11th & 12th September 2024 in Düsseldorf

Controlling Summit Day One

Controlling Summit Day One

The program of the first day of the Controlling Summit on 11th September 2024.

Controlling Summit Day Two

Controlling Summit Day Two

The program of the first day of the Controlling Summit on 12th September 2024.



11th September 2024 Controlling Summit Day One

  1. CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE
  1. MONT BLANC Masterclasses
  1. MATTERHORN Masterclasses
  1. ZUGSPITZE Masterclasses
  1. ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE
  1. 08:30
     

    08:30 Welcome

  1. 09:15
     

    Welcome

    Event opening and welcome from organizers

  2. 09:30
    Presentation

    Keynote in preperation

  3. 10:00
     

    Coffee break

    Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.

  4. 10:30
    Presentation

    Keynote in preparation

  5. 11:00
    Panel discussion

    Controlling Transformation

    What do we need to do today to be well prepared for the future?

    The panel discussion on 'Controlling Transformation' provides an opportunity to explore the exciting developments in controlling. 
    Strategic changes: How does controlling transformation influence corporate strategy?
    Use of technology: What role do new technologies play in controlling?
    Company-wide effects: How is the transformation changing the way of working and culture in the organisation?

  6. 11:45
    Panel discussion

    Risk controlling

    What role does risk controlling play in the long-term planning and strategic orientation of companies?

    Our panel discussion on 'Risk Controlling' focusses on the identification, assessment and management of risks in companies. Experts will discuss the importance of risk controlling, the difficulties it entails and proven solutions. 

  1. Presentation

    10:00 Global e-invoicing strategies based on SAP in practice

    In this masterclass, you will learn how to integrate e-invoicing into your SAP system and integrate invoice exchange with Poland, France, Spain & Germany, among others, into the existing invoicing process with just one API.


    Because: The e-invoicing wave is rolling towards us. Many challenges in accounting processes await us. In 30 minutes, Kevin Teipel and Sönke Wahlers will give you a detailed overview of the topic and helpful information on how you can prepare your invoicing process for the upcoming changes in good time. changes in good time.

  2. Presentation

    10:30 Masterclass OneStream Software

  3. Presentation

    11:00 Navigating Sustainability - A practical insight into the implementation of end-to-end ESG reporting

    It is no longer just large corporates that are facing the challenge of reporting non-financial environmental, social and governance (ESG) information in accordance with the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) for the first time. But what data is needed and how can I collect it as efficiently as possible? Navigating Sustainability is a 30-minute guide based on the example of a practical implementation of the ESG requirements: from data definition and data collection to an informative and audit-proof report. informative and audit-proof sustainability report.

  4. Presentation

    11:30 Professionalisation of the finance function: experiences and best practices of a PE CFO

    What tried-and-tested, pragmatic solutions are available to quickly and sustainably eliminate the typical deficits in the finance function of small and medium-sized companies and to meet the requirements - not only of financial investors - in the long term?

  5. Presentation

    12:00 Masterclass Payhawk

  1. Presentation

    10:00 Masterclass Tungsten Automation

  2. Presentation

    10:30 Single point of business: e-invoicing as the key to your business process optimization

    The upcoming legal obligation regarding e-invoicing is a decisive turning point in the business world. However, this transition is much more than just a requirement; it provides the perfect opportunity to optimize business processes from scratch.  AFI Solutions' Single Point of Business approach will provide a perfect solution for handling (e-)invoices and other documents, including receipt, sending, conversion and processing. Martin Bannik, AFI's e-invoicing expert, will explain how the implementation of the appropriate invoicing solutions can help to optimize your business processes comprehensively.

  3. Presentation

    11:30 Masterclass Workiva

  4. Presentation

    12:00 Masterclass Floqast

  1. Presentation

    10:00 Company-wide 100% digitization of incoming invoices in S/4HANA with Serrala

    Mandatory electronic invoice receipt from January 1, 2025: How GNS has already implemented this in S/4HANA with the help of FS² AccountsPayable from Serrala since 2022.

    Use of AI with Smart-Eye for automated invoice processing.

