What a year it has been. Finance is being disrupted. The automation of the workforce has increased exponentially. Boards are rightly demanding more strategy. And data is rewriting the rules around everything. As a result, a new finance model is essential in order to take advantage of these disruptions. Join the EY CFO Forum, Driving future growth and sustainable value, on 25 March from 09.00 – 11.30.
All is not lost however. The 2021 EY CFO Forum brings together an illustrious set of speakers to explore the strategic role of the CFO in coming out of this of turbulent year intact.
We’ll be joined by an impressive line-up of national and international speakers for a wide-ranging discussion on the forces shaping the future of finance. We’ll show you the key factors required for driving sustainable long-term value and profitable growth. This is a unique opportunity to get valuable insights on how to navigate an organisation through turbulent times, from some of the most famous and forward-thinking minds in international business. So, we look forward to you joining us on 25 March.
A warm welcome:
Here’s Looking At You – The Strategic Role of the CFO:
Rick Fearon, CFO, Eaton Plc and Non-Executive Director, CRH will be our first speaker in a virtual fireside chat discussing the strategic nature of the CFO role. Rick will provide a board member’s point of view of the relationship between the CFO, their CEO and Board, and the critical importance of this relationship for the future growth of a business. Rick will also discuss the transition from CFO to NED and the challenges and opportunities this transition poses. As for perspectives on transformation initiatives and what Long Term Value means to the CFO, you can’t get a better source of information than someone at the top of one of the world’s largest power management corporations.
The Pursuit of Happiness – Delivering Sustainable Value:
A distinguished and varied panel of guests will join together to explore the pursuit of Long Term Value. Together, they will look at executing it’s strategy in volatile times, whilst balancing short-term results, stakeholder returns and expectations. Sit back and listen to a lively discussion about the measurement of qualitative inputs, businesses economic and socio-economic impact and successful sustainability governance. Guest speakers include:
The Times They Are A Changin’ – Finance Transformation:
While transformation is at the forefront of the finance function, knowing where to start when transforming operations, is often the most challenging part. Our panel of leading finance transformation figures will share their insights into how they are working to stay ahead of the curve. Learn how they ensure their operations are agile and predictive, and hear first-hand how to engage with both the right talent and the right new technologies, to gain a competitive edge. Guest speakers include:
Thoughts From The Top – A CEO’s Perspective – A CEO’s perspective:
By now, you will have heard from a number of leading thinkers on the strategic nature of the CFO role. But, with that role evolving, the perspectives of a CEO will play a vital part in defining any new direction. During an intimate virtual fireside chat, we will focus on where the CEO sees the future of their relationship with the CFO. They will also give us their view on the CFO’s relationship with the board and stakeholders. And we will get their unique insight on the importance of driving finance transformation for the whole organisation, with a focus on creating long-term sustainable value.