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5 FP&A Events Happening in June

As an FP&A professional, it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry. This includes changes in regulations, new technologies, and economic conditions. Attending industry events is one of the best ways to do this as they provide opportunities to learn from industry experts and receive practical advice from colleagues.

If you're uncertain about the available FP&A events or which ones are worth attending, we've got you covered. We have assembled a list of 5 of the finest events scheduled for June that CFOs and their teams should seriously consider attending.

1) Engage 2023 - Las Vegas, NV

June 5–8, 2023

Engage 2023, organized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), is a highly regarded event in the accounting and finance industry. Considered the premier event of the year, it offers a wide range of educational content in nine different focus tracks, enabling CPAs and finance professionals to enhance their knowledge. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to connect and network with like-minded individuals such as Michael Bush, CEO of Great Places to Work, and Dan Harris, an author, and former ABC News Anchor.

One of the tracks that will be of particular interest to FP&A professionals is the Corporate Finance and Controllers Track. This track delves into various topics such as leadership, the application of machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) in finance, and the significance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations. The cost of attendance starts at $1,625 (if not an AICPA member).

2) CFO Leadership Conference - Boston, MA

June 6 – 8, 2023

If you're a CFO seeking opportunities to connect with other CFOs, this event is a must-attend. The CFO Leadership Council organizes a remarkable event that presents renowned speakers such as Andy Fastow, former CFO of Enron, and includes informative sessions featuring CFOs from AstraZeneca and Fenway Sports Group.

This gathering provides an excellent opportunity to remain informed about the most recent developments in corporate finance and offers a valuable platform for CFOs to establish meaningful connections. Whether it involves reconnecting with former colleagues or forming new professional relationships, this event is ideal for networking with fellow CFOs. Moreover, the event stands out for its comparatively affordable general admission price of $1,495 per person for non-members of the CFO Council, making it an accessible option for CFOs.

3) Dinner & Networking for FP&A and Accounting Leaders - NYC, NY

June 13, 2023

In an effort to build a supportive community for Finance and FP&A professionals, Datarails, a Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) software solution that enhances Excel’s capabilities for finance departments, is sponsoring an in-person dinner and networking event in New York City.

This event specifically aims to bring together the brightest minds in the FP&A and Accounting sectors for an evening of insightful discussions, knowledge sharing, and relationship building. It's a perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, expand your network, and gain valuable insights from industry leaders. The event is free of charge.

4) FP&A Storytelling in a Data-Driven World - Boston, MA

June 15, 2023

The FP&A Trends Group is a dedicated organization that aims to offer valuable educational materials to professionals in the field of financial planning and analysis (FP&A). Through their International FP&A Board, they bring together senior finance leaders to promote the development of best practices and help practitioners learn directly from their peers.

Their “Face to Face” discussions are facilitated by Larysa Melnychuk, Founder and CEO at the FP&A Trends Group and Managing Director at the International FP&A Board and this month will focus on how to master the art and science of FP&A Storytelling. The event is free of charge.

Go Beyond the Numbers

In recent years, there has been increasing pressure on finance departments to extend their role beyond traditional accounting and finance duties and actively contribute to strategic decision-making. To prepare for this expanding scope of responsibilities, it is crucial for FP&A professionals to enhance their skills.

Attending events and conferences, whether they are held in person or virtually, presents an excellent opportunity to enhance your expertise and potentially advance your career trajectory.

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