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Accounting Summit day one

The program of the first day of the Accounting Summit on 20th September 2022.

Accounting Summit day two

The program of the second day of the Accounting Summit on 21st September 2022.

20th September 2022 Accounting Summit day one

  1. Main Stage
  1. Masterclasses
  1. 08:30
     

    Welcome

    The doors open at 8.30 am - so you can start networking over your first coffee or find yourself a good seat.
    08:30
  1. 09:15
  2. 09:30
    Presentation

    KION Finance Forward Program

    Together as one Finance team, we move forward and build a future-proof foundation for our organization. That’s why we call it Finance Forward. As a strong business partner, we support our Operating Units and Group functions on the field to reach our 2027 goals. To best achieve this, we improve our Finance products, services, and the day-to-day work of each individual through efficient, automated and harmonized processes.
  3. 10:00
     

    Coffee break

  4. 10:30
    Presentation

    AI, AI Captain - How AI is put in use in controlling

    The Balanced Scorecard by Robert S. Kaplan is the gold standard of controlling and accounting. I have met Prof. Kaplan and thereon, upon recommendation, made use of an accounting theory by Malmi & Brown (2008). My realization of the frequently quoted article: in accounting, IT is only used as a proxy, and it is important that IT is used as the core of accounting and that it is made understandable via human support. IT as well as accounting must be within the core of every company. Accounting and AI are important navigators and even act as a compass in an unsafe sea. “Accounting is not simply number crunching, but the language of business. “, is my catch phrase. It is extremely important to combine IT with accounting whilst including the human being at the same time. Only then can IT, AI and big data be successful, economically and sustainably. With accounting, we need to develop target-oriented and successful AI and big data solutions in a measurable way. Only then can our digital transformation function and an even balance be ensured.
  5. 11:00
    Panel discussion

    Experts panel Digitization in Accounting

    Which digital tools do successful accounting managers use in their companies and how do modern digital processes work?
  6. 11:45
    Panel discussion

    How finance teams help to digitize companies

    The role of the modern CFO: from controller to enabler
  1. 10:30
     

    Diamant Software Masterclass

    Business partner? A role, that is becoming more significant during digital transformation! Use digital opportunities and powerful tools for reporting and analysis, in order to increase the strategic meaning of controlling for corporate management. For this, Diamant/4 Business Reporting offer a high degree of self service. This area could not be imagined without any sorts of artificial intelligence. Predictive analytics demonstrate the daily toolbox of a modern controller: we do not change short-term reporting requests, but the way you feel with them.
    • Create your own reports within minutes
    • Automatic processes
    • Predictive analytics
  2. 11:00
    Presentation

    100% Touchless - 100% Automation

    Basware takes automation to a new level in 2022: With the latest innovations from AP-Automation, we are not only leading the world, but we are providing a solution for companies to process their invoices completely "touchless". No more manual processing, no more exceptions, just the highest possible process efficiency. What tools can be used to achieve this?
    • KPI Dashboard
    • Next generation analytics
    • State-of-the-art AI and ML technology
  3. 11:30
    Presentation

    Table madness? Enough!

    Are you tired of endless, untransparent and error-prone tables? Instead, rather establish your financial planning, your consolidated financial statement and your reports in an automatized and systematic way, and even visualize the results in a dashboard tool such as Power BI. How this works? With the all-round carefree package from LucaNet. The single point of truth for your financial data!
  4. 12:00
    Presentation

    Forward to Standard

    Established systems that have developed over time and highly individualized solutions in the “Purchase-to-Pay” area mean complex update projects that are often not implemented and innovations that thus fail to materialize. However, if 90-95% of the requirements reflect the standard process, the outlay remains sustainably low. The "Challenge the Business" principle clarifies whether the missing percentages are then even truly relevant. Discover which benefits result from the "Forward to Standard" approach for xSuite customers and their document processes.
  5. 12:15
    Presentation

    Effective Interim Accounting - Potentials, Costs, Do's and don't s

    Employees are gone, hiring doesn't work out, and on top of that a financing round is pending: Interim accountants are usually sought when there's a fire. And rightly so, but interim accounting can do even more: advance digital projects, improve reporting, build permanent structures. In his masterclass, Magnus Bilke from DONE!Financials shows you the potential of interim accounting for small and large companies, what costs you should expect and how to avoid the most common mistakes.
  6.  
  1. 12:30
     

    Lunch break

    12:30
  1. 13:15
  2. 14:15
    Presentation

    Quo vadis, AI? - Status Quo and Outlook for AI Developments in the Financial Industry

  3. 14:45
    Panel discussion

    Expert Panel Controlling

    How can controlling and accounting work together efficiently and support each other in the digitalized world?
  4. 15:30
    Presentation

    How do we get more young people interested in tax and accounting?

