Events

Meet the SVP Finance – Interview Series – Mike Polaha

Thursday, July 7, 1 PM CST

The new Meet the Controller / Meet the CFO – Interview Series features fascinating executives from interesting organizations. The fast-paced interview format focuses on “secrets to career success” and will bring valuable learning, career advice and big ideas to both aspiring, and seasoned corporate finance pros.

This interview in the series will feature Michael Polaha, SVP Finance Solutions and Technology at BlackLine, and former SVP Finance Technology at Fortune 500 Johnson & Johnson, and member of the Controllers Council Advisory Board. Controllers Council Board Executive Director Neil Brown will moderate.

Mike Polaha

2022 State of Automation in the Finance Office: Learn the Surprising Survey Results

Wednesday, July 13, 1 PM CST

The Results are in from the 2022 Survey on Finance Office Automation. Join Nick Ezzo, VP of Marketing and Elaine M. Nowak, Director of Product Marketing at Auditoria as they give you all the information you need to transform your role and be the hero in your organization.

Finance Automation

Corporate Finance Upskilling/Reskilling – Study Results – Webcast

Wednesday, July 20, 1 PM CST

Join the Controllers Council to learn the results of an important study about how Corporate Finance departments are Upskilling, Reskilling and training staff, Controllers and CFOs to manage more effectively as a result of macro-trends of the Great Resignation, a growing shortage of CPAs and Accountants, and remote or hybrid work environments.

Finance Upskilling

Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting: 2022 Research Study Insights

Tuesday, July 26, 1 PM CST

James Wilcox, Managing Director with Hanover Research shares the results of a 2022 global study with a “Deep Dive” into the state of Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting (BF&P), and the technologies world-class organizations are adopting to streamline their financial processes and support optimal growth and performance.

Budgeting 2022

Leading Practices for Digital Finance Transformation & Operational Excellence

Thursday, July 28, 1 PM CST

Hear specialists from BlackLine, including Mike Polaha, former SVP Finance Solutions & Technology at Johnson & Johnson, and Molly Boyle, former accounting leader at Under Armour on their experiences planning and executing successful digital finance transformation.

Digital Finance

9 Frequently-Overlooked AP Internal Control Issues: How to Prevent Them

Wednesday, August 10, 1 PM CST

Often it is the little issues, those seemingly unimportant tasks, that when ignored or not handled properly cause huge nightmares in accounts payable. The damage from these problems is immediate and felt directly on the bottom line.

 

Accounts Payable

The Digital Controller/CFO – Study Results – Webcast

Wednesday, September 14, 1 PM CST

Join the Controllers Council to learn the results of an important study about how Corporate Controllers and CFOs are taking on more responsibilities for technology including automating back office systems, managing spend, implementing AI/ML and finance automation systems, and participating in or leading digital transformation initiatives. The Digital Controller/CFO Survey/Study documents this revolution.

Up to the webcast date you can be a part this important study by taking a brief and confidential survey, and receive a complimentary copy of the survey results report! To access, please copy/paste the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/digitalcontroller2022

Digital Controller - CFO Study

Meet the CFO – Interview Series – Shannon Nash

Thursday, September 29, 1 PM CST

The next interview in the series features Shannon Nash, CFO of Wing, the drone delivery unit of Google parent company Alphabet. Shannon is a CPA, and a recovering attorney with a JD. Prior to Wing Shannon was CFO of Reputation, and many other roles with KPMG, Cooley, Cumulus Media. Shannon earned a BS Accounting and a JD Law from University of Virginia. She is active with multiple boards including UserTesting (NYSE:USER), and multiple non-profits. She was featured on Accounting Today’s 2020 list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, and named one of 2020’s Most Powerful Women in Accounting by the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor.

Shannon Nash

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Cash Flow Forecasting Tips for Turbulent Times

Join us for a discussion where you’ll learn about the choices for improving your cash flow forecasting, reporting, analysis and planning, and how better cash flow management will help you weather the sluggish economy and, ultimately, outperform your competition. 

 

Cash FLow

Why Modern Finance Leaders Are Bought Into Digital Transformation

Join us for a discussion with Nathaniel Harrison, Finance Manager, Amperity, and Henna Mishra, Product Marketing Manager, TripActions as they discuss how to succeed in this modern era of finance.

