The Family Business Financial Controller

Intake Opening Soon 15:00 - 18:00 Mid-Level / Advanced

Financial Controllers play a pivotal role in family businesses, offering independent insights crucial for growth and adaptation.

This workshop offers valuable guidance to empower Financial Controllers in effectively managing their diverse responsibilities, fostering professionalism and driving progress within family enterprises.


In family businesses, the Financial Controller holds a crucial position, often seen as a key figure in its operations. Their impartial perspective, particularly when not affiliated with family ownership, carries substantial weight in assessing the business’s dynamics and devising strategies for enhancement and resilience.

While Financial Controllers must grasp the intricate dynamics inherent in a family business, they wield their influence to instil professionalism and efficiency. Their role is often much more than simply an accounting and reporting function.

This workshop aims to equip Financial Controllers with comprehensive insights into their role within family businesses, facilitating their ability to foster professionalism and advancement within these unique organisational structures.


  • What makes a Family Business distinct from other types of Business?
  • Why is the role of a Financial Controller so pivotal in a Family Business?
  • Is the ownership structure of the family business inline with the business reality and future needs?
  • Does the family business have the appropriate governance structures that a financial controller can use to warn about future risks or address present issues?
  • How can the financial controller help a family business adopt a strategic mindset?
  • How can the financial controller help a family business become data driven organisations?
  • The importance of Succession Planning which is a journey and not an event.
  • The role of the financial controller in setting up various important policies (family employment, dividend, conflict management and wealth management).

Target Audience

Any accountant who works for a family business or aspires to work in a family business.

Duration and Delivery

This workshop will take place on 13 June 2024 at 15:00 – 18:00

Delivery: Online



Register for this online workshop any one of the other workshops currently open and pay Eur90 (discounted from Eur100).


Register for this online workshop and any two of the other workshops and pay Eur130 (discounted from Eur150).


All workshops qualify for CPE hours (either Core or Professional Competencies) and a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ will be given for each workshop attended.


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Total Learning Hours

Full course: 3 hours

Hours include contact hours, supervised practice hours, self-study hours and assesment hours.


Silvan Mifsud

Director, EMCS Advisory Ltd, Malta

Silvan holds a degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta and an MBA from the University of Reading, specialising in Corporate Finance and Business Leadership. Silvan has been involved in various sectors of the economy from telecommunications, financial services and also manufacturing, holding various managerial and directorship roles. Silvan is a Director for Advisory Services at EMCS Ltd: he specialises in advising family organisations on their strategy formulation, corporate governance, internal culture, operational processes & structuring, financial performance analysis and sourcing their financing needs.

Silvan has extensive experience in training and coaching business leaders. He currently holds the post of Chairperson of the Family Business Committee within the Malta Chamber of Commerce.

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