Generation CFO is developing community-led educational media to help industry CFOs, FDs and their teams learn, build and execute digital transformation within their teams and businesses with our accounting and finance specific content produced by finance for finance.
Founder Christopher Argent walks the transformation talk, starting out as an entrepreneurial UK FD before leading finance transformation at Vodafone, Amazon, BAT and John Lewis Partnership. Predicting the digital opportunity for the CFO, Chris set up a LinkedIn group for like-minded digital CFOs which grow quickly to 70,000 members.
Today, Generation CFO runs a highly engaged CFO community producing regular educational events, training and it’s annual summit Generation CFO Live and the Digital Finance Function awards. We also partner with finance teams in Industry to advise on automation, visualisation and analytics capability and the reskilling, upskilling and change management of the CFO organisation.
Recognised by all major accounting institutions as the market leader in accounting and finance digital education, Generation CFO has produced training content for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
Christopher Argent, Media Bio
Chris Argent is Founder and Managing Director at Generation CFO – an organisation that guides businesses and individuals to reengineer themselves through our thought leadership, training and digital finance transformation.
Frustrated by poor systems, poor reporting and lack of time to work with the business, in 2009, Chris Argent set up a LinkedIn group looking for technology-minded accountants and finance professionals to help him out.
After moving from SME CFO to Enterprise Finance Transformation Lead, Chris experienced first hand advanced technology being used in multiple organisations and can see the massive potential for finance use.
The demand for digital transformation and strategic finance business partnering continues to grow and Chris believed pressure will be applied to CFOs to create a more data-rich, digital finance function, so started to collate and curate some of the most relevant information posted on his LinkedIn group to his blog, Generation CFO. The aim to bring digital native innovators in accounting together with the senior finance leadership change makers.
Chris saw the need for a unifying framework to bring together traditional accounting and finance with the new data-enabled digital finance function and developed the Digital Finance Function Model (DFFM) and initiated education events, a podcast and networking meet ups to establish GenerationCFO.com as the go-to platform.
Today, Generation CFO delivers daily content and information to its members and has launched its FiMIND community and partners with the Top 100 technology vendors relevant to the DFFM. The combined communities are now c. 100,000 members and growing rapidly.
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