SSON’s 16th Annual Shared Services for Finance & Accounting Summit once again proved to be the must attend conference for those who are working in – or are currently building – finance and accounting shared services organizations (FSSOs).

With all shared services programs, reducing costs and increasing productivity is of course top of mind.  However, doing so is not a simple task---especially in the F&A space considering the sensitive nature of the financial transactions being processed.  How an FSSO’s program is launched, established, managed, and developed for future growth directly impacts an organization’s financial integrity and health.

However, for the 120+ attendees who attended this year’s conference, they walked away with valuable insight that will enable them to be successful along their FSSO journey.  Our four sold out workshops, two full days of case studies and panels, process innovation intensives for a deep dive into processes like P2P and O2C, and our service provider demo drives ensured that attendees walked away with information overload.  

Don’t take our word for it, read what our conference attendees had to say about their experience:

What Our Attendees Had to Say
“Speakers were very relevant and very interactive.” 
Managing Director, Canton Fitzgerald

“Very good discussion topics and presenters.  It is nice to see other perspectives with other companies.” 
Director of Finance Shred Services, Abbott Laboratories

“Workshops were very informative, totally relatable.”
Controller, Get Real Nutrition

“Round table discussions were very helpful.”
Director of Finance, Hilti, Inc.

“Very informative. Very applicable. Great information from Scott Madden.”
Senior Director Lead for Integration, Halliburton

“Topics covered are very good. Good insight into latest development in shared services.” 
Head of Business Process Excellence Centre, Bharat Petroleum Corporation LTD.

“Great sessions with valuable information.” 
Director of Accounts Receivable, McKesson

Top Takeaways
“There is no one way to approach FSSO.”
Director of Finance Shared Business Services, Abbott Laboratories

“There is no one model for Shared Services; it should be tailored for your organization and culture.”
Former Vice President & CFO – Americas, Intertek

“Look to technology to create efficiencies with repetitive work.”
Director of Accounting, Ontario Power Generation

“When implementing a new FSSO, take incremental steps.  Don’t have too much change at one time.”
Director or Accounting, Fiesta Restaurant Group

“Metrics drive behavior, be careful how to implement.”
Senior Director Lead for Integration, Halliburton

What’s in Store for Next Year?
  • Workforce Management 
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • FSSO Globalization
  • Tax & Audit Process Management, Reporting, and Analysis

Top Rated Sessions
FIRESIDE CHAT: Utilizing Digital Platforms to Add Value to Your FFSO Processes
Lacey Hughes, Global Automated Expense Reporting Manager, PMP, Baker Hughes
Winston Saldana, Director, Deployment Consulting, Concur

CASE STUDY: MasterCard’s Journey to Value Creation
Jordane C. Elmassian, Senior Business Leader, Operations Support -Global Business Service Center, MasterCard


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New and expanded topics for our 2016 conference will include:

How to track and analyze the proper metrics & KPIs to drive process improvement

P2P Portals & Process Automation

Credit Verification & Collections Processing

How to recruit and retain exceptional SS Executive Management Leadership

How to build and maintain a strong governance model

Enhanced working capital management

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