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WHAT TO EXPECT

An unprecedented opportunity to learn from the top regional experts about successful VAT implementations across different industries. Learn how to implement digital tax, how to automate your tax return process, understand the cross industry VAT principles and prepare for the future of Common Reporting Standards.

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WHO ATTENDS

Image result for person icon   CFO
Image result for person icon   CEO
Image result for person icon   CIO
Image result for person icon   Managing Director
Image result for person icon   General Manager
Image result for person icon   IT Managers
Image result for person icon   Finance Director
Image result for person icon   Auditor
Image result for person icon   Accountants
Image result for person icon   Tax Specialists
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TOP 3 SESSIONS NOT TO MISS

 
 

Preparing for the GCC VAT return

 

Mahar Afzal at Accounting & Finance Show Middle East 2018
 

Mahar Afzal , Associate Director - Indirect Taxes (VAT), Baker Tilly , one of the world’s leading international accountancy and business advisory firms, will be sharing the principles of GCC VAT and the return process with a case study. Join this session to learn how to create and implement your tax roadmap to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

 

Getting to grips with VAT compliance

 

Kenji Daniel Ndefung at Accounting & Finance Show Middle East 2018
 

With nearly a decade of VAT experience, Kenji Daniel Ndefung , Senior VAT Specialist, Fly Dubai will be providing the audience with an overview on the VAT principles and application of the framework and the beneficial reconciliation checks to perform on your VAT return.

 

 

Making tax digital: evaluating the current state of tax with The Big Four

 

Gavin Aspden at Accounting & Finance Show Middle East 2018   Mehrdad Talaifar at Accounting & Finance Show Middle East 2018
 

Join the big four panel and discover key challenges faced by customers and how to prevent them. Gavin Aspden , Director, PwC and Mehrdad Talaifar , Associate Partner, Tax Technology and Transformation, Ernst & Young are just two of the panelists, will be discussing the current principles of GCC tax. 

 

 

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Dubai, 7 - 8 November 2018

Schedule

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Nov 709:00
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PANEL: Understanding the cross industry VAT principles

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Adhering to the principles and laws of VAT for different industries
  • Overcoming the obstacles when filing returns
  • Being compliant with international trade VAT
  • The importance of accounts receivable for VAT
  • Eliminating double taxation and obstacles related to cross-border trade
Abhishek Shah, Indirect Tax Head, Caterpillar
Nauman Asif Mian, CFO, Bayt.com
Nov 709:00
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Transforming the accounting industry

Practice Management
  • Evaluating the impacts of the current economic trends impacting your clients
  • Satisfying demands with faster, smarter and less costly cloud services
  • Expanding your services: identifying the challenges of being a one-stop-shop
Sumeet Nayyar, CEO, UHY Saxena
Nov 709:00
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PANEL Human VS Machine

Tech Theatre
  • Integrative or insight thinking, what matters most?
  • The human touch in finance: intuition and reasoning for decision making
  • What is more cost effective, people or machines?
Mufeed Rawashdeh, Professor of Accounting & Finance, Hult International Business School
Nov 709:00
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DEBATE: Strengthening the CFO- CIO partnership for success

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Creating mutual understanding to align financial challenges
  • Fighting for resources: who should be responsible for new tech requirements?
  • Effectively collaborating to drive company value and competitive advantage
  • Forging a technology partnership between the CIO and CFO to drive revenue
Moderator: David Daly, Partner, Argent Gulf Consulting
Vicky Bhatia, Chief Financial Officer, Noor Bank
Sebastian Samuel, Chief Information Officer, A.W. Rostamani Group
Nov 709:20
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Avoiding tax investigations and penalties

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Update on FTA penalties and how to avoid them
  • Understanding the COSO framework
  • Utilising fraud risk assessments to examine possible exposure
  • Addressing complex tax discrepancies and how to solve them
  • Responding to investigations quickly by improving data collaboration
  • Understanding the zero-rating and exemption provisions
  • Selecting the best technology to manage tax investigations efficiently
Nilofer Habib Shadan, Head of Risk, Compliance & Tax, Souq.com
Nov 709:20
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PANEL Advancing business planning with analytics

Practice Management
  • Turning raw data into business opportunities
  • Mapping out the future of your business
  • Encouraging transparency and collaboration by automating business narratives
  • Reducing bias in decision making with adaptive intelligence
  • Using holistic cloud to provide a successful avenue for financial reporting
  • Evaluating the commercial advantages of prescriptive and predictive analytics
  • Capitalising on tech advancements in business planning
Nimish Makvana, Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath
Renyl Rauf, Head of Finance, Etihad Airways
Nov 709:20
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Automating with AI

Tech Theatre
  • Exploiting powerful technologies to deal with large complex data volumes
  • Incorporating automation tools into your workflow to improve employee efficiency
  • Pleasing your customers with shorter response times, consistency and professionalism
Fatema Haveliwala, Head of Finance and Cash Operations,, Fetchr
Nov 709:20
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Expanding your digital CFO toolkit

