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Controllerrollen
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Controller role (English)
Abstract [en]

The controller role was first used in the 1970s in Sweden, and since then the role hasundergone a lot of changes and development processes. Because of that the concept has beenmisused in several places and therefore the definition of a controller has become very unclear.The literature sees a controller as someone who works in the field of economics and hasduties in almost everything that economics means. The purpose of the essay is therefore togain an insight into the role of controller as well as to try to figure out the concept. To find outwhat a controller is working with, to explain and clarify the role of controller. Also comparingthe literature to the working world. During the course of the study the essay has followed anabductive approach with a qualitative research method. Six interviews with six controllershave been conducted, three of which are in the private sector and three in the public sector.The study has focused on four parts, the way the controller's career path looks, the role ofcontroller, what tasks the controller has and what personal qualities the controller has. Theoutcome of this is that the career path is in line with the literature, the controller role is not inline with the literature, the work tasks correspond to some extent with the literature, andpersonal characteristics are in part appropriate to the literature.

Abstract [sv]

Controllerrollen började först användas under 70 – talet i Sverige, och sedan dess har rollengenomgått en hel del förändringar och utvecklingsprocesser. Det har i sin tur medfört ettbegrepp som på många ställen har urvattnats och därför har definitionen för en controllerblivit väldigt oklar. Litteraturen ser en controller som någon som arbetar inom huvudområdetekonomi och har arbetsuppgifter i nästan allt som ekonomi innebär. Uppsatsens syfte är därföratt få en inblick i rollen som controller samt att försöka reda ut begreppet. Att ta reda på vaden controller praktiskt arbetar med, att förklara och förtydliga rollen som controller. Även attjämföra arbetsrollen med litteraturen. Under studiens gång har uppsatsen följt en abduktivansats med en kvalitativ forskningsmetod. Sex stycken intervjuer med sex controllers harutförts, varav tre arbetar inom privat sektor och tre inom offentlig sektor. I studien har fokuslegat på fyra delar, hur karriärvägen för en controller ser ut, rollen som controller, vilkaarbetsuppgifter controllern har samt vilka personliga egenskaper controllern har. Utfallet avdetta är att karriärvägen stämmer överens med litteraturen, controllerrollen stämmer inte medlitteraturen, arbetsuppgifterna stämmer till viss del med litteraturen och personliga egenskaperstämmer till viss del med litteraturen.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keywords [en]
Controller role, Controller, Business economics
Keywords [sv]
Controllerrollen, Controller, Företagsekonomi
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12695OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-12695DiVA, id: diva2:1143506
Subject / course
Business Administration
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Available from: 2017-10-13 Created: 2017-09-21 Last updated: 2017-10-13Bibliographically approved

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