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2019 Events

New York

US Women in Finance Academy

May 1-2, 2019

Sponsor: Ankur Agrawal, Partner
San Francisco

US West Coast Finance Academy

Jun 12-13, 2019

Sponsor: Sid Tandon (Partner)
Sao Paolo

Brazil Finance Academy

Aug 8-9, 2019

Sponsors: Massimo Mazza (Senior Partner) and Joao Guillaumon (Partner)

US Midwest Finance Academy

Sept 25-26, 2019

Sponsor: Rob Whiteman (Partner)

Program Structure

Each program includes a selection of materials structured around core finance topics, current trends facing the finance function, leadership, and communications which may include: 

Core finance curriculum

  • Principles of value creation
  • Finance as a value champion
  • ROIC performance management
  • Beyond budgeting: Allocating money and talent for value creation
  • Toward better investment decision making
  • Making M&A a competitive advantage

Current finance curriculum

  • The evolving role of the finance function
  • Perspectives on long term value creation
  • Activist investors
  • Future finance (big data, advanced analytics, digitization)
  • Zero-based budgeting

Leadership and communications curriculum

  • Principles of effective communication
  • Personal leadership and optimizing for sustainable performance
  • Fostering connections

Who should attend

Treasurers, Controllers, FP&A leaders, business-unit CFOs, tax leaders, and other CFO direct reports

What others have to say

Excellent session! It was motivating both professionally and personally, and brought the right balance between technical acumen and self-exploration/mindfulness. Really appreciate all the effort in design, planning, and execution of the day! It was a privilege and pleasure to participate.

The whole session had a real impact on me. I put my commitments from the leadership session into my annual goals and feel they played a huge part in my promotion!

Great program to stay connected, share challenges/wins and to network.

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