Spend management startup Teampay is introducing the Controller Collective, a Slack-based exchange to assist controllers and senior accounting professionals, Teampay said in a statement on Friday (March 20).
Through the Controller Collective Slack group, accounting professionals can access online and offline events as well as relevant content and peer-to-peer networking. People can chat about their job issues and swap information and best practices. There will also be opportunities to learn from industry experts.
“When I learned about the formation of the Controller Collective, I was extremely excited to get involved as a way to build my network and knowledge-share with individuals at companies similar in size and structure, who may have seen some of the issues I’m working through as our company continues to grow,” said James Devlin, controller at a financial technology startup and Controller Collective advisory board member.
“Controllers are uniquely positioned to fuel a company’s agility through both strategy and operational excellence, but organizations typically only have one Controller. This can lead to a lonely environment, where it’s difficult to share ideas and best practices. After speaking with our customers — most of whom are Controllers themselves — we are proud to be able to support a community tailored to their needs,” said Andrew Hoag, CEO of Teampay.
“At Teampay, we believe that finance teams can create a more efficient business with less friction and happier employees. Controller Collective will advance this mission by helping industry professionals grow in their own careers and elevate the finance function,” Hoag added.
Controller Collective is being rolled out as remote work is being used more than ever before. As the coronavirus forces people to close office doors and collaborate from home, Slack is among numerous tools gaining in importance.
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