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Deploying digital technologies to transform financial planning and analysis
  • Identifying key profitability drivers and enabling dynamic forecasting
  • Utilising a cloud system to make quicker, better-informed decisions
  • Eliminating the guesswork and error that exist within legacy processes
  • Automating repetitive tasks and linkages between systems
Peter Tavener, Chief Financial Officer, Beehive UAE
Nov 709:40
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GCC VAT case study- lessons from the UAE

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Insights on the common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • VAT in Saudi Arabia: business impacts and obligations
  • What to expect? Future GCC predictions
  • Advice from the experts: How DHL implemented
Nidal Abu-Maizer, Director - Corporate Finance, Bupa Saudi Arabia
Nov 709:40
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Data intelligence with automation

Tech Theatre
  • Improving forecasting with cloud based analytics
  • Eliminating guesswork with accurate and timely insights to make better business decisions
  • Centralising and blending data to drive insights
  • Identifying new revenue opportunities in real time
Mahmoud Aboul Ela, CFO, Egypt and North Africa, General Motors
Nov 709:40
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Spearheading digital corporate culture

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Improving your corporate culture and the effect on the bottom line
  • Reinventing your organisation with a new corporate culture model
  • Embracing strategic digital risks for competitor advantage
  • Removing obstacles to change and creating advocates of growth
Jean-Michel Gauthier, Chief Executive Officer, Oliv
Nov 710:00
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Enhancing the tax lifestyle with tech

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Implementing smart intelligent systems for the calculation of VAT
  • Identifying and adopting the latest tax IT systems
  • Effectively investing in technology, tools and systemsEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 710:00
Conference pass

Improving business insights with tech

Practice Management
  • Collaborating your systems to work together seamlessly
  • Eliminating costly mistakes by removing human error
  • Keeping mobile with reliable app integration to improve productivityEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 710:00
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Integrating cloud with your legacy systems

Tech Theatre
  • Providing accurate forecasting by collaborating with the cloud to support your finance function
  • Conducting a full inventory of your current legacy system and removing obsolete components
  • Combating traditional compliance dilemmas with the cloud
Anshul Srivastav, Chief Information Officer and Digital Officer, Union Insurance Company
Nov 710:00
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Strategically realigning your finance department

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Evaluating your current situation and retooling operations
  • Adding value to your entire organisation with the positive knock-on effects of accounting technology
  • Utilising tech to reverse internal inefficienciesEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 711:00
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WORKSHOP Implementing your tax strategy

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Clarifying the executive regulations to VAT law and the impacts
  • Identifying economic trends driving tax reforms in the GCC
  • Unifying your regulatory framework
  • Anticipating the impact of Transfer Pricing adjustments on VAT
  • Preparing for withholding tax: adapting and reacting to regulatory change
Glenn Luxem, Group Head of Tax, Emirates NBD
Nov 711:00
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Surviving the automation revolution?

Practice Management
  • Assessing the inevitability of automation and knowing how to stay relevant
  • Predicting a shift towards more strategic and analytical roles
  • Delivering strategic advice on top of compliance and cost saving guidance
Justin Crowley, Partner - Assurance Services, BDO Chartered Accountants & Advisors
Nov 711:00
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Revamping your business with cloud accounting

Tech Theatre
  • Leveraging a comprehensive, open, cloud-based platform for data and analytics
  • Creating a clear overview of your current financial positon, in real time
  • Working smarter and faster with cloud accounting
  • Saving time and resources by making data accessible, anytime, anywhere
  • Best practices for a smooth migration: cleaning your data to avoid duplication
Thomas Rebollini, Chief Financial Officer, Emirates Consortium
Nov 711:00
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PANEL: Will Virtual CFO’s be the future?

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Your virtual workforce: responding to growth with speed, agility and resilience
  • Embracing remote workforces for maximum virtual benefit
  • Identifying the technology offerings of virtual CFO’s to build commercial value
Tariq Alimohamed, CEO, QNTM
Jamal Sarwar Sabri, Group Chief Executive Officer, Almoe
Nov 711:20
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Keeping up with mobile: accounting on the move

Practice Management
  • Synchronising your digital records with your accounting software
  • Increasing efficiencies with mobile payments
  • Building your business intelligence utilising IOT data
  • Increasing accuracy with full automation of mobile transactions
Nov 711:20
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Cloud security: developing a holistic cloud trust strategy

Tech Theatre
  • Understanding new cloud threats and detecting with cloud-based cyber intelligence services
  • Adopting a resilient approach to resist, react to and recover from cybersecurity threats
  • Simplifying your cloud strategy by reducing cloud sprawl
  • Safeguarding your customers by establishing the appropriate governance to your data
  • Adhering to international data regulations with cross-border trading
Nov 711:20
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Upgrading legacy systems: avoiding the next crisis

