Driving innovation in the financial close process

15th March 2016

Despite the vast sums of money that have been lavished on traditional financial and management reporting solutions, the process has remained stubbornly impervious to change. Sadly, for many organizations, the record-to-report process acts as a brake on timely decision-making, performance management and control. So how should the modern finance function respond?

One leading finance professional who has faced these challenges head-on is John Dickens, Head of Finance Operations, British Gas Energy, a leading £29.4 billion turnover, listed, energy business with around 28 million customer accounts.


In a little under a year John and his team have completely transformed the financial close of this leading organization by focusing on the balance sheet reconciliation process.  




In this 30 minute webinar-based interview, Gary Simon, Chief Executive of FSN and leader of the Modern Finance Forum on Linkedin talks exclusively to John about his experiences of leading a major change programme and how British Gas has used cloud-based technology and specialist reconciliation software to innovate, standardise and transform the financial close process.