The CFO series at KPMG Ignition

Exclusive, personalized workshops for the modern CFO.

The role of the CFO is changing—and fast.

The CFOs we work with are being asked as never before to help solve complex, strategic, and operational issues outside the traditional domain of Finance. The business climate of the past year has shown that a new and evolving mix of knowledge, skills, and leadership attributes are driving modern CFO success stories.  

We’ve built our executive program to help CFOs take their next step, whether the need is immersion in leading Finance practices, exploration of company-specific challenges, or a frank discussion of career transition moves. A workshop setting, bespoke delivery formats, and distilled KPMG specialists augment the overall experience for our clients—and further emphasizes our commitment to the CFO organization in an intentional, programmatic way.

7 facets of the modern CFO

The role of a leading CFO is one of influence and impact across the enterprise. Discover more insights about the seven dimensions of this expanded CFO profile.

Personalized workshops

At KPMG Ignition, our CFO Series offers the opportunity to accelerate your personal development by going deep in subject areas critical to your organization in an environment purposefully designed to enable innovative, forward-focused thinking and creative problem solving. We will work with you and your team to develop a highly customized program that will evolve and grow with you—to explore what’s possible as you set your vision and strategy.


1:1 conversations with KPMG subject matter professionals in areas tailored to your specific interests


Insightful materials covering various areas of finance and industry disruptors


Immersive, interactive exercises to fuel your professional and personal development 


Shareable take-aways you can bring back to your team and organization

We tailor your workshop to the key areas in finance that are of most interest to you.

Evolving role of finance

Exploring the shifting expectations and responsibilities of the Finance function

Organization, people
& skills
Redefining next-generation org structures, delivery models, and talent strategies

Tech, data & analytics

Leveraging technology to turn data into actionable business insights

External market & stakeholder management
Navigating trends, external stakeholders, and transaction events to drive value 



Risk management & controls

Assessing and managing internal and external risks throughout the organization

Finance perspectives & management  
Evolving traditional Finance processes into innovative leading practices 

Emerging & evolving issues

Examine topical issues impacting organizations today, including ESG and cyber


Evolving role of finance

Organization, people & skills

Tech, data & analytics

External market & stakeholder management


Risk management & controls

Finance perspectives & management  

Emerging & evolving  issues



Request your personalized CFO series workshop

Are you ready to gain personalized insights to help you advance your team and prepare to be the finance leader of tomorrow?  Learn more about this invaluable development opportunity with KPMG subject matter specialists at no cost to you.

Feel the innovation with KPMG Ignition

Let’s explore disruption together, either in person at one of our KPMG Ignition Centers or virtually.

  • Inspire confidence to change their perspectiveand offer future-ready points of view
  • Harness insights to empower better decision makingand drive value back to the business
  • Gain momentum to cocreate the futureand better prepare for the challenges and unknowns ahead

Where others carefully navigate change and stop at uncertainty, KPMG Ignition and our professionals help your team unlock new forms of value, embedding innovation throughout the digital finance experience.

Meet your guides

Brian Miske

Brian Miske

KPMG Ignition Managing Director, KPMG US

+1 973-876-1591
John Hair

John Hair

Director, Lead for US Insights Centers, KPMG US

+1 312-665-3606
Zachary Williams

Zachary Williams

Director, Ignition Market Leader, Innovation Lab, KPMG US

+1 212-954-8908
Caroline Canning

Caroline Canning

Manager, Lab Delivery, Innovation Lab, KPMG US

+1 415-963-5100