Professional Development: What Today’s Finance Professional Needs to Know Now

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 P.M. ET
Duration: 55 Minutes

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The CGMA designation recognizes competent, adaptable professionals who combine finance and accounting with business skills to help their organizations achieve results.

Webcast Summary

Is your finance team ready to handle the rapidly changing business landscape? Does your staff have the essential skills and competencies required to drive growth and performance? Companies of all sizes and across all industries need to continue to transform the finance function into a true a business partner, one that can identify new business opportunities and help develop strategies for expansion and greater profitability. Finance teams historically focused on reporting are now becoming key strategic advisors and performance centers. 

Where is your organization on the transformation spectrum?

Join Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, and Vice President of External Relations at the AICPA, and Celina Rogers, Vice President and Editorial Director for CFO Publishing, to learn:

  • Key competencies and skills that finance professionals need to know now;
  • Steps finance professionals can employ to make the leap from “numbers person” to “strategic advisor”; and
  • How expanding your skills can profit both you and your employer.

About the Speaker

Ash Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, Vice President, External Relations for Management Accounting, AICPA Ash Noah

Ashok Noah is Vice President of External Relations for Management Accounting at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In this role, he serves as a liaison to CFOs and CEOs to understand how finance teams are evolving and guides AICPA initiatives to help management accountants create more value for their organizations. Noah is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with global employers and elevating awareness of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. He works closely with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the U.K. in that effort. 
 
Noah joined the AICPA in 2012. Prior to the AICPA, he served as CFO of the international unit of TNT Express, the global transport and logistics provider and led finance teams in 45 countries through significant transformation. He has been involved with mergers and acquisitions in Brazil, Chile, India and Spain.  
 
Noah is a licensed U.S. CPA and a Fellow of CIMA. He is based in Durham, North Carolina.

About the Moderator

Celina Rogers, Vice President and Editorial Director, CFO Publishing Celina Rogers

Celina Rogers is vice president and editorial director for CFO Publishing. In that capacity, she sets the editorial agenda for the company, includingCFO magazine, CFO.com and CFO Research.

In her ten years with CFO Publishing, Celina has researched and written on a variety of topics in business and corporate finance, including performance management, information technology, regulation, corporate governance and strategic decision making. She is a frequent speaker in the United States and Europe on finance and business topics.

Prior to joining CFO Research, Celina served as an associate at Ropes & Gray, a leading national law firm and as managing editor on the Boston College Law Review. A graduate of Boston College Law School and Harvard University, Celina is based in Boston.


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Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Level: Intermediate
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Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
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