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The CFO Playbook on Accounting: The Latest Financial Reporting Developments

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Duration: 1 hour 

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Webcast Summary

Pressing for more transparency, various stakeholders are pushing CFOs to broaden the scope of their companies' financial reporting. Responding to such external pressures, CFOs are turning around and making increasing demands on their staffs to streamline their reporting processes.

Although many CFOs have been skeptical about the value of sustainability reporting or integrated accounting, interest in getting more information about the nonfinancial drivers of corporate valuations is on the rise among investors. Today's finance chiefs are shifting their attitudes from "Why should I care about this?" to "How can I make it work for my company?"

This Webcast will explore:
  • The latest developments in financial reporting and what they could mean for you and your organization;

  • The roles of CFOs in ensuring their companies' reporting practices keep up with the times; and

  • New strategies and technologies to improve your reporting processes.

About the Panelists

Paul BlasePaul Blase, Principal, PwC

Paul Blase is a Principal and the Global and U.S. Analytics Leader with PwC. He has deep project experience helping senior executives design innovative growth and market entry strategies; improve operating profits through creating more productive business and operating models; enhance customer experience; and design and manage multi-year transformation programs to deliver results. Paul focuses on helping companies redesign their business models to benefit from advanced analytics and monetization of data assets; apply new analytic techniques to create novel solutions to their business problems; and help companies redesign their analytics and data organizations. He has worked with clients in the financial services, insurance, retail, travel and hi-tech industries in areas that include distribution, marketing, product, pricing, claims, valuations and information technology.

Lisa HeacockLisa Heacock, Associate Principal, Enterprise Performance
Management Transformation Practice, The Hackett Group

Ms. Heacock is an Associate Principal with the Enterprise Performance Management Transformation practice of The Hackett Group, where she assists global clients with enterprise performance and finance transformation, including planning and budgeting, as well as close, consolidation and reporting optimization. Ms. Heacock is a Certified Public Accountant and seasoned finance executive with a combination of management consulting and industry experience. Prior to joining The Hackett Group, Ms. Heacock held leadership positions in both consulting and corporate settings. She has led and managed process and technology implementations with Fortune 500 clients. Ms. Heacock has worked with companies in a variety of industries that include technology, media, healthcare, biotech and financial services.

Paul ZarowinPaul Zarowin, Professor of Accounting, Stern School of Business,
New York University

Paul Zarowin is a Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business at New York University. His research focuses on the relation between stock market prices and financial accounting data. He has studied how and why this relation varies over time and across firms, and how factors such as firms, regulators and the economic environment affect the relation. Professor Zarowin earned his B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977, and earned his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He has won numerous research awards, including the New York University Presidential Fellowship, the Peat Marwick National Research Fellowship and the Glucksman Institute Fellowship.

About the Moderator

Mary Beth Findlay, Director, Editorial Project Management, CFO Publishing 
Mary Beth Findlay

Mary Beth Findlay is director of editorial project management for CFO Publishing's custom-content division and oversees the development of editorial and custom content products, including eBooks and CFO Playbook Webcasts. Prior to joining the custom-content group, Mary Beth was associate director of research at CFO Research Services. She conducted research studies on a variety of finance topics, including banking and capital markets, business performance management, the use of financial and operating data, and professional development.

Before she joined CFO Publishing, Mary Beth served as a research associate at Harvard Business School, writing case studies and background notes for second-year MBA courses. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, and she earned a bachelor's degree in communication from Boston College.

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