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January Dinner Program

January 15, 2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Hacienda del Sol
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Benchmarking Accounting & Finance Functions: A Decade of Change

Observing industry benchmarks can help business leaders understand how other accounting and finance departments use human, financial and technological resources. Over the last decade, we’ve been tracking financial leaders’ processes and practices with meeting changing expectations and demands. In the current market, most CFOs struggle to find skilled candidates, and technological advances will only create a stronger demand for such talent. But advances are also expanding opportunities for finance executives and their teams. This presentation covers these topics and more from the 10th annual Benchmarking Accounting & Finance Functions report. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Refine staffing strategies
  • Evaluate accounting and finance functions' management and performance
  • Understand digital transformation shifts

Field of study: Management Services

About our Speaker:

Paul McDonald


Paul McDonald is senior executive director at Robert Half (NYSE: RHI), which specializes in the placement of professionals in the accounting and finance, technology, legal, creative, and administrative fields. He writes and speaks frequently on hiring, workplace and career management topics. Over the course of 35 years in the recruiting field, McDonald has advised thousands of company leaders and job seekers on how to hire and get hired.

McDonald joined Robert Half in 1984 as a recruiter for financial and accounting professionals in Boston, following a public accounting career with Price Waterhouse. In the 1990s, he became president of the Western United States overseeing all of the company’s operations in the region. McDonald became senior executive director of Robert Half Management Resources in 2000 and assumed his current role in 2012. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from St. Bonaventure University in New York.

Entree Options:

  • Seared Prime NY Strip with Smoked Gouda Mornay - 8oz Seared Prime NY Strip, Con Fit Pearl Onion, Roasted Baby Brussels, Roasted New Potatoes, Bacon Crumble, Smoked Gouda Mornay
  • Smoked Maple Glazed Chicken with Herb Chicken Demi Glaze - 8oz Maple Glazed Airline Chicken, Carrot Whipped Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas, Caramelized Oyster Mushrooms, Herb Chicken Demi Glaze
  • Grilled Vegetable Napoleon (V)Tomato Coulis, Chef’s Choice Side

Pre-paid reservations are requested by 4 pm on 1/9/20 to provide our venue with a guarantee. C
ancellations will be accepted until this time, with credit applied toward a future FEAT event. 
Late reservations will be accepted online until 4 pm on 1/14/20 with no option for cancellation or credit. Thank you.

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$50.00 Member Reservation

$60.00 Non-Member Registration