 

Digital Transformation

How Demand for Business-Critical Insights and a Challenging Labor Market are Accelerating Corporate Finance Automation

Results from Trintech’s 2022 Global Financial Close Benchmark Report and The Hackett Group’s Annual CFO survey both show that attracting and retaining talent will be the biggest challenge organizations will face over the next 12 months, followed by the need to provide real-time, business-critical insights. Because of this, more and more organizations are realizing the importance of investing in financial close automation to better support the needs of their business.

 

Automation Finance

Intercompany Financial Management: Go Beyond Zero

The sum of intercompany activity should be zero. It rarely, if ever, is. But the problem is much larger than reconciling differences to zero.

Intercompany Financial Management is an entirely new approach that enables your organization not just to reconcile differences to zero—but go beyond by unlocking growth capacity with more tax-efficient processes and optimized business operations.

Join this session where we explore intercompany as a business driver in your organization.

CPE Credit: participants can earn up to 1 CPE/CPD credit in the Business Management & Organization field of study.

Financial Management

Controller’s Roadmap to Build a Best-In-Class Finance Team

A high-functioning finance team can add up to big cultural and organizational changes. Join this session with Morris Kupfer, Vice President of Finance at HighRadius and learn how Controllers can build a best-in-class finance team by leveraging accounts receivable (AR) automation solutions to drive operational efficiencies, create value, and improve working capital.

Finance Team

Top Controller/CFO Priorities: Cash, Profit and AR

How do the changing behaviors of customers impact revenue, cashflow, and profitability?

Accounting and finance leaders are playing an increasingly important role in driving change within their organizations. From ensuring balance sheet integrity to balance sheet optimization, CFOs and controllers are no longer relegated to tasks that are aimed at ‘keeping the lights on.’ More and more, they must be chief value extractors, driving sustainable business growth through technological innovation, improved governance, business intelligence, and investment returns.

In this webinar, discover how A&F leaders can rise to the challenge while ensuring the financial health of the organization and laying the foundation for working capital excellence.

Cash Profit

How Real-Time Visibility and Spend Control Power the Modern Finance Leader

No executive is going through a bigger change than the modern finance leader. A role that used to be focused on FP&A and cost control is now becoming a strategic business advisor that influences transformational, company-wide decisions. This requires you to move quickly and allocate more time to strategic initiatives.
By automating manual processes and gaining real-time visibility across every dollar spent, finance leaders can scale with ease while empowering your teams with modern tools that drive efficiency.
Modern Finance Leader

Automate or Stagnate – The Case for Advanced Tech in the Finance Back Office

Join Nick Ezzo, VP of Marketing and Elaine Nowak, Director Product Marketing at Auditoria.AI, as they explore challenges in the back office and what advanced technology can solve these problems today. Nick and Elaine will examine how the roles in the back office will evolve due to implementing automation and advanced technologies. The team will then review practical steps to get started on a digital transformation journey. 
Finance Back Office

Meet the CFO - Interview Series - Glenn Hopper

The new Meet the Controller / Meet the CFO - Interview Series features fascinating executives from interesting organizations. The fast-paced interview format will focus on "secrets to success" and bring valuable learning, career advice and big ideas to both aspiring, and seasoned corporate finance pros.

The second interview in the series will feature Glenn Hopper, CFO at Sandline Global, and author of Deep Finance: Corporate Finance in the Information Age. Controllers Council Executive Director Neil Brown will moderate.

Glenn Hopper

2021 Controller of the Year Awards - Meet the Winners

Winners of the second annual 2021 Controller of the Year Awards have been selected after a nomination period and judging process that began in December 2021. The awards program was available to Corporate Controllers and related titles that have controller responsibilities including CFOs, VPs, Chief Accounting Officers and more. Hundreds of applicants were either self-nominated, or nominated by a colleague via a brief and anonymous online survey that requested information on 2021 financial performance, work experience, volunteer or philanthropic activities, and educational background.

21 Controllers of the Year

7 Ways Automation Improves Corporate Accounting Effectiveness

As a finance professional, you likely already know the main benefits of automating your accounts payable and payment processes – increased control, real-time visibility, increased security, e-payment incentives, and cost and time savings. And yet, you still may feel hesitant to leave paper in the past. It’s okay, we get it.

Join AvidXchange Solutions Consultants Rhonda Greene and Jami Proctor to learn about the 7 ways automation can improve your workday and streamline your day-to-day tasks.

Automation

5 Trends Every CFO Should Know About in 2022

CFOs today play a critical role in their organization as strategic advisors in addition to overseeing the numbers — these leaders need to be data-driven and embrace strategies and technology that allow for greater visibility across the organization and produce faster data for better decision making.

