2 Day Best Practices in Accounting and Finance Conference: Evaluate Cutting-Edge Topics and Tools and Determine if they Fit your Organization (March 15-16, 2023) – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Best Practices in Accounting and Finance” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Best practices in accounting result in better overall functionality of your organization. This conference will cover a number of key areas where you’ll be challenged to increase your level of efficiency. Speakers are experts from the Big Four and niche financial consulting companies. You will earn 16 CPEs.


  • Understand the latest accounting best practices in key areas
  • Recognize what your peers are doing to improve their information reporting
  • Evaluate cutting-edge topics and tools and determine if they fit your organization


Agenda: DAY 1

8:45 – 10:00 Best Practices in Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Accounting considerations
  • Where companies are running into problems
  • Automation opportunities
  • Examples and Cases

10:00 – 10:10 Break

10:10 – 11:25 Best Practices in Hedging

  • COVID-19 Q&A
  • LIBOR Replacements
  • Hedge-able risk, documentation, effectiveness testing

11:25 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Tax Methods: Best Practices

  • Legislative overview
  • Maximize cash flow, manage effective tax rates and optimize cash flow

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:10 Cybersecurity Trends

  • Social media risk landscape
  • Malware, brand hijacking, lack of control over content
  • Customer service dissatisfaction, record retention & employee posts
  • Crisis management, bloggers disclosures, data leakage protection
  • Tips and Best Practices

2:10 – 2:20 Break

2:20 – 3:35 Automation in Accounting & Finance

  • Effective financial processes should focus on achieving the following outcomes; High Data Accuracy & Availability, Frictionless Customer & Employee Experience, Minimal Human Involvement, Seamless Billing & Revenue Recognition, Strong Controls & Compliance, Flexible to Support Business Changes, Ability to Scale for Rapid Growth
  • Companies that commit to automating their financial processes immediately see three benefits; eliminate manual tasks & improve data accuracy, automate processes & connect end-to-ed workflows, generate enriched data sets for advanced reporting & analytic capabilities
  • Automation maturity is a continuum & can range from point-to-point integrations & file exchanges to a highly advanced, predicative level where most advanced automations focus on self-learnt decisions and prescriptive actions

3:35 – 3:45 Break

3:45 – 5:00 Finance Transformation: Modernizing Finance

  • Best in class organizations are prioritizing investments in digital, data and workforce
  • Focus on developing skills and competencies to enable more strategic business partners
  • Better decision making and insights is a top desired outcome
  • Survey Insights

Agenda: DAY 2

8:45 – 9:50 Attracting and Retaining Accounting & Finance Talent

  • Perks vs. Vulture
  • Attracting candidates
  • Virtual interviews
  • Retaining staff
  • Training and development
  • Culture vs. Subcultures
  • Developing people managers
  • Connecting with your team

9:50 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 11:00 Fraud Risk Management

  • Recent trends
  • Prioritize fraud risk and determine risks that warrant attention
  • Install controls to mitigate fraud risks
  • Share leading practices with business functions

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:30 Lease Accounting

  • Where companies are running into issues
  • Accounting for lease modifications

12:30 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:35 Cash Management: Best Practices

  • Structuring a solid system in times of volatility
  • Creating value in the cash management function
  • Achieving maximum cash visibility

2:35 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:15 M&A Best Practices

  • Value drives decisions and results
  • Strategy and planning, evaluating opportunities, negotiating and closing transactions, execution and integration
  • Industry standards for valuation models
  • Valuation of intangibles


  • Dwayne Prosko, KPMG Managing Director
  • Vibhor Chandra, Deloitte Senior Manager – Accounting & Advisory Services
  • Sean Swiatek, CFGI Director – Business Transformation
  • Brad Nemeth, KPMG Director, Forensic
  • Peter Bradford, KPMG Global Leader – Fraud
  • Russell Hoffman, PwC Director, Treasury Consulting
  • Michael Cheng, Frazier and Deeter Partner
  • Helen Kane, Hedge Trackers LLC Risk and Fellow
  • Jamie Tolles, ZeroFox Former Senior Manager at Ernst & Young
  • Krisi Rossi O’Donnell, LaSalle Network Chief Recruiting Strategist
  • Lauren Bowe, Connor Group Partner, Financial Operations
  • Eric Swinderman, CFGI Managing Director
  • Whitney Schaefer, RSM Tax Manager
  • Blair Craske, CFGI Director Strategic Finance and Analytics
  • J. Alan Goddard, Connor Group Director

For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/e42u69


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