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We kick off the Finance 2025 series with an episode discussing the current state of finance transformation.
In our Finance 2025 podcast series, we give listeners a look at the future of finance and the evolutionary road to get there. We’re asking: what does the modern finance organization look like in the year 2025?
This week Heather Horn sat down with Ed Ponagai, PwC Partner and a Consulting Solutions leader, to set the stage and discuss what’s trending in finance transformation.
In this episode you’ll find:
  • 3:32 - What’s new in finance transformation
  • 9:21 - What to focus on when starting new initiatives
  • 18:23 - How the workforce is getting involved
  • 29:03 - Effective data management
  • 38:11 - Wrap up and key takeaways
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About our guest
Ed Ponagai is a PwC partner who leads large-scale back office transformations and merger integrations. He helps CFOs think through their organization’s big picture vision and purpose, and drill down to address organizational challenges, operational processes, and technological innovations.
About our host
Heather Horn is a Deputy Chief Accountant in PwC’s National Office and leader of the thought leadership group, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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