Barry Payne

Director- External Relations, Management Accounting CGMA

Barry Payne is Director, External Relations at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. In this role, he serves as a liaison to CFOs and CEOs to understand how finance teams are evolving and explore the skills, competencies and mindsets that are emerging and important. Barry is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with employers and elevating awareness of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation designed to

Through working in various consulting and education roles, Barry brings extensive experience of helping companies build sustainable talent development programs to help finance professional create more value for their organizations.

Barry is a UK chartered accountant and currently based in London, UK


Day One, Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

5:10 PM Ensuring You Attract, Develop and Retain Top Finance Talent

As the pace of change accelerates and new technologies emerge, it will become more and more critical for you to have command of your own and your team’s skillsets. Half (50%) of finance leaders surveyed for the CGMA report Reinventing Finance for a Digital World said that the competencies of their teams must “change significantly” over the next three years as technology takes over routine tasks and as finance teams seek to drive greater value. To thrive in our new digital world, finance and accounting professionals need to develop new skills and competencies. In this session we will explore:
  • How leveraging digital technologies and analytics has changed the skills landscape.
  • How this is driving new operating models and shapes of the finance function.
  • The impact this is having on talent development and capabilities required.•How developing people is changing to meet the needs of the business.
  • What mindsets and skill sets are important.
  • And finally, what does a career path to finance leadership look like?
This panel will give you some practical examples of how to think differently around talent development in the face of new operating models and increasing value of the finance organization.


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