Within a career in professional services, Howard has held CFO, CEO, Commercial Director and Client Services Director positions with the Financial Services, Entertainment and Fintech sectors. In addition to an extended period advising the PwC BPO EMEA leadership team, and assuming interim responsibility for their Knowledge Management activities, Howard has led many programmes of work providing Business Process and Recovery Audit services to various leading client organisations, including multiple UK-based retailers, entertainment and hospitality companies, the NHS, the Home Office and the Department for Transport. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a member of Mensa, he has served on the Cabinet Office SME Panel and the British Retail Consortium Retail Audit Group. A long list of multinational clients has included British Airways, Britvic, Costa Coffee, DHL, General Motors, Glaxo Smithkline, Office Depot, Sony, Subway, Walgreens Boots and Whitbread.
Finance leaders understand about budget constraints and ROI more than anyone. It is imperative for finance leaders to leverage emerging tools to achieve more in their transformation. This panel discussion will explore:
· Beyond automation: What are the other emerging tools you can leverage to boost your finance transformation?
· Utilising big data effectively to focus on delivering maximum impact
· Value-add activities…moving away from the transactional and towards knowledge-based activities.