What CFOs Need to Know About Cloud Computing

Accounting applications


What CFOs Need to Know About Cloud Computing

Speaker: Mark Oster, National Managing Partner, Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practices, Grant Thornton LLP

  • Format


  • Duration

    75 min

Learn how to effectively leverage cloud-based technologies, and understand how to mitigate associated risks.

Learning outcomes

  • Challenges and benefits of using cloud-based software
  • Decision-making techniques
  • How to operate your software in a cloud-based environment

£35.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


Cloud computing presents new opportunities, challenges and organisational risks, including potential privacy and regulatory challenges; shifts of control away from the organisation; financial and operational benefits; and new dependencies on third-party business partners.

Discover the necessary governance and management that is essential to maintain appropriate and effective oversight of key organisational assets.

Topics discussed:

  • Challenges and benefits of cloud-based software
  • Operating in a cloud-based environment

Who should take this course?

  • Controllers
  • Assistant controllers
  • CFOs
  • Accounting and financial managers
  • Treasurers
  • Financial directors/officers

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Duration:75 min
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • Mark Oster, National Managing Partner, Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practices, Grant Thornton LLP

    National Managing Partner, Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practices, Grant Thornton LLP

    Mark serves as the industry managing partner for Grant Thornton's Not-for-Profit and Higher Education practices, with overall responsibility for services performed by the firm for these clients nationwide, along with all marketplace initiatives in these sectors.

    Mark also is an Advisory principal responsible for providing business strategy, operations improvement, information technology, and business risk services to the firm's clients. His engagements have included strategic planning, organizational reviews, reserves analyses, board governance, financial modeling, benchmarking and best practices reviews, risk assessments, operations improvement, internal audit, construction audit, technology effectiveness assessments, IT strategy, information systems planning, requirements analyses, business continuity/disaster recovery, system selections and implementation, and post-implementation reviews.

    In Mark's thirty-eight years of experience, he has worked with many leading not-for-profit organizations, collaborating with those clients' management, audit committees and boards. Mark's experience includes working with colleges and universities, cultural organizations, trade and professional associations, social and human service organizations, foundations, and religious organizations.

    Mark is a frequent panelist and lecturer on business and technology topics. He has spoken at numerous industry events, including NACUBO, EACUBO, CACUBO, ACUA, InsideNGO, FFOG, NJSSCPA, AHIA, NJHFMA, and the AICPA . Mark is a member of Grant Thornton's national leadership team, and serves on several national not-for-profit boards (including roles as audit committee chair and executive committee member).

    Mark holds an Information Systems degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


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