What concerns are top-of-mind for CFOs and other finance professionals in today’s continued slow-growth environment? Where are top companies focusing their finance and accounting energies now? The 2013 edition of Protiviti’s annual Finance Priorities Survey provides these insights, taken straight from senior executives’ responses. This session will be a discussion of key trends and changes in priority versus prior years. Some high-priority items are expected, like dealing with the Affordable Care Act and increased attention to treasury concerns in today’s rising interest rate environment. The session will also cover more surprising findings that suggest a renewed concern with fundamentals in analytical reporting and organizational effectiveness. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and opinions in this interactive session, and Protiviti will discuss their view on how leading organizations are Advancing Finance.
Susan P. Edwards of Enlighten Management Consulting, Inc. is a highly accomplished senior Finance Leader with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and consulting. She is a CMA, CPA, Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Life Coach.
Susan has been working with manufacturing companies to create long - term value through the identification of value drivers and creation of tools designed to deliver performance improvements. Implementation of direct costing/contribution margin accounting and management/operations reporting tools designed to provide relevant, timely reporting of KPI's have proved to provide opportunities for top line margin expansion and delivery of additional earnings to the bottom line.
Bring a guest and/or your spouse as the Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improv comedy. Based in Minneapolis, MN, they have traveled all over the state to perform in front of diverse audiences on a wide range of topics.
Strategic Value Chain and S&OP: A Simulation Workshop is a NEW 2-Day Learning Event utilizing an exciting learning format called "Experiential Learning". Working in teams, participants represent the functional roles of Operations, Purchasing, Sales, and Supply Chain as they are challenged to consider corporate strategy and business objectives, means to effectively put strategy into action, contemporary business issues and trade-offs, and the need for structured decision making processes such as Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).
Unique Learning Event
Highly interactive web-based business simulation
Sophisticated experiential learning tool
Rewarding team building opportunity
Advanced way to make collaboration measurable
Proven method to initiate change
Opportunity to increase cross-functional awareness
Leading tool to optimize S&OP
Who will benefit from this course?
From Directors to Planners, and from Finance to Supply Chain and Sales, this workshop is an ideal development opportunity for cross-functional teams, S&OP leadership groups, development programs, and all those involved in optimizing the value chain to increase business performance.
How to create an operations strategy consistent with business needs
How to create a planning process for S&OP
How to implement and maintain S&OP
How to make correct decisions regarding trade-offs and challenges faced by businesses today
How to work collaboratively and communicate effectively
Open competition: Ideal for team building and increasing cross-functional awareness of the end-to-end supply chain.
The Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA) was founded to highlight the importance of high ethical standards in the Minnesota business community. This year MBEA will celebrate its 15th year of recognizing MN businesses that have exemplified and promoted ethical conduct for the benefit of the workplace, the marketplace, the environment and the community. IMA Minneapolis is an Endorsing Organization for the MBEA and we encourage our members to attend the luncheon.
Join us in Minneapolis to accelerate your top-line growth
IMA's Annual Conference and Exposition is an invaluable opportunity to network with business colleagues, acquire industry knowledge, and remain current with the latest professional standards and trends. Gain insightful perspectives from the dynamic guest speakers, while earning valuable continuing education credits.