Reimagine Finance Transformation and Mergers and Acquisitions

Online Event

15 March, 2023

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT

Reimagine Finance Transformation and Mergers and Acquisitions

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The pandemic has been the catalyst for frequent change in the accounting and finance profession. Your organization can thrive when it fully embraces change and transformation.

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Lead successful transformations

Significant changes were ushered into the accounting and finance profession because of the pandemic. More are probably coming.

Change and transformation call for adapting to new ways of thinking and working. Your organization can thrive during these transformative times.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are also driving change. M&A deals have drastically increased and the finance function has always been a key player in successful deals.

Until relatively recently, that role has been focused primarily on performing financial due diligence, integrating financial systems, and tracking synergy savings realization. In the current environment, the role of finance has expanded from purely an accounting lens to a more strategic role.

This information-packed webcast will discuss how to thrive in transformative environments. You'll learn what drives a successful transformation and how finance leaders can use bold thinking and innovative methods to lead their organizations into future. You'll also explore what makes a successful strategic finance M&A capability.

This is a rebroadcast of two conference sessions: "Leading Transformation: Reimagining Finance" and "Finance at the Forefront of Mergers and Acquisitions."

Key Topics

  • Future of finance
  • Finance transformation
  • Reimagine finance
  • New ways of working
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) roles
  • M&A processes
  • Successful M&A divestitures

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply new ways of thinking and working to financial practices.
  • Identify opportunities that can drive transformation.
  • Recognize insights for future transformation.
  • Evaluate the expanding role of finance teams in the successful execution of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Identify the skills needed from finance professionals.
  • Assess the elements of a successful merger and acquisition capability.

Who Will Benefit

  • Business professionals
  • Accounting and finance professionals

Professional development

This Webcast offers 2 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: Finance, Business Management & Organization
Programme level:Basic
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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  • David Axson

    David Axson, the CFO Whisperer, has more than 30 years experience working with clients in more than 40 countries specializing in strategy, finance and technology. He is the author of a number of books including The Management Mythbuster (Wiley 2010) and Best Practices in Planning and Performance Management (Wiley 2003). A sought-after speaker, David has been the keynote speaker at events on five continents. David led Accenture's global CFO Strategy capability for nine years and was a cofounder of The Hackett Group. He also served as Head of Corporate Planning at Bank of America and prior to moving to the U.S. in 1991, worked for A.T. Kearney, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and Lloyds Bank in London, England.

  • Maurice Kuykendoll

    Maurice Kuykendoll is the chief financial officer of Prudential's Group Insurance business, which produces and distributes a full range of group life, disability, voluntary, and corporate and trust-owned life insurance. He also served as the finance lead for the company's Transformation Office. Prior to this appointment, Maurice oversaw Finance's expense center of excellence and the Corporate & Other segment unit within the global controllers group. This past November, Maurice concluded a four-year term as co-national executive director of the Black Leadership Forum, the company's largest and oldest business resource group.

  • Christi Maddalena

    Christi currently oversees the Cost Optimization & Performance Measurement (COPM) teams for the US Insurance & Retirement Businesses, Centralized Services, and Corporate Functions at Prudential. Prior to this role, Christi was responsible for leading Prudential’s enterprise expense transformation efforts. In this capacity she was the Chief Product Owner, leading four agile teams responsible for creating a dynamic expense management infrastructure to deliver clean, timely, and transparent data to better enable business decisions and enhance the end-user experience. Earlier in her career, Christi spent 18 years in PGIM, where she held various roles including leading the PGIM COPM team. Christi joined Prudential in 2002, as an accounting associate in Operations where she spent one year before joining PGIM Private Capital as a credit analyst. Christi leveraged her financial modeling skills to move to a planning and analysis role within PGIM Investments. She later moved to PGIM Fixed Income where she continued to grow her finance responsibilities ranging from impairment analysis, controllership functions, strategic investments, AUM reporting, as well as FP&A. Christi holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from The College of New Jersey with certificates in International Business and Economics.


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