The Changing Role of the CFO

The accountancy profession is often perceived to be resilient. But in the current era where robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain and various other new technologies and programs are continuously changing the job landscape, the fate of this profession becomes uncertain.

AMCHAM organized an in-depth conversation with Jeffrey C. Thomson, President and CEO of the Institute of Management Accountants on October 23, on the subject of the Changing Role of the CFO. The session dove into the state of the profession, the current format as opposed to the traditional one, how it is being transformed by the digital age and where the human component fits in. Mr. Thomson also provided attendees with possible future scenarios and strategies to adapt to the changing times.

Special thanks to Microsoft for hosting us, and also a very big thank you to Mr. Jeffrey C. Thomson for a very insightful session.