THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(established under the Accountants Act, Laws of Kenya)
In Partnership with:
VIRTUAL CFOs FORUM
Date: 12th August 2020
Theme: Future of Finance: Is your Finance Function future ready?
In our experience and based on our research many CFOs believe that their current finance function is not equipped to meet the demands the future will place on it. We believe that many senior executives are, in fact, underestimating the changes on the horizon for the finance function. As technology, globalization and demographic trends continue to disrupt organizations, industries and indeed the working world, the role of the finance function will increasingly be brought into question as organisations seek more real-time and accurate insights on their performance. This is the year of making tough decisions: finance function can lead the charge in adopting digital solutions and using them to develop insights for the business or they can fade away into the background where they will find that in time their roles will be replaced by digital solutions. Technology will play an increasingly significant role in executing many traditional finance tasks while at the same time generating greater insights.
Finance functions must therefore aim to become data-driven decision-centres. Meanwhile, finance people will spend a greater proportion of their time working with colleagues across the organization to make decisions in support of the strategy.
We explore the future of the finance function along the following lenses;
- Why do we need to think about the Future of the Finance Function?
- How will this Finance Function of the Future look like?
- What is the view of Kenya CFOs regarding this future?
- What do we need to do to prepare for this future?
The forum panel will consist of:
CPA Anthony Muthusi- Partner, Head of Consulting- East Africa
Mr. James Gachihi- Partner, Business Transformation- East Africa
CPA David Ngata- Group Director Finance, Equity
CPA Tom Imbo, Ag. General Manager, Finance and Strategy, Ketraco
CPA Philemon Kipkemoi, Finance Director ,BAT-East Africa Markets
CPA Edwin Makori, Chief Executive Officer ICPAK
B. Who Should Attend:
C- Level Executives and their equivalent levels from in both public and private sectors.
C. Seminar Charges and Venues:
D. CPD Units:
Members of ICPAK and other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 3 Structured CPD Units upon full attendance.
E. National Industrial Training Authority (Nita) Reimbursement:
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke).