Leadership Series – Riding the Waves of Transformation - Insights & Actions from the Future of Finance

Our FEI Chicago Leadership Series is focused on helping seated (and aspiring!) CFO’s continue to elevate as leaders within their organizations and the broader community.  Each speaker will focus on one (or all) of the 3 key elements of leadership:

  1. Leverage the Greatness in You (Manage Yourself)

  2. Engage the Greatness in Others (Lead Teams)

  3. Achieve and Sustain Extraordinary Outcomes (Business & Financial Acumen)

You can expect to leave with actionable tips and tools to help you continue to show up as the leader you want to be.  

CFOs and Finance teams will be in the driver’s seat in the 5th Industrial Revolution according to Gartner. This has been validated by the latest research from AICPA-CIMA that says we can expect rapid and highly accelerated changes across industries, including accounting and finance. In other words, the waves of transformation are getting bigger and coming faster. To succeed in this rapidly evolving landscape, accounting and finance professionals must learn how to ride these big waves of transformation. 
This session will cover the latest trends and issues and the new mandate for finance and accounting pros to move into a proactive role as the ‘Chief Future Officer’, becoming a value partner to the business. The key to this emerging role lies in the mindsets, skillsets and toolsets required to ride these big waves. We will cover the latest research and resources along with practical examples from our Future of Finance Leadership Advisory Group. You will learn how to apply these insights to redefine and reinvent your finance operation and career to thrive in the Next Normal, Now! 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the latest trends facing finance and accounting teams.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the role that technology plays in enhancing the effectiveness of finance teams and the need to develop new skills, capabilities, and mindsets to maximize the benefits of digital tools.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of their current talent management strategies and develop a talent game plan that aligns with the changing needs of their business.

Picture1-(1).jpgSpeaker: Tom Hood, CPA, CITP, CGMA is currently the EVP Business Growth & Engagement for AICPA-CIMA and the Business Learning Institute. Tom recently stepped onto the global stage of the largest association of certified professional accountants in the world, representing over 690,000 CPAs, CGMAs, and students. He was named the second most influential person in accounting by Accounting Today Magazine for the tenth year. His focus is elevating and accelerating the role of CPAs and CGMAs in corporate and management accounting. In 2012 LinkedIn recruited Tom as one of their Top 100 Influencers and he now has a following of over 730,000. He is a member of Forbes Finance Council and was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame. He is the former CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and former CFO of a highway construction company. He has a Master’s in Finance from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Loyola University of Maryland.