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We continue the Finance 2025 series with an episode discussing why effective finance transformations start with people.
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 will the modern finance organization look like in the year 2025?
This week Heather Horn sat down with Jim Berres, director in PwC’s finance transformation practice, to discuss the workforce-related elements when modernizing the finance function.
In this episode you’ll find:
  • 5:58 - The CFO imperatives driving transformation
  • 10:17 - Snapshot of the modern finance organization
  • 19:13 - How to have an effective upskilling journey
  • 29:30 - Citizen- versus enterprise-led innovation
  • 36:24 - Updates on return to work trends
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About our guest
Jim Berres is a director in PwC’s finance transformation practice. With more than 15 years' experience, Jim specializes in addressing financial and system process change. His experience includes working with clients to activate their cloud journey, upskill their people, and leverage new technologies to modernize their finance function.
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.
Transcripts are available upon request. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.
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