Webcasts

CFO Thought Leader has cut the ribbon on a series of web events, as we continue to pursue our mission to elevate the voice of finance leadership. We’re excited to have a number of our sponsor partners join us as we enlarge our menu of offerings to serve our growing community of finance professionals.  You can register for upcoming events or access our on demand events library by clicking on the appropriate link below.

For information on hosting a CFO Thought Leader webinar, please contact our co-host Jack Sweeney jack@cfothoughtleader.com

How Strategy-Minded CFOs are Transforming Finance Using New Talent Competencies & Automation

Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Time: [03:00] PM

It’s no secret that the mix of skills and experience demanded by successful finance teams is quickly evolving, and at no time has the need to attract, grow, and retain talent competencies inside the finance function been more critical to finance leaders.

As all too many CFOs have learned, the quickest way to lose a top CPA prospect these days is to pull back the curtain on an organization lacking talent competencies and steeped in dated processes.
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  • How a new talent mind-set is altering finance leader priorities and broadening the finance career paths for strategy-minded finance executives.
  • How to remedy talent missteps while addressing future workforce challenges.
  • Best practices for identifying and recruiting talent with broader skill sets.
  • Adopting, leveraging, and getting results with talent competencies frameworks.

Join Carol Lowe, CFO of innovative giant Sealed Air Corporation, and Ash Noah, VP of CGMA External Relations at the AICPA, as they expose the critical talent competencies and priorities necessary for developing today’s finance professionals. Plus, Michael Shultz, Director of Finance Transformation, BlackLine, will explain how advances in automation are now energizing the career ambitions of finance professionals who have become increasingly focused on expanding their strategic skill sets after having liberated themselves from time-consuming manual processes.

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New Milestones for Finance Leaders Webinar Series

 

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Now Featured: The Private to Public Journey

Exclusive case study: A little over a year ago, when publicly held Perion advanced with a deal to acquire digital agency Undertone, Michael Waxman-Lenz began preparing to exit his post as Perion’s chief strategy officer to spearhead Undertone’s private-to-public journey as its CFO.

Now, for the first time, CFO Waxman-Lenz charts the action steps and milestones that allowed his team to rapidly transform Undertone’s internal controls, allowing it to achieve initial and ongoing compliance. Plus Expert Insight: Steve Hobbs, managing director of Protiviti’s public transformation practice, joins us to reveal how firms can best develop a structured plan to meet key compliance and internal control objectives along the private-to-public journey. Finally, Susan Parcells, Senior Director of Finance Transformation, BlackLine, completes the panel as she reveals how new advances in automation are once and for all putting an end to the controls laggard mind-set inside both public and private firms.

 

Anatomy of a SaaS Finance Team: How a SaaS Mind-set is Shaping the Future of Finance

When it comes to SaaS finance leaders, the consensus among corporate finance executives at large is that SaaS CFOs are now marching to a different drummer.

Armed with such metrics as return on revenuecost of customer acquisition, and customer retention, SaaS CFOs are busily advancing a more customer-centric model for finance, a model with conceptual constructs that are now quickly taking root beyond the SaaS realm.

Join us when we invite a dynamic finance team to pull back the curtain and expose the SaaS mind-set that is informing their decision-making and the adoption of practices and tools that are now reshaping the finance function and exposing the precepts of modern finance.

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Rewiring Finance to Achieve Greater Customer Success

Not since corporate boards first formulated the modern C-suite has the leadership reach of a C-suite member been more fluid than today within the ranks of Chief Financial Officers.

“Don’t be left behind” are the determined words that now lead growing numbers of finance professionals to expand their influence beyond the realm of traditional accounting and finance into the number-rich arena known as the customer experience.

Join us when Mike Picchi, CFO, Allconnect, exposes the innovative leadership path that makes Allconnect’s customer experience a central component of its finance function. Then hear from our distinguished CFO Thought Leader panel, featuring analytics thought leader and author Gary Cokins and Director of Finance Transformation Susan Parcells of BlackLine.

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  • Take an in-depth look at the innovative path that allowed finance to expand its influence, involving advanced technologies, savvy management practices, and talent development.
  • Learn how to validate the business case for making customer intelligence a component of a strategic finance function.
  • Understand how to find (and cultivate) the right analytics talent to support your finance team’s customer intelligence strategic mission.
  • Discover why the shift to more customer-centric metrics is requiring finance teams to allot more time to analysis and spend less time on inefficient processes.
  • Put an end to long, inefficient quarter-end closing processes and apply best practices to deliver timely and accurate financial and operational results
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Setting Goals and Allocating Resources in the Age of Customer Success

Is your finance team still struggling to get in step with your organization’s real-time information needs?

Learn how to reorder your team’s priorities and avoid obstacles on the path to improved performance and greater customer satisfaction. Find out how to identify the measurements that will together drive performance and enhance customer interaction.

milestones_templateListen to Lois Martin, Executive Vice President & CFO of Ceridian, reveals the organizational milestones that empowered her to transform dated processes and lead her team into finance’s new age of customer success. Hear what skills and experience are blazing the path that leads to the future of the finance function. Then listen when Michael Schultz, a director of finance transformation at BlackLine, joins the webinar and looks beyond the numbers to focus on process improvements as he shares insights into the elimination of  manual components within the finance function.

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  • milestones_template - CopyHow customer insight can help your finance team answer more questions and ask even better ones;
  • Why business analytics and customer insight are increasingly critical to driving performance;
  • How to evaluate what your organization can gain by focusing on customer satisfaction.
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Five Strategies for Creating a Dynamic Finance Function

Is 2016 the year you create a dynamic forward-looking finance function? Are you ready to make positive changes to your finance organization – immediately?

Past efforts to transform finance have shrunk the cost and size finance organizations. But the nature of the work has remained the same – heavy on backward looking transaction processing, limited in strategic impact. Attend this webcast to learn  five strategies to create a dynamic finance function.

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The Customer-Centric CFO: Tools and Tactics for Making Customer Loyalty Central to the Business Case

Join this Webcast to hear an expert discussion on how customer satisfaction metrics have become top of mind among finance leaders now focused on rewiring the finance function to help drive customer satisfaction.

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Accelerating Your Finance Growth Engine: How to Identify, Prime, and Execute Growth Triggers From Inside the Finance Function

Date: Thursday, Nov. 19, 1:00 pm ET

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The Operations Mandate: A CFO’s Guide to Achieving an Integrated View of Finance and Operations

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1:00 pm ET

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