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22nd September 2021 Accounting Summit

  1. Main Stage
  2. 09:15
  3. 09:30
    Presentation

    How to set up a modern accounting in a fast-growing startup

    Tohuwabohu, hodgepodge, total nonsense = start-up??? Not necessarily! Despite endless tasks, boring administrative activities and constant ad hoc report requests, establishing an efficient accounting is indeed possible. Erol Turan will speak about all of his lessons learned and present useful tips and tools to save you from breaking a sweat in spite of hyper growth. At the same time, you will gain insight into KUNO OS, a possibility to design your accounting and other back-office subjects more quickly, digitally and especially efficiently.
  4. 10:00
    Presentation

    Coffee break

  5.  
  6. 10:30
    Presentation

    Bayer-Monsanto Group Accounting Integration Experiences

    Following Bayer's 62 billion USD acquisition of Monsanto, Sergio Zunino reports on this exciting, complex and highly international project of integrating the accounting systems of the two groups.
  7. 11:00
    Panel discussion

    Digitalization in Accounting

    How can the new digital tools and services in accounting help achieve better results and become more efficient? A discussion with experts on the topic.
  8. 12:00
    Panel discussion

    Risk Management in Accounting

    How do experts deal with fraud, tax and other risks in accounting?
  1. Masterclasses
  2. 09:30
    Presentation

    From Data to Decision: Success factors for better quality decisions in financial reporting

    With the clamour for "agile finance" getting louder all the time, you should not base your individual management model on agility alone but take advantage of automation and standardization as well. The focus, after all, is on analysis and decision-making. This is where reporting plays a crucial role. In this masterclass you will learn:
    • how to strike the right balance between agility and standardization
    • which factors will permanently improve the quality of your reports
    • what you can learn from a representative reporting study among financial managers
    • which technologies will cut your planning and reporting work to a minimum
  3. 10:00
    Presentation

    Cash Is King: Avoiding liquidity shortages thanks to real time monitoring

    Most people agree that liquidity management is not the most popular activity for entrepreneurs and finance managers! However, there is a solution that allows for optimal control of cashflow without having to deal with tables and calculations. Learn from Stephan Krehl, Country Manager Germany and Austria at Agicap, how digital change also drives finance, how CEOs, CFOs and finance teams work much more efficiently with smart software solutions and thereby gain significantly better insights for critical management decisions.
  4. 10:15
    Presentation

    Travel costs, expenses, cash expenditures: digital and legally compliant management of employee expenses

    Travel and out-of-pocket expenses are an immensely time-consuming part of accounting. From coordination with various stakeholders to the tiresome collection of receipts – with digital, automated processes, companies can save time and frustration when it comes to everything from booking to payroll. Circula shows how this is possible:
    • Easy receipt submission via smartphone and OCR technology.
    • Transparent approval and controlling process for fast communication
    • Intergrations to DATEV and travel booking platforms
  5. 10:30
    Presentation

    How finance is finally made easy with FPM software

    The growing complexity of accounting, internationalisation, increasingly tight deadlines for financial reports and quickly changing market situations are just some of the challenges that finance departments today are confronted with. We want to demonstrate why it is so important to meet these challenges with "Financial Performance Management Systems" and not with Excel. Learn from the first-hand experiences of speaker Raimund Hackenberger, chief financial officer of Hawesko GmbH, how the processes related to financial statements, planning and reporting have improved in just a short time thanks to LucaNet!
  6. 11:00
    Presentation

    Agility, flexibility, speed: This is how finance departments are transforming from roadblockers to drivers of business transformation.

    Agility, flexibility, speed: This is how finance departments are transforming from roadblockers to drivers of business transformation.
  7. 11:30
    Presentation

    Order-to-cash for digital business models – efficient and scalable accounting for subscriptions and pay-per-use services.

