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Grow, Change, Automate - What You Should Know About Finance Automation

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Accountants have morphed from paper pushers into digital financial professionals. Are you being left behind?

Today, everything is going digital. Children born today may never need to handle physical money in his/her lifetime making the tracking and recording of financial transactions in a virtual world a new art among a world of data scientists.

Accountants have risen to the occasion designing new software to handle to data deluge, making it easier to use and less expensive, but all are constrained by the human element. Automation will allow finance professionals to manage by exception and control the onslaught of ever increasing data.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Understand what Finance Automation is
Identify the different types of financial automation-programmatic and algorithmic
Acknowledge the dawning of continuous accounting
Recognize the steps to begin finance automation in your organization

Speakers

Kenneth Fick, President, CEO, Pierce The Fog LLC
Kenneth Fick
President, CEO, Pierce The Fog LLC
Kenneth’s experience includes positions within finance, accounting, management and consulting where he has led critical business planning, forensic analysis and strategy initiatives. As a senior leader, financial expert and business partner, Kenneth builds enterprise value by moving ideas from concept to execution by partnering with sales, marketing and operations to identify new revenue streams and profit opportunities that increase EBITDA and expand the business footprint. His prior experience has included leading the company-wide annual budget and quarterly re-forecasting process for a billion dollar marketing communications company that delivered inventive advertising, direct marketing and interactive solutions to prominent brands across North America. He has managed teams responsible for leading corporate and business level analytics including coordinating and leading the annual financial and capital budgeting process, various ad-hoc and standard reporting to senior management and board level executives. Currently, he is the President and CEO of Pierce The Fog, LLC a website dedicated to providing users with tips, tricks, and new ideas to accelerate their careers, improve their lives and enhance the profitability of their businesses. Prior to that, he was the CFO, VP of Finance & Analysis for a digital marketing agency focused on the specialty medical market.
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 BlackLine
BlackLine - BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralizing and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize organizations. Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, BlackLine’s cloud platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation.

BlackLine helps companies modernize accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close. More than 1,700 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

Continuing Education Information

Certified Public Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CPE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
More information about CPE Credits

Continuing Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 Hour
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
More information about Hours

Certified Management Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
More information about CE Credits