As we all close out 2022, we would like to look back at some of the webcasts that our watchers found most insightful this year.
1. 2022 Corporate Finance Outlook
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.
To understand and manage these uncertainties, learn from our subject matter experts including Dan North, a nationally-recognized economist and Chief Economist, Euler Hermes North America Div. Allianz, and Gerry Clancy, National Tax Practice Lead at Top 20 CPA firm, Armanino. The panel was will be moderated by Lindy Antonelli, Controllers Council Board Chair, and Partner, Armanino Technology.
2. 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.
- Identify key performance metrics to track
- List best practices for juggling finance and strategy
- Determine how technology can help steer your business through an uncertain financial future
3. Corporate Finance Upskilling/Reskilling
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.
The Corporate Finance Upskilling/Reskilling Study surveyed more than 200 executives to uncover some fascinating trends including a massive shift to software and automation coupled with the training required to achieve success.
Panelists included Judy Romano, CFO of Sage North America, and Russ Porter, CFO of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Moderated by Neil Brown, Controllers Council Executive Director.
4. Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting: 2022 Research Study Insights
Today’s current economic environment has expedited an already changing working context for finance teams and professionals around the world. Organizations continue to adapt under unprecedented fiscal pressures, and exposed weaknesses necessitate efficient operations and a conservative outlook. These shifting sentiments reflected in the 2022 Hanover Corporate Finance Trends report lend compelling insights into the present state and future direction of critical finance functions.
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.
5. Nine Frequently Overlooked AP Internal Control Issues: How to Prevent Them
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. When internal controls break down in accounts payable, the results typically include duplicate payments, increased likelihood of fraud, and regulatory noncompliance. With various types of fraud on the rise, no organization can afford to look the other way.
During this webinar, you will learn from Mary S. Schaeffer, a nationally-recognized accounts payable expert, how to:
- Identify nine often-overlooked areas where internal controls fall apart in accounts payable
- Delineate controls that should be put in place to plug weaknesses created by process breakdowns
- Apply best practices in accounts payable to sustain tight internal controls.
Happy New Year from Controllers Council
As the fastest growing network of corporate finance professionals, we have a lot of exciting webcasts planned for 2023. Be sure to subscribe for all the latest and take advantage of our New Year’s membership discount before the January 6 expiration. Learn more about joining here.