"We will be talking about how to build your future with the Blueprint for Continuous Accounting. This revolutionary new concept is changing the way accounting and finance are performing and creating a paradigm shift across Modern Finance Organisations," says Bridgette Ward, Sales Manager of AdvanceNet, a gold partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2017 on 12 and 13 October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
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In the coming weeks and months, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.
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What will you be focusing on during your talk at the Finance Indaba?
"Finance Transformation in the Digital Age. There are solutions available today that can help transform the finance team by strengthening controls, lowering compliance risk and introducing greater efficiency and visibility.
"We will be talking about how to build your future with the Blueprint for Continuous Accounting. This revolutionary new concept is changing the way accounting and finance are performing and creating a paradigm shift across Modern Finance Organisations."
What challenges do organisations face in terms of their accounting processes?
- Excessive time spent on repetitive, transactional activities in financial close and accounting processes
- Heavy reliance on error prone spreadsheets
- Decentralised manual processes and inconsistent workflows
- Long financial close cycles lacking transparency, predictability and accuracy
- Excessive time and effort supporting the audit process
- Compliance gaps within audit
Can you give some examples of these easy-to-implement, transformative technologies?
"Blackline and DocuSign."
What should organisations be doing to better deal with the rapid pace of change?
"Organisations need to be very aware of the available technologies particularly in terms of the evolving strategic accountant. Fortunately, technology is synonymous with efficiency."
What was your experience of Finance Indaba 2016?
"It was great event and we are investing even more at this year's Finance Indaba."
What are your plans for 2018?
"We will continue to focus on multi-year relationships. 'Value beyond technology' is the concept of providing our clients with value that spans the inevitable changes in technology, thereby enabling us to fulfil the role of trusted advisor to our customers, independent of the technology itself. The value we provide, therefore, is entirely dependent on our client's perception of our company, our people, our culture and our solutions."
Tell us about your social responsibility programmes.
"For many years, AdvanceNet has been heavily involved in multiple social welfare initiatives, many of which have originated from within our own organisation."