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Modernising your legacy systems for a millennial-centric focus
  • Preparing your systems to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Preparing for the roadblocks: data losses and minimising downtime
Muhammad Khurram, Chief Financial Officer, Dubai Asset Management (Dubai Holding)
Nov 711:40
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Preparing for the future of Common Reporting Standards

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Case study: lessons from the early adopters
  • Challenges faced during the first year of CRS reporting obligations
  • Understanding the required FATCA data and due diligence procedures
  • Overcoming the burden and simplifying the CRS and FATCA compliance process
Nov 711:40
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Recognising the next step: integrating the right technology and software

Practice Management
  • Replacing or upgrading: identifying what works best for your business needs
  • Creating a structured roadmap for successful software selection: what questions should you be asking?
  • Analysing cost effectiveness of software and ROI
Nov 711:40
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Coupling your data sets for the cloud

Tech Theatre
  • Tying your data sets from one tool to another
  • Simplifying workflows across difference systems
  • Understanding what app needs what data
  • Enabling a richer data set to gain better insights
  • Reducing data latency
Nov 711:40
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WORKSHOP Preparing for digital finance teams

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Transforming your finance operations into a high performing digital finance function
  • Welcoming the new robotic recruits and saying goodbye to mundane tasks
  • Utilising robots for high volume work and viewing accountants as business partners
Rajesh Garg, Group Chief Finance Officer, Landmark Group
Nov 712:00
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Achieving tax documentation success

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • What you need to know about country by country reporting
  • The 5 year rule: comprehensive data management to ensure compliance
  • Adhering to the foreign account tax compliance act
Nov 712:00
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Digital strategy for success

Practice Management
  • Exploring the finance foundations for accounting
  • Understanding how and where to spend your time and money
  • Disruption predictions and how to prepare for them
Nov 712:00
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Choosing your cloud supplier

Tech Theatre
  • Assessing the usability and channels on offer
  • Understanding the reports your business needs to generate: accounts receivable, payable, inventory tracker and payroll
  • Cost: inexpensive but basic v’s pricey but offering more featuresEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 712:20
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Accurately tracking your VAT

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Avoiding inefficiencies with international transactions
  • Reducing overhead expenses and improving operational efficiency with VAT softwareEnquire now to sponsorReserved for Thomson Reuters
Nov 712:20
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Optimising accounting processes

Practice Management
  • Eliminating the paper burden by centralising your accounting documents and data
  • Integrating affordable systems to increase efficienciesEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 712:20
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Automating your back end systems: no office left behind

Tech Theatre
  • Identifying your business needs and how automated accounting software can fulfil them
  • Reworking your IT architecture and systemsEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 712:20
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Delivering digital transformation

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Track financial progress with the latest project management tools
  • Use real time data to make informed decisions and avoid crisesEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 713:40
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PANEL Making tax digital: evaluating the current state of tax with The Big Four

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Understanding the current principles of GCC tax
  • Key challenges faced by big four customers and how to prevent them
  • Discovering the ongoing technology disruption in the marketplace
  • Preparing for the influence on key tax decisions
Nov 713:40
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PANEL Pricing on purpose: transitioning to value-based pricing

Practice Management
  • Evaluating the differences between value-based pricing and hourly billing
  • Building deeper relationships and understanding the concept of selling your value
  • Introducing value-based pricing: the learning curve and processes
Prakash Nair, Senior Partner, Morison Menon Chartered Accountants
Nov 713:40
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Blockchain: a game changer to accounting?

Tech Theatre
  • How are businesses integrating blockchain to improve their finance function
  • Increasing efficiencies, transaction certainties and eliminating reconciliation
  • Reshaping bookkeeping and auditing with blockchain technology
  • Providing absolute certainty over the ownership and history of assets
Ahmed Gomaa, Regional Finance Supervisor, Amazon
Nov 713:40
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WORKSHOP: Bridging the talent gap

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Identifying your internal skill gap
  • Proactively evaluating existing capabilities
  • Analysing the skills necessary for an efficient finance and tax department
  • Creating training academies to prepare and retain staff
  • Assessing the key elements of digital transformation
  • Managing the disruptive effects on your operations
Ahmar Azam, Group Chief Financial Officer, Leejam Sports Company
Nov 714:00
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Get ready to automate – making tax returns a thing of the past

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Evaluating your tax return processes and eradicating errors with automation
  • Guaranteeing compliancy with automation, creating efficient reliable data
  • Tackling implementation barriers by updating your infrastructure
Hamza Sheikh, Financial Reporting Manager & Group VAT Lead., BAGNODESIGN
Nov 714:00
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WORKSHOP: Unravelling the secret to growth

