In the future will there even be a ‘Finance function’ as we know it today? Is it possible that Finance skillsets and principles will be driven into other areas of the organisation that become responsible for budgeting, performance reporting and strategic decision making? If so, where in the organisation does this leave Finance?
The financial skills and disciplines we know today are likely to survive but the Finance function itself, and CFOs in particular, may need to adapt to a future where organisation’s increasingly focus on connectivity, interaction across business units and transactional synergies to derive value from all parts of the business, not just those which are customer facing.
During this seminar, PwC will present a hypothesis and explore the potential future of Finance, not only through predictions but also by looking at ways some businesses are already enhancing their Finance functions. Exploring the four principles of Navigation, Mediation, Resilience and Connectivity. PwC will illustrate how Finance can make itself more effective at enabling and driving strategy, mediating external stakeholders, and making their organisations more resilient, streamlined and agile going into the future.
Director, Consulting | PwC Belgium bcvba
Hans Verheggen is in charge of PwC Belgium’s consulting team providing services in the areas of financial performance and financial information systems to international public sector organisations, as well as major multinationals in Europe. Hans has a proven track record of full life-cycle business process re-engineering engagements and enterprise resource planning programmes with a focus on financial accounting and cost controlling. He has acquired a first-class expertise of all the financial and management accounting processes. He has in-depth knowledge of the business models to be applied in a financial department in order to improve its efficiency. Before joining PwC in 2005, Hans worked as a consultant in two large consultancies in France and as a researcher for the Belgian Foreign Trade. Hans holds a Master’s Degree in International Economics & International Relations from the University of Antwerp and a licence in International Finance from the Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.