ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Canada and the Certified General Accountants of Ontario, Peel Chapter, are pleased to invite you to “Developing Strategic Financial Leadership in the Public Sector”, presented by Gillian Fawcett, Head of Public Sector for ACCA Global.
The presentation will focus on understanding how public authorities are strategically approaching the challenges of making substantial efficiencies. It will also consider how finance professionals in public bodies might display strategic leadership in addressing these challenges, and make comparisons with best practices in the private sector with regard to strategic financial leadership. It will also identify what are seen as the main contributors to effective strategic financial leadership in public bodies.
Gillian Fawcett is Head of Public Sector for ACCA Global, and is responsible for developing international policy on technical matters affecting finance professionals in public services.
Before joining ACCA, Gillian was a Senior Fellow working with the Office for Public Management (OPM) in the organizational development and policy team. She has also worked for the Audit Commission in the UK, where she was Senior Policy Advisor with expertise in corporate governance, financial management, performance management and human rights and equalities. In 2005 she was seconded to the UK Parliament as Deputy Head of the Scrutiny Unit, responsible for providing professional financial and performance management support to a wide range of select committees.
Most recently, she was appointed as a Specialist Advisor to a House of Commons Ad Hoc Committee. She is Vice Chair of the Macro Economic Committee for the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services (CEEP). She is also a member of the Federation of European Accountants (FEE) and the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) public sector committees. Also, she was formerly Specialist Advisor to the Communities and Local Government Parliamentary Select Committee and a non-executive of the Legal Action Group (UK). Gillian has an MBA and began her career as a qualified accountant.
Thursday June 6, 2013
Delta Meadowvale Hotel & Conference Centre
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2L3
Members - $35 + tax = $39.55
Registration, networking and dinner
6:00 – 6:45 pm
6:45 – 8:00 pm
Certificates of attendance will be available via email, unless otherwise stated, after the session and should be kept as evidence of the 2 hours of verifiable CPD under the ACCA CPD Program.