    Shopworn, dry, and boring. These are words, which connects a lot of people in jobs like assistant tax, consultant, bookkeeper, or tax adviser. No surprise, that less people decide for a job in this sector. The result: skill shortage, which puts a lot of companies and chancelleries into a formidable challenge. Because of that reason, there is no more time to waste. We have to burnish the Image of the tax industry and we also have to pick up the young people and take them on the way, which has to offer a lot more.
  5. 16:00
    Presentation

    Coffee break

  6. 16:45
    Presentation

    Why accounting can be sustainable #esgaccounting

    Which reporting requirements await companies in the coming years? Why should sustainability reporting be done by accounting? What is the contribution of accounting on the way to #sustainablefinance?
  7. 17:15
    Presentation

    The CFO in Restructuring: Life, Only More Intensive

  1. 13:00
    Presentation

    Enterprise spend automation: Where the million slumbers

    Time consuming, repetitive, boring – on a day-to-day basis, financial departments suffer from routine work that does not create any additional value. In this case, the automatization of financial processes through artificial intelligence creates additional support: employees do not only receive more time to focus on more important subjects, but a data driven approach also ensures full transparency, to make better decisions regarding liquidity and cashflow. How can you be able to automatize your financial processes in a target-oriented way? In this masterclass, Ben Bauer from Yokoy has the answers.
  2. 13:30
    Presentation

    Simplify expenditure management in complex and international business structures

    How Payhawk supports internationally operating companies with gaining more control over business expenses
  3. 14:00
    Presentation

    Next level Financial Close Transformation – from manual to world-class

    The core task of the Office of Finance is the generation of reliable and accurate financial statements. Manual activities and outdated, fragmented processes hinder already heavily burdened finance teams in carrying out their actual responsibilities. As a result, many companies struggle with non-transparent, error-prone and non-scalable processes. A highly-automated Close Process helps increase transparency and accuracy while simultaneously reducing costs and risk. In this masterclass, you will learn:
    • What you should consider in your transformation project (dos & don'ts)
    • More about best-in-class Finance Transformation Journeys (large corporations)
    • Where you can discover automation potential
    Make your financial organization fit for the future.
  4. 14:30
    Presentation

    Are you still "exceling" or are you already making sound strategic decisions?

    “No money, no fun” is something that we all learned as a child. However, many businesses neglect their strategic liquidity planning or fail to execute it effectively. Inflexible and opaque Excel tables often also come into play to exacerbate the situation. This is why most entrepreneurs are unable to evaluate whether their company’s liquidity is sufficient to, for example, open a new location, hire new employees or purchase new machines. How a modern and digital liquidity planning tool can provide you with a real-time overview of your finances and thus enable you to make the right strategic decisions will be demonstrated to you in Timo Hoffmann’s masterclass.
  5. 14:45
    Presentation

    The journey to the most modern accounting in Germany of BHS

    • How was BHS positioned before digitalization, what were the pain points?
    • Plan and the journey of BSH to implement the best accounting in Germany?
    • with which solutions and services Henrichsen4s supported BHS on the way to the most modern accounting in Germany?
    • Current status and outlook
  6. 15:00
    Presentation

    Add-on solutions SAP ERP and S/4HANA: creation and sending of e-invoices and integration of your PayPal account

    GOpus presents you with two addons that can solve current problems in your business: GOpus® elnvoice – for SAP integrated development and shipment of outgoing e-invoices in your desired international format and GOpus® PayPal integration – to show all PayPal transactions and payment activities in your SAP system.
  7. 15:15
    Presentation

    Process incoming invoices from within STANDARD - quickly, easily and securely

    In his presentation, Mr. Hoffmann will demonstrate how easy it is to establish a standard process in the area of invoice processing within a company. With multiple implementation possibilities and a high degree of standardization, a standard solution can be implemented and successfully put to use in just a few days. Standard interfaces for ERP systems help bring about connections quickly and optimally.
  8. 15:45
    Presentation

    The CFO in the balancing act between security and agility.

