Workday Webinar Series: Finance Best Practices During Uncertain Times

Which areas should finance leaders focus on to best guide their businesses through these challenging times? In a two-part webinar series, we’ll examine scenario planning, closing the books remotely, cash and liquidity management, and more.

Steve Dunne April 27, 2020
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This is an incredibly challenging time for CFOs and other finance professionals. In a two-part webinar series, Workday experts provide insights on specific ways finance leaders can navigate their organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic and a difficult economy. Here’s a quick look at some of the focus areas and information on how you can join us.

Best Practices for Scenario Planning and Remote Financial Close 

With most governments asking citizens to stay home and follow shelter-in-place guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak, many accounting organizations must perform part or all of their financial close remotely—most likely for the first time. In addition, with the future anything but clear, business leaders are turning to their financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams to model multiple scenarios and explore different outcomes—and ultimately come to smarter, faster decisions.

In the first webinar on May 5, Philippa Lawrence, Workday chief accounting officer,  and Kinnari Desai,  Workday senior director of FP&A, describe how they are partnering to successfully navigate these rapidly changing conditions. They’ll discuss best practices and recommendations, from preparation to planning to execution. 

Best Practices for Cash and Liquidity Management

Resilience is always an important concept for finance leaders. The global COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharper focus the intrinsic link between resilience and a company’s visibility into and management of its cash and liquidity. 

Why is this so important? Because these elements are the lifeblood of all organizations and fuel their ability to react and thrive during the most challenging of circumstances.

A May 19 webinar explores how Alice Xu, corporate treasurer at Workday, has built a cash management strategy that provides us with immediate visibility, access, and ability to deploy cash to fund Workday's most pressing initiatives. Hear how she is navigating this changing landscape and how she envisions managing cash and liquidity in the future.

Register for these webinars today  to gain practical insights that can help your organization thrive during these uncertain times.

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