Practice Management
  • Know your clients and market: creating your buyer persona
  • Increasing your client base by harnessing the power of content marketing
  • Engaging with clients and monitoring the competitive landscape with social media
  • Transforming traditional engagement with new strategies in content marketing
  • Optimising marketing with automated tools across your practice
  • Enhancing client satisfaction with real time chat via social media
Nov 714:00
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Spurring blockchain implementation

Tech Theatre
  • Unleashing the possibilities of blockchain in finance
  • Keeping your data safe with blockchain intelligence
  • With the potential roadblocks is blockchain technology realistic in our lifetime?
Eimon Eldrieny, Global Head of Internal Audit, Jindal Films
Nov 714:20
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Increasing tax efficiency with machine learning and AI

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Exploring how machine learning can increase transparency, identify anomalies and mitigate risk
  • Utilising the expanding tax compliance workload by increasing efficiency with AI
  • Exploring the possibilities of advanced data analytics and AI
Muhanned Anbari, Managing Director, Becker for Financial Solutions LLC
Nov 714:20
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Welcoming cryptocurrency accounting

Tech Theatre
  • Anticipating how new cryptocurrencies affect accounting procedures
  • Exploring the triple entry bookkeeping method
  • Understanding the new and evolving area of the tax law
  • Accurately calculating gains and losses
Mohand ALT, Chief Analyst, Digital Transformation, Ajman Municipality
Nov 714:20
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The future ready CFO

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Examining the natural progression route from Chief Finance Officer to Chief Future Officer
  • Repairing top line growth by becoming a proactive digital advisor
  • Analysing the trends and external factors driving the change
Karin Baggstrom, CFO, STARZ PLAY
Nov 714:40
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Analysing tax automation

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Utilising your tax professional by automating the mundane daily tasks
  • Reinvesting newly found time
  • Dive deeper with a birds eye view on your financesEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 714:40
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Securing new business opportunities with your financial data

Practice Management
  • Exploring internal data to identify market trends, drive improvements and discover new opportunities
  • Develop clear actionable steps to accelerate growth for your firmEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 714:40
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The future of accounting is here

Tech Theatre
  • Upgrading your software, process, and workflow in anticipation of future technology
  • Deploying and running smart contracts to update and query the ledger
  • Reliably sharing data and conducting trusted transactions
Nov 714:40
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Training in the workplace

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Refreshing your in-house training plan for new age technologies
  • Attracting and retaining millennials by investing in training and development
  • Growing your business with the best talentEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 715:00
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WORKSHOP: Getting to grips with VAT compliance

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Overview on the VAT principles and application of the framework
  • Beneficial reconciliation checks to perform on your VAT return
  • Dealing with manual adjustments and recovering tax
  • Clarification on offshore electronic providers
  • Transitional issues within GCC states and beyond
  • VAT grouping entitlements and recent developments
  • Mitigating VAT liabilities: protecting your organisation from legal risk and non-compliance
Nov 715:00
Conference pass

Revamping your tax function for the future

Practice Management
  • Understanding the emerging and evolving skills required from the future tax professional
  • Preparing for the future with tax technology
  • Creating an agile foundation to evolve
  • Recognising the benefits of Virtual Tax Agents
  • What do virtual agents mean for the future tax processional
Nov 715:00
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Reshaping accounting with data analytics

Tech Theatre
  • How big data is positively disrupting the accounting and auditing professions
  • Using business analytics for data driven decision making to dramatically reduce cost
  • Dealing with data overload by building to audit copious amounts of data, efficiently and effectively
Thomas Scaria, Head - Finance, Joyalukkas
Nov 715:00
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WORKSHOP: The evolving role in managing risk

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Identifying the new dimension of digital risk and establishing quality risk decisions
  • Analysing influential frameworks such as COSO
  • Employing risk assessment methodologies
  • Protecting the business with comprehensive risk management tools and integrated analytics
  • Exploring the never ending categories of financial risk and how to avoid them
  • Rolling out data mining and predictive modelling to proactively manage risk
Laura Cornelia Berche, Head of Internal Audit & Risk Management, Sharaf HQ Investments
Nov 715:20
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Recruiting and retaining your future finance and IT departments

Practice Management
  • Welcoming the new generation of accountants: digital natives
  • Attracting and retaining millennials with benefits, culture and workflow
  • Analysing the structure of your finance team
  • Identifying the gaps for your recruitment strategy
Lindsay Degouve de Nuncques, Head of ACCA Middle East, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA)
Nov 715:20
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Revolutionise your findings with cognitive analytics

Tech Theatre
  • Analysing everywhere analytics and giving real meaning to your data
  • Working alongside chat bots, machine learning and natural language processes to improve finance and funding
  • Identifying key audit risks and determining how to design audit procedures to respond
Alexander Vasanthakumar, Director of Finance, Dusit Thani Dubai
Nov 715:40
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Staying ahead of regulatory compliance changes

