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Transforming Finance to Drive Strategic Value

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
Attend this webinar to learn how 170 leading finance practitioners are streamlining and standardizing finance processes to deliver strategic advantage, as shared with the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) in a comprehensive research study. See how your peers are boosting the quality and relevance of analytical support that finance provides to business leaders.

Hear from the New Teacher Center, a leader in teacher education who has seen rapid growth in reach over the last 3 years, on how they are leveraging web-based business solutions to transform finance. Learn how aligning strategy and finance systems with process improvements helps them deliver analytics that directly contribute to better decision-making and facilitates the organization’s growth goals.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Understand how core change management principles can be leveraged in driving a successful finance transformation effort
Discover specific tactics leading companies are leveraging to drive successful finance process improvements
Understand how Finance leaders are leveraging technology in conjunction with improved processes to facilitate better decision making across the enterprise


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.
Phil Lee, Accounting Controller, New Teacher Center
Phil Lee
Accounting Controller, New Teacher Center
Phil Lee, CPA is the Accounting Controller at New Teacher Center. Phil joined New Teacher Center in January of 2012. Phil is responsible for New Teacher Centers annual audit, financial reporting, general ledger, all tax filings, payroll and budgeting. Phil has 10 solid years of experience as Tax Accounting Manager at West Marine and Granite Construction. Prior to that Phil served at Arthur Andersen and Coopers & Lybrand for several years.
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey, Educational Programs Leader, Proformative
Moderated by: Ernie Humphrey
Educational Programs Leader, Proformative
Ernie currently serves as the CEO of 360 Thought Leadership Consulting and as the Educational Programs Leader for Proformative. 360 Thought Leadership Consulting helps companies define and unlock the strategic value of their thought leadership programs by delivering comprehensive marketing services and business development strategy consulting. Previously Ernie served as the Vice President, Educational & Marketing Programs for Proformative. Ernie has overseen the content and execution of over 200 events designed to further the careers of finance and accounting leaders and related professionals. Formerly, Ernie served as the Director of Treasury Services and as a Director of the Corporate Treasurers Council for the Association for Financial Professionals. Ernie has extensive experience in the areas of educational program development and execution, online marketing, website content management, international cash management, and acquisition integration. Ernie has a BS and MS in Economics both from Purdue University.


Event Sponsor NetSuite
NetSuite - Founded in 1998, NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) is the leading provider of cloud computing business management software suites for growing and mid-size businesses. Thousands of customers globally use NetSuite's online products and professional services to manage all key business operations—including customer relationship management (CRM), order fulfillment, inventory, accounting/ERP and finance, product assembly, ecommerce, website management and employee productivity—in a single web-based system.
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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.