EVENT DESCRIPTION


Join us alongside hundreds of other Financial Controllers from various industries for a two-day event designed to help you stay up to date on the latest trends, requirements, and insights impacting Controllers. An enticing selection of panel debates, keynote presentations from top industry experts, and various networking opportunities will give you the chance to discuss your burning questions with like-minded peers.

The challenges facing today’s Controller are diverse. From the impacts of tech and digitization trends, to the changing business and legislative landscape, to dealing with HR and people-related matters, we need to be equipped with both the soft skills and technical skills to succeed. For this reason, this year's conference includes new streams that focus on technology, people leadership, and compliance and legislation.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors



Day 1

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Conference Welcome Remarks

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

OPENING KEYNOTE

The Economic Trends Changing Today into Tomorrow

Linda Nazareth, Keynote Speaker, Economist and Author

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Mindset for the Future: Navigating Change in a Non-Linear World

Candice Faktor, Managing Partner, Faktory Ventures

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Please select one)

Technology & Innovation Stream

New Trends in Accounting and Corporate Finance


People Leadership & Future of Work Stream

Diversity & Inclusion Panel


Technical & Compliance Stream

Your Annual Employment Law Update

Jordan Rodney, Founder, Rodney Employment Law and President, MaxPeople

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch including optional Lunch & Learn

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Please select One)

Technology & Innovation Steam

Panel: How AI Can be Used for Good


People Leadership & Future of Work Stream

Future of Work Trends and How to Manage Remote Employees


Technical & Compliance Stream

IFRS & ASPE Update

Craig Cross, Partner, Technical Accounting Consulting RSM Canada

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Coffee Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Please select One)

Technology & Innovation Steam

How to Implement RPA and Optimize Your Finance & Accounting Function with Technology


People Leadership & Future of Work Stream

Cultivating Skills of Modern and Future Leaders


Technical & Compliance Stream

Your Annual Corporate Tax Update

Alex Garber, CPA, CA, MTax, Educator, Senior Tax Manager

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Short Refreshment Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: The CFO Panel: You Role in Redefining the New Face of Finance

Speakers TBA

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

CLOSING KEYNOTE

How Tech is Changing the World of Accounting and Finance

Steve McCaughey, Managing Partner, Technology & Transformation; Managing Partner, DSpace, Deloitte Canada

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Day 1 Closing Remarks

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception


Day 2

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Day 2 Welcome Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

OPENING KEYNOTE

How Maximizing Generational Differences Is the Key to Thriving Companies

Dr. Karyn Gordon, Leadership & Relationship Experts; Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker on Emotional Intelligence and Multi-Generational Workforce

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Frog Factor: The Secret to Attracting and Retaining World-Class Talent

Sarah McVanel, Keynote Speaker, Author and Canada’s Recognition Expert

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Please select one)

Technology & Innovation Stream

Advanced Excel Tips & Tricks


Ethics Stream

Professional Ethics: Staying on the Right Side of the CPA Code of Professional Conduct

Session presented by CPA Ontario


Technical & Compliance Stream

Best Practices in Preparing for an Audit

Daniyal Fahim, Senior Manager, Accounting Advisory, RSM Canada

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Luncheon including optional Lunch & Learn

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (Please select one)

Technology & Innovation Stream

Best Practices in Agile Project Management


Ethics Stream

Tips to Avoid Biases in Accounting and Auditing – Evidence from Research


Technical & Compliance Stream

Update from CPA Ontario: Title Protection in Ontario and What It Means for CPAs

Luca Bucci, VP, Public Policy & Government Relations, CPA Ontario

2:30 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Cultivating Ethics Culture at Your Organization Beyond Traditional Employee Training

Tom Hardin “Tipper X”, Corporate Trainer and Keynote Speaker on Compliance, Ethics, Conduct Risk, Culture & Market Conduct

4:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Conference Closing Remarks, Q&A & Open Forum Discussion