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Regulation in GCC: what you need to know
  • Revising your tax management model for unexpected regulatory roadblocks
  • Exploring RegTech opportunities to keep ahead of the latest requirements
Nov 715:40
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Measuring performance

Practice Management
  • Examining net income to align with economy growth
  • Using financial ratios to measure performance and maximise profits
  • Aligning key performance indicators to continuously improve the finance department
  • Implementing models for CPA’s to maximise profits
Nov 715:40
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Preparing to seamlessly integrate IFRS with technology

Tech Theatre
  • Recognising the key principles of International Accounting Standards
  • Upgrading your systems and processes to seamlessly adopt the IFRS reporting framework
  • Communicating the implementation of the new model to your shareholders
Nov 715:40
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Turning risk into an opportunity

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Understanding the macroeconomic environment providing unexpected and unpredictable changes
  • Observing risk as a catalyst for growth and opportunity as opposed to a cost
  • Mitigating business risk whilst creating an environment that fosters innovation and growth
Adeel Akbar, Finance Director, Agthia Group PJSC
Nov 716:00
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Enhancing compliance effortlessly

Tax, Regulation & Compliance
  • Eliminating error and ensuring end to end compliance
  • Ensuring compliance with automatically generated contractsEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 716:00
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Upskilling your accountants

Practice Management
  • Developing a training plan to keep ahead of digital change
  • Growing and developing your talent to meet your business needs
  • Choosing a training providerEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 716:00
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Predicting problems and solving with analytics

Tech Theatre
  • Providing access to all business data within one tool
  • Combining analytics software with real-time data and historical data to solve problems before they happenEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 716:00
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Reducing risk management with AI

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Increasing operational efficiencies and reducing legacy system downtime
  • Adapting your risk and operating models to stay competitiveEnquire now to sponsor

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Nov 809:00
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New attacks and how to avoid them

Tech Theatre
  • Identifying the attributes of a cyber-attack: threat, assets and vulnerability
  • Upgrading the traditional resilience model to cyber resilience
  • Utilising predictive and cognitive analytics to recognise and combat cybercrime
  • Diminishing the chance of data breaches with intelligent analytics
Iyad Mourtada, Managing Director, OpenThinking
Nov 809:00
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Predicting the future with forecasting

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Using non-financial data to identity trends to make sophisticated business decisions
  • Utilising machine learning to analyse the past, present and future
  • Identifying and monitoring your key drivers
  • Increasing the speed of financial forecasting
Sharjeel Aslam, Group Chief Financial Officer, ACWA Holding
Nov 809:00
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WORKSHOP: Preparing for the GCC VAT return

SME University
  • Case study: the principles of GCC VAT and understanding the return process
  • Otimising your accounts receivable function
  • Understanding the fundamentals of international trade VAT
  • Recovering tax and dealing with manual adjustments
  • Creating and implementing your tax roadmap to meet the challenges of tomorrow
Nov 809:00
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INTERVIEW: The bookkeepers of tomorrow

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Exploring how the role of bookkeepers has changed into trusted advisors
  • Developing bookkeeping into a high-quality, cost-effective and efficient practice
  • Expanding the bookkeepers role with cloud- based accounting
Interviewer: Mohamed Ahmed, Acting VP Accounting & Control, TAQA
Nov 809:20
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Conquering the digital cyber threat revolution

Tech Theatre
  • Holistic approach to cybersecurity: resisting and reacting to threats
  • Building a resilient ecosystem and avoiding security risk with emerging tech and IT
  • Combining blockchain, biometrics, and AI to provide secure, immutable identity authentication
Nov 809:20
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Ensuring ROI on digital investment

Finance Directors' Summit
  • How to successfully use metrics to measure digital ROI
  • Taking an all-encompassing view of how digitisation has impacted your business
  • Analysing quantitative and qualitative results
  • What steps should you take to drive optimisation and maximise ROI?
Markus D Van der Walt, Finance Director, Arla Foods
Nov 809:20
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Delivering practical results by staying on top of cashflow

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Optimising the standard accounting procedures with automation
  • Revealing and identifying key trends with cash flow forecasting
  • Effectively managing cash flow shortages with the least negative impact on the business
Alan M Hardman, Finance Director, Coffee Planet
Nov 809:40
Conference pass

Calculating the real cost of cybercrime

Tech Theatre
  • Pinpointing areas of inefficiency and risk in your finance department
  • Protecting your company’s reputation by avoiding attacks
  • Preparing for the explosion of cloud adoption and cyber breaches
  • Rebuilding and recovering your accounts after a cyber attack
Nov 809:40
Conference pass

Crisis management strategy: reducing the element of surprise

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Establishing your well-practiced risk mitigation plans
  • Essential tactics for responding to a crisis
  • Creating your crisis management strategy and restructuring plan
Nov 809:40
Conference pass

