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Webcast Summary

As companies devote increasing attention to automating tasks that traditionally have been the domain of finance, CFOs are taking on greater responsibility for raising the value of their finance teams to their companies. Instead of relying on manual processes to generate financial reports, the finance team of the future will apply the latest technological advances to provide a company with a panoramic view of its overall performance, as well as analysis to guide decisions about what aspects of its performance the company needs to improve.

During this Webcast, we will highlight key priorities for developing your finance team in 2019 and beyond, including how to:

  • Identify, and then reduce the amount of time your finance team spends on, tasks that lend themselves best to automation;
  • Improve your finance team's visibility into financial and nonfinancial information about your company's performance;
  • Build up your finance team's analytical skills, particularly with forecasting and scenario planning; and
  • Elevate your finance team's value to your company by providing your team with the training and resources it requires to inform and contribute to your company's strategic decisions.

About the Panelists

Rachele CollinsRachele Collins, Principal Research Lead, Financial Management, APQC

As principal research lead, Rachele Collins, Ph.D., is responsible for APQC's best-practices research in financial management, including the development of the research agenda, working with partners and alliances, serving APQC's members, presenting thought leadership, and developing new relationships and connections. She previously served as a senior research analyst for human capital and knowledge management with APQC.

Matthew GehrMatthew Gehr, Senior Director, Strategy and Business Operations, The Hackett Group

Matthew Gehr applies more than 26 years of experience in finance and cost control in managing large, complex, multi-function projects. His experience includes 19 years specializing in global business services, finance change programs, and business transformation engagements across multiple industries and geographies.

Jeff NourieJeff Nourie, Principal, The Hackett Group

Jeff Nourie has more than 15 years of experience in process transformation, shared services, financial operations, and financial cost management consulting. He has particular functional expertise in customer and product value management; supply chain operations and costing; tax minimization; business process outsourcing; financial operations; and technologies to support these endeavors.

About the Moderator

Joe FleischerJoe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum

In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.

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Fields of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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