Find out how to reinvent your finance function through digital transformation

Find out how to reinvent your finance function through digital transformation

In this climate of disruption and change, how can CFOs and finance leaders ensure they are at the forefront of digital transformation?

Increasing automation and technological advances such as the cloud and AI are disrupting how UK businesses compete and innovate in 2018.

In this climate of disruption and change, how can CFOs and finance leaders ensure they are at the forefront of digital transformation? How can they elevate the finance team’s value and drive better performance management and business outcomes?

Find out how CFOs and finance executives can harness technology-driven transformation, through a cloud-based finance and ERP system such as NetSuite, to deliver greater business insights, efficiency and innovation in this demanding digital era.

The expert panel addressed:

  • The benefits of finance transformation, including increased efficiency, speed and agility
  • How finance can better inform and contribute to business strategy and growth ambitions
  • Communication processes and skills needed for delivering a successful transformation
  • Practical steps for creating and maintaining forward-thinking and innovative finance teams

Listen back to our on demand webinar here.

Speakers

Peter Simons
Associate Director of Finance Transformation Research
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

Peter is Associate Director of Finance Transformation research at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

The Association’s Future of Finance is the main focus of Peter’s research. Additionally, he contributes to the development of the CIMA/CGMA syllabus, writes whitepaper reports, speaks at events and works with colleagues across the Association’s value chain to support CIMA members and CGMA designation holders.

Peter joined CIMA as a member of staff in 2006. Since 2002 he had been Managing Director of IFG Financial Services Ltd, the UK subsidiary of IFG, an entrepreneurial Irish financial services group. Before that, Peter was the head of a division and on the senior management team of Bank of Ireland in London. His CIMA qualification had enabled him to achieve career progression over many years with the bank through roles in strategy, corporate lending, credit management and marketing.

Thomas Sutter
Finance Director and Controller
Oracle NetSuite

Thomas Sutter is a career Finance Director and Controller who now works at Oracle NetSuite in the Global Solutions Centre of Excellence. Usually reporting to US parent companies, Thomas is accustomed to HQ requirements, as well as handling all localisation demands across EMEA. At his last company for 6 years, they implemented and used NetSuite for 3 years, where Thomas was responsible for compliance in 6 countries. Thomas now works with customers in various ways to help them understand how NetSuite can support business growth with modern cloud technology, and for finance teams to evolve from their traditional back-office function. This includes specialising in international capabilities to help businesses scale for growth, meeting local compliance and reporting obligations, whilst at the same time allowing for localised user experience.

Paul Underwood
Partner at Mazars
AICPA/CIMA

Paul is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience in industry and practise covering financial outsourcing, business advisory, and performance improvement.

Paul’s focus is on supporting entrepreneurial businesses and SMEs in Birmingham and Milton Keynes with their financial outsourcing and compliance requirements and providing part or full back office solutions. Paul works with both inward investors and UK based clients.

Emma Smith
Editor
Accountancy Age

Emma Smith has been Editor of Accountancy Age since January 2017. She has worked in financial journalism for seven years, having previous held a number of editor roles at Bloomberg BNA, where she specialised in international taxation. Emma studied Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge and has also studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

Related Articles

Tech and Tax: How automation can improve efficiency

Technology Tech and Tax: How automation can improve efficiency

22h Tax Systems
Why accountants need to embrace robotics and intelligent automation

Technology Why accountants need to embrace robotics and intelligent automation

4d T-Tech | Sponsored
'There's always time for Making Tax Digital': How to get your clients ready for the deadline

Making Tax Digital 'There's always time for Making Tax Digital': How to get your clients ready for the deadline

2w Sage | Sponsored
How can payroll systems help SMEs to be more efficient?

Technology How can payroll systems help SMEs to be more efficient?

3w Chrissy Chiu
Our small business problem - and how technology can solve it

Technology Our small business problem - and how technology can solve it

3w Duncan Collins, Founder of Runagood
"The technological possibilities and geographical boundaries are endless”: RSM on Blockchain

Technology "The technological possibilities and geographical boundaries are endless”: RSM on Blockchain

4w Lucy Skoulding, Reporter
Should accountancy firms up their prices?

People In Practice Should accountancy firms up their prices?

4w Emanuela Hawker, Reporter
What can accountancy firms learn from tech start-ups?

Technology What can accountancy firms learn from tech start-ups?

4w Robert Collings, Manager of Technology and High Growth, UHY Hacker Young East