    How finance departments can support a resilient organization.
  9. 16:00
    Presentation

    Onventis Open Spend Management Network: "Realize sustainable efficiency increase in accounting with intelligent process analysis including the entire P2P chain".

    • Full flexibility in input sources, invoice formats and company-specific requirements
    • Automatically match invoices with and without purchase order references, and post them more accurately and quickly
    • Increase spend ROI through invoice process automation
  10. 16:30
    Presentation

    Challenges, strategies & practical tips: What does the digitalisation of financial processes mean for companies?

    Many companies face the same challenges: lack of overview of payments and budgets, missing data for planning, and lots of paperwork. Digital solutions promise a remedy - but what do companies have to focus on in order to proceed with digitalisation smoothly? Thomas Seidel, Head of Germany at Spendesk, along with Dennis Vagt from torq.partners, will discuss how companies can successfully convert their processes and what benefits this brings.
  11. 17:00
    Presentation

    Success Story ABOUT YOU: How to choose the right expense management software and implement it for over 1,000 employees

    ABOUT YOU is one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in Europe and became Hamburg's first Unicorn in 2018. This year, the fashion and technology company decided to implement Circula as its new expense management software. Marcel Ziebold (HR Controlling, Data & Systems) and Katharina Baldus (Accounting) from ABOUT YOU share their experiences in a conversation with Circula’s founder Nikolai Skatchkov - from the decision-making process to the implementation with parent company Otto.
  12. 17:30
     

    End of Masterclasses

  1. 17:45
     

    Accounting Summit Speaker Awards Prizegiving

    17:45
  1. 18:00
     

    For all participants: Networking & Drinks

    18:00

20th September 2022 Accounting Summit day one

08:30

Welcome

The doors open at 8.30 am - so you can start networking over your first coffee or find yourself a good seat.
09:15 MAIN STAGE:

Opening

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

KION Finance Forward Program

Together as one Finance team, we move forward and build a future-proof foundation for our organization. That’s why we call it Finance Forward. As a strong business partner, we support our Operating Units and Group functions on the field to reach our 2027 goals. To best achieve this, we improve our Finance products, services, and the day-to-day work of each individual through efficient, automated and harmonized processes.
10:00 MAIN STAGE:

Coffee break

10:30 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

AI, AI Captain - How AI is put in use in controlling

The Balanced Scorecard by Robert S. Kaplan is the gold standard of controlling and accounting. I have met Prof. Kaplan and thereon, upon recommendation, made use of an accounting theory by Malmi & Brown (2008). My realization of the frequently quoted article: in accounting, IT is only used as a proxy, and it is important that IT is used as the core of accounting and that it is made understandable via human support. IT as well as accounting must be within the core of every company. Accounting and AI are important navigators and even act as a compass in an unsafe sea. “Accounting is not simply number crunching, but the language of business. “, is my catch phrase. It is extremely important to combine IT with accounting whilst including the human being at the same time. Only then can IT, AI and big data be successful, economically and sustainably. With accounting, we need to develop target-oriented and successful AI and big data solutions in a measurable way. Only then can our digital transformation function and an even balance be ensured.
10:30 MASTERCLASSES:

Diamant Software Masterclass

Business partner? A role, that is becoming more significant during digital transformation! Use digital opportunities and powerful tools for reporting and analysis, in order to increase the strategic meaning of controlling for corporate management. For this, Diamant/4 Business Reporting offer a high degree of self service. This area could not be imagined without any sorts of artificial intelligence. Predictive analytics demonstrate the daily toolbox of a modern controller: we do not change short-term reporting requests, but the way you feel with them.
  • Create your own reports within minutes
  • Automatic processes
  • Predictive analytics
11:00 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Experts panel Digitization in Accounting

Which digital tools do successful accounting managers use in their companies and how do modern digital processes work?
11:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

100% Touchless - 100% Automation

Basware takes automation to a new level in 2022: With the latest innovations from AP-Automation, we are not only leading the world, but we are providing a solution for companies to process their invoices completely "touchless". No more manual processing, no more exceptions, just the highest possible process efficiency. What tools can be used to achieve this?
  • KPI Dashboard
  • Next generation analytics
  • State-of-the-art AI and ML technology
11:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Table madness? Enough!

