Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Brookside Golf and Country Club 
2770 W Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43235

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Analisa Trares 
Financial Executives International 


                          FEI and Crowe                                     "Will an Accountant Shortage Hold                             Back Your Company Growth?"                          September 27, 2022 5:30-7:00 pm             Brookide Golf and Country Club


Companies invest in hiring and training employees and rely on their abilities. When someone from the accounting team leaves, the finance department has to find, hire, and train a qualified replacement.  This reset can affect productivity and put strain on the entire organization. In order to grow, businesses need their accounting and finance team to efficiently handle spending approvals, incoming orders, or setting budgets. Additionally, this team needs to be staffed appropriately to be able to address new reporting, tax and other regulatory requirements, make process improvements, and adopt new technology.

Outsourcing accounting services to an experienced team with best-practice processes and leading-edge technologies means more than limiting the impact of the loss of personnel. It can also empower employees to focus more on operations growth with the help of powerful tools.

Software platforms, cloud-based enhancements, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence can optimize existing accounting functions using the processes employed by the most successful companies, such as:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Transaction processing
  • Analysis and reporting

Relying on an outsourced team can help businesses deliver insight into finances and streamline essential processes. But outsourced accounting shouldn’t mean trading resiliency and efficiency for a less personal touch.

Beyond doing business better, outsourced accounting offers other benefits:

  • Stronger controls. Team members can apply informed, effective controls in line with the high standards used by multinational companies to keep accounting accurate.
  • Greater expertise. Outsourcing to a global firm means access to a wealth of knowledge. Businesses can rely on a new resource for important topics such as cybersecurity threats, compliance challenges, tax planning, acquisitions, or going public.

Informed insights. An outsourced accounting provider that works with thousands of clients across various industries around the world can provide visibility on trends that are hard to come by in daily work.

Chris Denver is a Managing Director in Crowe LLP’s Finance Transformation Delivery Unit.  His role encompasses Finance Transformation, Controls Governance, and Robotic Process Automation for a variety of clients in multiple industries.  

Chris has over 27 years’ experience providing impactful and cost-effective solutions that drive sustainable and measurable improvements, including roles as a Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Director of SEC Reporting, and Chief Audit Executive.  



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Tuesday, October 18, 2022 5:30-7:00 pm                                                                                                       Hylant Topic TBD                                                                                                                                             Hylant Office 

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