Conferences, seminars, training courses… There are many possibilities for controllers and business analysts to extend their domain knowledge. However, oftentimes, these offers are aimed at seasoned professionals or are not accessible to young professionals due to high fees. As a consequence, people early in their career may be missing out on effective ways of growing their professional network outside of their own company and creating new possibilities for them. We want to change this.

Our goal is to give young professionals and students the opportunity to extend their education and advance their careers. For this purpose, we are building a platform where interested individuals can exchange ideas using different formats.

We have recently started building our community and offering. There are a lot of ideas – and we are always happy for receiving new suggestions.


What services are planned currently?
  •         Slack Channel for members
  •         Meetups in various regions
  •         Webinars
  •         Mentoring selected members

The offering will be defined after we have completed the survey.

How much is the membership?

In the beginning, the membership will be free for the first year for members of Controlling/FP&A/Data Science departments as well as students out of related studies.

If your employer has a corporate membership at ICV, your membership will be free.

How can I register?

When you register here, you will receive all needed information.

When did this initiative start?

The format started in 2019 - so this is your opportunity to be an early participant and shape the offering for everyone. Please take part in our survey

Who can answer my further questions?

Please get in touch with us at hello@youngfinanceprofessionals.de

I currently don't work in Controlling. Can I join as well?

Of course! Our objective is to foster the discussion among like-minded people. This initiative is open to anyone who is enthusiastic about controlling and management accounting.

How do you define "Young Professionals"?

A “young finance professional” is anyone who is at the beginning of their respective careers. Students who are interested in financial planning & analysis are invited to join our initiative as well.

How can experienced Controllers benefit from this initiative?

No doubt, Controlling will change in the upcoming years - e.g. through digital transformation. Young professionals have grown up with new technologies, have been educated in current topics and bring impulses for the development of our profession.


Would you like to receive updates about our initiative? Then please register with the form below. You can opt out of our mailing list anytime.

About the initiative

The International Association of Controllers (ICV) was founded by graduates of the Controller Academy in Gauting, Munich in 1975 as the first of its kind. With its Honorary Chairman, Dr. Albrecht Deyhle, the Association has made a lasting impression on the controlling scene in the German-speaking region, and has set standards for the profession.  In the meantime, the ICV numbers over 6,000 members in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and over ten other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Today, the ICV is the international address for controlling expertise.

Jannis Friedag
Jr. Exec. Advisor
Khai Tran
Co-Head “Startup-Controlling”
Matthias von Daacke
Vice Chairman of the Board of ICV