CFO 2022 Trends

CFO Roundtable:  Evolving Roles and Priorities for Success

According to research by Gartner, 93% of senior finance leaders were aligned on their vision for the finance function in 2025; those leaders expect to see a function that is leaner and more data driven. Today, leading CFOs are expected to be strategic value creators within an organization. Thus, driving a connected finance organization is crucial to long-term success, which means that CFOs are finding new innovative ways to improve cash flow and build resiliency.

Tipalti & Tesorio conducted a survey of over 200+ CFOs to put that Gartner statistic to the test and better understand the evolving role and priorities of leading CFOs.

Cash Flow

Roundtable:  Managing Corporate F&A in the Great Resignation

The great resignation is not just entry level staff, or industry-specific like retail. The great resignation is happening in corporate Finance and Accounting departments across all company types and sizes. The great resignation is also happening in the C-Suite with Controller and CFO turnover at record levels compared to low pre-pandemic levels.

Learn about the causes of this unprecedented turnover, along with best practices for staff training, retention and recruitment. Hear firsthand from a Roundtable Panel of your Controller/CFO peers and subject matter experts.

Great Resignation

Up Close and Personal with Balance Sheet Reconciliations

Let’s get up close and personal with balance sheet reconciliations to better understand and appreciate the purpose and objective behind this activity that is so often taken for granted. Let’s rediscover the power of reconciling the balance sheet, the best way to approach the work, and the pitfalls to avoid when preparing or examining reconciliations.

1 CPE credit will be provided for qualifying participants.

Learning Objectives: This course objective is to understand CFO priorities and concerns facing current business landscape. Field of Study: Accounting. Recommended CPE: 1 CPE. Program Cost: $0. Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued. Program Knowledge Level: Overview. Prerequisite: None. Advanced Preparation: None Required. Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based.

Balance Sheet

Optimize Lease Accounting | Key Actions from Survey Results

We are at a pivotal point in the lease accounting journey for most organizations now that the delays in compliance deadlines are over. According to the 2022 Global Lease Accounting Survey conducted by Ernst & Young LLP and LeaseAccelerator, there is a dramatic increase in the number of private companies who are driving to adopt the standards for the first time.  

Join EY and LeaseAccelerator to hear critical industry benchmark data on how global organizations are managing their leasing and lease accounting processes, ways to address the compliance challenges, and actions to take to achieve and optimize long-term compliance.

Lease Accounting

How Automation is Creating Next-Gen Collections Teams

Accounts receivable (A/R) collections optimization is an ongoing challenge. It’s impossible to free up cash, control invoice collection, and scale business when A/R logistics are unclear and inconsistent.

Today, many small, medium and enterprise level businesses are in dire need of improving their collections process and are quickly turning to automated A/R collections solutions.  

Automation

Take Action Against Fraud: 5 Things You Can Do Today

No one wants to think about fraud occurring in their business, but did you know that 74% of companies were targets of payment scams in 2020? Moreover, 65% of treasury and finance professionals believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame for an uptick in payments fraud at their companies.

Doesn’t sound good, does it? The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Join us for a discussion on proper controls that accounting staff can put in place today to protect your business. (Speaker: Laura Redmond, CEO of Redmond Accounting Inc.)

Laura Redmond

How to Make Value-Based Decisions & Achieve Your Modern Accounting Goals

 

Accounting is being asked to do more—manage risk, optimize business processes, and align to corporate strategy. To meet the demands of their expanding roles, F&A must focus capacity on what matters most.

In this session, we will explore how to accurately define the problem that encompasses your top accounting challenges. We will also discuss the anticipated value of modern accounting, how to achieve value, and how to demonstrate value.

Modern Accounting

Guide to Fast-track Collections by 80%: The Teletrac Navman Story

Take it from Teletrac Navman, a leading SaaS provider that faced similar challenges where tracking receivables became more difficult as the customer base grew. However, with the right intelligent tools and proactive strategies, they were able to consistently improve their KPIs. The result? They were able to achieve a 45 days reduction in Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) with fast and low-effort collections.

CFO Fireside Chat

CFO Fireside Chat – Expense Management Priorities and Predictions 2022

As CFOs and their finance teams navigate the new year, it’s critical to address the importance of expense management and ensure that the right tools are in place. This process helps to successfully navigate unforeseen challenges and reevaluate top priorities.