    End-to-end solution from invoice receipt to payment without system/media disruptions.

    Audit-proof invoice workflow certified by PwC.

    Single point of truth for accounts payable in the InfoCenter of the Finance Suite.

  2. Presentation

    10:30 Masterclass Diamant Software

  3. Presentation

    11:00 Masterclass Workday

  4. Presentation

    11:30 Masterclass Remote

  5. Presentation

    12:00 Masterclass WTS

  1. Presentation

    09:30 Keynote in preparation

  2.  

    10:00 Coffee break

    Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.

  3. Presentation

    10:30 Keynote in preparation

  4. Panel discussion

    11:00 OCR and accounting: the digital transformation of the financial world

    Digitisation in accounting uses OCR technology to automatically capture and process financial documents. This speeds up the accounting process, reduces errors and enables real-time data. This discussion will share how OCR is modernising accounting and the benefits this brings to businesses.

  5. Panel discussion

    11:45 AI in accounting: the future of finance

    In this panel discussion, experts will explore the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) in accounting. Discover potential: Explore the opportunities that AI tools and solutions offer in finance to optimise processes and increase efficiency. Understand the challenges: Learn more about the challenges associated with implementing AI in accounting and how to address them. Follow current developments: Stay up to date on the latest trends and developments in the finance AI landscape.

  1. 12:30
     

    12:30 Lunch break

  1. 13:45
  2. 15:15
     

    Coffee break

    Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
     

  3. 16:00
    Presentation

    Love counts

    Revenue, profit, turnover rates, time-to-market—numbers provide security in uncertain times and are indispensable in our lives and companies.

    Bosses (usually) love them, employees (usually) hate them, and financial officers, as guardians of the numbers, are caught in a volatile, fast-paced world between the desire for reliable information, “safe” forecasts, and the suspicion that half-truths and political games could undermine the credibility of “their” numbers.

    How do you manage to identify decision-relevant information in this environment, communicate it clearly, and recognize the unwanted impacts reporting and planning can have? You will find out in “Love counts” the first relationship counseling for numbers and people.

  4. 16:30
    Panel discussion

    Female Leadership in Controlling

    Our panel discussion on 'Female Leadership in Controlling' explores the important role of women in leadership positions in finance. It will discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist to promote and support female talent in this industry.

  5. 17:15
    Presentation

    Keynote in Preparation

  6. 17:45
     

    Controlling Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Controlling Summit Speaker Award.

  1. Presentation

    13:30 Compliance, More than Just Mandates!

    Future-Proof Your Compliance- How Best-in-Class Companies Ride the Mandate Wave

    Embark on a journey of strategic foresight with thought leader Markus Hornburg as we navigate the impending wave of E-Invoicing mandates in today's dynamic business terrain.

    Instead of mere reaction, discover the unparalleled benefits of proactive compliance preparation.

    Join us for an insightful exploration into the transformative power of staying ahead, offering strategic insights, practical solutions, and a roadmap to elevate your business from mere compliance to a true competitive advantage.

  2. Presentation

    14:00 Customer Case Study from Excel Hell to Integrated Application (Financial Consolidation and Management Reporting / Planning)

    Customer Case Study from Excel Hell to Integrated Application (Financial Consolidation and Management Reporting / Planning)

    How Apliqo supports the office of finance to overcome common challenges around data integration and provide the management with a state of the art financial audit and management decision tool.

  3. Presentation

    14:30 GCR global compliance and reporting – ensuring compliance in an ever-changing global landscape

    This presentation illustrates how Forvis Mazars, as an international company, guides and supports its global clients. Our experienced team of organisation and coordination experts helps you concentrate on your core business internationally while maintaining an overview of the processes and reports. We cover all the important compliance issues facing you today, including the use of digital tools, while also considering the individual processes.

  4. Presentation

    15:00 Masterclass Pleo

  5.  

    15:15 Coffee break

    Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
     

  6. Presentation

    15:45 Advantages of integrated SAC planning

    In our master class, we will show you how you can successfully digitalize your planning process with the help of SAP Analytics Cloud. By implementing this fully integrated planning solution, you can optimize your processes and take strategic decisions to a new level. Find out how SAC can help you to make your planning processes more efficient and manage your company in a future-oriented way.

