The Boston Consulting Group described the Fourth Industrial Revolution as this, “…we will experience endless waves of disruption, and complacency can be the kiss of death.” Against the backdrop of change and uncertainty, there’s an immediate need for the finance and accounting function to evolve and shift from being reactive to being anticipatory and proactive. The megatrends of technology, demographics, and regulations and standards are driving massive changes in companies and firms.
The opportunity has never been greater, the stakes have never been higher, and the risk of doing nothing is growing every day. What’s today’s accounting and finance professional to do? This session talks about getting your ‘mise en place’ and setting the table for the future.
After the session, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify the critical skills needed for the future of finance and accounting.
2. Recognize the latest trends facing business and finance.
3. Leverage emerging technologies to increase efficiency and impact.
4. Create a strategic approach to improve processes continuously.