Public Sector Finance & Accounting Leadership Conference

Excel as a leader, strengthen professional relationships and position finance as a valued partner within the business

  • November 20th - 23rd, 2018
  • Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

OVERVIEW

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- Key skills for finance professionals
- From ledger to leader
- Strategic tools for budgeting, forecasting and planning
- Step up as a strategic business partner

SPEAKERS

Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris

Assistant Secretary External Budgets and Revenue Branch
Department of Home Affairs

  • Derek Ambrose
    Derek Ambrose
    Chief Financial Officer
    Smartpublicleadership P/L, Comcare
  • Lorna Raine
    Lorna Raine
    CFO
    George Weston Foods Limited
  • Jessica Lambous
    Jessica Lambous
    Chief Finance Officer
    Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VIC
  • Susan Mitchell
    Susan Mitchell
    CEO
    Mortgage Choice

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PRICE & DISCOUNTS

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$1395*

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3 - 4

Delegates

10%

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5 - 7

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15%

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20%

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THE SCHEDULE

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Taking the next step in your career
The importance of accountability as a finance leader
Accounting assurance and managing large public projects
Seize opportunities for leadership development
Managing the complexities of public funding
Driving change as a strategic business partner
Communication skills for finance professionals
Earning credit as an authentic leader
Evolving from a technical expert into a confident leader
Forecasting the future of finance in the Public Sector
Analysing the bigger picture as a finance professional
Accelerate your presentation skills
Invest in your success
Summit Day One - 21 Nov - 08:55- 16:30

Case Study

• Practical and personal advice for career progression

• Channel constructive advice into action

• Advice for climbing the corporate ladder

  • Derek Ambrose

    Derek Ambrose Chief Financial Officer Smartpublicleadership P/L, Comcare

Case Study

• Reflect on and learn from defining moments

• Improve your delegation skills

• Build teams who feel a positive personal ownership for their work

  • Lisa Harris

    Lisa Harris Assistant Secretary External Budgets and Revenue Branch Department of Home Affairs

Expert Commentary

• Contextualise information effectively

• Relay meaningful insights from data analysis

• Transform your management style 

Case Study

• Step up for career building opportunities

• Take advantage of acting roles

• Create a leadership profile for yourself

  • Susan Mitchell

    Susan Mitchell CEO Mortgage Choice

Panel

• Decisive approaches for changing industry demands

• Guidance and advice on key priorities confronting finance leaders

• Diminishing funds vs increasing costs

  • Peter Dunlop

    Peter Dunlop Director of Strategic Budgeting Australian Sports Commission

  • Bernadette Thompson

    Bernadette Thompson Assistant Director, Public Financial Management Advisory Services Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Derek Ambrose

    Derek Ambrose Chief Financial Officer Smartpublicleadership P/L, Comcare

Case Study

• Drive clear performance outcomes as a leader

• Proactive vs reactionary leadership

• Essential negotiation skills for senior executives in finance roles

  • Thao Le

    Thao Le Chief Financial Officer ACT Government

Expert Commentary

• Enhance authentic and strategic communication

• Active listening and effective questioning

• Maximise your presentation skills

Summit Day Two - 22 Nov - 09:00- 16:20

Case Study

• Build genuine professional relationships

• Remain authentic when working under pressure • Establish your personal leadership brand

  • Lisa Usback

    Lisa Usback Assistant Secretary Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Case Study

• Realise and communicate your full potential

• Impact and instil strength in your team

• Develop a strategic and agile leadership identity

  • Lorna Raine

    Lorna Raine CFO George Weston Foods Limited

Panel

• Emerging issues around new standards

• The evolving role of the finance professional

• Manage changing standards and regulations

  • Ariana King

    Ariana King Assistant Secretary Financial Business Support Department of Health

  • Susan Fraser

    Susan Fraser Assistant Auditor-General Victorian Auditor-General's Office

  • Lawrence Hosking

    Lawrence Hosking Director, Financial Reporting - Chief Accountant Attorney-General's Department

Panel

• Understand the changing workforce

• Overcome resistors to change

• Ensure that your work is relevant and valuable

  • Jessica Lambous

    Jessica Lambous Chief Finance Officer Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VIC

  • Andrew MacFarlane

    Andrew MacFarlane Head of NSO Finances Australian Sports Commission

  • Joseph Borgese

    Joseph Borgese Director Department of Finance

Expert Commentary

• Improve your public speaking skills

• Why preparation is key

• How being more ‘present’ builds your influence

Roundtable

• Key lessons gained from the summit

• Important skills to help you succeed

• Develop an action plan moving forward

GETTING HERE / THE LOCATION

Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia

+61 2 6270 1234

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