Join Ram Bartov, EVP of Finance for TripActions, and Joel Jeselsohn, Group CFO at Relayr, for this insightful fireside chat.

CFO Fireside Chat

Meet the CAO – Brandt Kucharski

The new Meet the Controller / Meet the CFO – Interview Series features fascinating executives from interesting organizations. The fast-paced interview format focuses on “secrets to career success” and will bring valuable learning, career advice and big ideas to both aspiring, and seasoned corporate finance pros.

The first interview in the series will feature Brandt Kucharski, Chief Accounting Officer of Ethos, and former CAO at Grubhub. Brandt was the 2020 National Controller of the Year. The interview will be moderated by Lindy Antonelli, Controllers Council Board Chair and Partner at Top 20 accounting firm Armanino.

Meet the CAO - Brandt Kucharski

CFO Future Focus – A Panel Discussion

The role of the CFO has transformed from that of a historical record keeper to a forward-looking strategist. While historical financial metrics will always be important to management and investors, new data science tools and methodologies can and should be applied to business data to extract greater value.

This webinar features Glenn Hopper, CFO at Sandline Global, and author of Deep Finance: Corporate Finance in the Information Age; and Ranga Bodla, VP Field Marketing and Engagement, NetSuite. Moderated by Neil Brown, Executive Director, Controllers Council.

CFO

How CAOs and CIOs Are Collaborating to Drive Transformation

Hybrid work. Cybersecurity. Regulatory compliance. New business models. Accounting and IT leaders have a growing list of priorities. Added to traditional responsibilities like change requests, maintenance, and close tasks, CAOs and CIOs are faced with limited resource capacity and talent retention concerns.

Join us to discover what the modern CAO and CIO partnership looks like and how it’s evolving to include more collaboration. In addition, learn why 82% of Accounting and IT leaders say their experiences over the past 12 months have intensified their interest in modernizing accounting processes and how companies are saving time by enabling a world-class technology ecosystem.

Blackline Webinar

How to Scale a Finance Team at a Fast Growth Company

Modern startups are more decentralized than ever and they move at lightning speed. As companies grow, finance and accounting teams need to keep up and scale with the company.

Join this discussion, featuring Sam Siegel, VP of Finance at Zoomin, and Thomas Long, Sr. PMM at TripActions Liquid to learn more.

Finance Team

Mind Your KPIs: Top Metrics Finance Teams Should Monitor

CFOs have never worked harder. Thanks to COVID-19, their goals and responsibilities have evolved dramatically since the beginning of the year. With the state of business and the economy constantly changing, it isn’t easy to focus attention and prioritize resources. Find out how successful CFOs are measuring short-term success while also staying focused on business longevity.

NetSuite KPI

2022 Corporate Finance Outlook – Webcast Panel Discussion

Nearly two years into the pandemic, the business and corporate finance outlook remains in constant flux. Domestic and global economics, new tax regulations and compliance requirements will prove challenging to Controllers, CFOs and corporate finance executives.

Corporate Finance

LIVE Discussion with Spikeball: Learn Spend Management Tips from a Shark Tank Success Story

Join us for a discussion with Jurie Victor, Director of Finance and Accounting at Spikeball (of Shark Tank fame), on how they achieve scale and simplify their spend management processes and workflows with a small team.

Spikeball

Why Smart Company Cards are the New Key to Success for Finance

In today’s business environment, your workforce must move quickly and agilely, which often means they need access to company funds in real-time. Modern finance leaders need their teams to move fast and make critical business decisions efficiently. But how do you empower employees to spend company money without opening the floodgates to inappropriate purchases or fraud? With many companies adopting hybrid work models, it’s critical that finance teams have access to flexible spend controls and real-time spend data.

T&E Programs

How to Leverage Financial Close Automation to Work Smarter: The Ruby Slipper Café Story

As organizational environments become more complex, compliance-focused and technology-driven, CFOs and controllers have even greater pressure to not only ensure the integrity of the financial close, but also provide strategic insights to help lead the future of their organizations. However, the current manual processes many of these organizations leverage today to manage their finances and resulting risk are making those valuable insights difficult to attain.

Financial Close Automation

Champions of Controllership: Advancing Accounting Despite Disruption

Champions of controllership find ways to innovate, automate, and scale accounting processes amidst continued disruption and despite a host of challenges. They have a vision for the future, believe in using technology to bring about change, and activate teams to modernize accounting.

