothari, Darko Socanski, and the Bessemer Undertaking Companions CFO Advisory Board for their contributions.
Discovering the correct corporate controller for the scale and stage of development for your business is important. If your organization is a small, rapid-developing business, a “big company” controller may perhaps be unable or unwilling to roll