Webinars

ACCA Smart Finance Series with KPMG

Finance of the Future: Being a Resilient Digital CFO

17 March 2021, Wednesday 
9.30AM – 11.00AM (Singapore GMT +08:00)

*Please note that your registration will be confirmed after you have received a confirmation email containing the launch event details.

Synopsis

In light of the prolonged pandemic, business models are changing faster than ever before and CFOs need to co-pilot. Will an out-of-sight CFO become less relevant?

The effect brought about by the COVID-19 fallout has left CFOs facing unprecedented challenges operationally and in managing the overall business. Rising towards the “next normal”, resilient CFOs are looking at how to identify new business opportunities, leverage digital solutions to transform operations and save cost. As the CFO undertakes the responsibility to lead and navigate transformation of the business in partnership with the CEO, it has never been more important for the CFO to co-pilot these responsibilities with future driven data insights.

Join us at the virtual launch of the report “Finance of the Future: Being a Resilient Digital CFO”, jointly developed by ACCA and KPMG in Singapore and supported by INSEAD EMI, which examines what are the key trends that CFOs must be aware of to lead the digital transformation and changes to the role of the CFO and the finance function. Our webinar will share highlights from this brand-new report and provide valuable insights from finance leaders on the challenges and drivers of becoming a Resilient Digital CFO.

Virtual Launch details*
Date: 17 March 2021, Wednesday
Time: 9.30am – 11.00am (1.5 CPD units)
Zoom confirmation details to be sent nearer to the launch date.

What to expect:

  1. Highlights from ACCA-KPMG report “Finance of the Future: Being a Resilient Digital CFO”
  2. Industry insights from finance leaders
  3. Find out what CFOs can do to survive and thrive in the next normal environment

*This event is by invitation only and is targeted at CFOs and other senior finance leaders. Please note that your registration will be confirmed after you have received a confirmation email containing the launch event details.

Speakers

Ivan Mitringa, FCCA

World Wide CFO Product Finance
Dell EMC

Ivan Mitringa, currently leads Dell’s WW Product Finance organization. He was born and raised in Slovakia, where he read Economics at University and received his Masters. His life-long passion for continuous education, brought him to ACCA, a professional qualification he completed in 2 years and later in his career, enabled him to take up many excellent opportunities.

His extensive career has been built with technology giant Dell, where he first helped set up a shared service center in Slovakia which later evolved into a global business center. Ivan spearheaded the initiative to grow ACCA educated team members in Dell and established an educational framework for other team members to pursue continuous education. In 2010, he moved to Austin, TX as part of the world class CFO development program for future leaders where he worked at HQ in the Financial Planning and Analysis organization, leading competitive analytics and insights. In Singapore, he nurtures talents here and across Asia in Commercial Finance leadership roles as a manager or mentor. He has helped Dell achieve global certification as an ACCA Approved Employer, showcasing Dell’s high educational standards and requirements. Since 2019 he has been part of Dell’s WW Leadership Development 2-year program. Ivan is a big supporter of the Future of Finance within Dell, where he is leading transformation across teams.

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan (Venkat)

President & Global Head - Finance (Corporate)
Olam International Limited

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan (known as Venkat) is the President of Olam International Limited & Global Head - Finance (Corproate). He is a senior member of Finance Executive Committee, Finance talent Management committee and member of Operational committee of Olam Group (SGD 32.9 Billion company operating in over 60 countries and employing 87,000 employees and listed in SGX).

Venkat has more than 29 years of extensive experience in leadership areas, oversight on multiple Regions & Business Verticals, Leadership and development of multi-cultural teams, Strategic business partnership and so on so forth.

Venkat is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Associate member of The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, Master of Commerce from Kerala University, India, Competent Toast Master & certified NLP Coach.

Currently he is board member of Management Development Institute of Singapore Governing Council, Treasurer of Singapore Indian Fine Arts and founder of Investment club and advisory board member of many companies.

He is also a regular speaker & contributor in professional/industry forums such as CFO Innovation, CFO Show Asia, CFO Thought leadership round table, CFO Asia congress, ISACA, CFO Executive Board, Agricultural Investment Summit, Annual Asian Shared service conference, ACCA, SAC & CFO Connect Symposium, ICAI forums, CPA Australia etc.

There were many articles about him got published in local and international magazines and newspapers.

He also held various positions in various associations such as Chairman of Meyer Neighborhood Committee, Asst. Treasurer in Citizens consultative committee (at Mountbatten constituency). chairman of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - Singapore Chapter, Director of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (For 4 years), Chairman of Investment and strategy subcommittee of MDIS etc.

Dr. Tan Kee Wee

Founder and Principal Economist
Waveney Economics

Dr. Tan Kee Wee runs an economic advisory firm. Prior to that, Dr. Tan spent many years in the finance industry as an economist, forecasting the financial markets and global economies.

Dr. Tan started off his career in 1988 as a journalist with the Business Times. That was after he secured his PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia in Britain.

Despite spending most of his career in the business world, he continues to teach undergraduates economics on a part-time basis.

Juvanus Tjandra

Partner, Management Consulting
KPMG Singapore

Juvanus is a partner with the management consulting practice for KPMG in Singapore. Juvanus leads the Digital Finance team at KPMG in Singapore and has over 21 years of experience advising multinational companies in the United States, Australia and Asia Pacific region.

He has been in the firm’s Advisory practice since 2000, and has extensive experience in finance transformation projects, finance Target Operating Models, Budgeting & Planning, Robotic Process Automation, ERP implementation and shared services & outsourcing.

