In preparation for the 19th Annual Shared Services for Finance & Accounting Summit, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on:
A perpetual challenge across finance is how to close books faster. And while many organizations have implemented technology to achieve greater speed and accuracy as well as increased visibility, there are still those who have yet to adopt and integrate technology into their FASS.
In this presentation, Brian Yahne, Director, Accounting Services, Ascension Health, explores:
As companies look to streamline processes and have more visibility throughout their global organizations, SSOs have often found they also need to make the jump from an in-country or regional SSO to a global one.
Bryce Tawney, Fmr., Sr. Director Lead for Integration, Halliburton; Advisory Board Member, University of North Texas School of Accounting, presents on:
All too often, companies treat automation as a quick fix for simplifying complex processes. However, unless processes are standardized and repeatable beforehand, implementing a new BPA solution will only complicate the process further.
In this presentation,Cindy Pauls, CMA, Director of Shared Service, Borden Dairy Co., presents on how to re-design your end-to-end processes to maximize the effectiveness of automated tools, as well as:
Hear first-hand about the challenges and successes achieved in the early implementation stage of a SSO. What does success look like? How do you measure it? What unexpected challenges were encountered before and after launch? This presentation shares insights on what you should expect in your first year out, as well as what your next steps should be.
Dan Davidson, Vice President, Equifax, additionally presents on:
An outsourcing provider should be a true business partner-- someone who understands your organization and its needs and should be fully invested in your continuous improvement goals. In this presentation, Ethel Tamondong, Enterprise Financial Services, Warner Bros., presents on:
Every organization has a different business culture and may implement or develop its shared services model (SSO) differently. However, throughout the process there are proven steps that need to be taken to build a solution that fits your company and enables you to create a scalable platform to support future business growth.
Michael Bostick, Head of Financial Operations, UniFirst Corp, presents on:
In this keynote presentation, find out how Brinks Financial successfully developed and implemented a financial Shared Services. Naresh will take you through their journey providing a detailed analysis of each step of their journey. Specifically, Naresh Srinivasan, Vice President – Controller & Shared Services, Brinks Financial Shared Services, presents on:
Establishing an effective culture of continuous improvement is one of the most challenging aspects of shared services delivery, but when executed correctly, it can also be the most rewarding—the heart of your organization. But how can you create a “shifting mindset” to achieve a business-wide improvement? In this presentation, Steven R. Bott, CTP, CPA, ASC Continuous Improvement, Manager, Ameren Services Center, shares a roadmap for achieving quality and efficient operations, as well as how to:
SSO executives do not shy away from sharing that the talent struggle is real. And even in the age of automation and robots, humans still play a crucial role in your day-to-day SSO and GBO, as they are crucial to the success and growth of your organization. A strong team of skilled employees including senior executives and mid-management is a must. However, recruiting and retaining exceptional talent continues to be a headache for SS executives. To attract and hold onto top talent, you must develop a plan from A-Z.
In this presentation,Tim Dorren, Senior Manager, Payment Analysis & Disbursements,
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