Are you tired of endless, untransparent and error-prone tables? Instead, rather establish your financial planning, your consolidated financial statement and your reports in an automatized and systematic way, and even visualize the results in a dashboard tool such as Power BI. How this works? With the all-round carefree package from LucaNet. The single point of truth for your financial data!
11:45 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

How finance teams help to digitize companies

The role of the modern CFO: from controller to enabler
12:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Forward to Standard

Established systems that have developed over time and highly individualized solutions in the “Purchase-to-Pay” area mean complex update projects that are often not implemented and innovations that thus fail to materialize. However, if 90-95% of the requirements reflect the standard process, the outlay remains sustainably low. The "Challenge the Business" principle clarifies whether the missing percentages are then even truly relevant. Discover which benefits result from the "Forward to Standard" approach for xSuite customers and their document processes.
12:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Effective Interim Accounting - Potentials, Costs, Do's and don't s

Employees are gone, hiring doesn't work out, and on top of that a financing round is pending: Interim accountants are usually sought when there's a fire. And rightly so, but interim accounting can do even more: advance digital projects, improve reporting, build permanent structures. In his masterclass, Magnus Bilke from DONE!Financials shows you the potential of interim accounting for small and large companies, what costs you should expect and how to avoid the most common mistakes.
12:30

Lunch break

13:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Enterprise spend automation: Where the million slumbers

Time consuming, repetitive, boring – on a day-to-day basis, financial departments suffer from routine work that does not create any additional value. In this case, the automatization of financial processes through artificial intelligence creates additional support: employees do not only receive more time to focus on more important subjects, but a data driven approach also ensures full transparency, to make better decisions regarding liquidity and cashflow. How can you be able to automatize your financial processes in a target-oriented way? In this masterclass, Ben Bauer from Yokoy has the answers.
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!
13:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Simplify expenditure management in complex and international business structures

How Payhawk supports internationally operating companies with gaining more control over business expenses
14:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Next level Financial Close Transformation – from manual to world-class

The core task of the Office of Finance is the generation of reliable and accurate financial statements. Manual activities and outdated, fragmented processes hinder already heavily burdened finance teams in carrying out their actual responsibilities. As a result, many companies struggle with non-transparent, error-prone and non-scalable processes. A highly-automated Close Process helps increase transparency and accuracy while simultaneously reducing costs and risk. In this masterclass, you will learn:
  • What you should consider in your transformation project (dos & don'ts)
  • More about best-in-class Finance Transformation Journeys (large corporations)
  • Where you can discover automation potential
Make your financial organization fit for the future.
14:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Quo vadis, AI? - Status Quo and Outlook for AI Developments in the Financial Industry

14:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Are you still "exceling" or are you already making sound strategic decisions?

“No money, no fun” is something that we all learned as a child. However, many businesses neglect their strategic liquidity planning or fail to execute it effectively. Inflexible and opaque Excel tables often also come into play to exacerbate the situation. This is why most entrepreneurs are unable to evaluate whether their company’s liquidity is sufficient to, for example, open a new location, hire new employees or purchase new machines. How a modern and digital liquidity planning tool can provide you with a real-time overview of your finances and thus enable you to make the right strategic decisions will be demonstrated to you in Timo Hoffmann’s masterclass.
14:45 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Expert Panel Controlling

How can controlling and accounting work together efficiently and support each other in the digitalized world?
14:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

The journey to the most modern accounting in Germany of BHS

  • How was BHS positioned before digitalization, what were the pain points?
  • Plan and the journey of BSH to implement the best accounting in Germany?
  • with which solutions and services Henrichsen4s supported BHS on the way to the most modern accounting in Germany?
  • Current status and outlook
15:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Add-on solutions SAP ERP and S/4HANA: creation and sending of e-invoices and integration of your PayPal account

