HOW FINANCE LEADERS ACHIEVE GREATER AGILITY BY STREAMLINING EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

Sponsored by Chrome River
DATE: TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019
TIME: 2:00 PM ET
DURATION: 1 HOUR

Webcast Summary

As companies mature from startups to global enterprises, they often sacrifice in agility and adaptability what they gain in size. This is especially the case for companies that hold off on rethinking expense management procedures that, over time, siphon away resources from efforts that support growth. 

Fortunately for finance leaders, recent technological advances in automation and analytics are enabling companies to accelerate and expand visibility into their corporate spend.

During this Webcast, we will share best practices for how finance leaders with growing companies can:

  • Pinpoint persistent bottlenecks with processing invoices and expenses,
  • Identify aspects of expense management that lend themselves best to automation,
  • Become proactive in recognizing and acting on opportunities to improve payment terms and secure early-payment discounts, and
  • Apply analysis of invoices to better inform planning, forecasting, and decision making.

About the Speakers

Robert Ferrandino, Controller, Northeast Treatment Centers
 
Robert Ferrandino has more than 20 years of experience in various accounting leadership roles, primarily at not-for-profit organizations, including his current role as Controller of the finance department at Northeast Treatment Centers, a Philadelphia-based behavioral health and social services nonprofit. With a degree in accounting from La Salle University, Robert excels at optimizing accounting procedures to maximize departmental resources while identifying areas for efficiency gains, such as streamlining workflow production and financial reporting processes.
Bryan DeGraw, Associate Principal, Finance Advisory Services, The Hackett Group
 
Bryan has more than 25 years of experience focused on core finance disciplines that include enterprise business planning, end-to-end business process creation, continuous improvement program management, cost reduction, cost management, and financial analysis. Working in corporate management and consulting, he has led projects and people while defining and transforming back-office finance and customer-facing business processes.
Richard Gardner, Director, Business Transformation Practice, The Hackett Group
 
Richard Gardner has more than 15 years of business analysis and transformation experience. His focus is on streamlining finance as well as sales, general, and administrative (SG&A) processes, including order-to-cash processes, procure-to-pay processes, and shared services. His responsibilities encompass project planning, coordination of global delivery teams, project execution, development of performance improvement plans, process redesign, and systems implementation.

About the Moderator

Joe 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: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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