What is the digital finance function?


23 June, 2021

8:00 am - 9:00 am BST


What is the digital finance function?

Location: Virtual

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Join this webinar to hear from Mark Cracknell, Head of Research for Generation CFO - a digital community for finance leaders. Mark will help you understand what is meant by a digital finance function, and how to make the transformation journey.

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Programme outline

Mark will elaborate on what is meant by a digital finance function and why it should be a critical focus for finance leaders. He will share insights gained from interviews with leading CFOs, community forums and recent research into the impact of technology and the digital transformation journey itself. In addition, he will touch on the common barriers to transformation and how these can be addressed.

Throughout the discussion, Mark will provide practical examples of digitalisation in practice, and the technologies that are available to enable this. Armed with this information, you should be able to start on your journey to being a digital finance function.

Speaker biography

Mark Cracknell, Head of Research for Generation CFO

Mark trained and qualified with KPMG, making the most of a 'big 4' education and the breadth of experience that it brings. He then worked in industry for 10 years, both in the UK and Europe as a Group Financial Controller, Finance Director and CFO.

In the last 20 years Mark has immersed himself in technology, working with many of the leading vendors who provide solutions to the finance team. He was instrumental in building and developing two successful companies, providing consultancy services and technology solutions to large organisations of all sizes.

Mark is now Head of Research at Generation CFO. A major part of this role is understanding the current and emerging technology market and how these solutions can be used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance team. Mark uses this knowledge to help educate the community and provide pragmatic advisory services to those organisations who want to transform their finance teams.

We understand the need to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable in seeking advice from others and have open conversations. As such, we have made the decision to follow ‘Chatham House rules’ and will be not be recording these sessions, and all participants must refrain from taking screenshots or making their own recording. This is to ensure that everybody at the sessions feel at ease and can be open as they wish to be.

This event is being hosted by the CIMA West Surrey Branch, Central Southern England. If you have any questions relating to this event, please email area.eleven@aicpa-cima.com

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