Chief Financial Officer

1 Day Meeting

2018 FP&A Leadership Forum

Atlanta, GA Oct 11, 2018

Overview

Argyle is bringing together senior finance executives for our 2018 Financial Planning & Analysis Leadership Forum in Atlanta. Throughout this live advanced level forum, you will receive a full day of content and networking. This invitation-only Forum will provide finance executives unique opportunities to learn from and connect with industry leaders who play key roles in guiding the strategic direction of their companies. With a program geared towards leaders in finance, accounting, financial reporting, business analytics and strategy, this Forum will feature engaging and thought-provoking sessions. 

  • How finance teams are expanding purview, shifting from a retrospective reporting approach to forward-looking strategies
  • How to employ new approaches to financial planning and analysis (FP&A) better informs decisions and improves performance
  • The best practices for establishing a culture of financial accountability throughout  the company
  • How to explore the skills and attributes finance executives need to seek and develop among the finance teams they lead
  • How to work across functions and successfully leverage analysis and planning within and beyond the realm of finance


Our keynote presentationsfireside chatspanel discussions, and networking sessions will equip you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to expand your network by connecting with senior finance leaders hailing from Atlanta and beyond. We look forward to hosting you!

Additionally, attendees of our Finance Channel Live Events Can Earn CPE Credits!

Participants of our live Finance Channel events have the opportunity to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits. CPE certificates will be awarded on a per request basis and according to NASBA standards.

Field of Study: Finance
Level: All Sessions are Advanced Level
Prerequisite: Senior Manager Level and above in Finance
Advanced Prep: None Needed
Delivery method: Group Live
Number of credits:  Up to 6         
Refunds: Since there is no charge to attend this event, there are no refunds following registration     

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Speakers

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Rhonda Armstrong

Senior Director, Finance

American College of Rheumatology

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Jade Barnwell

Director, FP&A

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas

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Julie Bimmerman

VP Finance and Investor Relations

Rollins

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Bryon Bonafede

Sr. Director, FP&A

ABM Industries

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Ashish Gandhi

CFO

OFS

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Bill Huber

Chief Financial Officer

Velux

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Maxwell Kagan

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance

WellStar Medical Group

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Brian McDonald

Managing Director

FTI Consulting

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Ash Noah

Vice President-CGMA External Relations

American Institute of CPAs

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Alan Rabb

Senior Vice President, Finance

The Coca-Cola Company

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Judy Romano

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer International

Equifax

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Matthieu Rothenburger

Director, Corporate FP&A

Novelis

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Ken Shelton

Executive Director, Finance

Cox Communications

Agenda

This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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7:50am - 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am
Argyle Opening Remarks
9:10am - 9:45am
Keynote Presentation featuring Equifax: "Planting a Seed and Seeing It Grow - Talent Management"

Judy Romano
SVP and CFO – International
Equifax

9:45am - 10:05am
Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring CGMA

Ash Noah
Vice President of CGMA External Relations
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

10:05am - 10:35am
Networking Break
10:35am - 11:25am
Panel Discussion: "FP&A as a Critical Business Partner"

Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • How is your organization leveraging its FP&A team for executing its strategic vision?
  • What are some examples of best practices for fostering collaboration between FP&A teams and other functions?
  • How can an organization’s leadership encourage innovation and collaboration in FP&A teams? Between FP&A and other functions?
  • What tools and skills can FP&A teams deploy to improve efficacy of the team and efficiency of the organization?
  • What skills are critical to an effective, modern FP&A function?
  • How do these skillsets differ from 5, 10, 15 years ago / the beginning of your career?
  • What kinds of professional development opportunities should be invested in current FP&A team members to enhance its current operational capacity?

Moderator:

Rhonda Armstrong
Senior Director, Finance 
American College of Rheumatology

Panelists:
 
Julie Bimmerman
VP Finance and Investor Relations
Rollins

Bryon Bonafede
Sr. Director, FP&A
ABM Industries

Brian McDonald
Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Alan Rabb
Senior Vice President, Finance
The Coca-Cola Company

*Please note that this session is off the record*

11:35am - 11:55am
Networking Break
11:55am - 12:45pm
Fireside Chat: "Forecasting During Volatile and Uncertain Times"

Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • How can FP&A teams drive value for finance and the organization as a whole during uncertain conditions?
  • How can FP&A mitigate disruption during mergers and divestitures? During times of uncertain regulatory future? (compliance, tariffs, etc)
  • How can FP&A help drive innovation within the organization?
  • How does technology impact forecasting and planning in uncertain climates?

Participants:

Jade Barnwell
FP&A Director
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America

Ashish Gandhi
Chief Financial Officer
OFS, A Furukawa Company

 

12:45pm - 1:45pm
Lunch
1:45pm - 2:35pm
Fireside Chat: "Moving Toward Driver-Based Forecasting"

Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • How would you define driver-based forecasting? What does your organization strive to achieve by using a driver-based approach to forecasting?
  • What are the characteristics of organizations that driver-based forecasting is particularly well-suited for?
  • What are some best practices for selecting the most relevant drivers? (Quantity, type, short-term vs long-term, etc)
  • What areas of your organization have improved as a result of implementing driver-based forecasting?
  • What challenges have you encountered with transitioning to and maintaining a driver-based approach to forecasting?
  • How does driver-based forecasting foster cross-functional collaboration?
  • What are some examples of ways driver-based forecasting improves efficiency in your organization?
  • What future plans do you have for refining your approach to driver-based forecasting within your finance team and throughout your organization?

Participants:

Maxwell Kagan
CFO and VP, Finance
WellStar Health Group

Matthieu Rothenburger
Director, Corporate FP&A
Novelis
 
Ken Shelton
Executive Director, Finance
Cox Communications

 

2:40pm - 3:15pm
Fireside Chat: Forecasting and Planning in International Organizations

Participants:

Jade Barnwell
FP&A Director
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America
 
Bill Huber
Chief Financial Officer
Velux

3:15pm - 3:20pm
Argyle Closing Remarks
3:20pm - 4:20pm
Closing Reception
*Schedule and timing is subject to change

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Advisory Board

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Hotels

Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby


The following hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate. For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Telephone: (888) 421-1442

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The InterContinental Buckhead

3315 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Telephone: (404) 946-9000

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W Atlanta - Buckhead

3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Telephone: (678) 500-3100