Talent & The Future of Finance



It’s no secret that the mix of skills and experience demanded by successful finance teams is quickly evolving, and at no time has the need to attract, grow, and retain talent competencies inside the finance function been more critical to finance leaders.

As all too many CFOs have learned, the quickest way to lose a top CPA prospect these days is to pull back the curtain on an organization lacking talent competencies and steeped in dated processes.

This Webcast will explore:

  • How a new talent mind-set is altering finance leader priorities and broadening the finance career paths for strategy-minded finance executives.
  • How to remedy talent missteps while addressing future workforce challenges.
  • Best practices for identifying and recruiting talent with broader skill sets.
  • Adopting, leveraging, and getting results with talent competencies frameworks.

​Join Carol Lowe, CFO of innovative giant Sealed Air Corporation, and Ash Noah, VP of CGMA External Relations at the AICPA, as they expose the critical talent competencies and priorities necessary for developing today’s finance professionals. Plus, Michael Shultz, Director of Finance Transformation, BlackLine, will explain how advances in automation are now energizing the career ambitions of finance professionals who have become increasingly focused on expanding their strategic skill sets after having liberated themselves from time-consuming manual processes.



About Our Thought Leaders


Carol Lowe, CFO, Sealed Air Corporation
Carol joined Sealed Air as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June of 2012. Previously, Carol worked for Carlisle Companies Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, for more than 10 years in a number of leadership positions including President of two business units, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. Prior to joining Carlisle, Ms. Lowe served in various accounting and treasury positions at National Gypsum Company and she began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young.



Vice President of CGMA External Relations at the AICPA 

Ashok Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, is vice president of CGMA external relations at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In this role, he serves as a liaison to CFOs and CEOs to understand how finance teams are evolving and guides AICPA initiatives to help finance and accounting professionals create more value for their organizations. Noah is responsible for elevating awareness among employers and finance leaders of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which develops confident and competent business leaders through a structured approach to skills development. He works closely with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the U.K. in that effort.Noah joined the AICPA in 2012. Prior to the AICPA, he served as CFO of the international unit of TNT Express, the global transport and logistics provider and led finance teams in 45 countries through significant transformation. He has been involved with mergers and acquisitions in Brazil, Chile, India and Spain.Noah is a licensed U.S. CPA and a Fellow of CIMA. He is based in Durham, North Carolina.
 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.