Student Webcast Series 

The Financial Management Association International (FMA), in partnership with AICPA & CIMA, invites you to a special webcast series to hear from finance leaders about what they're looking for in the next generation of corporate finance professionals. 

This two-part webcast series will pick the brains of leading finance professionals about what skills are needed to be successful in today’s economy and how the CGMA Finance Leadership Program can help develop the mindset and skillset needed for success.  

In partnership with AICPA & CIMA, the webcast series will be hosted on Zoom, each seminar will consist of a presentation by a speaker followed by moderated Q&A.

Past Webcasts

Topic: Future-proof your career: Closing the skills gap

Barry Payne, Director, External Relations — Management Accounting 
Nora Merriman, Director of Investment Accounting at Unum 

The skill gap is widening as organizations are now expecting finance teams to play a trusted advisor role in helping guide the organization forward. As an emerging Finance leader, it’s time to embrace the change and shape your career to ride the next big opportunity and future-proof your career path.

The CGMA Finance Leadership Program is recognized as a world class standard for commercial finance and management accounting professionals globally and is specifically designed to help Finance leaders such as yourself build skills to lead the #futureoffinance. 

Join this webcast to hear from Barry Payne and a leading finance professional to learn about: 

  • Your readiness for the #futureoffinance? – A deep dive into skills required to meet the demands of the #futureoffinance
  • The pathway to become a trusted advisor – How the CGMA Finance Leadership Program will help you become a future-ready finance leader

Zoom information will be sent to registered attendees prior to each webcast.


Friday, 20 January 2023 at 2 - 3pm ET.  

TopicThe Future of Finance: Emerging trends and critical skills

Tom Hood, CPA, CGMA, CITP, EVP – Business Engagement & Growth, AICPA & CIMA
Christina Kite, Director of Strategy, Finance and Operations Executive, Amazon Web Services

In 2021, AICPA & CIMA formed the Future of Finance Leadership Advisory Group, comprised of high-profile CFOs and other finance executives from leading companies. This group of finance executives continually identify the key trends in business and the challenges their organizations are facing. These trends and issues range from current pressures of dealing with inflation and the risk of recession, to broader organizational issues, including the increased pace of digitalization.   

Join this webcast as Tom Hood and Christina Kite provide a summary of the findings of a recent Future of Finance Summit and learn about:

  • Current challenges that finance executives are facing in today’s economy
  • Trends that are driving changes in the finance functions of major companies
  • Skills students need to be successful financial professionals in the 4th Industrial Revolution

A recording will be available the week of 23 January.