From the June 2008 issue of Treasury & Risk magazine

Cruise Control


As Johnson Controls Inc. follows its customers around the world, the distance between many of the 2,400 members of the financial team and the Milwaukee-based company's headquarters grows ever greater. And when Controller Susan Kreh joined the $34.6 billion auto parts and temperature controls maker one year ago, she took on the job of reducing that distance. This is especially difficult, says Kreh, at a time when the company's internal accounting policies and government regulations are rapidly being revised. "The combination of a changing company and changing rules creates a dynamic and complex environment," says Kreh.

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