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2020 Financial Leadership Summit Virtual Conference - On Demand

Demo Days

Links to each Demo Day session are available in the conference hub.


Wednesday, October 7

10:30 am – 10:45 am Eastern

Anomalies with Alicia Meadows

Presented by Workday

Come chat with our expert, Alicia and hear about the Workday Adaptive Planning product and our new anomaly detection functionality.


11:00 am – 11:15 am Eastern

Is Your Company’s Vision 20/20? Sage Intacct Native Cloud Financial Management: A Prescription for Superior Visibility

Presented by Sage Intacct

Seeing is believing. In this presentation you will see Sage Intacct’s 20/20 visibility into more than just traditional financial reporting, we will explore the power of Dimensional Data using dashboards and accountant friendly reporting tools. An easy to use application with all the traditional functions of an accounting system, plus the power of automated workflow, approval processes, user security combined makes SageIntacct the only AICPA endorsed accounting application on the market. Born in the “Cloud,” our Native Cloud Financial Management is the correct prescription for these challenging times: 20/20 vision anywhere anytime.


11:30 am – 11:45 am Eastern

Learn How Siegfried helps people transform themselves into better leaders to exponentially improve their lives!

Presented by Siegfried

We work alongside financial executives across the nation on their most important accounting and finance projects. Filled with an innovative spirit and led by an ambitious entrepreneur, we provide unique Leadership Advisory combined with high potential talent. At the heart of our Firm is our approach to individual leadership and the continual pursuit of helping people grow both personally and professionally. We value being fair, having fun and sharing stakeholder value!


2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Eastern

Enabling the Front Lines of Finance to Deliver Efficiency

Presented by Microsoft

In our fast-paced Finance roles, our people need the ability to respond quickly to challenges and develop solutions that solve real-time problems - to be resilient. This session will be a demo-rich overview of how Microsoft's Finance team is using low-code/no-code tools -- like Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate -- to empower it's front-line workers to drive efficiency and compliance, without advanced technical skills.


2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Eastern

Your Cybersecurity Assessment and Roadmap in One Solution

Presented by Cybersecurity Compliance Corp

When it comes to your cybersecurity environment you need to see the whole picture and then form a plan to address the most important gaps first. Technology is only one of the tools you should employ to protect your business, and the right solutions for you will be driven by your stage and budget.

Running a simple, but complete assessment of your entire cybersecurity environment is a necessary first step, and that assessment needs to be based on an accepted and recognized framework.  The Cybersecurity Pulse™ offers a stage-appropriate, framework-based assessment through its proprietary dashboard, leaving more budget dollars available for actual gap remediation.


3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Eastern

How HR Makes a Difference

Presented by Insperity

We love helping clients strengthen and streamline their businesses. Our proven approach helps you better manage costs and minimize risk. You’ll get the ready-to-use HR infrastructure that your business needs to be more efficient and profitable. Please join us for a Q&A session to learn more about how we work with business owners to harness the power of HR to improve business success.


3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Eastern

Trusted Resources for Corporate Accounting & Finance Professional

Presented by Becker

Accounting and finance industry professionals and leading firms around the globe count on Becker for the help they need to raise their game, plus the ongoing expertise necessary for continued achievement. We have helped more than one million candidates prepare for the CPA Exam and our technically accurate and timely courses are led by Becker's world-class national instructors and partners who provide you with valuable, up-to-date information to help you succeed. Join us to learn more about CPA exam review and our CPE courses!


4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Eastern

How to Negotiate a Great Parcel Contract ... Amongst All the New Rate Changes

Presented by AFMS

We realize the impacts COVID-19 is having on all companies supply chains. The health and financial business disruptions created are unprecedented (changes in volumes, package characteristics, increase in pricing due to a drop in your carrier pricing tier(s), additional COVID surcharges, more).

Unfortunately, along with all of this, the carriers General Rate Increase is rapidly approaching. AFMS’ Market Report on the FedEx 2021 Price Increase is attached. It will highlight:

  • Freight increases averaging 4.9%
  • Accessorial increases averaging 9.5%
  • New 6% late payment fee
  • Frozen tiers to end October 2020

Remember, these rate increases are only averages. The specific impact to your business could vary dramatically.

We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have on this report, provide your company a NO COST evaluation of these impacts and show you how we have helped some of the largest shippers in the country dramatically reduce their costs.


Wednesday, October 14

10:30 am – 10:45 am Eastern

Top 10 Tips for Effectively Managing Your Remote Team

Presented by Ledgent

Exclusively for FEI Leadership Summit attendees! Join Ledgent’s Market Vice President, Jess Bushey, for a webinar event on the Top 10 Tips for Effectively Managing Your Remote Team. Jess will cover the key actions you can take now to keep your team engaged and productive! Please check the program listing for the date and time.


