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Webinar Recording

7 Keys to a Fast Close-Save Resources and Time for Improving Results

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
In sports, the manager knows the score right at the moment and can make adjustments on the spot. Yet in business, we can be well into a month before we know how last month went. In finance, we can feel like we move from one month close to the next, with little time in-between to analyze and improve results. Fortunately, that can change with leadership and knowledge.

Learn how to approach your closing process differently and come up with a number of ways you might speed up your process. Learn how to prepare ahead for the month's end, along with techniques to make sure your numbers are more accurate, while coming out even faster. Less time closing means more time for strategic, value-add opportunities to advance your company and your career. This webinar walks you through a real-world example at a pharmaceutical firm that transformed its operations to report numbers the first morning after month-end after previously being many weeks behind in their financials.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Specify why a fast close is important and build the mindset needed from your president, staff, company and suppliers to get buy-in for a faster close
Identify new ways to look at your closing process and come up with ideas to speed up your most challenging processes and toughest numbers to generate
Establish where to look during the month and what to generate in your final review so you can be both fast and accurate without getting blindsided by surprises later
Free yourself and your team for more time afterwards to work on improving results and raise the value you provide to the overall organization

Speakers

Jon Paul, CEO, Value Added Finance Resources
Jon Paul
CEO, Value Added Finance Resources
Jon Paul has helped entrepreneurs and executive directors over the past 24 years turn potential into well done by assisting them as a mentor, consultant, interim CFO or board member. Recently he served as interim CFO for Brook Furniture for two years, helping them refinance their debt and take $3 million out of costs. Before starting his firm, Jon was CFO at a pharmaceutical manufacturer that grew from $8 to $140 million and VP Finance & Operations at a toy manufacturer which grew from $2 to $30 million. With Jon’s unique approach to finance, he helps clients close the books faster, gain new insights, uncover different strategic opportunities, attract more fundraising and in some cases, sell at a handsome profit.
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo
Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor NetSuite
NetSuite - Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit pioneered the Cloud Computing revolution in 1998, establishing the world’s first company dedicated to delivering business applications over the internet. Today, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit provides a suite of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), HR and omnichannel commerce software that runs the business of companies in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.netsuite.com.

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    1 CPE Credit
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