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On Demand Webinar

Why Data is the Core to a Future Finance Architecture

January 11, 2023 - January 11, 2023

Join us for a discussion of the “data nirvana” for a finance function and why it is critical to enabling CFOs to deliver against their new mandate of responsibility for corporate finance governance while serving as a strategic business partner delivering actionable business insights to drive better outcomes and profitable growth.

With many finance functions saddled with complex spaghetti technology architectures and fragmented data silos, Nick Shah of Aptitude Software, and David Fourie of KPMG, will explore sub ledger and data architecture design, and discuss what modern finance architecture looks like. They will examine the power of digital technologies and how they can be leveraged to deliver better finance solutions for the future without creating additional tangled messes and further complexity.

This presentation will be valuable to all finance and technology professionals wanting to explore key data architecture considerations as part of their journeys to building a modern finance function that will serve the business now and in the future.

  • Discover why data is key to a modern finance function.
  • Explain the criticality of a sub ledger in finance architecture.
  • Recognize the importance of the finance team’s ownership of accounting data flows.
  • Identify how different data types should be treated in a finance architecture.
  • Summarize the three key parts of an ideal finance architecture (control, automation, and transparency).


David Fourie

David collaborates with finance executives to transform their finance organizations to be ready for the future. With more than 25 years of experience in KPMG
advisory and audit practice, he understands both the financial reporting and the business aspects of the finance organization.

He provides a broad spectrum of transformation advisory and data and analytics services to clients.

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Nick Shah
Head of CFO Business Architecture at Aptitude Software

Prior to joining Aptitude, Nick led the Finance Cloud Transformation Programme at HSBC, a major initiative which re-defined and implemented the Finance capabilities and cloud solutions required to support increasing regulatory requirements whilst providing greater financial analytics, insight and control.  Nick has 20 years of experience in Change Management within the banking industry, with the majority of that time focussed on defining and implementing products and solutions for the Finance function, with extensive experience of Finance modernisation and transformation.

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Alan Berkley
Senior Finance Specialist, Aptitude Software

Alan is a Senior Finance Specialist. At Aptitude, he designs enterprise-grade products and solutions to support the CFO Office through digital finance transformations or projects driven by regulatory requirements. He as led the functional design of products and solutions addressing: IFRS 16; ASC 842; and LDTI (ASU 2018-12 (ASC 944) and has supported numerous successful global implementations of Aptitude products.

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