GOpus presents you with two addons that can solve current problems in your business: GOpus® elnvoice – for SAP integrated development and shipment of outgoing e-invoices in your desired international format and GOpus® PayPal integration – to show all PayPal transactions and payment activities in your SAP system.
15:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Process incoming invoices from within STANDARD - quickly, easily and securely

In his presentation, Mr. Hoffmann will demonstrate how easy it is to establish a standard process in the area of invoice processing within a company. With multiple implementation possibilities and a high degree of standardization, a standard solution can be implemented and successfully put to use in just a few days. Standard interfaces for ERP systems help bring about connections quickly and optimally.
15:30 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

How do we get more young people interested in tax and accounting?

Shopworn, dry, and boring. These are words, which connects a lot of people in jobs like assistant tax, consultant, bookkeeper, or tax adviser. No surprise, that less people decide for a job in this sector. The result: skill shortage, which puts a lot of companies and chancelleries into a formidable challenge. Because of that reason, there is no more time to waste. We have to burnish the Image of the tax industry and we also have to pick up the young people and take them on the way, which has to offer a lot more.
15:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

The CFO in the balancing act between security and agility.

How finance departments can support a resilient organization.
16:00 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Coffee break

16:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Onventis Open Spend Management Network: "Realize sustainable efficiency increase in accounting with intelligent process analysis including the entire P2P chain".

  • Full flexibility in input sources, invoice formats and company-specific requirements
  • Automatically match invoices with and without purchase order references, and post them more accurately and quickly
  • Increase spend ROI through invoice process automation
16:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Challenges, strategies & practical tips: What does the digitalisation of financial processes mean for companies?

Many companies face the same challenges: lack of overview of payments and budgets, missing data for planning, and lots of paperwork. Digital solutions promise a remedy - but what do companies have to focus on in order to proceed with digitalisation smoothly? Thomas Seidel, Head of Germany at Spendesk, along with Dennis Vagt from torq.partners, will discuss how companies can successfully convert their processes and what benefits this brings.
16:45 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Why accounting can be sustainable #esgaccounting

Which reporting requirements await companies in the coming years? Why should sustainability reporting be done by accounting? What is the contribution of accounting on the way to #sustainablefinance?
17:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Success Story ABOUT YOU: How to choose the right expense management software and implement it for over 1,000 employees

ABOUT YOU is one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in Europe and became Hamburg's first Unicorn in 2018. This year, the fashion and technology company decided to implement Circula as its new expense management software. Marcel Ziebold (HR Controlling, Data & Systems) and Katharina Baldus (Accounting) from ABOUT YOU share their experiences in a conversation with Circula’s founder Nikolai Skatchkov - from the decision-making process to the implementation with parent company Otto.
17:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

The CFO in Restructuring: Life, Only More Intensive

17:30 MASTERCLASSES:

End of Masterclasses

17:45 MAIN STAGE:

Accounting Summit Speaker Awards Prizegiving

17:45 MASTERCLASSES:

Verleihung der Accounting Summit Speaker Awards

18:00

For all participants: Networking & Drinks

21st September 2022 Accounting Summit day two

  1. Main Stage
  1. Masterclasses
  1. 09:00
     

    Welcome

    The doors open at 9 am - so you can start networking over your first coffee or find yourself a good seat.
    09:00
  1. 10:30
  2. 10:45
  3. 11:15
    Presentation

    Structured Country Mergers following a Group Acquisition

    After a group acquisition, one of the main synergies is the joint presence of the companies in each country represented. Mergers of respective national companies are often a core aspect of this. The presentation will highlight experiences and developed success parameters for structured mergers in different countries. These are of course also applicable for more standard, simple mergers.
  4. 11:45
    Panel discussion

    RPA Expert Panel

    Robotic Process Automation continues to play a major role in the digitization of accounting. Here you can see the practical examples of the experts.
  1. 10:30
    Presentation

    Employee Experience & Purchase 2 Pay - Higher Employee Satisfaction through Business Process Automation

