Host: Beth Kaplan, managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Controllership functions have developed transformative skill sets during recent challenging accounting initiatives. While Controllership can continue to be a champion with traditional accounting transformations, it also has the opportunity to be a catalyst to drive even bigger strategic organizational changes with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting. We’ll discuss:
- The extent Controllership functions plan to be involved in ESG reporting
- What lessons could be applied from recent projects and how Controllership functions addressed them with continuous improvement
- How operating models may evolve with ESG reporting, including centers of excellence
Meet the speakers
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.