Advancing Accounting Webinar

Move Your AP Processes into the Future

Want to move your business forward, but your Accounts Payable (AP) processes are holding your back? Increased flexibility is now expected as many companies adopt work from anywhere policies. Yet 80 percent of small and medium sized businesses rely on paper checks to pay their bills. Embracing technology to create a more efficient and streamlined AP cycle from end-to-end can reduce administrative costs and the dependence on manual labor and paper.

AP Process

How to survive budgeting season with collaborative FP&A

Financial managers waste as much as 18 hours a month manually updating, revising, consolidating, modifying, and correcting spreadsheets. Annual budgeting can require more back-and-forth work and take up even more time. And despite the flexibility of spreadsheets, they are error-prone and not designed for multiple stakeholders to work on simultaneously. After all the time and effort spent, how accurate is the end result? Join our panel of experts as they discuss techniques they’ve used to do financial planning efficiently and collaboratively across departments, while avoiding the usual spreadsheet errors.

budgeting webinar

Streamline Your Financial Close with Powerful Integrations

As organizational environments become more complex, compliance-focused and technology-driven, CFOs and controllers have even greater pressure to ensure the integrity of the financial close. In order for organizations to both maintain a reliable system of record (ERP), and ensure potential benefits for the Office of Finance are maximized, the ERP must be supported with strong investments in dedicated systems that address the needs of your finance and accounting teams.

TrinTech Webinar

Improve the Speed and Accuracy of your Close and Disclosure Process

Without proper controls and automation in place, your close and disclose process can quickly turn chaotic. That’s where The Connect Effect by insightsoftware comes in. In this webinar, we explore the modern consolidation and disclosure management tools that  finance teams need to shrink close cycles, improve reporting, and enable more agile processes  that free- up time for high value activities.

InsightSoftware Webinar

3 Hidden Costs of Expense Policies

It costs an estimated $395K a year to process expense reports for 1000 employees. How does this add up? Reviewing flagged transactions, recourse for out-of-policy charges, and hours on manual reconciliation each month causes frustration for your employees. Join this webinar with Jennifer Lee, Product Marketing Manager, TripActions, and Mindy Owen, Travel & Expense, Connectwise, to uncover these 3 hidden costs buried in your expense management.

TripActions Webinar

5 Questions Controllers Should be Asking Their CFO – Webcast

While the role of the Controller continues to evolve amidst digital transformation, the need to communicate effectively with the CFO has not changed. As key financial leaders within the organization, Controllers are increasingly tasked with improving the efficiency of operations, implementing new technologies and guiding teams toward paperless workflows. To do this effectively, they need to work closely with their CFOs to drive the organization towards executable strategies that maximize the value brought by investment in technology.

NetSuite Webinar

6 Steps to Becoming a More Effective Controller

Today’s Controllers are plugged into the strategy of the business and now have the opportunity to make things happen, not just record what happened after the fact. As their responsibilities increase, new priorities emerge and different skills are required for success. So what does it take to become highly effective in this challenging role? This webinar features Ian Larkin, Controller at CentralReach, and Scott Beaver, Senior Product Marketing Manager at NetSuite.

NetSuite Webinar

How Automation Can Solve Your Reconciliation Challenges

According to The Hackett Group, accountants and financial personnel spend 65% of their time on manual, low-value processes. These processes include reconciliations, meaning accountants are likely to be focusing the bulk of their time on repetitive tasks as they complete the period-end close. The challenges that come from spreadsheets and other manual methods of reconciliations don’t have to impact your entire organization; financial automation solutions can pave the way for many benefits and opportunities to maximize your accountants’ time and effort.

TrinTech Reconciliation Challenges Webinar

Virtual Roundtable: Controlling Employee Expenses with a Small but Mighty Team

Join us as Ram Bartov, Corporate Controller of TripActions (formerly Corporate Controller at Snowflake), reveals how small but high-performing finance teams today are embracing automated expense management technology to gain a better line of sight, control, and real-time reporting. Ram will moderate a "virtual roundtable" of Controllers and CFOs including Kendra Owens, Nightingale College VP Finance, Kate Burke, Inhibrx Corporate Controller, and Brittany Covert, Syapse Corporate Controller.

Controlling Employee Expenses

The Digital Controller/CFO Study - Webcast Roundtable 

Learn the results of an important study about how Corporate Controllers and CFOs are taking on more responsibilities for technology. The Digital Controller/CFO Survey/Study documents this revolution. A panel of Blue Chip Controllers and CFOs provide analysis and insights into the study and their own practical experiences. 

