Putting People First: Evolving the Approach to Developing Finance Talent

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Putting People First: Evolving the Approach to Developing Finance Talent

Speakers: Azhar Ali Syed; Barry Payne

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    1 h 30 m

Which skills does a finance leader need in the post-pandemic environment? In this AICPA & CIMA CFO Conference 2021 session rebroadcast, you'll learn the competencies needed for successful finance functions.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognize how the skills and competencies of finance professionals need to evolve
  • Apply tips and techniques learned for developing a measurable roadmap to develop sustainable finance talent
  • Identify how leveraging digital technologies has changed the skills landscape
  • Recognize how digital technologies are driving new operating models and will shape the finance function
  • Analyze what finance leaders learned during the pandemic

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Product information


Skills and competencies finance professionals need

Prior to the current crisis, new ways of working had significant influence on the critical skills and capabilities of the finance function. The pandemic accelerated this transformation.

In this webcast, you will learn:

  • First-hand experience and insights on competencies that will become more prominent in the post-pandemic economy
  • Tips on developing a measurable roadmap to develop sustainable finance talent

This is an AICPA & CIMA CFO Conference 2021 session rebroadcast.

Key Topics

  • Strategic objectives and goals in the finance functions
  • Finance and tax function priorities in 2021
  • Adopting and leveraging tech and automation in finance functions
  • Value creation with skills and competencies
  • The CGMA Competency Framework and Digital Skills

Note: 20% Discount has been applied to Members

Who should take this course?

  • CGMAs
  • Accountants and finance professionals
  • CFOs and business managers
  • Controllers

Professional development

This Webcast offers 1.5 hours of CPE credit.
Note on CPE Requirements and Credits
All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Personnel/Human Resources
Prerequisites:1-2 years in the profession
Programme level:Overview
Duration:1 h 30 m
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.

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  • Azhar Ali Syed

    Azhar Ali Syed, CPA, is based in Dallas, TX and currently serves as the Vice President of Finance & Business Transformation for Tetra Pak North, Central & South American regions. Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company with annual net sales of €11 billion and 25,000 employees in over 160 countries. Azhar previously held several leadership roles including Vice President of Global Procurement and Vice President of Finance and Global Supply Chain Operations based in Switzerland. Azhar's current focus areas include developing and implementing business strategy, driving financial performance and digital transformation; and most importantly developing people and the organization to achieve their 2030 strategic goals.

  • Barry Payne

    Barry Payne is Director, External Relations at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. In this role, he serves as a liaison to CFOs and CEOs to understand how finance teams are evolving and explore the skills, competencies and mindsets that are emerging and important. Barry is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with employers and elevating awareness of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

    Through working in various consulting and education roles, Barry brings extensive experience of helping companies build sustainable talent development programs to help finance professional create more value for their organizations.

    Barry is a UK chartered accountant and currently based in London, UK.


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