AFP FP&A Series

AFP FP&A Series | Get Your Data Right

Keeping Corporate Finance and FP&A professionals informed, relevant, and ahead of the curve. Held three times a year, each half-day virtual event dives deep on one topic and offers practical tips for today and long-term career development for the future.

AFP's FP&A Series Deep Dive on Talent

Get Your Talent Right

10 November 2022 | Virtual

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Agenda (All times SGT):

11:00–11:30 AM SGT: Purple People: Blending Digital and Finance Skills for FP&A

Presented By: Sai Giridhar, Finance Director, Shell Energy India; Arjun Jolly, Head of Reporting and Analysis, Downstream & Trading, Shell  

When FP&A was a smaller function, few people were able to perform the many tasks using the most versatile tool, spreadsheets. However, maturation of the job is leading to specialization throughout the information value chain. As data became the new oil, Shell Oil began to develop “purple people” in its finance department, to introduce new data tools and training that empowers their team to be more effective. At the same time, specialization increases the interactions with others, whether they are specialized in finance or business operators. Attendees learn how to increase the data capabilities of their finance teams and how to embrace the effective “Teaming” techniques necessary for success.  


12:00–12:30 PM SGT: Attract and Hire the People You Want

The struggle to find - and secure - finance and accounting talent is real. What can leaders do to make their organizations more attractive to prospective candidates? Additionally, what those searching for a new role do to become more attractive to potential employers? Industry experts from Michael Page International, one of the world’s largest talent placement firms, address these questions. Attendees learn how employers can identify the talent they want and improve their chance of hiring them and how applicants can identify quality employers and increase their chances of landing a great FP&A role.

1:00–1:30 PM SGT: Right-Skilling FP&A

Presented By: Asif Mansani, FP&A Manager, Coursera

The role of FP&A is changing, and so are the skills required to deliver value. Effective Leaders and organizations have a vested interest in upskilling and right skilling their FP&A talent to meet the current and ever-changing demands of role. This session explores the new soft skills and technical skills required for FP&A professionals to be successful and how organizations can support their employees’ continued growth and development.

2:00–2:30 PM SGT: Navigating a Career Through Finance

Presented By: Rex Gu, CFO, Maersk Asia Pacific Operations

Building a career in finance requires more than simply working hard, waiting your turn, or being in the right place at the right time. The CFO’s role is to bring value to the company through the finance discipline and that opens a range of opportunities for finance professional, and also a number of questions. What are the important roles and experiences? How do I keep my skills fresh in a changing world? How do you build a career in a global company if you are far from headquarters? Attend this informative session and learn how to develop a career plan for FP&A while creating opportunities for career advancement.

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Delivering Data as a Service
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Crafting Value: How Data/Digital is Reshaping FP&A
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Taming the Wild West of Your Data for Reporting
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