Economic Trends

How to Automate Cash Application and Remittance Operations

Learn how Top 20 CPA firm Armanino automated their cash application process, driven by dynamic remittance processing templates and business rules in order to maximize their on-invoice hit rate and overall cash application process.

Cash Application

Collaborative FP&A: Make Better Decisions Faster (Webcast)

Learn how easy-to-use BI and FP&A solutions, help FP&A professionals work securely and collaboratively across departments. It has never been easier to ditch your static spreadsheets for a better way to budget and analyze financial performance.

Collaborative FP&A

How to Manage Accounting for Travel Cancelations

Business travel cancelations are coming back again with the uncertainty for travel in the back half of 2021. For some organizations losses are anywhere from $100K to $500K or more. Do you have a plan in place for your unused travel credits from airlines etc?  

Unused Tickets

Controller Confidential: 4 Ways Automation Powers Accounts Payable Efficiency

In our newest webinar, Perry channels his extensive experience and financial expertise to tell you why business leaders still lose sleep over hybrid workforce shifts, process inefficiencies and unanticipated cash flow challenges.

If you’re looking to streamline your AP to save time and money and prime your business for real growth, join AvidXchange subject matter experts Chris Perry and Rhonda Greene, to explore how to improve your AP efficiency and reap the rewards.

Controller Confidential Webinar

Transform Your Finance Organization 

Do you feel the month-end dread? Are manual tools & processes, stressful deadlines and stretched resources causing you and your team headaches?

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that financial planning & analysis (FP&A) teams need strong FP&A capabilities that allow them to test financial levers, quickly re-forecast and make data-driven decisions at speed. 

pandemic future of corporate finance

Transform Collections and Planning with AI Bots

Attention corporate controllers: in the last year, the collections and receivables universe has been transformed. Join Auditoria.AI and UserTesting as they share real-life examples of how Collector bots have automated the front lines of dunning and collections efforts. You will learn how to streamline your collections process with autonomous, zero-touch, error-free execution of repetitive, time-consuming tasks and how to free up your A/R teams to focus on higher-level responsibilities.

Collections Planning AI

CFO Fireside Chat: Prepare for the Comeback of T&E

Uri Levine is a passionate serial entrepreneur that you may know best as the co-founder of Waze—a crowd-sourced navigation app that disrupted the market. Join this conversation to learn how Uri advises Finance teams on optimizing spend management and preparing for the return of travel and expenses. Uri will join Thomas Tuchscherer, TripActions’ CFO and former CFO at Snowflake, and Michael Sindicich, GM TripActions Liquid, in a lively discussion.

TripAction Webinar

2021 Sales Tax Changes: Midyear Update

Last year’s unprecedented rate of change across the global economy greatly affected sales and use tax in the United States — and 2021 is showing signs of a similar trend. In the first half of the year, some states extended tax relief efforts, others adopted economic nexus laws, and still others started taxing digital advertisements. Even more changes are slated for the rest of the year. In this panel discussion, our sales tax experts preview anticipated sales tax changes in the latter half of 2021 that can affect your business’s compliance.

AP Automation Solution

5 Steps to ASC 842 Lease Compliance: The first 90 days for Financial Controllers

As private organizations work on year-end close and head into audits, it is time to prepare for the journey to comply with the ASC 842 lease accounting standard. It's time for private organizations to get started right away as the compliance journey is longer and requires more resources. Join lease accounting experts from EZLease, as they lay out a practical, 90-day plan to jump start your path to ASC 842 compliance in 5 critical steps.

5 Steps to ASC 842 Lease Compliance

2020 Controller of the Year Awards – Meet the Winners

Winners of the first annual 2020 Controller of the Year Awards have been selected after a nomination period and judging process that began in January of this year. The 2020 Controller of the Year Awards culminated with 15 Winners, all invited to participate in this virtual “red carpet” event. Watch now on-demand.

Controller of the Year Awards

Economic Trends: Navigate the Insolvency Storm

The United States has seen an extraordinary surge in insolvencies. The shockwaves of the unexpected COVID-19 crisis have left many businesses across various industries struggling, uncertain how to stay afloat through the treacherous conditions. What does this rise in insolvencies mean for your business? Which industries should you watch out for? Learn how to navigate the storm to ensure your business is protected in this webinar.

