Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft share insights on their modern finance transformation journey
This new on-demand webinar moderated by Microsoft Senior Account Executive, Rick Weinberg, features Accenture’s Managing Director CFO and Enterprise Value, Aneel Delawalla, Microsoft’s Finance Digital Transformation lead, Jesse Todd and Avanade’s CFO, Sonia Webb as they discuss achieved outcomes like:
- Saved over 150,000 hours quarterly, and 20% time spent compiling and validating data for financial reporting and analysis
- Cut revenue forecast variance by 50%
- Reduced transaction analytics review time by 52% through automation, significantly improving audit speed and accuracy
- Streamlined accounts payable, improving payment term compliance by 95% and saving $10M
- Reduced finance operations support cost by 30%+
Watch now to learn how you can accelerate transformation in your organisation today.
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As Chief Financial Officer, Sonia Webb is responsible for Avanade’s global investment strategy and management, as well as its financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, tax, internal audit, financial planning and treasury.
Sonia joined Avanade in July 2019 as Global Finance Lead bringing 25+ years of experience, including 22 years with Accenture. At Accenture she most recently had served as Finance Director, North America, where she drove strategic financial priorities across the company’s largest market. Previously she was Finance Director for Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology business in North America and earlier, a member of the Corporate Development Transaction Services team, where she provided critical financial deal shaping guidance across a variety of industries and offerings.
Accenture Managing Director CFO & Enterprise Value
Aneel Delawalla leads Accenture's Enterprize Value Targeting group, which uses proprietary functional/industry benchmarks and digital value methodologies to find and size new sources of value. In that capacity, Aneel works with management teams and the boards of directors of publicly traded and privately held companies to create enterprize value at the intersection of growth strategies, operating model transformation, and the employee experience. Aneel also co-chairs the Accenture CFO of the Future Summit in partnership with Harvard University.
Microsoft Finance Digital Transformation Lead
Jesse leads digital transformation efforts for Microsoft’s Finance Data & Experiences team, which is responsible for all reporting, BI, rhythms, and data infrastructure across Microsoft’s global 3700-person finance organisation. In 14 years with Microsoft Jesse has had a front-row seat to Microsoft’s digital transformation and has led teams in both FP&A and BI roles, with expertise in business partnering, BI and analytics, machine learning, budget/process simplification and centralisation, and developing a modern, integrated data platform.
Microsoft Senior Account Executive
Rick Weinberg is a corporate strategist and technology scholar who takes pride in transforming organisations into modern businesses. Rick is by most standards a non-traditional sales executive who studied engineering and economics. Given his unique background, Rick discovered early on in his career the tremendous value found at the intersection of financial analysis and business heuristics, while utilising cutting-edge technologies. As a prior financial strategist for the Microsoft Global Foundation Services team (now called Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure & Operations), Rick helped develop world-class, carbon-neutral global datacenters powering Microsoft’s Cloud services.