Thursday, 30 April 2015

Institute of Leadership & Management Fellows Event - Lichfield 11th May

As ILM ambassadors you’ll get to network with other local Fellow members, listen to guest speaker, Mike Peckham, and share your experiences of current management issues and share solutions.
Also meet our new ILM Head of Membership, Janet Payne and share your ideas on how we can improve the membership experience.  

Venue: ILM HO, Stowe House, Lichfield.

Date: Monday 11th May

Time: 9am-12.30pm

Booking details: Email or call the events team on 01543 266867.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

CIMA Birmingham FOC Breakfast event – ‘The DNA of a Finance Director’ on 14th May

This event will look at those skills needed to progress your career with the ultimate aim of becoming finance director with two speakers looking at this from different perspectives. 

This event is being held in association with Hays, the UK’s leading specialist recruitment group, helping professional, skilled people into permanent, temporary and interim jobs.
"With over 60 Accountancy & Finance consultants across the Midlands, we have the depth of expertise and local market insight to support you. Our passion lies in developing people and businesses in the region so whatever stage you are in your career we can help. "

Date: 14th May 

Location: Hotel du Vin, Church Street, Birmingham B3 2NR  

Price: FOC 

Timings: - 

07.30 am - Arrival and breakfast served 

08.15 am - Presentations 

09.30-10.00 - Finish

Email to book your FOC place

What you can gain: - 

This event will look at the key skills and attributes that a finance manager will need to possess in order to make the big step up to finance director level. It will also cover the change in work type from the number crunching of the finance manager to the broader, more strategic, ad-hoc and often admin focused role of the finance director. 

Speaker Details: - 

Paul Hooper-Keeley FCMA, CGMA has had 31 years of experience within industry (the last 19 at finance director/main board level) and is currently Managing Director of Intervallum Limited, a provider of Interim Finance Director Services (in 2014 he took Mills CNC Limited, the UKs largest independently owned supplier of CNC machine tools, through a £20m+ secondary MBO). A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), he is currently Chairman of CIMA West Midlands. Furthermore, he is the Institute of Directors 25th chartered director and currently their Chartered Director Ambassador for the West Midlands. Paul has significant experience of Trade Sale/MBO/M&A transactions and during the recession, undertook a number of turnaround projects for private equity portfolio companies.

Glenn Collins is currently Director of Finance Operations at Interserve; one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. Glenn helped create the financial shared service centre back in September 2009 which aimed to act as a single point of contact for all finance and accounting services for the support services division, whilst maintaining best practice and customer intimacy, and at the same time transferring use to Microsoft Dynamics ERP; a key highlight. The finance shared service centre now delivers the business a full suite of finance services, from transaction processing to forecasting and business support; achieved through a journey of standardisation, automation and people development to create this high performing SSC. 

Glenn is an ACMA prize-winner, with over 13 years SSC experience working within both the UK and overseas. Prior to joining Interserve, Glenn spent four years at Pentland Brands Plc as head of shared services and eight years at Rockwell Automation in a variety of senior finance roles, including three years in Rotterdam turning around their poorly performing EMEA SSC.