Major crises expose the true nature of things. In the face of extreme pressure, a company discovers just how digital, agile and resilient it really is. And its finance organisation is no exception. CFOs and finance leaders are leveraging hard-earned lessons from the worldwide pandemic to strengthen their organisations and meet the demands of internal and external customers.
Watch the on-demand discussion on the results of our Global Finance Trends Survey, in which we identified key priorities of finance leaders and their creative responses to COVID.
In this webinar we will:
Explore the key priorities that indicate CFOs are committed to ongoing finance transformation.
Discuss the foundational building blocks for finance to operate digitally, flexibly and resiliently to support the organisation - including a future-ready workforce
Examine the effects of the pandemic on finance operations
Discuss how organisations are investing in automation to optimise finance processes
*CPE for qualifying live attendees only. You must answer 3 of the 4 poll questions during the live event. CPE will be e-mailed to qualifying attendees 2-4 weeks after the live event. CPE Credit: 1.0 credit. Field of Study: Finance. Programme Level: Basic. Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based. Prerequisites/Advance Preparation: None. Elements of Engagement: Polling Question
1 CPE credit for LIVE Attendees only. Not available OnDemand
Ken Thomas is a senior finance executive with extensive expertise in providing proactive business advice while delivering controllership over core reporting and compliance, planning and projections, and transformation through continuous improvement of finance operations and systems. He has experience achieving enterprise operational excellence within Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, through optimising resources, generating significant cost savings and leading innovative and transformative solutions in complex global environments.
Andrea is a ManagingDirector in the Boston office and a member of theBusiness Performance Improvement (BPI)practice specialising in Finance Optimisation. Her background includes over 20 years of a combination of Big Four External Audit and Industry experience. Andrea received a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University as well as an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. She is a CPA.
Chris Wright, from Protiviti’s New York office, is the firm-wide Managing Director of our Business Performance Improvement solution, which includes our Public Company Transformation and Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance groups. Chris is also the Regional Managing Director for Protiviti’s Northeastern United States region. He has over thirty years of experience serving clients as an external auditor, including 6 years as a partner at two global accounting firms (Arthur Andersen and KPMG), and as an internal auditor and financial reporting risk consultant.
At Protiviti, Chris has provided internal audit out-sourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and compliance services, and significant assistance to companies experiencing restatements, regulatory inquiries, stock compensation and other financial investigations and difficulties in implementing new accounting pronouncements, including revenue recognition and lease accounting. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from Franciscan University and a Master of Science degree in Organisational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.
Chris serves on the boards of several charitable, civic, educational and business organisations. His work in Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance has also involved a significant commitment to public speaking and the development and delivery of internal and external training.