Host: Beth Kaplan, managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
This year was hit with a tsunami of change, and finance and accounting leaders have had to adapt to unanticipated transformation, continuously revising their future path forward. Economic impacts, global pandemic, and industry disruption have accelerated existing trends in transition to digital finance, all while reshaping the view of how work gets done. We’ll discuss:
- Insights on events shaping the economy, their impact on finance and controllership, and next year’s economic path to recovery.
- Transformation of workforce, workplace, and work emerging this year and considerations for changes in the year ahead.
Meet the speaker
Beth F. Kaplan
Beth is the managing director for the Center for ControllershipTM. A Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory managing director at Deloitte & Touche LLP, she has more than 35 years of experience both as an auditor, CFO/Controller, and as a financial operations consultant. Beth specializes in helping the Controllership function improve overall finance processes, reduce cost of delivery and/or reduce risk. She has served some of the largest global and national organizations as they transform their controllership function due to mergers, accounting changes and/or system transformation. Beth has published several times in the areas of improvement of the financial close and reporting process, role of controllership and designing an effective control design for Sarbanes-Oxley.
David leads Deloitte’s Marketing and Advertising Risk Services, which provides brand and advertising assurance services to the CMO across traditional and digital media. The services focus on brand protection, media measurement and performance, transparency across the advertising value chain, and information security and privacy. He has worked in the media & entertainment industry for more than 30 years, living in both Europe and United States. He has worked for companies across the full advertising ecosystem from global advertisers, large agencies to the major broadcasters and publishers from traditional to search, social, and online media platforms. He spends much of his time advising individual clients, but balanced with facilitating industry conversations, speaking at and attending industry conferences. In this leadership role, he is focused on understanding the changing dynamics of the marketplace, developing solutions, and helping our clients be successful.