  7. Presentation

    16:15 Navigating Staff Shortages in Finance Departments with Change Management

    Matthias is an expert in controlling, reporting and ESG. He has more than a decade of professional experience, implementing innovative solutions to improve the efficiency and sustainability of finance departments. From 2020 to 2024, he was a Project Professional at Treuenfels, where he led clients’ projects to success. Empowered by these experiences, he has recently turned to interim management. He specialises in operational and strategic controlling, SAP, Power BI, predictive analytics and M&A.
    Matthias is a passionate speaker who enjoys sharing his expertise and professional experience. He will provide you with practical insights into how effective finance teams turn ideas into reality.

  8. Presentation

    16:45 Navigating CSRD - time is pressing: CSRD, implementation, updates & insights

    The time is coming soon! CSRD reporting (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) will be mandatory for many companies from 2024 or 2025. But what is the current status of preparations for data, processes and new reporting structures and what can we already learn from initial experiences? In this masterclass, you will learn about the latest developments and challenges, garnished with exciting practical examples and valuable insights. Ideal for executives, sustainability managers and anyone who is ready to take on the CSRD reporting challenge and master it successfully!

  9. Presentation

    17:15 Masterclass Expensya

  10.  

    17:30 Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

  1. Presentation

    13:30 Beyond Borders, Beyond Paper: Streamlining Global Expenses in a Mobile World

    Managing global expenses in a multinational corporation like Knauf Gips KG presents significant challenges, including currency fluctuations, regulatory compliance, and diverse expense reporting standards. In this masterclass, you will hear leading practice examples on how to streamline global expense management in an organization with a global footprint. Discover innovative strategies and solutions successfully implemented by Knauf to overcome these challenges and optimize their expense management processes.

  2. Presentation

    14:00 Turbo controlling: new speeds in financial management

    Immerse yourself in the world of high-speed controlling and how you can efficiently manage operational controlling processes, integrated financial planning and legal consolidation with the Corporate Planning Software. Find out in our live demo how fast and clear IBCS reports lead to more agile decisions.

  3. Presentation

    15:00 Win-win or love-hate relationship? Accounting vs. controlling

    Accounting and controlling are often described as the cornerstones of successful corporate management. Magnus Bilke knows from many years of experience that in real life, the interplay between these disciplines is anything but straightforward.

    His dream: a holistic collaboration at eye level that enables forward-looking, data-driven corporate management. With the DONE!Financials Group, he sets a good example and dispels common prejudices in his expert talk. It's a kind of pairing consultation for corporate finance, because his heart beats for the close integration of accounting and controlling.

  4.  

    15:15 Coffee break

    Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
     

  5. Presentation

    15:45 Masterclass KPMG

  6. Presentation

    16:15 Project controlling with Prophix - from Shanghai to Stuttgart

    One of the major challenges in project controlling is the “life to date” view. It requires both cost and margin calculations as well as project accounting data to be considered. In our master class, we will walk you through a real-world implementation project based on the case of Ippolito Fleitz from Stuttgart. You will learn how project controlling can be optimized using a state-of-the-art tool like Prophix.

  7. Presentation

    16:45 BayWa: With SAP Central Finance to SAP S/4HANA

    The agricultural group BayWa switched to SAP S/4HANA and implemented SAP Central Finance as a central part of the changeover. The go-live of the switch to SAP S/4HANA was at the beginning of 2024. With the introduction of SAP S/4HANA, the Group replaced a very heterogeneous SAP R/3 system that was around 20 years old. SAP Central Finance connects the old SAP R/3 system with the future SAP S/4HANA system and thus enables a gradual move with cutting patterns across the legal structures, significantly reducing complexity and risk in particular. At the Accounting Summit, Tobias Fausch and Christian Neuschil will report on the preliminary study carried out in advance and provide a practical insight into the subsequent implementation and the particular challenges of the project.