Economic Trends

Hybrid Working Models – 3 Changes Travel & Expense Policies Must Address

If your company moves to a hybrid working model, will you be prepared? This blend of home, office and work from anywhere is forcing travel and finance teams to quickly pivot to new policies as the very definition of “business travel” changes. This virtual discussion will address 3 must-knows for the post-COVID work era.

hybrid working models T&E webinar

Return to Office: Planning & Perspectives

As corporate America plans to "Return to Office" (RTO), Controllers and Corporate Finance must not only participate, but take leading roles. Learn from a multi-functional panel of experts how company culture will shape re-opening of offices, how office space will be re-defined, as well as the future of work and the role the office will play. Plus much more!

return to office webinar

Buying an AP Automation Solution

You know the stories: an important invoice that went missing, a fake invoice that was mistakenly paid. And we’ve all wasted time entering the same data into multiple systems, such as an AP sub-ledger, an online bank account, a reconciliation spreadsheet, and then the general ledger. Automated AP solutions can help you avoid these scenarios. Whether you’re already familiar with the AP automation solutions available or you’re in the beginning stages of your search for a better option, this webinar will give you insights on how to move forward.

AP automation webinar

Best Way to Plan for Growth During Market Volatility

Is your company positioned to maximize opportunity, even as market volatility continues? Or are you spending too much time focused on short-term, day-to-day thinking? As executives push for weekly or even daily reports and forecasts, finance teams struggle to make sense of massive data volumes, often lacking the tools necessary to quickly access accurate data and extract insights. The result? Your best people spend too much time on repetitive, manual processes rather than driving value. Join us on April 27 and start exercising control over your planning to drive business growth.

Predictive Growth Planning Webinar

Achieving ASC 842 Compliance With Limited Resources

Whether you set out to achieve compliance with ASC 842 and paused when the regulation date shifted, or this is your first time preparing for compliance, your options continue to grow. Join leasing experts from LeaseAccelerator as they cover how private organizations like yours can achieve ASC 842 compliance despite limited resources. They will share how to set and achieve realistic project goals aligned to specific organizational goals and roadmaps. With examples of real-world customer experiences across solutions, services, and partners, they will share how your organization can achieve sustainable ASC 842 compliance.

ASC 842 Compliance

Jargon, Buzzwords & Acronyms: The C-Suite Debate

No question, Corporate Accounting and Finance has it’s share of jargon, buzzwords and acronyms, with new words entering our careers frequently (SPACs are so 2019). But to participate and be relevant in the C-Suite, Controllers and CFOs have to understand, if not master this specialized vernacular. Likewise, those that aspire to Corporate Accounting and Finance must learn the language, or not get that next promotion? Enter the Controllers Council Board of Advisors, a seasoned and intelligent group who will each bring a few of the latest buzzwords, acronyms, and jargon to a Roundtable Discussion.

Accounting Jargon

Best Practices Revealed: Travel & Expense Management Automation

Join us as Ram Bartov, Corporate Controller of TripActions (formerly Corporate Controller at Snowflake), reveals how high-performing finance teams today are embracing automated expense management technology to gain a better line of sight, control, and real-time reporting. He will discuss how this next wave of innovation can improve your organization’s overall T&E process and help you keep pace with changing business realities.

Best Practices Travel and Expense

Cybersecurity for Corporate Finance – Webcast Briefing

Learn about the top Cybersecurity threats that corporate finance needs to understand, and what steps and processes can be implemented to protect and recover from Cybersecurity breaches. Join the Controllers Council and Cybersecurity expert Jerry Irvine, member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, the FBI Infragard, the IT Information Sharing and Collaboration Center, and a recent board member of the National Cyber Security Task Force.

Cybersecurity Finance Webinar

Business Intelligence: Simplified for Corporate Finance

Being in the know matters. With a job title like CFO or Controller, you need to keep up with all the latest at your organization to understand how it affects the finances. Luckily, for those organizations who embrace it, Business Intelligence (BI) provides the insights needed to improve decisions and position firms for greater understanding. Learn first-hand how Amir Bednarsh, Corporate Controller, at Kayco leverages Business Intelligence for an interactive, customized, and remarkably user-friendly reporting environment to provide users 24/7, cross-device and real-time access to their data.

Business Intelligence Finance

What Finance Executives Need to Know About Cloud Management Platforms

Cloud Management Platforms including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud are changing the way corporate America manages computing and data storage. As Controllers and the corporate finance department take on more responsibility for technology spend and management, learn about cloud financial applications, cloud cost optimization and management techniques. Panelists include Sam Petras, Controller at VAST IT Services, and Troy Schildan, Cloud Platform Technical Manager for the VAST Cloud Platform who will share insights and answer audience questions.