    Finance managers are increasingly faced with the difficult task of supporting new, digital business models, including subscriptions, usage-based services and e-commerce orders. In addition to the underlying complex contractual relationships, mapping has to be carried out on digital payment methods, vouchers, country-specific accounting requirements, international sales tax regulation and reporting. In this masterclass, you will learn how innovative finance departments overcome these challenges and enable digital transformation.
  8. 11:45
    Presentation

    Digitize your financial close seamlessly

    Manual accounting processes are not sustainable, they are typically cost-intensive and involve risk. With a Modern Accounting solution, companies can easily and quickly achieve great results with over 80% automation of manual tasks.

    In this session you will learn:
    • How companies are automating SAP ERP journal entries & account analysis.
    • How processes are automated end-to-end, from posting to reporting.
    • What benefits customers get from the close relationship of BlackLine and SAP.
  9. 12:15
    Presentation

    AI-Supported Automation in Invoice Processing

    "Work smarter, not harder!" is easy to say. In this presentation, you'll learn what intelligent automation can really look like in practice. What steps in incoming invoice processing can actually be digitalized in your ERP system? What kinds of benefits does automation offer, and how does the cloud simplify workflows? How can AI be used in invoice processing? And what sort of solution portfolio does xSuite offer you?
  1. 12:30
    Presentation

    Lunch break

  1. 13:15
  2. 14:15
    Presentation

    Storytelling in digital financial communication

    Effective financial communication is a major factor of success for capital market-oriented businesses. Therefore, financial as well as non-financial reports should follow a clear structure and strategy to enable the development of coherent storylines via classic und obligatory reporting channels as well as investor relations channels. Especially during times of progressive digitalization, it is not only about reporting hard figures with accompanying documentation in the form of attachments and status reports. Rather, a story describing the success factors of the business and the context of the current outline data and the operational reality should be told. Prof. Zülch´s focus on this topic has come about following his many years of experience in the area of capital market communication in the German market. For reference, consider the competition “Investors’ Darling”, which was initiated by Prof. Zülch and is carried out annually with the Manager Magazin.
  3. 14:45
    Panel discussion

    Accounting leaders’ panel

    Accounting chiefs from leading companies discuss the current challenges in their respective industries.
  4. 15:30
    Presentation

    Coffee break

  5. 16:00
    Presentation

    Finance - Quo vadis?

    • Automation and Robotics (automation of redundant tasks)
    • Data visualization (user-friendly dashboards, drill-down options, information from multiple data sources)
  6. 16:30
    Panel discussion

    How does digitization affect the world of work in accounting?

    What will the accounting teams of the future look like? Do they still need permanent locations and if so, where will they be?
  7. 17:15
    Presentation

    Digitization in Accounting at Deutsche Bahn

    Successful implementation of the digitalization strategy in the Accounting Shared Service Centers of the Deutsche Bahn group – end-to-end process automatization and digital innovations as drivers of digital transformation.
  1. 13:15
    Presentation

    The future Accountant.

    Some studies predict that the classic profession of the accountant will die out due to digitization and automation. Not even close. Even if technical progress will make many of the traditional activities of the accountant redundant, completely new areas of responsibility will be added in parallel: In the future, he will take over the control and monitoring of computer-controlled systems and processes as well as digital maintenance. In addition, he will use the data and analysis to develop strategic concepts, formulate forecasts for future corporate development and take on strategic financial advice. But what new skills will an accountant need in the future to be prepared for the transformation in accounting? This is to be explained in more detail in the masterclass, especially how the accountant's profession will change exactly, which new skills are needed in the team, how employees need to be supported and trained in this process.
  2. 13:30
    Presentation

    Automated accounting in e-commerce - How to map one million Amazon transactions per month in financial accounting

    Accounting in e-commerce finds itself in a unique area of tension. It should be mandatory that mass data in different formats and from numerous sales channels, such as marketplaces and web shops, should be prepared and processed for accounting in an automatic form. Both the legal obligation to maintain individual records as well as financial management’s desire to document the life cycle of each transaction must be considered. Cross-border transactions also encompass additional challenges, such as complex VAT law. Solutions will be presented and discussed using the example of a large corporation that carries out more than a million transactions throughout the EU every month via Amazon and its own web shop.
  3. 14:00
    Presentation

    Saving Taxes? Avoiding Audit Discrepancies? Consistent Automated Processes Make it Possible.

