Beyond the Balance Sheet: An Inspired Conversation with HR and Finance

Workshop 5 | Wednesday, May 10 | 10:15 - 11:45

Here’s a quote from Hope Burnell, CHRO at InterMed, which may sound familiar to many HR professionals. “My CFO and I didn’t always work together well. In my haste to prove I knew what I was doing, I failed to bring her into my work and let her help me. I let my insecurity about financial acumen interfere with the opportunity to learn. I have since discovered how to ask the ‘stupid’ questions, to ask for input, and to ask for and receive help.” And now, Brandy Kendall, Intermed’s CFO will join Hope for this lively discussion about their relationship, how it drives specific results, and how it makes the company stronger. Their focus: 1) how to work with colleagues in Finance and how a CFO makes decisions; 2) the view of payroll from the Finance side; 3) the HR data and metrics that matter to Finance; 4) how to build a business case, using the numbers to support HR initiatives, with particular emphasis on how to bring the human side to hard numbers.

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI BUSINESS credit.