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The Controller’s Guide to Becoming a Digital Transformation Champion In 2021

In this on-demand webinar, Cortney Herington, Director of Digital Transformation at HighRadius, and former Director of Finance and Operations at Coca-Cola Bottlers, will explain what it takes to be a digital transformation hero, and how you can emerge as one within the corporate finance organization in the next normal. Cortney will deep dive into strategies to manage workforce and leadership expectations, promote a culture of continuous improvement and deploy the right technology for the finance department, as we move into 2021.

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2021 Outlook – Webcast Panel Discussion

After an unprecedented 2020, what does 2021 hold for Controllers, CFOs, and corporate finance executives? With vaccines delivering hope, and a new administration taking over, what will the business and economic look like in 2021? To address all these uncertainties a world-class economist, along with a tax and regulation expert will share perspectives and answer audience questions.

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You Survived 2020, How to Thrive in 2021

Our experts will discuss how you can best utilize people, processes and technology to build a strategy to allow your organization to achieve sustainable, profitable, long-term growth. You will also hear about navigating the tax landscape in the upcoming years ahead.

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Accounting Robots: How to Automate the Finance Back Office

With remote workforces, Finance Automation has never been a hotter topic. Join our panel of experts to learn tips and best practices for the accounting and finance organization. Panelists include Chris Siegfried, CFO, Armanino LLP, Christopher Wetmore, Principal of the RSM Technology Advisory Practice, and Nick Ezzo, VP Marketing of Auditoria.AI, a leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and SaaS automation company.

Annual / Strategic Planning for Success in 2021

No question, planning is more difficult than ever in these economic, political, and pandemic environments. How does the C-Suite manage annual, strategic and related planning? Learn from our panel that includes Via Strategy Group President/CEO, Jim Treleaven; G2 SVP Finance & Operations, Ted Weitzel; and FloQast Co-Founder and CEO, Mike Whitmire.

The Contemporary Controller – Study Results – Webcast

Join the Controllers Council to learn the results of an important benchmark study on the changing role of Accounting and Financial Controllers. Traditional roles of managing accounting operations and reporting still dominate, but rapidly changing pandemic and economic environments have expanded the Controllers responsibilities in technology, human capital, crisis management and corporate strategy. The objective of the study is to identity how Controllers and their accounting/finance departments are adapting and evolving.

Achieving Finance Reinvention – 5 Steps to Real Transformation

The best finance organizations are looking for different, if not daring, ways to improve the function of finance and the services they deliver. But these reinvention efforts often fail to gain traction with the team. Maybe they’re too tough to launch, too complex to maintain, or teams aren’t fully aware of what’s possible with a new solution. If businesses want to remain relevant in their market, they’ll need to remain competitive—and that requires an appetite for reinvention.

Controller to CFO: Path to Promotion

Interested in getting a promotion? Learn the secrets to success from a CFO that was a controller for multiple organizations. Ted Weitzel, SVP Finance & Operations, G2, and and Controllers Council Director will share his deep insights.

Saved by the Controller – Tales from the Boardroom

This webinar will feature “serial CEO” Jim Treleaven, and Gordon Nettleton, a career CFO/Controller, who will share their many experiences with Controllers that had significant impacts on their companies.

The Black C-Suite: Challenges and Opportunities

The Black C-Suite: Challenges and Opportunities features three black executives that will share experiences in their journey to the C-Suite, while the panel will discuss ideas and solutions for improving representation.

Startup Scaled to IPO–A Controller’s Perspective

This webinar features Brandt Kucharski, Chief Accounting Officer of Grubhub, and Mike Whitmire, CEO of FloQast with details on accounting for startups, funding, and IPOs including changing roles, talent, personal anecdotes, and more.

Accounting Controllers Roundtable – Webcast

Controllers Council hosted a webcast with our esteemed Board of Advisors to share insight into how each has managed during this pandemic, how roles and responsibilities have changed, and what are new priorities for Controllers now and in the near future.

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Meet the SVP Finance – Interview Series – Mike PolahaWebinar Thursday, July 7

This interview in the series will feature Michael Polaha, SVP Finance Solutions and Technology at BlackLine, and former SVP Finance Technology at Fortune 500 Johnson & Johnson, and member of the Controllers Council Advisory Board. Controllers Council Board Executive Director Neil Brown will moderate.