    How large are the capital assets of your business? What if you were able to obtain even 5% tax savings for your company? During this lecture, discover how to implement consistent digital processes with the help of intelligent automatization. Practical examples will show how you can improve the return on investment for your capital assets and thereby avoid discrepancies with the help of a complete audit trail.
  4. 14:30
    Presentation

    Eliminating Boredom from Job Descriptions

    What role does artificial intelligence play here? Why should you as a CFO or Head of Accounting already deal with this topic right now? Where is this heading? What does AI enable for the accounting of the future? Answers will be provided by our CAIO (Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer) Martin Rückert. In addition, you will discover which concrete possibilities artificial intelligence already provides for accounting and controlling in the present.
  5. 15:00
    Presentation

    Coffee break

  6. 15:15
    Presentation

    Financial Close Excellence - Make your finance department fit for the future with automation

    In this masterclass we look at the financial close, its challenges and potential. We take a further look at the current processes and present case studies on how you can optimize your close through standardization and automation.
  7. 15:45
    Presentation

    One stop shopping with Order-to-Cash – AQOUNT makes it happen!

    The AQOUNT Order-to-Cash-Operating System allows merchants to roll out their online business models in a fast, international and compliant manner. How does this work? AQOUNT offers preconfigured bundles which can assist companies in implementing complex business requirements out of the box, for example, subscription models as well as the integration and reconciliation of local payment methods in international environments. Our industry experts offer support in choosing the correct Order-to-Cash-setup for companies from traditional e-commerce, streaming platforms and companies in the mobility industry. What could this look like? In his Masterclass, Michael Rogge will provide a demonstration with the aid of practical examples.
  8. 16:15
    Presentation

    Automatization – why OCR is no longer a solution

    • Invoice processing without active intervention thanks to fully automated processes
    • Increase in acceptance from suppliers due to the availability of multiple invoice options
    • Invoice automatization with progressive KI-based matching functions
    • Continuous improvement through predictive analysis
  9. 16:45
    Presentation

    How Hilton Food Group automates incoming invoices across the entire corporation with Onventis Invoice Processing

    Automated processes allow finance departments more time for strategic tasks. Thanks to smart technologies such as Robotic Accounting and Optical Character Recognition (OCR), business transactions can be digitally captured, automatically checked, booked without any further processing and supplier invoices can be released for payment. One company that has been successfully using the solutions since 2013 is Hilton Food Group. Over 2,500 incoming invoices are processed here every week. The group-wide accounts payable department manages complex invoices quickly, effectively and cost-efficiently. Over 80% of invoices are read immediately and reconciled automatically. Hilton uses Onventis digital invoice processing solutions in seamlessly integrated interaction with S4/HANA. Learn how to increase your spend ROI with invoice automation in the Onventis Master Class.
  10. 17:00
    Presentation

    d.velop (your) invoices – digital incoming invoice process in the Cloud

    An incoming invoice process that is completely digital is no longer just a vision of the future. During this presentation, learn how incoming invoices can be processed in the Cloud or OnPremise. Check your invoices no matter where you are and release these automatically. Also, find out how artificial intelligence is making processes even smarter and your business processes consistently easier. In doing so, the solution is independent of an ERP system.
  11. 17:15
    Presentation

    Crime scene accounting - can digitization prevent balance sheet falsification?