  8. Presentation

    17:15 Accounting for ESOP/VSOP

    In the masterclass, we look at the relevant accounting regulations in accordance with IFRS & HGB. We present key challenges and pitfalls as well as approaches to overcoming them. The masterclass is suitable for ‘newbies’ as well as ‘experts’ in the field of ESOP & VSOP accounting.

  9.  

    17:30 Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

  1. Presentation

    13:30 Nice frontend, but nothing behind it? Rely on a reliable database for your controlling with the Datavault Builder!

    Even the best controlling tool won't help if the data isn't right. Find out in this masterclass how DVB can help you with your data quality in day-to-day controlling!

    Does this sound familiar to you?
    Do you already have a business intelligence or corporate performance solution in place, but the discussions about data accuracy continue?
    Do you have many parallel data streams from different upstream systems and lack a consistent database?
    Are you looking for a suitable tool to digitalise your controlling, but the topic of data management has not yet been addressed?
    You know that reliable controlling only works on the basis of a consistent database, but you are a long way from centralised data management?
    Do you want reliable data quality, but are constantly confronted with changes in your system architecture?

    The Datavault Builder supports you with all these requirements!
    The tool helps you to set up professional data management in a requirements-driven and business user-friendly way and thus achieve reliable data quality for your reporting, analysis and planning processes.
    In the masterclass, Tobias will use exciting best practices from everyday project work to show you how Datavault Builder can take you to the next level in the digitalisation of your controlling and finance.
    Because in the end, even the best front end won't help if the data isn't right.

    Come and see us!

  2. Presentation

    14:00 Intelligent computer processing for maximum efficiency: Best of Breed of the AI world on one platform

    Immerse yourself in the world of intelligent invoice processing and discover our innovative solutions for efficient document management. Whether you want to extract, process or manage data, Doxis makes it all possible. We offer you seamless access to relevant information from various sources without having to rely on complicated interfaces. Learn more about transparent, rule-based extraction and AI-supported recognition for optimised workflows. Our platform combines the best of both worlds and is designed to optimise your processes. Discover how Doxis can modernise your workflows!

  3. Presentation

    14:30 E-Invoicing: Current challenges and the most effective integration strategy

    • Benefits / Why should I attend?
      • ""Find out from our expert Phil Wischniowsky what global requirements you face with e-invoicing and how you can meet them. Get an overview of the current national e-invoicing systems, in particular XRechnung in Germany, what makes them different and tips and tricks on how to integrate them efficiently into your infrastructure.""
    • Agenda points:
      • XRechnung B2B in Germany (introduction, current information, B2B reception)
      • Cost comparison of e-invoicing vs. other systems in terms of cost per invoice
      • Advantages of Peppol
      • Current international developments
      • Receiving and sending invoices with Retarus"
  4. Presentation

    15:00 Mastering the monthly statement for credit cards and alternative payment methods: Modern financial processes

    In this 15-minute masterclass, Roger reveals contemporary financial practices for efficient monthly closing of credit card and alternative payment methods. Gain valuable insights on how to optimise your financial processes and ensure efficiency, transparency and compliance. Experience the power of automated payment reconciliation with ReconHub Don't miss this opportunity to combine your financial management skills with the expertise of the industry leader.

  5.  

    15:15 Coffee break

    Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
     

  6. Presentation

    15:45 Masterclass WTS Adivsory

  7. Presentation

    16:15 Masterclass Deloitte

  8. Presentation

    16:45 AI in accounting - supportive or just disruptive?

    After workflows and automation, now AI in accounting?

    Digital data and processes as well as cloud solutions create the conditions for companies to take the next big step: the use of artificial intelligence. This also applies to accounting. But where exactly does AI start; is it really useful in accounting and how do other teams actually
    use AI?
    Christian Große-Brookhuis, Sales Director New Sales and Robert Drouvé, Senior Account Manager at easy software, will address precisely these questions using various use cases.

    They will not only highlight the advantages, but also the challenges.

  9. Presentation

    17:00 In Preparation

  10.  

    17:30 Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

  1.  

    13:30 Startup Awards

    Here you can see innovative startups that present smart new solutions for digital innovations in accounting. The best three will receive an Accounting Summit Startup Award - you vote!

