2022 Q1 Spotlight on Finance - Ascent Conference

Agenda

*Eastern US Timezone

11:00 am
The Cutting Edge in Finance Automation
Automation is the name of the game for any finance role at a fast-growing SaaS company. Nailing this can make everyone’s life at the company significantly easier. But there is so much innovation in automation coming at such a rapid pace it can be difficult to keep up. This session will dive into the newest tools and processes to keep your accounting and finance operations running themselves.
Jason Lin
Chief Financial Officer
Centage
Oded Zehavi
CEO & Co-Founder
Mesh Payments
Andrew Steele
Investment Partner
Activant Capital
12:00 pm
Making the Most of your FinOps Stack
FinOps is short for Cloud Financial Management: when key business teams are brought together to continuously fine-tune cloud financial technology deployments. Automation solutions are becoming vital to the finance team’s portfolio of tools to gain real-time insights and reporting while streamlining as many manual processes as possible. In our session, you’ll learn why selecting the right tools to build your stack should be a top priority, and how rapidly identifying the best technology and integrations can give your team a competitive advantage.
Alex Cedro
VP of Finance
Tipalti
Johanna Burke
Controller
Color
1:00 pm
Long-Term Planning for Exit Strategies
One of the biggest mistakes founders and CEOs make is not planning properly for your exit, regardless of how far down the line that may be. It’s critically important that your finance execs are actively thinking about and preparing your company for an eventual IPO, merger, or acquisition at every stage of your lifecycle.
Michael Ellis
CFO
Flywire
Julien Meyer
Managing Director
NorthStar Investment Banking
2:00 pm
Key Metrics to Track Efficiency in Your Finance Operations
Efficiency is key in finance ops. Learn how to find the bottlenecks in your processes and operations, and what to do to fix those bottlenecks.
Christian Rennie
Director of Sales
Divvy
Shari Freedman
CFO
Room to Read
Mark Brousseau
President
Brousseau & Associates
3:00 pm
How to Bring Financial Equity to the Workplace
The hybrid work environment that many companies now face has also affected equity and inclusivity in the workplace. Has technology hampered or helped with increasing equity? In this webinar, Michael Sindicich, GM of TripActions Liquid, sits down with TripActions’ Head of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (as well as New York Times best-selling author and Grammy Nominee), Shaka Senghor, to discuss how to bring financial equity to the workplace. Join this session to discover: Key considerations when designing your company’s expense policy – Important factors that companies should think about when designing an expense policy in support of an open culture – Strategies to change or disrupt the legacy status quo
Michael Sindicich
GM
TripActions
Shaka Senghor
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
TripActions

Speakers

Oded Zehavi

CEO & Co-Founder

Jason Lin

Chief Financial Officer

Alex Cedro

VP of Finance

Johanna Burke

Controller

Shaka Senghor

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Andrew Steele

Investment Partner

Shari Freedman

Michael Sindicich

Christian Rennie

Director of Sales

Michael Ellis

Mark Brousseau

President
Brousseau & Associates

Julien Meyer

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