Revitalising your tax operations

SME University
  • Routinely monitoring performance against established KPIs
  • Identifying the opportunity to reduce tax cost, risk and improve efficiency
  • Reducing cost but leveraging on pre-existing data resources
Seema Sharma, Head of Tax, Network International Llc
Nov 809:40
Conference pass

Budgeting and forecasting to run a profitable business

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Looking forward with forecasting to make necessary adjustments to avoid risk
  • Utilising predictive forecasting and reducing financial risk
Hana Kasem, Group Financial Controller, Asett Group
Nov 810:00
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Your crime prevention strategy

Tech Theatre
  • Creating a sustainable resilient cyber secure platform
  • Identifying potential threats before they turn into a breachEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 810:00
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Business intelligence: the predictor of revenue growth and profitability

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Make smarter, faster decisions by analysing your aggregated data
  • Ensuring strategic goals align with the businessEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 810:00
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VAT for start- ups: start ahead of the curve

SME University
  • Creating your VAT strategy for success
  • Location, location, location: VAT exempt areasEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 810:00
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Automating your audit

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Minimising human error and reducing duplication
  • Simplifying regulatory compliance audit with automationEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 811:00
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The chatbots are coming

Tech Theatre
  • Harnessing the supportive role of chatbots and transforming your CX
  • Eliminating inefficiencies
  • Increasing standard accounting tasks quicker and more efficiently
  • Preparing for the chatbot accounting partnership of the future
Abdul Jaleel Puthenpurayil, Chief Specialist- Technology, Governance & IT, Government Entity
Nov 811:00
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Leading and embracing digital change

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Gaining a competitive advantage from digital investments
  • Continuously redesigning your organisation
  • Developing a digital strategy that aligns with the company’s overarching digital framework
Nov 811:00
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WORKSHOP: Discovering what is best for your business: in-house or outsourcing

SME University
  • Developing a tax function: is it really necessary?
  • Addressing the GCC tax talent shortages
  • Analysing available sourcing options: in-house, outsourcing or co-sourcing your finance department
  • Combating compliance with the use of shared service centres
  • Ensuring your data is secure when outsourcing
David Daly, Partner, Argent Gulf Consulting
Nov 811:00
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Past and present: shaping the future of payroll

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Utilising cloud payroll to monitor change and guarantee data security
  • Collaborating with your finance department to leverage tech, data and infrastructure
  • Revamping workflow and document management to improve your payroll processes
Abutalib Haideri, Chief Financial Officer & Board Member, Abdul Latif Jameel Investments
Nov 811:20
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Reducing risk and operating costs by embracing apps

Tech Theatre
  • Selecting the right app for your business
  • Cost cutting by integrating inventory, bills and reporting apps into your daily operations
  • Addressing app limitations and how to overcome them
Mohamed Almutawa, Acting Head of Internal Audit, Bahrain Electronic Network For Financial Transactions
Nov 811:20
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Effectively implementing new tech

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Driving new tech from the top, to build a future –facing accounting and finance department
  • Overcoming implementation challenges
  • Preparing for roadblocks and dealing with resistance
  • Lack of relevant skills: why strong leadership is vital
Mirza Mahmood ul Hasan, Chief Financial Officer, Alsulaiman Group
Nov 811:20
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WORKSHOP: Stimulating your accounts receivable processes

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Establishing an effective billing process by integrating your invoice distribution system
  • Reducing your days sales outstanding with automation
  • Centralising accounts receivable data to provide accessible audit trails
  • Improving the invoice-to-cash process for your customers with automation
  • Optimising accounts receivable processes by integrating mobile invoicing
Basant Modani, Head of Finance – Corporate, Landmark Hospitality
Nov 811:40
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Accounting app battle

Tech Theatre
  • Three apps go back to back to compete to be the fasting accounting app
  • Discover which app will provide the best UX
  • Time challenge: upload receipts, consolidate reports and send invoices in a flash!
Nov 811:40
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PANEL Managing digital change and raising financial talent

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Understanding the evolving role from accounting to data scientist
  • Establishing your tech talent needs
  • Upskilling the accountants: moving from data entry to trusted advisor
  • Developing robust learning modules to enhance skills
Moderator: Poonam Jayaprakash, Assistant Vice President Of Finance Operations, Tanfeeth
Sandro Coluccia, Chief Financial Officer Gulf Countries, Ferrero
Matthew Sibole, Group Chief Financial Officer, Stanley Black and Decker Inc
Nov 811:40
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Evaluating the price of outsourcing your accounting department

SME University
  • Handing over the reins of management whist keeping control of your business objectives
  • Value billing vs fixed pricing: how to decide the best billing method for your needs
  • The true cost of not outsourcing: avoiding internal errors and inefficiencies
Mohamed Moneim, Finance Lead/Director, Johnson & Johnson
Nov 812:00
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Unleashing the potential of finance business partners

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Removing the barriers to becoming a successful business partner
  • Taking advantage of the data explosion
  • Redefining and investing in business partnering
Nov 812:00
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Outsourcing your tax department without losing control

