Unleashing next generation Finance – building your intelligent Finance platform with SAP S/4HANA

The last 12 months have forced the Finance function to evolve more rapidly and more drastically than ever imagined. Fully automated accounting and compliance is a must to scale and real time insights aren’t a luxury anymore. They can be the difference in your company’s survival. In this session, we’ll provide a step-by-step plan to build your next generation Finance platform with an SAP S/4HANA core and connected Finance ecosystem.


Robert Campanile Accenture
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Robert is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Strategy, CFO & Enterprise Value practice and specializes in our strategy ERP platform and Digital Finance business. He is based in Philadelphia, PA and his experience lies heavily in Strategy & Transformation, Business Insight, Advanced Analytics, ERP, Data Science, IoT, Finance Operations, Talent & Organization Design, Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management. He has over twenty-two years of strategy, operating model, analytics, data discipline management, finance operations, customer, shared services and BPO design and delivery experience. Rob has a B.A. in Neuroscience from Lehigh University and a Masters in Organization Development & Group Dynamics from Drexel University.

Annie Peabody Accenture
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Annie leads the High-Tech industry group in the US-Northeast Market Unit and is a leader in the CFO & Enterprise Value practice. In that capacity, Annie works closely with CFOs to deliver complex enterprise transformation programs. Specifically, she focuses on finance operating model strategy as well as cost reduction. Annie helps companies to address these areas amidst broader CFO initiatives, such as technology implementations or mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Keynote | 2021 Finance Priorities: Driving onward and upward in the wake of disruption

Over a year into the economic disruption caused by COVID-19, most organizations are ready to move on, apply the lessons learned from the past, and reinvigorate their innovation agendas and strategy. While many have had to reset and reprioritize, most finance leaders are now reinvesting in their business and technology portfolios and are ready to transform their finance strategy while strengthening their skillsets and solution portfolios. This interactive panel will inspire you to think differently about your own 2021 priorities as you:

  • Learn what’s topping the agenda of finance executives when it comes to process reinvention, SAP S/4HANA and Central Finance, tax, compliance, and other key initiatives
  • Discover what actions are critical for finance organizations as they navigate the aftermath of the events of 2020 that are still impactful in 2021
  • Find out in which technologies and projects finance teams are investing, how they may be altering their approach, and how they measure success
  • See how the meaning of finance transformation is evolving and how this impacts the entire finance and accounting organization


Cliff Eng PWC
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Cliff is a PwC partner with more than 23 yrs of consulting experience responsible for leading the SAP Finance Transformation delivery capabilities for TMT, FS, PE and other related x-sectors. He concentrates on new system implementation and performance improvement projects enabled on the SAP platform from strategy to execution. Cliff has successfully led a variety of complex programs involving finance, accounting, supply chain and customer involving SAP technologies. He serves as a catalyst for organizations seeking to achieve performance improvement by shaping targeting outcomes and developing achievable plans.

David Davidson Accenture
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David Davidson is a Senior Managing Director and Accenture's Platform Transformation Practice Lead and one of Accenture's leading thinkers in Finance of the Future. He has held positions in Accenture's North America CFO & Enterprise Value Practice, as well as Accenture’s NA Innovation & Thought Leadership Practice. David has more than 28 years of professional experience working across multiple industries and leading large global platform transformation programs leveraging SAP as the digital core. He has led a wide range of finance transformation projects including strategic cost management, shared services, operating model design, organization model design, zero-based budgeting, benchmarking, business process analysis and reengineering, M&A, strategy, reporting & data warehousing, and system implementations.

Scot Stettler Thomson Reuters
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Scot is the Senior Director Tax Solutions at Thomson Reuters.

Accenture: Journey to Intelligent Finance

Accenture undertook a multi-phased program to implement SAP S/4HANA and transform its finance function.

The Evolution of Central Finance: Strategies to Drive Transformation and Simplicity

OnDemand Webinar

Many organizations who run SAP start their digital transformation with a complex landscape. Central Finance represents an important option when considering your SAP S/4HANA path forward. Learn how SAP customers are using Central finance as a starting point within their transformation to accelerate key benefits such as financial visibility and transparency. This session will share lessons learned from a wide variety of Central Finance projects. You will:

• Learn how Central Finance has been implemented to support a broad spectrum of business objectives from serving as a steppingstone to SAP S/4HANA to integrating financial and management reporting across multiple ERP systems.
• Understand decision criteria customers utilized to decide if Central Finance was right for them.
• Discover how customers used Central Finance to provide them the visibility, resilience, and flexibility to thrive during challenging business climates.
• See what the potential “Finance platform of the Future” looks like and what immediate steps you can take to move toward that vision.

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