16 March, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
Join CIMA and Workiva for this webinar on how finance teams are accelerating digitalisation to deliver process resilience as they transition to new operating models, exploring the changing nature of trust in audited financial statements, Covid risk in 2021 statements, technology trends and more.
The application of remote working at scale has been tested like never before during Covid-19. Finance teams are accelerating digitalisation in the cloud to deliver scale and process resilience as they transition to new operating models.
This session will explore some of the technology trends that have emerged since the start of the pandemic, the changing nature of trust in audited financial statements and some of the common areas of weakness that are attracting attention from auditors.
• Understand the Covid-19 risk in the preparation of 2021 financial statements • Highlight areas of common weakness that are attracting audit findings • Identify how technology can be leveraged to meet the increasing demands on finance teams
Presenter Conor O’Kelly FCA, MSc, has over 20 years of experience as a senior finance operations controller for multinational corporations including Workiva (NYSE:WK), Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPE) and Ericsson as well as international financial standards setters. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and past member of Council at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He has also served as vice chair of the Board of Directors of XBRL International Inc and has extensive background in outsourcing, managed services and finance shared services centres.
Conor's co-presenter is Steve Soter, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Accounting and Industry Principal at Workiva.
Previously, Steve served as an accounting leader in multiple roles including Vice President and Controller for Backcountry.com, a private equity owned, online retailer of outdoor products, and as the Director of SEC Reporting for Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), a $2 billion revenue, online retailer of home goods and blockchain technology company. His experience includes multiple acquisitions, debt offerings, an IPO, and the world’s first digital debt and equity offering (by Overstock). Steve is also a former member of the US XBRL Data Quality Committee.