Workforce Optimization/Talent Planning - Philadelphia


January 30, 2018


7:30AM - 10:30AM EST


Davio's - King of Prussia
200 Main Street (New Valley Forge Center near Wegmans)
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

CPE Credits: 3

Field of Study: Personnel/HR

Hosted by The CFO Alliance

Cost: $100.00
First-Time Roundtable Attendees may register free of charge.

Registration for this event is closed.



Keeping Finance Talent Connected to Changing Needs

Program Details: 

CFOs across industries have recognized that to execute their short and long term strategies, talented finance professionals are the keystone. But is the answer really open floor plans, onsite game rooms and a laxed dress code or is it hiring individuals that can do today’s work while learning tomorrow’s skills? Our network will discuss and examine the challenges in recruiting, retaining and maximizing the performance of top finance talent.

As all too many CFOs have learned, the quickest way to lose top performers and the best talent prospects these days is to showcase an enterprise that is lacking talent competencies and grounded in outdated processes.


7.30 - 8.00 Networking
8.00 - 8.15 Welcome/Opening Remarks
8.15 - 8.45 CFOA Member Case Study Q&A
8:45 - 9.15 Table Discussions
9.15 - 9.45 Group Share 
9.45 - 10.15 RT Summary, Key Takeaways, and Next Steps 
10.15 - 11.00 Networking/Meet the team, Global Advisory Board + CFOA Team Members will be available to meet with you

Learning Objectives / Key Takeaways 

Our first quarter Executive Roundtable Series will provide you the opportunity to connect with CFO’s and C-Suite Executives to discuss and explore the following:

  1. How the current war for talent is altering finance leader priorities and broadening accounting and finance career paths for all involved.
  2. How to remedy talent missteps while addressing current and future workforce challenges.
  3. Best practices for identifying, recruiting and onboarding talent with broader skill sets.
  4. What is the appropriate level of staff to have on your organizational chart?
  5. Adopting, leveraging, and driving results with talent competency frameworks.
  6. What role does technology play when developing Finance talent?
  7. How long does it take to develop Finance talent?
  8. What will the skill sets of Finance talent need to be for tomorrow’s jobs?
  9. Experience vs education which is more relevant?
  10. Has technology replaced the need for fundamentals in Finance talent?

Member Case Study

Tim Kean‚Äč   
Tim Keane, CFO of C.H. Briggs.
Senior Financial Professional with over 20 years of experience in transportation & distribution, apparel, technology, pharmaceuticals, industrial products, manufacturing, and legal service industries including 10 years as CFO (7 for private equity companies). Skilled at managing multi-site finance teams, implementing shared service financial structures and systems, leading acquisition and divestiture efforts, and managing HR, and IT functions. Lives by adage “What Gets Measured Gets Done”.
Join us as we define the critical talent competencies and priorities necessary for developing today’s finance professionals and explore how advances in technology, automation and enhanced connections to the ‘customer experiences’ are now energizing the career ambitions of finance professionals of today and tomorrow.

C.H. Briggs

C.H. Briggs is one of the largest independently-owned distributors of specialty building materials on the east coast. 

Since Harry and Georgeanna Briggs first started the business in 1967, C.H. Briggs has grown into a thriving third-generation business. Under the leadership of Julia Klein, C.H. Briggs is now one of the top women-owned companies in the United States offering a wide range of interior building materials and architectural products.

Related Discussions

This event is part of the CFO Discussion: Human Capital Strategies Discussion. Join the discussion today and share your voice.

Related Knowledge

  • Building Bench Strength - Special Task Force Report
  • Building Bench Strength
    Findings and Forecast from the Special Task Force on Talent and Workforce Development

    With support from The CFO Alliance and its Partners, finance leaders from around the world have gathered together to form The CFO Alliance Special Task Forces (STF). This collective serves as a catalyst for best practice sharing and to empower growth and performance.

Show More

Event Attendees

  • Mark Glassman, Chief Administrative Officer at Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC,
  • Matt Blank, Business Development Director at Friedman LLP,
Show More