Host: Beth Kaplan, managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
The pandemic has tested controllership’s ability to deliver and provide value to the organization even in times of high uncertainty. However, it has also provided an opportunity to reboot the function. We’ll discuss:
- Ways the pandemic has offered a time to reflect, reimagine, and reposition the controllership function.
- How companies can reprioritize the function for success in uncertain times.
- Tactical insights—including what to stop, what to start, and what to accelerate—in a reboot.
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.