Chief financial officers and their organizations face a multitude of constantly shifting challenges, including technology innovation and a changing workforce, tariffs and international trade disputes, new tax laws and ever-growing regulatory requirements, and difficult to penetrate markets and disruptive competition.
The battle between balancing the need to meet today’s challenges and simultaneously prepare for the future is an ongoing one. Organizations must fulfill current business commitments, deliver promised returns to shareholders, meet payroll, pay creditors, and so on. However, business as usual won’t cut it in this continually changing, disruptive, and sometimes threatening world.
The ability to strike a balance between delivering on today’s commitments while anticipating and preparing for a constantly changing tomorrow is a key to survival, relevance and success. It also was the overarching theme of KPMG’s 10th Annual Global Financial Reporting and Valuation Conference held in Miami. Hosts Dean Bell, Partner-in-Charge, U.S. Head of Accounting Advisory Services, and Kevin Voigt, National Valuation Services Leader and 90 KPMG partners joined nearly 200 finance, accounting, and tax professionals from more than 150 companies for two days of learning, dialogue and networking.
Our recap provides a concise overview of the topics that were discussed including tax reform, the future of finance, tariffs, the strategic CFO, the finance workforce of the future, and more.