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Webcast Summary

As CFOs expand their focus from financial planning and compliance to include strategy, operations, and direct partnership with the CEO, the roles of accountants and finance professionals are also changing. One thing that hasn’t changed: the first job of Finance is to get the numbers right.

This is easier said than done when many Finance teams continue to rely on manual processes that are costing them more than just valuable hours.  In addition to financial statement inaccuracies, noncompliance, and a lack of efficiency, manual processes are likely also having a negative impact on job satisfaction across the Finance organization.

Recruiting and retaining top talent depends on an organization’s ability to adapt and scale, and manual processes are a common barrier to success. Join this webinar to hear finance transformation experts discuss talent challenges, how technology can address some of these challenges, and talent trends for 2020.

During this webinar, we will discuss:

  • How automating manual processes can free up time for value added analysis
  • The skills and capabilities that Finance needs to succeed in the future
  • Practical steps for recruiting and retaining top Finance talent

About the Speakers

Tammy Coley, Chief Transformation Officer, BlackLine

Tammy Coley is the Chief Transformation Officer at BlackLine and is a visionary accounting leader with a deep understanding of how accounting processes intersect with modern technology.  As CTO, she brings that vision and experience to BlackLine’s customers as they transform their Finance & Accounting operations through the use of the company’s cloud software tools.
Birgit Starmanns, Senior Director, Global Center of Excellence for Finance and Risk, SAP

Birgit Starmanns is a senior director in the Global Center of Excellence for Finance and Risk, focused on thought leadership. She also has responsibility for the go-to-market of new finance and risk solutions that leverage new technologies such as machine learning and cloud, and the business benefits they can bring to organizations. Her functional experience is in finance and management accounting, including SAP S/4HANA Finance, as well as core SAP ERP and SAP EPM. Birgit has over 29 years of experience across solution marketing, solution management, strategic customer communities and management consulting organizations. Prior to SAP, she was a principal in management consulting organizations, including Price Waterhouse and several boutique firms. Birgit holds a BA and MBA from the College of William and Mary.
Sue Mozdzer, Finance Transformation Leader – Record to Report, Hubbell Incorporated

Sue is the Finance Transformation Leader in the R2R space at Hubbell Incorporated. She has been instrumental in transitioning the business’s general accounting function to a shared service model with an offshore third party provider. Her previous roles with Hubbell started in 2006 and included, Director of Financial Report and Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Hubbell, she has worked in various consolidations and SEC reporting roles at Melville Corporation, Reader’s Digest, Elizabeth Arden and Pitney Bowes. Sue began her career as an auditor and worked for Coopers & Lybrand and then Price Waterhouse and is a CPA in Connecticut.  

About the Moderator

Jess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum

Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.
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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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