    How a company is perceived is quite relevant in the current "war of talents" in order to retain and find employees. A high level of employee satisfaction will contribute to this. End-to-end, interconnected sub-processes in the purchase-to-pay process can be an important tool in this context. The aim of the hands-on presentation is therefore to present precisely this consistency using concrete examples and to reflect on the topic of employee satisfaction. Live topics in the presentation: supplier contract, processing of purchase order and supplier documents, (automatic) digital incoming invoice processing.
  2. 11:00
    Presentation

    Automation of financial reporting - lessons learned from HomeToGo after IPO

    After its IPO, HomeToGo decided to make their financial reports automatized. In this presentation you will find out what the selection process was like and what the crucial aspects were for choosing this selected software solution. Moreover, you will receive practical insight into the process of implementation and a review of the lessons learnt. Additionally, we will share our first experiences of applying the new tool for creating the first business report as a listed company as well as the team’s resonance regarding new features.
  3. 11:30
    Presentation

    The financial world on a savings course: 5 tips for efficient spending management

  4. 12:00
    Presentation

    What really matters: What's important when choosing a Travel & Expense solution.

  1. 12:30
     

    Lunch break

    12:30
  1. 13:30
    Presentation

    ERP4.0 – Further development of digital management and the city of Hamburg’s digital household

  2. 14:15
    Presentation

    Target IT Finance Landscape of an MDAX Group - Challenge for the Shared Service Center

    Frank-Michael Pacser, Head of Shared Service Center at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, will talk about the role and challenges of the Shared Service Center within the IT Finance Landscape.
  3. 14:45
    Panel discussion

    CFO Panel

    Chief Financial Officers discuss the role of accounting in the finance department.
  4. 15:30
     

    Coffee break

  5. 16:00
    Presentation

    Identity crisis finance versus BI? Connections between finance and corporate management

    Our world is becoming increasingly volatile, which is why reaction speed and flexibility within corporate management are becoming more important. How can a financial sector, with its limited data cube, enhance the flexibility of a BI data warehouse and where does complementing value emerge?
  6. 16:30
    Panel discussion

    Ready for Exit: convince and inspire with figures, data and the right equity story for a successful company sale

  7. 17:15
    Presentation

    In preparation

    Digitalization & change in the automotive industry – effects and necessary changes to enable the financial sector to efficiently represent established business models while creating a platform that enables the implementation and scaling of new business models.
  1. 13:15
    Presentation

    Corporate Planning Masterclass

    Make use of a comprehensive decision when encountering the challenges of operative controlling, integrated finance planning and legal consolidation. During the live demonstration of the Corporate Planning Software, you will find out how you can use understandable management reports according to IBCS and high-speed forecasts, to act more agile and make better decisions.
  2. 13:45
    Presentation

    Non-Financial Accounting & Solutions: The Example of Waste Management

    Taxonomy, CSRD, the Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains and other policies, but also other aspects such as employer attractiveness, are the current drivers of the discussion about sustainability and bring about new challenges for accounting and controlling. With the example of waste management, we will show you practical approaches for the integration into a non-financial reporting. Additionally, you will gain insight into specific data based controlling opportunities for your ESG KPIs in line with your specified sustainability numbers.
  3. 14:15
    Presentation

    Avoid bad debt losses by digitizing your credit management processes in SAP

    It is becoming increasingly important for companies to be able to perform situational, faster and more accurate credit checks. Integrated solutions with real-time information help to support credit and cash flow management by effectively identifying and reducing risks. The presentation shows practical examples:
    • how to avoid bad debts
    • how SAP can save you time with credit risk evaluations
    • how you can combine internal and external information in credit risk assessments
    • which manual processes can be automatized for your credit risk assessments
  4. 14:45
    Presentation

    Digital transformation has progressed massively in all areas over the last years. With the return of business travel and the associated expenses, it is essential that the area of business travel and expense management is also digitised and automated. At the same time, an optimal user experience and 24/7 customer service for travellers and travel managers are vital. Technology solutions are a key lever for this. In this masterclass, you will learn how to
    • eliminate manual reconciliation processes, resulting in significantly improved productivity and compliance
    • stay on top of travel costs and expenses with real-time and transparent expense management
    • optimise the travel experience and minimise expense management errors
  5. 15:00
     

