Get in Step with the Robots: Making RPA the Cornerstone of Next-Gen Finance



For finance leaders, reducing the time their team dedicates to mind-numbing transactional work is no longer an aspirational action item. Growing numbers of CFOs are already marching in step with the robots as they evaluate and automate the processes that will allow their team to refocus on becoming exceptional analysts and strategic advisors, rather than yesterday’s bean counters.

This webinar will explore how to:

  • Position RPA (Robotic Process Automation) as the cornerstone of next-gen finance.
  • Incorporate accounting and planning and compliance processes into a winning RPA strategy.
  • Develop the analytical, communication, and relationship skills your team will require to complete an RPA transformation.

Join us when Steve Love, CFO, Dialpad, and performance thought leader Brett Knowles reveal how RPA is reshaping corporate functions while making finance’s analytical rigor more accessible across the organization. Plus, Michael Shultz, director of finance transformation, BlackLine, outlines the capabilities that can enable any accountant to deliver predictive insights to leadership, drive data-based decisions, and provide expert counsel.



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Steve Love
Steven Love is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Dialpad. Previously, he served as the CFO at Mblox and also held senior leadership roles at Evolv, Affymax, Connetics, Informatica, Portal Software, and Ernst & Young.




Brett Knowles
Performance Management & Measurement (PM2)
Brett is a longtime thought leader in the performance measurement space. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with Drs. Kaplan and Norton and has had clients referenced in each of their books. Brett has assisted over 3,000 organizations from around the world and in all sectors: from AT&T to Zeneca, from the IRS to the City of Kingston. His clients have had as many as 250,000 employees and as few as 5. He is the cofounder of the first Balanced Scorecard application, has developed numerous measurement concepts around intangible assets, and has served on countless editorial boards and conference constructs. Brett’s clients have been profiled in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Forbes. There are over 20 business school cases covering the success of his clients.

Michael Shultz
Director of Finance Transformation
Michael is a product expert with BlackLine. He combines nearly 20 years of accounting experience in auditing, consulting, and financial reporting management to guide companies on their paths to modern finance. Michael looks beyond the numbers and focuses on process improvements to eliminate manual components, increase efficiencies, and enhance controls across the entire accounting function. When not writing biographies in third-person narrative, he travels the world sharing his experience and presenting innovative approaches to increasing productivity and optimizing the close reporting process.



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