SME University
  • Benefit from cutting edge technology and international expertise
  • Smoothly transitioning outsourced tax functions
  • Implementing tax strategies which compliment business values
Nov 812:00
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Revamping your payroll processes

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Analysing the viability of adding cloud based and mobile payroll apps
  • Tackling the growing concern of payroll data security
  • Harnessing the payroll technology possibilities
  • Integrating systems to provide visibility and traceability of your workforce
Nov 812:20
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Advancing productivity with apps

Tech Theatre
  • Keeping mobile with reliable app integration and syncing your functions
  • Utilise smart accounting with 24/7 access to your financesEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 812:20
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Building a collaborative, tech savvy & high impact workforce

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Using collaboration to transform workplace performance
  • Engaging in change management to shape and encourage collaborative behaviourEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 812:20
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Ride the wave of digital transformation with a virtual team

SME University
  • Encouraging business growth with scalability
  • Streamlining your spending with a flexible accounting departmentEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 812:20
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Advancing with digital invoicing: taking advantage of real time data

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Heightening customer experience with customisation and automation
  • Reducing invoicing processes costs with e-invoicingEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 813:40
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Rise of the robo-accountants: embracing the age of AI accounting

Tech Theatre
  • Exploring the basics of AI: how to automate with AI and streamlining your accounting operations
  • Discovering how AI can enable better business decisions and generate extreme profit
  • What are the technical and business barriers holding back adoption?
Abdelaziz Sheira, Finance Director, Lesaffre
Nov 813:40
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PANEL Building the future finance and tax functions

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Seizing the upside of disruption
  • Adapting to an increasingly digital world and future-proofing your business
  • How can CFOs deal with the rapid digitisation of tax administration?
  • What are the challenges CFOs face when implementing technological innovations for tax
Tariq Sanad, Chief Financial Officer, Fetchr
Nov 813:40
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WORKSHOP: Compliance in GCC -what you need to know

SME University
  • Amending your systems to comply with the legislative requirements
  • Smoothing the process to assist in ensuring compliance
  • Assessing the RegTech opportunity
  • Analysing the end-to-end impact on finance and how to save costs
  • VAT and the interaction with other indirect and direct taxes
  • Transfer pricing, tax treaties and customs
Muhammad Adil Abbasi, Head of VAT Division, Sajjad Haider & Co - Chartered Accountants
Nov 813:40
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WORKSHOP: Determining your digital workflow practices

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Analysing your current end to end workflow
  • Streamlining workflow and increasing client satisfaction
  • Significantly increasing employee productivity and ensuring process control
  • Optimising workflow practices by eliminating as many middle layers are possible
  • Reducing operational costs by dissecting your workflow
  • Measuring performance indicators with analytics and reporting
  • Assessing the implications of digitalisation on your day-to-day practice
Shady Remeily, Group Financial Controller, Action Hotels Company
Nov 814:00
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Making way for machine learning

Tech Theatre
  • Is machine learning displacing the role of accountants and bookkeepers?
  • Combining machine learning algorithms with human analysis for valuable analytical outcomes
  • Reducing labour intensive tasks
  • Saving time, reducing costs, increasing productivity and providing better accuracy
Pierre Dorlian, CPA instructor, Morgan International FZ - LLC
Nov 814:00
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Discovering the value of your tax data

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Equipping your tax department by exploring ways to manage volume and complexity of data
  • Leveraging the data collection capabilities of new reporting technology
  • Can your current IT infrastructures deal with future advancements?
Mirza Mahmood ul Hasan, Chief Financial Officer, Alsulaiman Group
Nov 814:20
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Gain competitive advantage with robotic process automation

Tech Theatre
  • Assessing end-to-end finance processes and identifying gaps
  • How to reap the benefits of greater efficiencies, improved productivity and reduced operational costs
  • Streamlining back office processes, reducing errors and increasing accuracy with RPA
Nov 814:20
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What next? Resolving your problems with the experts

Finance Directors' Summit
    Q&A session covering:
  • Tax exemptions
  • VAT expenses
  • VAT returns
Nov 814:20
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Your compliancy checklist

SME University
  • How to become VAT compliant with accounting software and avoiding penalties
  • Beneficial reconciliation checks to perform on your VAT return numbers
  • VAT grouping entitlements and recent developments
Nov 814:20
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Striking a balance between the present and future state of IT infrastructure

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Preparing your IT foundation for innovation, scale and disruption
  • Ensuring maximum workflow productivity
  • Identifying clear channels of communication between back-office IT and your finance team
  • Addressing challenges in building a data-centric IT department
Nov 814:40
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Harnessing AI to improve productivity

Tech Theatre
  • Improving the efficiency of your workflow with AI
  • Speeding up your bookkeeping
  • Exploring real-world examples of accountants using AI systemsEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 814:40
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Accurately tracking your VAT

