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Achieving Financial Excellence Through Team Enablement

About this event

In the intricate world of modern finance, finance teams are the backbone of an organisations' stability and growth. Finance professionals know all too well the challenges that come with such responsibility - the relentless manual processes that leave room for errors, the intricate web of reconciliations, and the ever-pressing demands of a timely financial close. As CFOs and financial leaders, you are responsible not only for the fiscal health of your companies but also for the empowerment and enablement of the capabilities and skillsets of your dedicated teams. 

Come and be a part of our webinar, held in conjunction with BlackLine and The CFO, as we explore the strategies that finance leaders employ to guarantee that their teams not only make contributions but also steer financial success within their businesses. From fostering collaboration and autonomy to empowering teams with the best technology, we will explore how you can improve your team’s morale, skills, and productivity to achieve financial excellence. 

During this webinar, you will:

  • Hear how finance leaders have used team empowerment to cultivate ideas and solutions, optimise financial processes, and identify new avenues for revenue growth. 
  • Understand how others have been harnessing capabilities to extract data-driven insights to unlock opportunities and mitigate risks effectively.
  • Gain insight into how finance teams should be investing in continuous learning, to enhance team skills, boost job satisfaction and retention rates. 
  • Learn how you can leverage your digitally driven finance function to attract the best finance talent.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Katharina Herzog Senior Vice President, Group Finance and Tax @ HUGO BOSS

    Katharina has held various positions in the finance department of HUGO BOSS AG since 2007. Since 2014, as Senior Vice President Group Finance & Tax, she is responsible for all finance, tax and treasury functions of the Group. In addition, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board as the representative of senior executives since 2020. The continuous development of the finance and tax function with a focus on digitization and standardization of processes as well as employee development has been a focus of her work since the beginning.” During her session, she will show you how to nurture and retain your existing team and lay the right foundations to build a weather-resilient function, that remains ready for the next financial shift.

  • Guest speaker
    Michael Polaha SVP, Finance Solutions & Technology @ BlackLine

    Michael Polaha joined BlackLine in 2021 as a member of the Executive Management Team. Previously, Michael was SVP, Finance Solutions & Technology at Johnson & Johnson where he led the development and execution of global digital finance transformation. Michael has in-depth knowledge on finance process, governance, organizational design, and solution selection, design & deployment. He is recognised as a thought leader and speaker on finance transformation and enabling technology.

  • Guest speaker
    Tamsin Ashmore Chief Financial Officer @ Ultima

    Tamsin Ashmore is an operational and commercial CFO driving value in global high growth businesses. She has had 8 years of executive achievement in Media, Technology and Leisure of both publicly listed, owner-managed, and PE-backed companies. Tamsin has a strong belief in being customer focused and works to build, motivate and enhance teams. She has a successful record in increasing value through the identification of EBITDA enhancing opportunities and cash flow management. Tamsin says that she is at her best in a business where they value passion, leadership and a willingness to drive change.