The Number One Priority: How to Develop Sustainable Talent

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The Number One Priority: How to Develop Sustainable Talent

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The pandemic accelerated digital transformation. Learn a strategic, sustainable approach to acquiring, developing and retaining a diverse pool of finance talent to provide critical skills that businesses need.

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ISO skilled personnel

According to the Q2 AICPA Economic Outlook survey, availability of skilled personnel is the number one priority for finance leaders.

One clear result of the pandemic has been the rapid acceleration of the digital transformation of our economy. Accompanying this digital transformation is an acceleration of changes to the critical skills, capabilities and mindsets that businesses need.

It is therefore vital to develop a strategic and sustainable approach to acquiring, developing and retaining a diverse pool of accounting and finance talent.

In this webcast, experts will share insights on

  • how Yelp has driven this change by putting together more formal development building blocks and
  • how Yelp has used models such as the CGMA Competency Framework to develop finance capability and talent needed to drive changes to their digital business and operating model.

This is a rebroadcast from the 2021 AICPA & CIMA Corporate Finance and Controllers Conference.

Key Topics

  • Critical skills
  • Competencies
  • Talent
  • Accounting and finance talent
  • Digital transformation
  • CGMA Competency Framework

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize how Yelp finance created a finance vision, established principles for its role in the broader company, and how it is adding value to the business.
  • Identify how Yelp has worked with a set of competencies to translate this vision into clear functional and development goals.
  • Recognize how Yelp has been able to measure investment in competencies and skills against its finance vision and principles.
  • Formulate a strategy for creating a vision and developing emerging competencies needed in your organization.

Who Will Benefit

  • Accounting and finance professionals
  • Business professionals

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.

Field of study: Personnel/Human Resources
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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  • James Miln

    James joined Yelp in 2019, where he leads Investor Relations and Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to Yelp, James started his finance career at Unilever, working with many of the top consumer brands in the world, such as Dove, Axe and Bestfoods. He joined Yahoo in London, then moved to Switzerland in support of their European advertising business, before relocating to their Silicon Valley headquarters for senior FP&A and Investor Relations roles. After the sale of Yahoo's media business to Verizon, he moved to eBay where he was the Senior Director for Investor Relations. James is a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA, CGMA), holds the Investor Relations Charter (IRC) and earned a B.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, England.

  • 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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