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Avoiding inefficiencies with international transactions
  • Reducing overhead expenses and improving operational efficiency with VAT software
  • Seamlessly collaborating with finance departmentsEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 814:40
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Conquering compliance with software

SME University
  • Identifying the questions you should ask before buying a compliance management system
  • Tailoring your systems: building vs buying an off the shelf solutionEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 814:40
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Business process management VS workflow

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Reduce inefficiencies, monitor results and incorporate automation with workflow
  • Identifying the processes and creating future objectives with BPM software.Reserved for Tally
Nov 815:00
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Get it right and keep it right: how to stay compliant with technology

Tech Theatre
  • Utilising technology to ensure consistent quality and efficiency across systems
  • Exploring cognitive technology for analysing contracts
  • Key things to look out for when comparing tech capabilities of service providers
Ahmad Jbara, Senior Finance Officer, Ghassan Aboud Group
Nov 815:00
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Empowering decision making with finance

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Identifying and analysing the link between financial reporting and strategic decisions
  • Optimising available data to budget, forecast and anticipate opportunities for growth and investment
Darrell Edon, CFO, Gourmet Gulf
Nov 815:00
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WORKSHOP: How to create a sustainable tax department

SME University
  • Leading the digital and technology disruption: making smart changes to your operations
  • Understanding rollout time scales and keeping to deadlines
  • Using tax KPI’s to assess performance
  • Identifying tax department metrics, leading practices and effective measurements to define success
  • Securing tax professionals
  • Handling change management and overcoming workforce challenges
Atul Bhargava, Chief Financial Officer, SFC Group
Nov 815:00
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Streamlining day to day accounting with mobile

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Improving the mobile user experience by pairing with cloud connectivity
  • Working smarter by capturing receipts in real time with optical character recognition tools
  • Preparing for the age of millennial bookkeepers and their preferred working method
Carlo Kasparian, Group Financial Controller, Mina Group/ Mina Petroleum
Nov 815:20
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Transforming your audit with technology

Tech Theatre
  • Audit efficiently by ensuring internal control and compliance
  • Seamlessly solving fraud issues internally and externally
  • Harnessing cloud computing, big data and blockchain to comply with regulatory requirements
Vijay Kumar Yedavalli, Financial Controller, Coty inc
Nov 815:20
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Driving financial analytics success

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Driving automation for scheduling, running and formatting reports automatically
  • Adopting IFRS standards: analysing the required system, practice and security procedures
  • Using predictive modelling to explore alternative business scenarios with simulation modelling
  • Strengthening governance and controls around reporting
Gamal Al-Ashmawy, Group CFO, Mutawa Al-kazi Group
Nov 815:20
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Connected, consistent and convenient accounting

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Combining your devices with cloud services to provide anytime access
  • Increasing availability, productivity and efficiency by exploiting mobile technologies
  • Discovering the potential benefits of IOT in accounting
Arindam Banerjee, Assistant Professor Of Finance Banking and Accounting, Amity University
Nov 815:40
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Integrating the right technology and software for your SME

Tech Theatre
  • Replacing or upgrading: identifying what works best for your business needs
  • Creating a structured roadmap for successful software selection
  • Analysing cost effectiveness of software and ROI
Gabriel Rusu, Chief Financial Officer, Skyriver Systems
Nov 815:40
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Effective cost management strategies for CFOs

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Innovative way to reduce spend without reducing growth
  • Strategic cost management: removing ineffective activities and processes
  • Conducing a digital stress test to track successful cost reductions
Nov 815:40
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How is tech impacting your tax functions?

SME University
  • Advancing your processes by streamlining time consuming and error prone tasks
  • Reducing tax fraud with automation
  • Evaluating the availability, completeness and accuracy of tax data
Mehboob Alam, Regional Financial, Commercial & VAT Analyst, Transmed
Nov 815:40
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Selecting the best device policy

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Increasing productivity by promoting a mobile environment
  • Understanding the fundamental differences between BYOD, CYOD & COPE
  • Making faster business decisions with real time reporting
Nov 816:00
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Optimising the accounting processes

Tech Theatre
  • Eliminating the paper burden by centralising your accounting documents and data
  • Integrating affordable systems and tools to increase efficiencies and provide valueEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 816:00
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Will Virtual CFO’s be the future?

Finance Directors' Summit
  • Exploiting powerful technologies to deal with large complex data volumes
  • Pleasing your customers with shorter response times, consistency and professionalismEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 816:00
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Do you really need tax software?

SME University
  • Analysing the true cost of going digital
  • Paper VS cloud: price comparisons
  • Simple upgrades you can implement with one clickEnquire now to sponsor
Nov 816:00
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Anytime, anywhere access

Payroll & Bookkeeping
  • Get paid faster with instant invoicing
  • Understanding mobile limitations and how to overcome themEnquire now to sponsor
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