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Webinar – Transforming the Finance Function: Learn from APAC Finance Leaders

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By DigitalCFO Asia | 15 November 2021

Find out how Finance Leaders are leading the digital transformation of Finance

Hear from AFP, KPMG, and T&S Brass Finance Leaders.

Latest evidence shows finance leaders know the finance function needs radical transformation to survive. Leaders know they must move from scorekeeper to performance driver by leveraging the transformative value of data and technology.

In reaction to an increasingly digitalized world, finance activities in all industries have evolved and changed. The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, as well as the rise of remote working, has accelerated this shift, underlining the importance of new skill sets for accounting and financial professionals seeking advancement. Finance teams use technology heavily in areas like journal processing, reconciliations, and common help-desk inquiries, and it may improve productivity in month-end or quarter-end closings and other related activities.

Artificial intelligence and data analytics have opened up several doors for businesses to increase productivity, get more insight, and give more value.

Join Board for a round table discussion with Finance leaders from AFP, KPMG & T&S Brass, and find out how they are leading the digital transformation of finance and reflect on recent research evidence conducted with over 600 finance leaders worldwide.

Key Points of Discussion include:

  • Survey findings on the evolving role and strategy of the finance function
  • Evolution of people, culture, skills, and talents in the department of finance
  • How technology and data are trail-blazing the transformation of the Finance Function

Speakers include:

Jim Kaitz, President and CEO at AFP 

Jim is President and CEO of AFP, an association that represents over 16,000 treasury and financial professionals globally. Prior to joining FEI in 1988 as the VP of Government Relations, he was Manager, Trade and Business Affairs at Baxter Healthcare Corporation.  He was Director, Government Relations for the Scientific Apparatus Makers Association and joined FEI’s Washington Office in 1983.  He was legislative assistant to the Honorable James Shannon (D-MA), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. 

Thomas Bringard, Director Global IT Finance at KPMG

Thomas Bringard has an extensive experience working in finance and finance IT within leading professional services firms. In his current role, Thomas is responsible for the financial management of KPMG’s Global IT organization and is in charge of leading financial consolidation of the Global IT organization to achieve leadership strategic goals. Thomas believes in the importance of partnering with business to accomplish company objectives and to create a world-class financial planning and analysis system using disparate data sources for detailed analysis.

Ian Bradley, CFO at T&S Brass

With close to 30 years in finance working across industries and geographies, Ian Bradley is a multi-faceted dynamic CFO who partners with all aspects of the organization to drive bottom-line results. Ian’s areas of expertise range from global organizational structure to product and customer profitability and from ERP system implementation and enhancements to international issues such as currency, consolidation, transfer pricing.

Karlo Bustos, VP of Professional Services at Board

Karlo is a seasoned strategy, finance and consulting leader with a combination of Professional Services and industry experience across finance, business analytics and regulatory/strategic transformation. Throughout the course of his career, he has successfully deployed large-scale technology implementations, both as a client and as a consultant. In addition, Karlo spent over 7 years leading his own management consultancy firm. 

*This webinar will run at 10:00AM SGT and 1:00PM AEDT time.

Register for the webinar here.

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