    The accounting scandal of former DAX-listed company Wirecard rocked the world of finance. The "German Enron case", as Wirecard has been called, is undoubtedly a special case. Nevertheless, accounts continue to be manipulated. In order to detect this faster, awareness needs to be raised among employees and management.
    • How are accounts falsified these days?
    • How were accounts falsified in current cases (e.g., Wirecard)?
    • What are the typical warning signs of manipulation?
    • How can account manipulations be detected sooner?
  1. 17:45
    Panel discussion

    Accounting Summit Speaker Awards Prizegiving

    Using our app, every attendee at the event has the chance to vote for the best speaker over the course of the day. The 3 with the most votes will be awarded a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.
  1. 18:00
    Presentation

    For all participants: Networking dinner, drinks & music

  1. 23:00
    Presentation

    End of Accounting Summit 2021

09:15 MAIN STAGE:
 

Welcome

Event opening and welcome from organizers
09:30 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

How to set up a modern accounting in a fast-growing startup

Tohuwabohu, hodgepodge, total nonsense = start-up??? Not necessarily! Despite endless tasks, boring administrative activities and constant ad hoc report requests, establishing an efficient accounting is indeed possible. Erol Turan will speak about all of his lessons learned and present useful tips and tools to save you from breaking a sweat in spite of hyper growth. At the same time, you will gain insight into KUNO OS, a possibility to design your accounting and other back-office subjects more quickly, digitally and especially efficiently.
09:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

From Data to Decision: Success factors for better quality decisions in financial reporting

With the clamour for "agile finance" getting louder all the time, you should not base your individual management model on agility alone but take advantage of automation and standardization as well. The focus, after all, is on analysis and decision-making. This is where reporting plays a crucial role. In this masterclass you will learn:
  • how to strike the right balance between agility and standardization
  • which factors will permanently improve the quality of your reports
  • what you can learn from a representative reporting study among financial managers
  • which technologies will cut your planning and reporting work to a minimum
10:00 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Coffee break

10:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Cash Is King: Avoiding liquidity shortages thanks to real time monitoring

Most people agree that liquidity management is not the most popular activity for entrepreneurs and finance managers! However, there is a solution that allows for optimal control of cashflow without having to deal with tables and calculations. Learn from Stephan Krehl, Country Manager Germany and Austria at Agicap, how digital change also drives finance, how CEOs, CFOs and finance teams work much more efficiently with smart software solutions and thereby gain significantly better insights for critical management decisions.
10:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Travel costs, expenses, cash expenditures: digital and legally compliant management of employee expenses

Travel and out-of-pocket expenses are an immensely time-consuming part of accounting. From coordination with various stakeholders to the tiresome collection of receipts – with digital, automated processes, companies can save time and frustration when it comes to everything from booking to payroll. Circula shows how this is possible:
  • Easy receipt submission via smartphone and OCR technology.
  • Transparent approval and controlling process for fast communication
  • Intergrations to DATEV and travel booking platforms
10:30 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Bayer-Monsanto Group Accounting Integration Experiences

Following Bayer's 62 billion USD acquisition of Monsanto, Sergio Zunino reports on this exciting, complex and highly international project of integrating the accounting systems of the two groups.
10:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

How finance is finally made easy with FPM software

The growing complexity of accounting, internationalisation, increasingly tight deadlines for financial reports and quickly changing market situations are just some of the challenges that finance departments today are confronted with. We want to demonstrate why it is so important to meet these challenges with "Financial Performance Management Systems" and not with Excel. Learn from the first-hand experiences of speaker Raimund Hackenberger, chief financial officer of Hawesko GmbH, how the processes related to financial statements, planning and reporting have improved in just a short time thanks to LucaNet!
11:00 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Digitalization in Accounting

How can the new digital tools and services in accounting help achieve better results and become more efficient? A discussion with experts on the topic.
11:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Agility, flexibility, speed: This is how finance departments are transforming from roadblockers to drivers of business transformation.

Agility, flexibility, speed: This is how finance departments are transforming from roadblockers to drivers of business transformation.
11:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Order-to-cash for digital business models – efficient and scalable accounting for subscriptions and pay-per-use services.