    Coffee break

  6. 15:15
     

    Digital Finance - more speed in accounting with S/4HANA

    With the help of Fiori Apps, all financially relevant SAP S/4HANA data can be shown in a quick, clear and linked way on every device. Do you only want to need a few clicks to determine all of your monthly statement data at one glance? Do you want to get to information about cross-sectoral processes in a quick and uncomplicated manner? We will show you how! With this presentation, discover the advantages of the SAP S/4HANA database and the use of the new user interface for your daily financial processes.
  7. 15:45
    Presentation

    Driving on sight in the crises

    Especially in times of crisis, when it is necessary to take action and react quickly, decision makers require ad hoc information. In this case, manual tasks in partly automatized R2R processes are not of much help when it comes to dealing with inflation, a turnaround in interest rates or currency and commodity price fluctuations in a proactive way. How much efficiency potential your R2R process has and how quickly these can be implemented are topics that experts of SAP and BlackLine discuss about.
  8. 16:15
    Presentation

    The merger of Financial accounting and sales tax in e-commerce: on how to manage Brexit, Amazon Pan EU, Shopify, and more without sending the management to prison

    E-commerce is THE catalyst when it comes to merging financial accounting and sales tax. Particularly cross border sales channels such as Amazon, Shopify or Zalando are subject to transaction and payment data following complex regulations, which need to be depicted in their financial accounting. During this masterclass, Dr. Roger Gothmann, CEO and co-founder of Taxdoo, will explain how sales tax and financial accounting can be merged legally and what needs to be considered.
  9. 16:45
     

    End of Masterclasses

  1. 17:45
     

    Accounting Summit Speaker Awards Prizegiving

    17:45
  1. 18:00
     

    For all participants: Networking & Drinks

    18:00
  1. 23:00
     

    End of Accounting Summit 2022

    23:00

21st September 2022 Accounting Summit day two

09:00

Welcome

The doors open at 9 am - so you can start networking over your first coffee or find yourself a good seat.
10:30 MAIN STAGE:

Opening

Event opening and welcome from organizers
10:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Employee Experience & Purchase 2 Pay - Higher Employee Satisfaction through Business Process Automation

How a company is perceived is quite relevant in the current "war of talents" in order to retain and find employees. A high level of employee satisfaction will contribute to this. End-to-end, interconnected sub-processes in the purchase-to-pay process can be an important tool in this context. The aim of the hands-on presentation is therefore to present precisely this consistency using concrete examples and to reflect on the topic of employee satisfaction. Live topics in the presentation: supplier contract, processing of purchase order and supplier documents, (automatic) digital incoming invoice processing.
10:45 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

T-Bone - thermondo AP/SCM Digitization

11:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Automation of financial reporting - lessons learned from HomeToGo after IPO

After its IPO, HomeToGo decided to make their financial reports automatized. In this presentation you will find out what the selection process was like and what the crucial aspects were for choosing this selected software solution. Moreover, you will receive practical insight into the process of implementation and a review of the lessons learnt. Additionally, we will share our first experiences of applying the new tool for creating the first business report as a listed company as well as the team’s resonance regarding new features.
11:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Structured Country Mergers following a Group Acquisition

After a group acquisition, one of the main synergies is the joint presence of the companies in each country represented. Mergers of respective national companies are often a core aspect of this. The presentation will highlight experiences and developed success parameters for structured mergers in different countries. These are of course also applicable for more standard, simple mergers.
11:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

The financial world on a savings course: 5 tips for efficient spending management

11:45 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

RPA Expert Panel

Robotic Process Automation continues to play a major role in the digitization of accounting. Here you can see the practical examples of the experts.
12:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

What really matters: What's important when choosing a Travel & Expense solution.

