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Bucharest Money Talks: Finance transformation - the human perspective

Speaker: Rebecca McCaffry FCMA, CGMA, CPFA


In an increasingly digital world, are we neglecting the people perspective?

Transformation has become a familiar term in today’s fast-moving business world, where standing still is tantamount to failure. Technology has had a huge impact on operating models and value creation.

But in an increasingly digital world, are we neglecting the people perspective?

Join business and finance leaders at the launch of CIMA and KPMG’s joint report Finance transformation: the human perspective, to discuss why it’s time for finance to invest in its people.

The event will begin with the welcome speech of Amal Ratnayake FCMA, CGMA, CIMA President. Then, Rebecca McCaffry FCMA, CGMA, CPFA, Associate Technical Director – Management Accounting Research and Development, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants will present outcomes of the report Finance transformation: the human perspective as an introduction to the panel discussion with finance and business leaders.


17.30 – Registration
18.00 – Welcome speech: Amal Ratnayake FCMA, CGMA, CIMA President
18.20 – Rebecca McCaffry FCMA, CGMA, CPFA: Finance transformation - the human perspective
19.00 – Panel discussion (moderator – Rebecca McCaffry)


  • Cristina Ionescu, Advisory Director Technology & Innovation, KPMG Romania
  • Ileana Petrache, General Manager and CFO XEROX Romania
  • Papakostopoulos, Kostas, Group Finance Manager at Procter & Gamble
  • Mirela Paunescu, Associate Professor ASE Bucharest, Chief Audit Executive SIF Transilvania

20.30 – Networking

Rebecca McCaffry FCMA, CGMA, CPFA

Rebecca is Associate Technical Director – Management Accounting Research and Development at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, where her work focuses on the government and non-profit sector, particularly central government departments and the National Health Service. She was previously head of public sector research for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), working on academic and thought leadership programmes. Before joining CIMA in 2010 Rebecca worked for English Heritage, an executive body of the British Government, where she was responsible for designing and delivering finance training. Her previous roles had focused upon organisational planning, performance and MI system development. Rebecca is a Fellow of CIMA, and a Chartered Public Finance Accountant. She is a member of Accountancy Europe’s public sector expert group and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Greenwich Business School.


24 February, Monday | 18.00 - 22.00 | Bucharest | Novotel | Calea Victoriei 37B, București 010061 | Room: Marseille

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