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Webinar Recording

The Management Accounting & Finance Talent Crisis: How to Act Now!

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
In Fall 2014, as part of the Competency Crisis™ initiative, APQC and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) surveyed professionals in the finance and HR/recruitment functions on the state of entry-level management accounting and finance talent. The survey uncovered significant gaps between the competencies that organizations need and those that entry-level employees possess. The survey also uncovered promising interventions including developing career paths for management accounting and finance employees, mentoring students, and offering more job training to entry-level employees.

Join APQC's research program managers, Mary Driscoll and Elissa Tucker as they answer:
  • What skills do entry-level management accounting and finance talent need for success?
  • Is there a shortage of qualified, entry-level management accounting and finance talent?
  • What are leading practices for hiring entry-level management accounting and finance talent?
  • Which challenges are faced in hiring entry-level management accounting and finance talent?
  • What interventions would make the hiring process easier?


About APQC:
APQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the leading proponents of benchmarking and best practice business research. Working with more than 500 organizations worldwide in all industries, APQC focuses on providing organizations with the information they need to work smarter, faster, and with confidence. Every day we uncover the processes and practices that push organizations from good to great. Visit us at APQC and learn how you can make best practices your practices.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Recognize what is causing the growing problem surrounding recruiting and retaining entry-level finance and accounting talent
Identify what CFOs should consider adding to their training curriculums
Recognize what is meant by strategic vs. tactical involvement by HR with the finance function

Speakers

Mary Driscoll, Senior Research, Fellow, APQC
Mary Driscoll
Senior Research, Fellow, APQC
Mary Driscoll is an author, editor, and lecturer with expertise in corporate finance, capital markets, and business management. She serves as senior research fellow at APQC, a benchmarking and best-practices research organization. Mary leads the financial management research initiative. Previously, Ms. Driscoll spent a decade as president of CFO Research, the research services arm of CFO magazine. Before that, she spent seven years as a senior editor at CFO, developing features on topics ranging from financial risk management and capital structure to leadership development. CFO magazine at that time was a division of The Economist Group, based in London. Before joining CFO, Ms. Driscoll held editorial roles at Thomson Financial Services and Fidelity Investments. Ms. Driscoll has written several business books, including the professional reference guide Cash Management: Corporate Strategies for Profit (John Wiley & Sons). She has won journalism awards for corporate finance, treasury operations, and personal financial planning topics. She currently serves on the advisory boards of three technology start-ups. She received a BA (honors) in English from the University of Massachusetts and studied accounting and management at Harvard University’s CAS program.
Elissa Tucker, Research Program Manager, Human Capital Management, APQC
Elissa Tucker
Research Program Manager, Human Capital Management, APQC
Building on more than 15 years of experience in human resources research, writing, and advising, Elissa Tucker develops and executes APQC’s human capital management (HCM) research agenda. She has completed numerous research studies and reports on such topics as leadership, talent optimization, human resources trends, recruiting and hiring, training and development, performance management, and talent management. Prior to joining APQC in 2010, she worked as a senior research consultant at HR consultancy Hewitt Associates, now AonHewitt, where she led many large-scale quantitative and qualitative research studies and authored numerous research reports, white papers, and presentations
David Cowan, MBA , Vice President, Proformative
David Cowan, MBA
Vice President, Proformative
David began his career as an educator developing and delivering adult learning programs. As a sales, marketing and business development executive, he developed and delivered training programs to sales teams and channel partner organizations in the US, Asia, and Europe. And, with over 15 years in executive management roles, David has established, developed and led effective organizations in Japan and the United States.
Moderated by: John Kogan , CEO, Proformative
Moderated by: John Kogan
CEO, Proformative
John has been CFO at four technology companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and in multiple roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. As COO at two companies, John also ran Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Service operations. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies. John has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor APQC
APQC - APQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the leading proponents of benchmarking and best practice business research. Working with more than 500 organizations worldwide in all industries, APQC focuses on providing organizations with the information they need to work smarter, faster, and with confidence. Every day we uncover the processes and practices that push organizations from good to great.
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.