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Hur speglas controllern i andras ögon?: En kvalitativ studie kring controller-yrket utifrån förväntningar
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund:

Teknologins utveckling samt den ökade globaliseringen har gjort dagens controller till ett komplext yrke som berör många aspekter. Vi vill behandla ämnet utifrån personer som ska anställa en controller eftersom de är involverade i controller-rollen. Vi undrar hur dessa personer egentligen kan veta vad de söker hos en controller när det råder en så stor osäkerhet kring begreppet.

Syfte:

Syftet med vår uppsats är att undersöka vilka förväntningar som arbetsgivare har på en controller samt analysera dessa med stöd av tidigare forskning och litteratur. Uppsatsen fokuserar på dels vad controllern skall arbeta med och hur arbetsuppgifterna utvecklas och dels på personlighetsdrag och färdigheter. Vi vill få en ökad förståelse på hur arbetsgivare via sina förväntningar tolkar begreppet controller.

Metod:

En kvalitativ forskningsmetod med abduktiv ansats. Empirin är insamlad via semistrukturerade intervjuer med anställningsansvariga och kompletterad med information från verksamheters platsannonser.

Slutsats:

Vi drar slutsatsen utifrån vår studie att förväntningarna på controllers är i grunden relativt lika, men skiljer sig även i många aspekter.Ytterligare en slutsats är att det råder till viss del delade meningar beträffande hur respondenterna vill och anser att controller-rollen ska utvecklas. Studien ger indikationer på att det råder en del osäkerhet kring begreppet controller.

Abstract [en]

Background:

Technology development and increased globalization has made the Controller profession to something complex that involves many aspects. We want to process this subject from the point of view of people who is about to hire a Controller. We wonder how these people know what they are looking for since it is a large uncertainty about the concept.

Purpose:

The purpose of this essay is to examine the expectations that employers have towards a Controller and analyze these based on previous research and literature. The essay will focus on partly the job assignments and its developing, and partly on the personality and skills. We want to get a better understanding about how the employers, via their expectations, interprets the concept of Controller.

Method:

The purpose of this study has been achieved through an abductive method. The empirical data was collected through semi-structured interviews with people in charge of hiring the Controllers and complemented with job advertisings.

Conclusion:

The expectations of the Controller are fundamentally quite similar but have some differences in several aspects. There are different opinions from the respondents how the Controller role should develop in thefuture. The study indicates that there is some uncertainty in the concept that is Controller.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , p. 48
Keywords [en]
Controller, Management Accountant, expectations, job assignments, development, personality, skills
Keywords [sv]
Controller, Management Accountant, förväntningar, arbetsuppgifter, utveckling, personlighetsdrag, färdigheter
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-39780OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-39780DiVA, id: diva2:787022
Subject / course
Business Administration - Management Accounting
Educational program
Tourism Management Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2015-02-09 Created: 2015-02-08 Last updated: 2015-02-09Bibliographically approved

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