As transformational, increasingly rapid forces hit every facet of today’s connected and diverse enterprises, the role of finance leaders has never been more complex and their remit more important.
As finance leaders’ roles and reports stretch to encompass virtually every part of the enterprise, they are looking beyond standard functions such as reporting and closing – onto the future. Future-ready finance, and finance leaders, need to look more to driving business change, supporting changing workforces and driving new skills, enabling operational speed, effectiveness and agility, and drive overall performance and business impact across every silo, interaction and engagement – supporting the whole business to make better decisions, and take more robust action.
In a new research report, Agile Finance, Unleashed: The Key Traits of Digital Finance Leaders, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and Oracle surveyed 700+ senior finance executives globally to track their progress across key metrics – including adoption of AI, advanced analytics, process automation, and machine learning.
Finance leaders know that digital transformation and emerging technologies are key to achieving operational excellence, digital intelligence, and business influence. Yet only 32% of respondents have made enough progress to be described as digital finance leaders.
What is holding finance back?
Join Meet the Boss, Oracle and your industry peers for dinner and discovery to answer one of the most valuable questions in business today: how do we create future-ready organisations through finance?
6:30 – 7:00 pm – Welcome Drinks Reception
7:00 – 7:10 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
7:10 – 7:30 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:30 – 10:00 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Oracle
- Role: what skills do you feel are key for CFOs of the future?
- Remit: how are you changing/planning to change your business model for the future?
- Resource: what resources are you currently using to meet digital demands?
Nick Jackson, Director, Finance and Performance Innovation, Oracle
Nick leads Oracle’s business strategy teams focusing on deploying Oracle’s Cloud solutions to drive innovation within finance operations, strategy and performance management. Prior to joining Oracle Nick held senior operational roles within UK central government, and was a management consultant with EY and Capgemini, helping local and central government organisations to improve their performance management, business planning and efficiency. Nick is active in supporting the management accounting profession and is currently Vice President of CIMA.