$450 + taxes
HEC Students: $50 + taxes
half-day, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Networking reception, noon to 12:45
Friday, April 8, 2016
Today’s CFOs and controllers need to reconcile their financial reporting duties with their role as a business partner for senior management and the various units within their organization – not to mention meet the expectations of a slew of stakeholders (auditors, investors, regulatory authorities, suppliers and more).
Not only does this require a considerable amount of technical knowledge, it takes high-level soft skills and the ability to rethink the entire finance function and the way it is structured. Bearing this in mind, this symposium will examine the following questions: What do top CFOs and controllers have in common? How are these roles changing in terms of management information and performance management? What are the latest trends in financial structure (Lean financial process optimizationimprovement, big data, business analytics)? How can CFOs and controllers find the right mix between governance imperatives and everyday practices? What are some effective leadership techniques applicable in this capacity?
A panel of seasoned CFOs, controllers, consultants and academics will bring a multifaceted perspective to these questions. This is a joint initiative of the CPA International Research Chair in Management Control, Executive Education HEC Montréal and the Ordre des CPA du Québec. It is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with your fellow senior financial executives to explore and address specific challenges inherent in this role.
Samuel Sponem, PhD (Management Sciences), Chairholder, CPA International Research Chair in Management Control, HEC Montréal
Geneviève Mottard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ordre des CPA du Québec
Stéphane Arsenault (CPA, CA – Chief Financial Officer, Héroux-Devtek)
Hugues Boisvert (PhD, FCPA, FCMA – Professor, Department of Accounting Studies, HEC Montréal)
François Collette (CPA, CMA – Chief Financial and Procurement Officer, Stationnement de Montréal)
Louise Demers (CPA, CA – Director, Financial Services, Polytechnique Montréal)
Jean-Luc Deschamps (CPA, CA – CFOalacarte – Advisor, Fondation Montréal Inc. – Former Senior Vice-President and CFO, New Look Eyewear)
Stéphane Gaouette (CPA, CA, CA-IT – President, DECIMAL)
Nancy Jalbert (CPA, CA – Partner, Strategy and Performance Consulting, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton)
Lambert Jerman (PhD - Assistant Professor, HEC Montréal)
Yvan Joyal (CPA, CA, MBA – Chief Financial Officer, Sobeys Québec Inc.)
Donald LeCavalier (CPA, CA – Senior Vice President, Finance, TC Transcontinental)
Cyrille Sardais (PhD – Associate Professor and Chairholder, Pierre Péladeau Leadership Chair, HEC Montréal)
For details: Chantal Daigneault at 514-340-5673 or firstname.lastname@example.org