11:00 am – 11:15 am Eastern

Rethink Healthcare: A Case Study that Defies Trends

Presented by Hays

When it comes to healthcare, it is now commonplace for companies to receive double digit increases from insurance carriers. See how one company took a counterintuitive financial approach and was able to drastically reduce their health plan costs while at the same time providing richer benefits to its employees.


11:30 am – 11:45 am Eastern

Kaplan Accounting Continuing Education Product Overview, Live Demo and Q&A

Presented by Kaplan Financial Education

As an industry leader in learning for nearly 40 years, Kaplan's globally accredited CPE/ CPD programs for accounting and finance professionals support over half the Fortune 500. Our demo will show you our various learning options such as on-demand self-study, group live/ virtual classroom, and webinars to support the individual needs of global enterprise solutions.


2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Eastern

Why Lease Accounting Systems Fail

Presented by CoStar

Lease accounting software needs to do much more than simply create an amortization schedule. Companies need it to run ad hoc and customized reports for different business units, remeasure the ROU asset and lease liability, recalculate the amortization schedule, account for true-ups, find the appropriate discount rate for new lease amortization schedules, and accomplish much more. But many lease accounting software solutions lack those necessary features, causing accountants to regularly spend hours on manual repetitive tasks that should have been automated. In this talk, you’ll hear what causes some lease accounting software solutions to fail and others to succeed.


3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Eastern

Stay Ahead of the Curve with Financial Modelling & Data Analytics

Presented by Sapling Financial Consultants Inc.

Sapling Financial Consultants is a Toronto-based consultancy specializing in financial modelling and data analytics services for companies across North America. With our background, we will discuss the capabilities of high-quality modelling and analytics as well as how these tools help executives make confident decisions based on quantitative facts. Through financial models, pricing tools, scheduling tools, and automation of repetitive tasks, businesses can optimize their performance and efficiency. These tools also help to evaluate new business opportunities, to identify and eliminate unprofitable clients or products, and to secure financing for new projects.


3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Eastern

Lease Lifecycle Automation Demo and Q&A

Presented by LeaseAccelerator

Join lease accounting experts from LeaseAccelerator to learn about learn how Lease Lifecycle Automation improves cost savings and simplifies compliance. During this 15 minute demo, Ryan Heaslip and Dennis Carey will demonstrate the power of automation for lease management and answer questions on how companies maintain compliance with LeaseAccelerator.


Wednesday, October 21

10:30 am – 10:45 am Eastern

Transform Your Month-End Close with FloQast

Presented by FloQast

Especially in businesses’ new virtual norm, employee collaboration, task management, ensuring completeness and staying audit ready are essential.

Join Michael Olshove, Sr. Account Executive of FloQast for an interactive Q&A session where he’ll share best practice strategies to speed and streamline your month-end close in a remote environment. Get your specific questions answered while learning tips and tricks to empower your staff to be more efficient without the need to micromanage.


11:00 am – 11:15 am Eastern

Your Outsourced Chief Payments Officer: Automate Solutions Due-Diligence & Monthly Auditing

Presented by SwipeSum

SwipeSum is a group of payments consultants with proprietary software to assist with payments solutions due diligence, eliminating most fees associated with accepting payments, and continually monitor the health of your payments setup. Join us for a discussion on the future of payments and how to achieve the ideal setup for your unique business.


11:30 am – 11:45 am Eastern

Q&A with Cresa: Real Estate Hot Topics & Market Trends

Presented by Cresa

With changes to real estate markets due to COVID-19, many corporate space users are unaware of the latest strategies to capitalize on market trends and reduce occupancy costs.

Join Cresa to learn more about current real estate trends and to discuss:

  • How are the real estate submarkets changing?
  • How can corporate space users achieve cost reductions?
  • What’s the impact of Covid-19 on construction projects and tenant improvement build-outs?
  • How can you minimize delays and get your project completed on time and on budget?
  • What impact on corporate performance or morale is anticipated when your "Return to Work" plan is implemented?

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Eastern

Navigating Business Resilience: A rapid response approach to crisis management

Presented by Robert Half | Protiviti

COVID-19 has disrupted our way of life and the flow of business. The crisis has amplified business risks and vulnerabilities – highlighting cracks in global supply chains and workforce agility, the pitfalls of global interdependency and the challenge of operations and corporate governance. Join Protiviti and Robert Half to learn how our business resilience tool empowers organizations to immediately identify and prioritize pain points, respond quickly to those which are a threat and chart a path for competitive advantage post-crisis.



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