Category: Innovation

Accelerating digital agility in finance teams – Part One

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the AAT’s Future Finance conference, where I discussed “Emerging Stronger: The new Finance Function” with Jannine Edgar, Director of Finance and Operations and I delivered my keynote talk on “Accelerating digital and automation in finance teams”.

As a follow up to this insightful debate, I wanted to highlight the key takeaways from this debate and zero in on what to do first, so you can act fast and not be bamboozled by the hype and new terminology.

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Digital Finance Function skill shift – Evolution of the finance function

If you could start by sketching a finance team on a blank piece of paper, would it resemble in any way the structure we see today? Would the design you come up with still be relevant considering the rapid changes brought about by the ongoing pandemic? Digitization has become a realistic goal for finance functions to remain highly relevant, especially when there is an ever more pressing need to react quickly.

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How Finance must pivot with technology to accelerate business agility

Day two of the Accounting and Finance Virtual Summit was curated by Generation CFO and included many of its members who wanted to support other members during the COVID19 lock down.

Here we see and hear from Fabiana Bevilacqua, SAS, Charlie Hudson, Firemind, Jonathan Smare, AWS and Christopher Argent, Generation CFO who discuss the mega-trends impacting our organisations and how we can use this technology to enable more agility and the digital finance function.

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