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Agile Finance: Building Finance Resiliency and Returning the Business to Scale

Online Event

28 May, 2020

6:00 am - 7:00 am UTC

6:00 am - 7:00 am UTC

Agile Finance: Building Finance Resiliency and Returning the Business to Scale

Speakers: Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA; Kyle Hawke; Matt Bradley

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This free webcast shares expert insights and practical advice from leaders at McKinsey and Oracle on the critical steps CFOs and finance organizations must take to build finance resiliency and return their business to scale.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify strategies for finance organizations to boost productivity and reallocate resources
  • Recall practical advice on how to implement a zero-based budgeting program to strengthen the balance sheet
  • Recognize how to improve communications with external stakeholders

Product information


In partnership with Oracle.

Return your business to scale in part 1 of this new series.

The novel coronavirus reshaping the global economy has been called “the imperative of our time.” In this first webcast of a new series, McKinsey Partner Kyle Hawke outlines the steps CFOs and finance organizations can take to build financial resilience to deal with uncertainty and prepare to return the business back to scale quickly.

With additional insights from Oracle SVP Matt Bradley, the webcast will provide practical advice on how to:

  • Bolster productivity,
  • Reallocate resources,
  • Strengthen the balance sheet, and
  • Communicate with external stakeholders

Additional webcasts in the series will occur through August.

**Free for AICPA members and non-members.


  • Finance resiliency
  • Zero-based budgeting
  • Strategic modeling
  • Narrative reporting
  • Scenario planning

Who should take this course?

  • Finance Professionals
  • CFO/CAO/VP of Finance/VP of FP&A/Controller/VP of Accounting
  • Finance Transformation Executives

Professional development

This Webcast offers 1 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Baisc
Access:This is a live event. You will have access to webcast on the date/time of broadcast and the archive for 3 months after the broadcast date.

Return and refund policy


  • Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA

    Ash Noah - CPA, FCMA, CGMA, is Managing Director, CGMA Learning, Education and Development, at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. In this position, Ash leads the Research, Examinations and Product Development for the Management Accounting Unit. His primary responsibility is to ensure that the Association’s Finance Competency Framework, Syllabus, Examinations and Learning solutions are effective and remain relevant to the practice of Management Accounting. Ash works closely with Finance Leaders globally, identifying the trends impacting the finance profession.
    Ash was the CFO for the International Unit of TNT global express logistics provider and has led finance transformation in teams across 45 countries. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), licensed US CPA and member of the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Ash has a passion for flying and is an avid aviator

  • Kyle Hawke

    Kyle Hawke Partner, Corporate Business Functions McKinsey

    Kyle leads McKinsey's North American Zero-Based Productivity practice. In this role, he works with clients across industries to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their SG&A investments, especially those in back office functions like Finance and HR. As a strategic advisor, Kyle has worked with and counseled senior executives across industries to better understand their cost base, sustainably reduce operating expenses, and realign resources to enable their strategy. He has deep experience building cultures of cost management, optimizing indirect spend, improving supply-chain design, and boosting the performance of planning functions through digital solutions. Interested in fostering discussion and raising awareness, Kyle frequently publishes articles to share insights on budgeting and the economics of support functions.

  • Matt Bradley

    SVP, Enterprise Performance Management Product Development, Oracle

    He is an experienced executive with global hands-on experience running large and small teams in product strategy and engineering. His current role covers Oracle’s EPM footprint: planning, budgeting, and forecasting; financial consolidation; and management reporting, delivering both SaaS solutions and the more traditional on-premise deployments. He joined Oracle in 2007 as part of Oracle’s Hyperion acquisition. As a vice president of product development at Hyperion Bradley helped lead the charge in establishing Hyperion as the market leader within EPM.

    Prior to joining Hyperion in 2000 he held several development lead positions at various medical information companies supporting EMR, Casemix analysis, decision support, and related subjects. He and his family moved from Ireland to the Bay Area in 1993. Bradley holds a degree in computer science from Queens University, Belfast. After graduating in 1989 he started his career in information technology at Oracle.