Finance managers are increasingly faced with the difficult task of supporting new, digital business models, including subscriptions, usage-based services and e-commerce orders. In addition to the underlying complex contractual relationships, mapping has to be carried out on digital payment methods, vouchers, country-specific accounting requirements, international sales tax regulation and reporting. In this masterclass, you will learn how innovative finance departments overcome these challenges and enable digital transformation.
11:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Digitize your financial close seamlessly

Manual accounting processes are not sustainable, they are typically cost-intensive and involve risk. With a Modern Accounting solution, companies can easily and quickly achieve great results with over 80% automation of manual tasks.

In this session you will learn:
  • How companies are automating SAP ERP journal entries & account analysis.
  • How processes are automated end-to-end, from posting to reporting.
  • What benefits customers get from the close relationship of BlackLine and SAP.
12:00 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Risk Management in Accounting

How do experts deal with fraud, tax and other risks in accounting?
12:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

AI-Supported Automation in Invoice Processing

"Work smarter, not harder!" is easy to say. In this presentation, you'll learn what intelligent automation can really look like in practice. What steps in incoming invoice processing can actually be digitalized in your ERP system? What kinds of benefits does automation offer, and how does the cloud simplify workflows? How can AI be used in invoice processing? And what sort of solution portfolio does xSuite offer you?
12:30
Presentation

Lunch break

13:15 MAIN STAGE:
 

Accounting Summit Startup Awards

Here you can see innovative startups presenting their clever new solutions in accounting. The best three will receive a Accounting Summit Startup Award – you decide!
13:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

The future Accountant.

Some studies predict that the classic profession of the accountant will die out due to digitization and automation. Not even close. Even if technical progress will make many of the traditional activities of the accountant redundant, completely new areas of responsibility will be added in parallel: In the future, he will take over the control and monitoring of computer-controlled systems and processes as well as digital maintenance. In addition, he will use the data and analysis to develop strategic concepts, formulate forecasts for future corporate development and take on strategic financial advice. But what new skills will an accountant need in the future to be prepared for the transformation in accounting? This is to be explained in more detail in the masterclass, especially how the accountant's profession will change exactly, which new skills are needed in the team, how employees need to be supported and trained in this process.
13:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Automated accounting in e-commerce - How to map one million Amazon transactions per month in financial accounting

Accounting in e-commerce finds itself in a unique area of tension. It should be mandatory that mass data in different formats and from numerous sales channels, such as marketplaces and web shops, should be prepared and processed for accounting in an automatic form. Both the legal obligation to maintain individual records as well as financial management’s desire to document the life cycle of each transaction must be considered. Cross-border transactions also encompass additional challenges, such as complex VAT law. Solutions will be presented and discussed using the example of a large corporation that carries out more than a million transactions throughout the EU every month via Amazon and its own web shop.
14:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Saving Taxes? Avoiding Audit Discrepancies? Consistent Automated Processes Make it Possible.

How large are the capital assets of your business? What if you were able to obtain even 5% tax savings for your company? During this lecture, discover how to implement consistent digital processes with the help of intelligent automatization. Practical examples will show how you can improve the return on investment for your capital assets and thereby avoid discrepancies with the help of a complete audit trail.
14:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Storytelling in digital financial communication

Effective financial communication is a major factor of success for capital market-oriented businesses. Therefore, financial as well as non-financial reports should follow a clear structure and strategy to enable the development of coherent storylines via classic und obligatory reporting channels as well as investor relations channels. Especially during times of progressive digitalization, it is not only about reporting hard figures with accompanying documentation in the form of attachments and status reports. Rather, a story describing the success factors of the business and the context of the current outline data and the operational reality should be told. Prof. Zülch´s focus on this topic has come about following his many years of experience in the area of capital market communication in the German market. For reference, consider the competition “Investors’ Darling”, which was initiated by Prof. Zülch and is carried out annually with the Manager Magazin.
14:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Eliminating Boredom from Job Descriptions

What role does artificial intelligence play here? Why should you as a CFO or Head of Accounting already deal with this topic right now? Where is this heading? What does AI enable for the accounting of the future? Answers will be provided by our CAIO (Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer) Martin Rückert. In addition, you will discover which concrete possibilities artificial intelligence already provides for accounting and controlling in the present.
14:45 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Accounting leaders’ panel

Accounting chiefs from leading companies discuss the current challenges in their respective industries.
15:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Coffee break

15:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Financial Close Excellence - Make your finance department fit for the future with automation

In this masterclass we look at the financial close, its challenges and potential. We take a further look at the current processes and present case studies on how you can optimize your close through standardization and automation.
15:30 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Coffee break

15:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

One stop shopping with Order-to-Cash – AQOUNT makes it happen!