12:30

Lunch break

13:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Corporate Planning Masterclass

Make use of a comprehensive decision when encountering the challenges of operative controlling, integrated finance planning and legal consolidation. During the live demonstration of the Corporate Planning Software, you will find out how you can use understandable management reports according to IBCS and high-speed forecasts, to act more agile and make better decisions.
13:30 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

ERP4.0 – Further development of digital management and the city of Hamburg’s digital household

13:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Non-Financial Accounting & Solutions: The Example of Waste Management

Taxonomy, CSRD, the Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains and other policies, but also other aspects such as employer attractiveness, are the current drivers of the discussion about sustainability and bring about new challenges for accounting and controlling. With the example of waste management, we will show you practical approaches for the integration into a non-financial reporting. Additionally, you will gain insight into specific data based controlling opportunities for your ESG KPIs in line with your specified sustainability numbers.
14:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Target IT Finance Landscape of an MDAX Group - Challenge for the Shared Service Center

Frank-Michael Pacser, Head of Shared Service Center at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, will talk about the role and challenges of the Shared Service Center within the IT Finance Landscape.
14:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Avoid bad debt losses by digitizing your credit management processes in SAP

It is becoming increasingly important for companies to be able to perform situational, faster and more accurate credit checks. Integrated solutions with real-time information help to support credit and cash flow management by effectively identifying and reducing risks. The presentation shows practical examples:
  • how to avoid bad debts
  • how SAP can save you time with credit risk evaluations
  • how you can combine internal and external information in credit risk assessments
  • which manual processes can be automatized for your credit risk assessments
14:45 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

CFO Panel

Chief Financial Officers discuss the role of accounting in the finance department.
14:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Digital transformation has progressed massively in all areas over the last years. With the return of business travel and the associated expenses, it is essential that the area of business travel and expense management is also digitised and automated. At the same time, an optimal user experience and 24/7 customer service for travellers and travel managers are vital. Technology solutions are a key lever for this. In this masterclass, you will learn how to
  • eliminate manual reconciliation processes, resulting in significantly improved productivity and compliance
  • stay on top of travel costs and expenses with real-time and transparent expense management
  • optimise the travel experience and minimise expense management errors
15:00 MASTERCLASSES:

Coffee break

15:15 MASTERCLASSES:

Digital Finance - more speed in accounting with S/4HANA

With the help of Fiori Apps, all financially relevant SAP S/4HANA data can be shown in a quick, clear and linked way on every device. Do you only want to need a few clicks to determine all of your monthly statement data at one glance? Do you want to get to information about cross-sectoral processes in a quick and uncomplicated manner? We will show you how! With this presentation, discover the advantages of the SAP S/4HANA database and the use of the new user interface for your daily financial processes.
15:30 MAIN STAGE:

Coffee break

15:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Driving on sight in the crises

Especially in times of crisis, when it is necessary to take action and react quickly, decision makers require ad hoc information. In this case, manual tasks in partly automatized R2R processes are not of much help when it comes to dealing with inflation, a turnaround in interest rates or currency and commodity price fluctuations in a proactive way. How much efficiency potential your R2R process has and how quickly these can be implemented are topics that experts of SAP and BlackLine discuss about.
16:00 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Identity crisis finance versus BI? Connections between finance and corporate management

Our world is becoming increasingly volatile, which is why reaction speed and flexibility within corporate management are becoming more important. How can a financial sector, with its limited data cube, enhance the flexibility of a BI data warehouse and where does complementing value emerge?
16:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

The merger of Financial accounting and sales tax in e-commerce: on how to manage Brexit, Amazon Pan EU, Shopify, and more without sending the management to prison

E-commerce is THE catalyst when it comes to merging financial accounting and sales tax. Particularly cross border sales channels such as Amazon, Shopify or Zalando are subject to transaction and payment data following complex regulations, which need to be depicted in their financial accounting. During this masterclass, Dr. Roger Gothmann, CEO and co-founder of Taxdoo, will explain how sales tax and financial accounting can be merged legally and what needs to be considered.
16:30 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Ready for Exit: convince and inspire with figures, data and the right equity story for a successful company sale

16:45 MASTERCLASSES:

End of Masterclasses

17:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

In preparation

Digitalization & change in the automotive industry – effects and necessary changes to enable the financial sector to efficiently represent established business models while creating a platform that enables the implementation and scaling of new business models.
17:45

Accounting Summit Speaker Awards Prizegiving

18:00

For all participants: Networking & Drinks

23:00

End of Accounting Summit 2022