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DigitalCFO Finance Transformation Webinar Series – Financial Consolidation | 12 Oct 2021

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What You Need from a Modern Day Financial Consolidation Solution

12 October 2021, Tuesday, 2:30PM to 3:30PM (GMT +8)

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The present unpredictable and ever-changing corporate environment necessitates a reshaping of traditional financial consolidation procedures. Aside from the necessity for automated financial consolidation procedures to reduce mistakes and inaccuracies, there is a growing emphasis on organizations reshape their financial consolidation process and outcome to support economic decision-making.

Organizations may now use artificial intelligence, self-service capabilities, and real-time data to transform financial consolidation procedures into economic development accelerators.

Join DigitalCFO and Board Asia Pacific for this financial consolidation webinar as we look at how organizations may grow and move away from fragmented financial consolidation process to the future of finance being the accelerator of growth.


  • Why organisations should perform consolidation at individual business units level, instead of traditional entity level consolidation

  • How organisations can adopt a holistic approach & predictive analytics for decision-making based on true single economic entity

  • How organisations can overcome the challenges of remote working and move towards a collaborative approach in their financial consolidation process

  • How a modern financial consolidation process can enable finance functions to be growth accelerators.


Chief Financial Officers, Heads of Finance, GM/VP/AVP Finance, Finance Directors, Senior Finance Manager/Finance Managers involved in financial closing & consolidation processes.

2:30 PM

Opening Address & Housekeeping by DigitalCFO Asia

2:35 PM

Introduction to Board

Celestine See, Regional Pre-sales, Board Asia Pacific

2:40 PM

Accurate Group Reporting, Complete Financial Control and Business Insights

Speaker: Andrea Ferrarese, Head of Administration & Tax, Golden Goose

2:50 PM

Panel Discussion: What you need from a modern day financial consolidation solution

Paul Lennie, CFO Southeast Asia, Asurion
Andrea Ferrarese, Head of Adminstration & Tax, Golden Goose
Jeremy Ong, Director, Consulting, KPMG

Moderated by:
Celestine See, Board Asia Pacific

3:20 PM

Question & Answer Segment

3:25 PM

Closing Address by DigitalCFO Asia

3:30 PM

End of Webinar



Paul Lennie, Chief Financial Officer, Southeast Asia, Asurion

Paul is currently the Southeast Asia CFO and APAC Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Asurion. Asurion helps 300 million people protect, connect and enjoy the latest technology. In his dual roles, Paul provides strategic solutions to drive business performance, as well as being responsible for providing best-in-class data and analytics to the APAC business. During his tenure in Asurion, he has previously held numerous Finance & Product roles. Before joining Asurion, Paul was a Finance Business Partner at TAL (a large Australian life insurance company) and PwC New Zealand, where he was a Manager in the Private Business department. Paul is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Andrea Ferrarese, Head of Administration & Tax, Golden Goose

Andrea’s career began in 1997 with auditing firm KPMG S.p.A. In 2001, he joined Gedi Group as Financial Controller for an Italian subsidiary - Finegil S.p.A., before moving onto the role of administration manager for another subsidiary of Gedi Group - A. Manzoni S.p.A. He then joined Pittarosso Group as Group administration manager in 2013, before taking up the position as Head of Administration & Tax at Golden Goose Group. Throughout his career, Andrea had been an important part of various Mergers & Acquisition and ERP implementation projects.

Celestine See, Regional Pre-sales, Board Asia Pacific

Celestine is a Chartered Accountant who brings along a diverse background in accounting, finance and enterprise performance management solutions. Previously a finance transformation consulting manager, she holds a successful track record in helping numerous listed organisations in Asia to automate their finance processes. Now, as a regional pre-sales, she leverages her past experience in resolving challenges and complexities for the office of finance to help enterprises find the right solution fit within their digital roadmap. Her specialised knowledge in financial consolidation gained from auditing large corporations on group consolidation gave her deep expertise in bridging user requirements with technology.

Jeremy Ong, Director, Consulting, KPMG

Jeremy is a Director with KPMG’s Digital Finance practice in Singapore.  He started his career with KPMG in the auditing practice and is a qualified CPA.  He brings with him over 20 years of experience in advising clients on various finance transformation initiatives aimed at evolving the role and operating model of the Finance function towards optimising performance and enabling business growth, including harnessing enabling technology solutions to realise and sustain the desired transformation.


About Board:

Board is an all-in-one Decision-Making Platform which combines Business Intelligence tools with Corporate Performance Management, Simulation, and Predictive Analytics capabilities. Its coding-free, drag-and-drop interface enables users to build self-service analytics and planning applications with ease to meet the ongoing decision-making requirements of their organization. Board allows the creation of dashboards, reports, and analyses which are fully integrated with enterprise planning and simulation processes, bringing together financial and operational data for complete visibility of the relationship between output, performance, and financial results. The platform is featured in three Gartner Magic Quadrants, is highly praised in numerous other analyst reports, and repeatedly comes out as the top solution in customer reviews of BI and CPM solutions.

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