During the 8th AFAA Conference organised in Dakar in September 2018 by CESAG and the Association Africaine de Finance et de Comptabilité (AAFA) on ‘Development governance and sustainability in Africa’, Dr Zouhour Ben Hamadi, associate professor of finance at EM Normandie, received the best paper in accounting award. This distinction was announced during the Conference closing banquet by the AFAA President, Professor Venancio Tauringana.
How to control the controller? Towards measuring the performance of the Management Controller
Dr Zouhour Ben Hamadi’s awarded paper focuses on the management controller’s work which has attracted as much attention these last years as the management control function (Bollecker, 2007, 2009, Demaret & Meric, 2013). Her ambition was to go further in the discovery of this occupation by building up a measurement of its performance, all the more as there is no sign of this in the literature (Fornerino et al, 2010). The point was to identify performance indicators for the management controller by linking the various roles associated with individual performance at work. This paper reviewed the exploratory phase of the approach.
Governance and development in Africa at the heart of the debate
Over 300 experts from all over Africa, Europe, the Americas and Oceania attended this annual AAFA and CESAG Conference which upheld fair and sustainable growth in Africa.
AAFA is committed to strengthening accounting and finance capabilities in African academic circles and to coordinate or undertake research that is relevant to the continent. This 8th edition of the conference emphasised the interaction between accounting-finance, governance and development. Africa’s status as the source of almost one third of the world natural resources is in marked contrast with its record poverty level and experts focused on sustainable solutions.