Juvanus has hands-on knowledge and experience with leading edge finance transformation initiatives gained from:

  • Digitization of finance function including adoption of Robotic Process Automation and intelligent process automation
  • Leading the establishment of several finance shared services for large multinationals and ASEAN conglomerates as well as transforming transactional shared services into high value centre of excellence
  • Development of leading finance function target operating model and organization capability
  • Improving finance business partnering activities through the establishment of finance academy and leveraging data & analytics solution to improve the effectiveness of finance function.

Juvanus graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Finance with Distinction average under a scholarship program with AMP Henderson.

Joseph Alfred

Head of Policy
ACCA Singapore

Joseph Alfred is the Head of Policy at ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Singapore. In this role, he is responsible for the formulation of policies, development and implementation of Professional Insights research initiatives to drive ACCA’s public value mission and brand objectives; and ensure ACCA members, regulators and other stakeholders are updated on ACCA’s global technical policies. He works closely with stakeholders and organisations to identify opportunities where ACCA can contribute to the agenda in relation to accounting and business in Singapore, as well as in the ASEAN region. He is a Fellow of ACCA, Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore; and holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.

Ivan Mitringa, FCCA

World Wide CFO Product Finance
Dell EMC

Ivan Mitringa, currently leads Dell’s WW Product Finance organization. He was born and raised in Slovakia, where he read Economics at University and received his Masters. His life-long passion for continuous education, brought him to ACCA, a professional qualification he completed in 2 years and later in his career, enabled him to take up many excellent opportunities.

His extensive career has been built with technology giant Dell, where he first helped set up a shared service center in Slovakia which later evolved into a global business center. Ivan spearheaded the initiative to grow ACCA educated team members in Dell and established an educational framework for other team members to pursue continuous education. In 2010, he moved to Austin, TX as part of the world class CFO development program for future leaders where he worked at HQ in the Financial Planning and Analysis organization, leading competitive analytics and insights. In Singapore, he nurtures talents here and across Asia in Commercial Finance leadership roles as a manager or mentor. He has helped Dell achieve global certification as an ACCA Approved Employer, showcasing Dell’s high educational standards and requirements. Since 2019 he has been part of Dell’s WW Leadership Development 2-year program. Ivan is a big supporter of the Future of Finance within Dell, where he is leading transformation across teams.

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan (Venkat)

President & Global Head - Finance (Corporate)
Olam International Limited

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan (known as Venkat) is the President of Olam International Limited & Global Head - Finance (Corproate). He is a senior member of Finance Executive Committee, Finance talent Management committee and member of Operational committee of Olam Group (SGD 32.9 Billion company operating in over 60 countries and employing 87,000 employees and listed in SGX).

Venkat has more than 29 years of extensive experience in leadership areas, oversight on multiple Regions & Business Verticals, Leadership and development of multi-cultural teams, Strategic business partnership and so on so forth.

Venkat is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Associate member of The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, Master of Commerce from Kerala University, India, Competent Toast Master & certified NLP Coach.

Currently he is board member of Management Development Institute of Singapore Governing Council, Treasurer of Singapore Indian Fine Arts and founder of Investment club and advisory board member of many companies.

He is also a regular speaker & contributor in professional/industry forums such as CFO Innovation, CFO Show Asia, CFO Thought leadership round table, CFO Asia congress, ISACA, CFO Executive Board, Agricultural Investment Summit, Annual Asian Shared service conference, ACCA, SAC & CFO Connect Symposium, ICAI forums, CPA Australia etc.

There were many articles about him got published in local and international magazines and newspapers.

He also held various positions in various associations such as Chairman of Meyer Neighborhood Committee, Asst. Treasurer in Citizens consultative committee (at Mountbatten constituency). chairman of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - Singapore Chapter, Director of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (For 4 years), Chairman of Investment and strategy subcommittee of MDIS etc.

Dr. Tan Kee Wee

Founder and Principal Economist
Waveney Economics

Dr. Tan Kee Wee runs an economic advisory firm. Prior to that, Dr. Tan spent many years in the finance industry as an economist, forecasting the financial markets and global economies.

Dr. Tan started off his career in 1988 as a journalist with the Business Times. That was after he secured his PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia in Britain.

Despite spending most of his career in the business world, he continues to teach undergraduates economics on a part-time basis.

Juvanus Tjandra

Partner, Management Consulting
KPMG Singapore

Juvanus is a partner with the management consulting practice for KPMG in Singapore. Juvanus leads the Digital Finance team at KPMG in Singapore and has over 21 years of experience advising multinational companies in the United States, Australia and Asia Pacific region.

He has been in the firm’s Advisory practice since 2000, and has extensive experience in finance transformation projects, finance Target Operating Models, Budgeting & Planning, Robotic Process Automation, ERP implementation and shared services & outsourcing.

Juvanus has hands-on knowledge and experience with leading edge finance transformation initiatives gained from:

  • Digitization of finance function including adoption of Robotic Process Automation and intelligent process automation
  • Leading the establishment of several finance shared services for large multinationals and ASEAN conglomerates as well as transforming transactional shared services into high value centre of excellence
  • Development of leading finance function target operating model and organization capability
  • Improving finance business partnering activities through the establishment of finance academy and leveraging data & analytics solution to improve the effectiveness of finance function.

Juvanus graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Finance with Distinction average under a scholarship program with AMP Henderson.

Joseph Alfred

Head of Policy
ACCA Singapore

Joseph Alfred is the Head of Policy at ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Singapore. In this role, he is responsible for the formulation of policies, development and implementation of Professional Insights research initiatives to drive ACCA’s public value mission and brand objectives; and ensure ACCA members, regulators and other stakeholders are updated on ACCA’s global technical policies. He works closely with stakeholders and organisations to identify opportunities where ACCA can contribute to the agenda in relation to accounting and business in Singapore, as well as in the ASEAN region. He is a Fellow of ACCA, Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore; and holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.