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Join this interactive panel discussion to learn the latest tax trends and their potential impact on your finance and compliance operations We will cover a wide range of topics from the impact of Brexit to the latest ecommerce tax regulations to new laws for tax reporting that you need understand. Bring your key questions and lessons as you:

  • Learn what global regulations and changes that many enterprises are preparing to support
  • Understand how complexity within IT and finance poses challenges for tax calculation and reporting and what you can do about it
  • Find out how you can prepare audit and reporting teams to meet the emerging tax standards



MEET THE AUTHORS

Rizal Ahmed SAPinsider
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Rizal (Riz) serves as Wellesley Information Service’s Chief of Content. He oversees content and business planning, helping WIS’s global customers and partners discover new ways to leverage content for competitive advantage. Prior to WIS, Riz was a Research Associate with Forrester Research and a reporter for the Manila Times in the Philippines. Riz earned dual degrees from Dartmouth College in History and Economics.

Stephan Ramirez PWC
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Stephan is a Global leader in tax enterprise system tax capabilities and functionality. He works with the largest global companies to simplify and automate global tax and intercompany transfer pricing processes leveraging the latest technology platforms from SAP. Includes shortening financial close cycles, faster monitoring activities to produce real time results and final tax reports, invoicing and draft journal entries.

Chris Reich Thomson Reuters
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Chris is a Director of Product Management and has over 20 years of experience successfully delivering enterprise software applications. Chris is responsible for the vision and roadmap for ONESOURCE Determination. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2015, he was a Senior Product Manager with Intuit. Chris has a BA from Lewis and Clark College and an MBA from the University of Oregon.



Keynote | Going live and sustaining compliance in a virtual world with HP and Shell

In a COVID-19 world where virtual has become the primary way of working, how do companies go live on new technologies and meet compliance objectives in a sustainable way? As companies resume their pursuit of strategic investments in IT transformation, they must be able to identify common challenges with going live and maintaining compliance in a virtual environment, establish a plan of action for preparing the project team and workforce, and put tools and processes in place to effectively monitor and sustain the solution and control environment. How can this be achieved?

Attend this interactive Q&A panel for a discussion of the following topics as case studies with clients examples:

  • Develop the appropriate infrastructure
  • Psychologically prepare the workforce
  • Develop and evolve communication protocols
  • Identify risks and mitigation plans
  • Utilize continuous monitoring tools


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MaryEllen LaBerge Shell
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MaryEllen is a Midstream Compliance Manager at Shell.

Holly Marrs PwC
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Holly is a partner in PwC’s US SAP Risk and Regulatory practice. She has over 17 years of experience in SAP implementations, security and controls design, and SOX 404 Compliance. Her experience and projects include SAP S/4HANA security and controls optimization, SAP S/4HANA security role redesign, SAP implementation support, SAP GRC Access Control, Process Control and Risk Management implementations, as well as various IT audit and SOX projects. Her recent experience includes being the Security, Controls, and GRC lead for a large-scale S/4HANA implementation.

Carrie Gilstrap HP
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Carrie is an experienced IT Audit Manager with 20+ years of experience in the information technology and services industry. She is skilled in Business Process, Internal Audit, SAP, GRC, SOX Compliance, Operational IT Audits, Continuous Auditing and Audit Tools development. CISA certified and holds an MBA (focused in Organizational Leadership) from Santa Clara University.

Megan Cain PwC
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Megan is a manager in the US SAP Digital Risk Solutions practice with an emphasis on SAP and over six years of experience in consulting, auditing, and controlling risk. She focuses on helping companies consider and design an effective control environment during large-scale IT transformation, specializing in leveraging existing investments to control and monitor risks in a more efficient and effective manner. Megan’s recent experience includes an S/4HANA on-premise pre/post-implementation assessment on an integrated financial audit, controls design and testing support for a three-year S/4HANA transformation (on-premise), and as the Security and Controls workstream manager on an S/4HANA STE implementation.



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


MEET THE AUTHORS

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.



How an integrated team can ensure SAP S/4HANA control and security success

Migrating to SAP S/4HANA can provide organizations with multiple benefits such as real-time reporting, scalable platforms, simplified processes, and faster analytics. However, effective security and controls as an implementation afterthought can lead to inefficiencies and audit concerns later. How can your organization leverage GRC and controls to ensure a smooth and secure transition?

Attend this session to learn how to:

  • Embed security and controls into your SAP S/4HANA implementation strategy to effectively impact your organization’s guiding principles and key decisions for build requirements, testing, and training
  • Create a holistic security model and controls workstream that integrates project management, IT, system integration, business process, and change and engage teams from project inception
  • Maximize your SAP automation investment while reducing manual control workaround


MEET THE AUTHORS

Michael Dunn PwC
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Mike is a director in the US SAP Digital Risk Solutions practice and has 15 years of experience with SAP implementations and transformations. He has participated in numerous lifecycles of medium- to large scale implementations, helping PwC’s clients transform their future business processes and focus on driving automation in compliance. Most recently, Mike is assisting our clients in addressing their transformation to SAP S/4HANA from a security, controls, GRC and compliance perspective, while bringing automation and digital acumen to the solution. Mike is an experienced and trusted advisory to his clients, serving clients across multiple industries in roles such as SAP controls integration lead, GRC strategist, and business process design consultant. He has distinguished himself as a subject matter specialist in Order-to-Cash, supply chain, FI/CO (Financials and Controlling), consolidations, FI-AP (Payables), MM (Materials Management) and WM (Warehouse Management), and SAP security, and basis tools.

Megan Cain PwC
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Megan is a manager in the US SAP Digital Risk Solutions practice with an emphasis on SAP and over six years of experience in consulting, auditing, and controlling risk. She focuses on helping companies consider and design an effective control environment during large-scale IT transformation, specializing in leveraging existing investments to control and monitor risks in a more efficient and effective manner. Megan’s recent experience includes an S/4HANA on-premise pre/post-implementation assessment on an integrated financial audit, controls design and testing support for a three-year S/4HANA transformation (on-premise), and as the Security and Controls workstream manager on an S/4HANA STE implementation.



Enabling SAP S/4HANA Central Finance and Group Reporting at Perrigo

The audience will learn about Perrigo’s SAP S/4HANA Central Finance implementation journey, Attend this session to learn:

  • Why they are doing it
  • Why it is different than others
  • What was established and decided during the preparation on scope, roadmap and tool
  • Implementation experience and lessons learned till date



MEET THE AUTHORS

Rakesh Mehta PwC
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Rakesh is a Senior Client Executive Leader at PwC focusing on the Consumer Markets vertical and aligned to the SAP Digital Finance Transformation from a competency perspective. PwC's US Lead and Global Chair for S/4 HANA Finance and Central Finance. He has over 20 years experience in consulting doing SAP enabled business transformation initiatives globally. Rakesh has a specialization in SAP S/4 enabled Finance Transformation, Retail Systems and related Strategy, Solution Architecture and Systems Integration. He has managed solutions in large scale client organizations specifically in the area of Retail and Consumer Products. Rakesh has worked on multiple SAP global template engagements in Europe and in the US and has successfully led large multi-cultural teams through highly challenging assignments.

Melissa Ahrendt Perrigo Company plc
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Melissa is the Director of Finance, CFIN Implementation Perrigo Company plc.



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