3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
- Level - Intermediate
Track - Cornerstones
Speakers - Mike Mucha and Chris Morrill
Procurement and finance share many of the same goals, work together on a daily basis, and in many cases, are even located in the same department. There are times, however, when it can seem like procurement and finance officers are not only misaligned, but also speaking a different language. Designed for the procurement professional looking to better understand the terminology, business processes, and challenges faced by finance, this session seeks to bridge the terminology gap between our two professions in order to work better with accounting, budget, and finance counterparts. Join us as we build upon the procurement professionals’ technical knowledge of financial topics, identify areas to improve the efficiencies between procurement and finance processes, and develop leadership competencies to support the long-term goals of the organization in building sustainable governments and thriving communities.