Podcast series: The forward-looking finance leader

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As technology reshapes the world of work, the role of the modern finance professional has never been so ripe with opportunities and risks.

In this three-part series of podcasts from AccountingWEB and SAP Concur, we’ll be looking at a range of issues facing the modern finance leader: from the challenges of career progression to the world of artificial intelligence.

To listen to the podcasts scroll down and hit play on the buttons below.

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Part one: From FD to CFO and beyond – practical advice on climbing the career ladder

How does career progression happen in the world of the finance function? What are the challenges budding FDs and CFOs face along the way to the top? And how can they prepare themselves for a potential move to CEO? In this episode of 'the modern finance leader', an experienced panel of financial professionals look back at their own career paths and examine what they’ve learned along the way.

In association with SAP Concur, AccountingWEB business editor Francois Badenhorst is joined by three guests to discuss their own career trajectories, how demands change, what they’ve learned in the process and what they wish they knew while making the long march up the job ladder.

To listen to the podcast hit the play button above. For more information on the podcast, including guest bios, click here.

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Part two: A machine did my expenses – how finance can bring intelligence to the business

Can a machine really take care of your expenses? In this episode of modern finance leader, a trio of tech-savvy professionals outline how the finance function stands to benefit from automation.

In association with SAP Concur, AccountingWEB business editor Francois Badenhorst is joined by three guests to discuss a practical, everyday vision for automation in the world of the finance professional.

For more information on the podcast, including guest bios, click here.

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Part three: A confluence of culture and tech – the best approach to cybersecurity

Barely a day goes by seemingly without a new tale of cyber misery. Official statistics seem to support this notion: according to the government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey, around a third of businesses and 20% of charities report having cybersecurity breaches or attacks in the past year. So what can finance leaders do to insulate themselves, their finance team and the business at large from these threats?

In association with SAP Concur, AccountingWEB business editor Francois Badenhorst is joined by three guests to discuss the difference between whaling and phishing, the importance of people and training, the best IT policies for cybersecurity and the importance of culture in creating a secure business.

For more information on the podcast, including guest bios, click here.

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