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Finance & Operations Group

The Forum’s Finance and Operations Group provides a formal network of the sectors’ most respected leaders who manage and advise their own, and clients’ financial and operational matters.

Preparing your firm for tomorrow, today requires unprecedented levels of vision, strategic planning, security, well informed decisions, and investment, combined with exemplary leadership.  Along with embracing and leading change, this group seeks to share best practice and experience to help informed decisions when examining the key issues around risk, governance, technology and trust. 

Quarterly roundtables for up to 20 members help members share challenges and solutions.

Additional Management team events bringing together members of all Forum Groups.

Clarify how members can best contribute to the challenges and opportunities facing their firms.

Explore ways to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with the firmwide leader and other C-Suite members.

Dedicated to the issues that make a real difference - other networks focus on technical capability.

An inclusive forum - other networks exclude those without an accountancy qualification.

A private hub free for any senior finance or operations expert at any organisation worldwide – more…

 

Events

What does good line management look like in professional services?

Wednesday 02 October 2019

While making the numbers is always mission critical, the best managers aim to coach and champion their teams, reward behaviours, embrace change, extend their networks and stay connected. Why?

  • Managers can’t take optimal decisions about the work that produces their results without listening to the frontline. 
  • Managerial and organisational barriers often prevent people from applying what they have learned, no matter how smart and motivated they are. 
  • Being an approachable manager is insufficient; your people will still withhold valuable intelligence. 

The Technology Summit - Is your firm 'AI ready'? Does it matter? What's really happening?

Monday 11 November 2019

The core of the Forum's 2019 Technology Summit is an update on the project from the team of researchers at four leading business schools (Sheffield, Manchester, Lancaster and UAL London). Given the project is live, the detailed agenda and speakers will not be announced until nearer the date. But places can be booked by clicking on 'Request a guest pass' now.