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Industry Perspectives: Insights into Shared Services in Finance & Accounting

Industry Perspectives: Insights into Shared Services in Finance & Accounting

Contained in these pages are a handful of our expert speakers who will join us at the upcoming Conference. They told us what their shared services model looks like today, where they see shared services going in five years. 

Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021

Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021

This report, authored by Plunkett Research, has created industry information thanks to its access to hundreds of industry tables, from its personal, public and private company databases, among other things.

The following types of data will be found in this report:

  • Revenues; current, historical and projected
  • Revenues; CAGR (compound annual growth rate)
  • Employee count; current and historical Leading companies; profiles, financial results, and operating ratios for up to 10 top corporations per industry, and more ....
Post-Implementation Monitoring & Analysis of Systems

Post-Implementation Monitoring & Analysis of Systems

John Mauti, VP Chief Controller & Accounting Officer at Ontario Power Generation, shares his pre-go live activities for the company's major systems initiative as well as his post-implementation, which included:

  • continuous supervision, monitoring and training
  • managing inefficiencies, bugs and deficiencies
  • prioritization of post-implementation enhancements
Best Practices for M&A Finance Integration: Focus on 'Day One,' But Focus on the Future

Best Practices for M&A Finance Integration: Focus on 'Day One,' But Focus on the Future

Halliburton's Senior Director of Finance, Bryce Tawney, discusses what you may not see in your diligence and integration playbooks, prioritizing the deliverables needed for day one, developing the high-level work plan, and lastly, key messages for managing a long-term integration. 

16th Annual Shared Services for Finance & Accounting Summit - Current Attendee Snapshot

16th Annual Shared Services for Finance & Accounting Summit - Current Attendee Snapshot

Please complete the form below to view your copy of the current attendee snapshot. Alternatively, feel free to send your request to Terence.Wu@iqpc.com.

The Six Best Practices for Shared Services Center Implementation

The Six Best Practices for Shared Services Center Implementation

Brad DeMent, Partner at ScottMadden, has a few keys to his success: First, prove yourself to the business units and gain their trust. Secondly, make sure your Shared Services Center avoids stagnation due to fear of failure.

Finance Transformation Business Casing: How to Survive a CFO Review

Finance Transformation Business Casing: How to Survive a CFO Review

Mike Arkless and Brian Chan, share their ideal framework for Project & Program Management in conjunction with Change Management in this presentation from last year's event. Here's a hint: It starts with ideation and cumulates at the Post Investment Review.

Hire, Retain and Grow Top Talent for Your New Shared Service Center

Hire, Retain and Grow Top Talent for Your New Shared Service Center

Karen Durkin, PCC, Director - Administration, Finance Shared Service Center at MGM Resorts International explains why talent management is so critical: Because research says that leadership matters. In this past presentation, she provides an outline of competency integration between talent acquisition, development and performance management.

How Coca-Cola Survives Change, Reduces Costs, Adds Value and Satisfies Their Customers

How Coca-Cola Survives Change, Reduces Costs, Adds Value and Satisfies Their Customers

It is critical to keep adding value to your shared service center, but maximizing efficiency and adding value is easier said than done. Coca-Cola has refined the process. We interviewed Karen Dobson, Director of Financial Support Services at Coca-Cola Enterprises, to get advice on surviving change, reducing costs, adding value and satisfying customers.

McKesson Financial Center Enabling Technologies

McKesson Financial Center Enabling Technologies

Senior Vice President David Evangelista and Kala Patel, Vice President of Shared Service Effectiveness at McKesson Financial Center, discuss the center's vision to deliver financial shared services for a competitive advantage in this past presentation. A few ways of doing so is by leveraging financial acumen, process expertise and technology to provide value-added financial shared services, and more.

PepsiCo's Shared Services Journey

PepsiCo's Shared Services Journey

Lisa Miller, Vice President of Global Financial Shared Services at PepsiCo discusses the maturing shared services through the use of metrics, benchmarks and continuous improvement.

Promapp - The Secret to Unleashing an Unstoppable Improvement Culture

Promapp - The Secret to Unleashing an Unstoppable Improvement Culture

Promapp is a participating sponsor of the 17th Shared Serviced for Finance & Accounting. Check out their whitepaper, then come see them at the event in June!

Allianz Takes an Ecosystem Approach to Intelligent Automation

Allianz Takes an Ecosystem Approach to Intelligent Automation

The diversity of customers now trialing and adopting Intelligent Automation exposes the complexity and challenges of doing it right—from small pilots and discrete sub-process deployments to, increasingly,major transformation programs claiming RPA at the core. Take a look at this interview with global insurer Allianz to see how they went about implementing RPA.

10 Ways Manual Tasks are Costing your Business

10 Ways Manual Tasks are Costing your Business

Learn how to deploy Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for routine, repetitive activities to save time and money.

Robotizing Your Financial Close Process: Industry Survey Results

Robotizing Your Financial Close Process: Industry Survey Results

SSON and BlackLine conducted a survey of global finance and accounting leaders to gain a better understanding of robotics automation and the dramatic impact it can have on technology, process, and people. The survey results provide an understanding of the strategies and approaches to automation adoption in the financial close process. Participating professionals shared their input on where the biggest barriers and best opportunities are to apply technology to enhance the accounting close cycle.

2018 State of Finance & Accounting Shared Services in the US

2018 State of Finance & Accounting Shared Services in the US

This visual analytics report on F&A shared services centres in the United States gives you a snapshot of the current state of things in 2018 as well as explore the prevailing challenges.