Finance transformation is very real. How will it hit government in Australia?


As automation gains traction in government and shared services increasingly take hold, strategic leadership and business analysis become essential to the finance role in addition to operational concerns.

The finance function is going through unprecedented change as it becomes more strategic and future focused.

Traditionally senior finance leaders have been accountable for day-to-day responsibilities like transactions, compliance and financial statements — but that’s all changing and it’s changing fast.

As automation gains traction in government and shared services increasingly take hold, strategic leadership and business analysis become essential to the finance role in addition to reporting and operational concerns.

So how do you prepare yourself for the future of finance in government?

Responding to Finance Transformation in government

Senior executives the coalface of the rapidly changing finance function in government are gathering in Canberra on 28th February & 1st March 2018 for Transforming the Finance Function in Government.

A highly significant national forum, the event will illuminate changes, challenges and opportunities occurring now and in the future as they specifically apply the public sector.

Importantly, the Transforming the Finance Function in Government conference is specifically designed to share and equip the public sector with strategies to redesign the finance function in organisations across jurisdictions and enable its leadership to respond effectively to automation with the high level skills needed for this changing role.

Hear from those on the front line of public sector finance

Speakers addressing Transforming the Finance Function in Government include:

  • Neil Ackland
    Acting Deputy Secretary, Financial Transformation Management, NSW Treasury
  • Frances Cawthra
    Chief Financial Officer, Australian Taxation Office
  • Robert Hanlon
    National Manager, Debt Management, Department of Human Services
  • Christopher Martin
    Chief Financial Officer & Chief Knowledge Officer,
  • Jane Olsen
    Director, Shared Services, Department of Treasury & Finance VIC
  • Sean Voget
    Assistant Commissioner ATO Finance, Australian Taxation Office

What’s on the books?

Participants in Transforming the Finance Function in Government will gain highly pertinent insights and understanding and learn how to lead transformational change in finance within the complex government

context. That includes first hand accounts of how to:

  • Unpack the implications of shared services for the future of finance
  • Enabling financial transformation through technology and automation
  • Make data and risk informed finance decisions
  • Prepare for changing expectations of the finance role

Click here for more information and a full agenda with themes and speakers.

Or call 1300 856 904

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