Co-Host of The Financial Executive Podcast
Vice President, Content Strategy
Chris Westfall has hosted 47 Episodes.
Governments vs. The League Of Extraordinary Accounting Measures
May 10th, 2023 | 39 mins 31 secs
accounting, debt default, finance, governments
As the US slips closer – again – to the threat of default, one of the ways policymakers talk about delaying the crisis is the use of “extraordinary accounting measures.”
We quickly jump into why extraordinary accounting measures is not really "a thing", how the federal and looming economic crisis will affect state and local government and we also get into the weeds of how governments on adopting XBRL for financial reporting.
Revisiting The Fair Value Debate
March 29th, 2023 | 30 mins 53 secs
accounting, banks, finance
MIT's Robert Pozen discusses how the debate around fair value in banking should be focused on disclosure.
Fixing The Bank Disclosure/Panic Feedback Loop
March 16th, 2023 | 43 mins 53 secs
Prof. Pingyang Goa, a researcher on bank panics, discusses how disclosures need to change in order to prevent the next crisis.
Diversify But Verify: Commercial Banking After SVB
March 15th, 2023 | 23 mins 50 secs
banking crisis, cfo, finance, lending, silicon valley bank
In this episode of the podcast we speak with Jay Jung, founder and managing partner at Embarc Advisors about how financial executives need to react the the banking crisis.
China Reset: IPOs, Mergers and Audits
March 1st, 2023 | 32 mins 52 secs
auditing, china, ipo, m&a
We speak with China capital markets expert WiHung Chen, partner with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini in Hong Kong, about how geopolitical changes may spillover in auditing, financial disclosers and dealflow.
Digital Transformation In a Time of Uncertainty
February 14th, 2023 | 20 mins 48 secs
digital transformation, finance
We speak with Gina Ferguson,Senior Director of Customer Experience for Finance at Workday about how she works to leverage financial information.
Can Renewable Energy Save Us?
December 16th, 2022 | 53 mins 56 secs
cfo, energy, solar
A conversation with Cypress Creek Renewables’ Chief Financial Officer, Tres Petmecky.
Linking Finance and Human Resources For Better Planning
November 18th, 2022 | 27 mins 3 secs
Coming out of the past two years of economic uncertainty, and entering an even greater period of uncertainty, means that finance and human resources need to work more closely than ever to make sure the enterprise is staffed correctly for all possibilities.
Getting Finance In Sync
September 29th, 2022 | 23 mins 20 secs
cfo, finance, technology
A in depth discussion about getting digital "synchronicity" in finance.
Mental Health In Finance and Accounting
September 27th, 2022 | 25 mins 33 secs
accounting, depression, finance, mental health
An important discussion about the role of mental health in accounting with Prof. Mark Cowan.
Adapting and Creating Value Through FP&A
August 8th, 2022 | 25 mins 8 secs
cfo, finance, fp&a
In the sponsored episode of the Financial Executive Podcast we speak with James Hsie, director of corporate FP&A at Workday, about his approach to FP&A and how other finance professionals can leverage new technology and systems to meet that challenge.
A New World Needs a New Way to Close
June 27th, 2022 | 29 mins 18 secs
accounting, artificial intelligence, cfo, corporate finance, finance, technology
In this sponsored episode of the Financial Executive Podcast I speak with Nancy Wu, head of sales and support at SkyStem, about closing the books with certainty today requires a new approach.
Episode 78: Auditing a Company's Civil Rights Record
June 22nd, 2022 | 35 mins 12 secs
auditing, cfo, civil rights, racial equity
Civil rights audits are becoming tables stakes for investors increasingly focused on discrimination the the work place and marketplace.
Proxy Season is ESG Season
June 1st, 2022 | 36 mins 57 secs
cfo, esg, finance, proxy, shareholders
The current proxy season has seen a flurry of proposals that focus on ESG disclosures, especially issues of climate and diversity.
Putting a SOC in Crypto
May 11th, 2022 | 23 mins 29 secs
In this episode of the podcast we speak with Rich Perilloux, principal in the audit and assurance services group at Crowe about how he is working to bring some established IT assurance practices to the crypto world.
FEI Engage 101: China Accounting and Audit
April 4th, 2022 | 31 mins 7 secs
We talk to Professor Gillis how the audit industry in China has changed and what he expects for the future.