Controllern i den digitaliserade världen
: En studie om vad digitaliseringen ställer för kompetenskrav på controllern i svenska kommuner

Translated title of the thesis: The controller in the world of digitalization: A study of the competence requirements the digitalization places on the controller in Swedish municipalities
  • Monica Moussa
  • Tatiana Wallin

Student thesis: Bachelor


The digitalization affects all professional roles including the role of the controller which is considered to be in an ongoing process of changes that places new competence requirements on the controller. Existing research shows that there may be a lack of skills because of the increased digitalization. The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyze the competence requirements that the digitalization places on the controllers in Swedish municipalities. The study uses a quantitative research method consisting of a content analysis of 30 job advertisements and a survey that has been answered by 189 controllers in Swedish municipalities. The result of the content analysis of job advertisements shows that there is a diverse number of skills demanded by employers in Swedish municipalities. The result of the survey shows that controllers within Swedish municipalities considers that their tasks and competence requirements have been affected by the digitalization. This study contributes to an understanding of the impact of digitalization on the competence requirements placed on controllers in Swedish municipalities.
Date of Award2022-Jun
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorTorsten Andersson (Supervisor), Gert Paulsson (Assessor) & Heléne Tjärnemo (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics

Courses and Subjects

  • Accounting and auditing

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Business Administration (50202)


  • Digitalization
  • controller
  • competence requirements
  • job roles
  • tasks
  • municipalities
  • public sector

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