The AQOUNT Order-to-Cash-Operating System allows merchants to roll out their online business models in a fast, international and compliant manner. How does this work? AQOUNT offers preconfigured bundles which can assist companies in implementing complex business requirements out of the box, for example, subscription models as well as the integration and reconciliation of local payment methods in international environments. Our industry experts offer support in choosing the correct Order-to-Cash-setup for companies from traditional e-commerce, streaming platforms and companies in the mobility industry. What could this look like? In his Masterclass, Michael Rogge will provide a demonstration with the aid of practical examples.
16:00 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Finance - Quo vadis?

  • Automation and Robotics (automation of redundant tasks)
  • Data visualization (user-friendly dashboards, drill-down options, information from multiple data sources)
16:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Automatization – why OCR is no longer a solution

  • Invoice processing without active intervention thanks to fully automated processes
  • Increase in acceptance from suppliers due to the availability of multiple invoice options
  • Invoice automatization with progressive KI-based matching functions
  • Continuous improvement through predictive analysis
16:30 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

How does digitization affect the world of work in accounting?

What will the accounting teams of the future look like? Do they still need permanent locations and if so, where will they be?
16:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

How Hilton Food Group automates incoming invoices across the entire corporation with Onventis Invoice Processing

Automated processes allow finance departments more time for strategic tasks. Thanks to smart technologies such as Robotic Accounting and Optical Character Recognition (OCR), business transactions can be digitally captured, automatically checked, booked without any further processing and supplier invoices can be released for payment. One company that has been successfully using the solutions since 2013 is Hilton Food Group. Over 2,500 incoming invoices are processed here every week. The group-wide accounts payable department manages complex invoices quickly, effectively and cost-efficiently. Over 80% of invoices are read immediately and reconciled automatically. Hilton uses Onventis digital invoice processing solutions in seamlessly integrated interaction with S4/HANA. Learn how to increase your spend ROI with invoice automation in the Onventis Master Class.
17:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

d.velop (your) invoices – digital incoming invoice process in the Cloud

An incoming invoice process that is completely digital is no longer just a vision of the future. During this presentation, learn how incoming invoices can be processed in the Cloud or OnPremise. Check your invoices no matter where you are and release these automatically. Also, find out how artificial intelligence is making processes even smarter and your business processes consistently easier. In doing so, the solution is independent of an ERP system.
17:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Digitization in Accounting at Deutsche Bahn

Successful implementation of the digitalization strategy in the Accounting Shared Service Centers of the Deutsche Bahn group – end-to-end process automatization and digital innovations as drivers of digital transformation.
17:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Crime scene accounting - can digitization prevent balance sheet falsification?

The accounting scandal of former DAX-listed company Wirecard rocked the world of finance. The "German Enron case", as Wirecard has been called, is undoubtedly a special case. Nevertheless, accounts continue to be manipulated. In order to detect this faster, awareness needs to be raised among employees and management.
  • How are accounts falsified these days?
  • How were accounts falsified in current cases (e.g., Wirecard)?
  • What are the typical warning signs of manipulation?
  • How can account manipulations be detected sooner?
17:45
Panel discussion

Accounting Summit Speaker Awards Prizegiving

Using our app, every attendee at the event has the chance to vote for the best speaker over the course of the day. The 3 with the most votes will be awarded a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.
18:00
Presentation

For all participants: Networking dinner, drinks & music

23:00
Presentation

End of Accounting Summit 2021