  2. Panel discussion

    14:30 Interaction with ESG, ERP implementation or digitalisation of teams

    This discussion highlights the central importance of effective interaction in the areas of environmental, social and governance (ESG), ERP implementation and the digitalisation of teams.

  3.  

    15:15 Coffee break

    Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
     

  4. Presentation

    16:00 Keynote in preparation

  5. Panel discussion

    16:30 CFO in transformation

    The role of the CFO in a transformation phase is of central importance for the success of a company in times of change. In this panel discussion, the diverse tasks and responsibilities of the CFO in supporting and managing transformation projects will be highlighted.

  6. Presentation

    17:15 The Impact of Gen AI on Accounting

    - How GenAI transforms the Accounting and Finance departments and redefines the accounting profession

    - How can companies and CFOs harness technology and create ‘data-driven companies

    - What are future relevant skills in the world of accounting Operating model of the future and the role of IT

  7.  

    17:45 Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

  1. 18:00
     

    18:00 Accounting Summit AFTERSHOW LOUNGE

    Drinks and networking for all participants

11th September 2024 Controlling Summit Day One

08:30

Welcome

09:15 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Welcome

Event opening and welcome from organizers

09:15 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Welcome

Opening of the event and welcome by the organisers

09:30 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Keynote in preperation

09:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Keynote in preparation

10:00 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Coffee break

Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.

10:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Global e-invoicing strategies based on SAP in practice

In this masterclass, you will learn how to integrate e-invoicing into your SAP system and integrate invoice exchange with Poland, France, Spain & Germany, among others, into the existing invoicing process with just one API.


Because: The e-invoicing wave is rolling towards us. Many challenges in accounting processes await us. In 30 minutes, Kevin Teipel and Sönke Wahlers will give you a detailed overview of the topic and helpful information on how you can prepare your invoicing process for the upcoming changes in good time. changes in good time.

10:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Tungsten Automation

10:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Company-wide 100% digitization of incoming invoices in S/4HANA with Serrala

Mandatory electronic invoice receipt from January 1, 2025: How GNS has already implemented this in S/4HANA with the help of FS² AccountsPayable from Serrala since 2022.

Use of AI with Smart-Eye for automated invoice processing.

End-to-end solution from invoice receipt to payment without system/media disruptions.

Audit-proof invoice workflow certified by PwC.

Single point of truth for accounts payable in the InfoCenter of the Finance Suite.

10:00 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Coffee break

Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.

10:30 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Keynote in preparation

10:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass OneStream Software

10:30 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Single point of business: e-invoicing as the key to your business process optimization

The upcoming legal obligation regarding e-invoicing is a decisive turning point in the business world. However, this transition is much more than just a requirement; it provides the perfect opportunity to optimize business processes from scratch.  AFI Solutions' Single Point of Business approach will provide a perfect solution for handling (e-)invoices and other documents, including receipt, sending, conversion and processing. Martin Bannik, AFI's e-invoicing expert, will explain how the implementation of the appropriate invoicing solutions can help to optimize your business processes comprehensively.

10:30 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Diamant Software

10:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Keynote in preparation

11:00 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Controlling Transformation

What do we need to do today to be well prepared for the future?

The panel discussion on 'Controlling Transformation' provides an opportunity to explore the exciting developments in controlling. 
Strategic changes: How does controlling transformation influence corporate strategy?
Use of technology: What role do new technologies play in controlling?
Company-wide effects: How is the transformation changing the way of working and culture in the organisation?

11:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Navigating Sustainability - A practical insight into the implementation of end-to-end ESG reporting

It is no longer just large corporates that are facing the challenge of reporting non-financial environmental, social and governance (ESG) information in accordance with the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) for the first time. But what data is needed and how can I collect it as efficiently as possible? Navigating Sustainability is a 30-minute guide based on the example of a practical implementation of the ESG requirements: from data definition and data collection to an informative and audit-proof report. informative and audit-proof sustainability report.

11:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Workday

11:00 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

OCR and accounting: the digital transformation of the financial world

Digitisation in accounting uses OCR technology to automatically capture and process financial documents. This speeds up the accounting process, reduces errors and enables real-time data. This discussion will share how OCR is modernising accounting and the benefits this brings to businesses.

11:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Professionalisation of the finance function: experiences and best practices of a PE CFO

What tried-and-tested, pragmatic solutions are available to quickly and sustainably eliminate the typical deficits in the finance function of small and medium-sized companies and to meet the requirements - not only of financial investors - in the long term?

11:30 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Workiva

11:30 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Remote

11:45 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Risk controlling

What role does risk controlling play in the long-term planning and strategic orientation of companies?

Our panel discussion on 'Risk Controlling' focusses on the identification, assessment and management of risks in companies. Experts will discuss the importance of risk controlling, the difficulties it entails and proven solutions. 

11:45 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

AI in accounting: the future of finance

In this panel discussion, experts will explore the transformative role of artificial intelligence (AI) in accounting. Discover potential: Explore the opportunities that AI tools and solutions offer in finance to optimise processes and increase efficiency. Understand the challenges: Learn more about the challenges associated with implementing AI in accounting and how to address them. Follow current developments: Stay up to date on the latest trends and developments in the finance AI landscape.

12:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Payhawk

12:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Floqast

12:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass WTS

12:30

Lunch break

13:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Compliance, More than Just Mandates!

Future-Proof Your Compliance- How Best-in-Class Companies Ride the Mandate Wave

Embark on a journey of strategic foresight with thought leader Markus Hornburg as we navigate the impending wave of E-Invoicing mandates in today's dynamic business terrain.

Instead of mere reaction, discover the unparalleled benefits of proactive compliance preparation.

Join us for an insightful exploration into the transformative power of staying ahead, offering strategic insights, practical solutions, and a roadmap to elevate your business from mere compliance to a true competitive advantage.

13:30 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Beyond Borders, Beyond Paper: Streamlining Global Expenses in a Mobile World

Managing global expenses in a multinational corporation like Knauf Gips KG presents significant challenges, including currency fluctuations, regulatory compliance, and diverse expense reporting standards. In this masterclass, you will hear leading practice examples on how to streamline global expense management in an organization with a global footprint. Discover innovative strategies and solutions successfully implemented by Knauf to overcome these challenges and optimize their expense management processes.

13:30 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Nice frontend, but nothing behind it? Rely on a reliable database for your controlling with the Datavault Builder!

Even the best controlling tool won't help if the data isn't right. Find out in this masterclass how DVB can help you with your data quality in day-to-day controlling!

Does this sound familiar to you?
Do you already have a business intelligence or corporate performance solution in place, but the discussions about data accuracy continue?
Do you have many parallel data streams from different upstream systems and lack a consistent database?
Are you looking for a suitable tool to digitalise your controlling, but the topic of data management has not yet been addressed?
You know that reliable controlling only works on the basis of a consistent database, but you are a long way from centralised data management?
Do you want reliable data quality, but are constantly confronted with changes in your system architecture?

The Datavault Builder supports you with all these requirements!
The tool helps you to set up professional data management in a requirements-driven and business user-friendly way and thus achieve reliable data quality for your reporting, analysis and planning processes.
In the masterclass, Tobias will use exciting best practices from everyday project work to show you how Datavault Builder can take you to the next level in the digitalisation of your controlling and finance.
Because in the end, even the best front end won't help if the data isn't right.

Come and see us!

13:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Startup Awards

Here you can see innovative startups that present smart new solutions for digital innovations in accounting. The best three will receive an Accounting Summit Startup Award - you vote!

13:45 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

In Preparation

14:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Customer Case Study from Excel Hell to Integrated Application (Financial Consolidation and Management Reporting / Planning)

Customer Case Study from Excel Hell to Integrated Application (Financial Consolidation and Management Reporting / Planning)

How Apliqo supports the office of finance to overcome common challenges around data integration and provide the management with a state of the art financial audit and management decision tool.

14:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Turbo controlling: new speeds in financial management

Immerse yourself in the world of high-speed controlling and how you can efficiently manage operational controlling processes, integrated financial planning and legal consolidation with the Corporate Planning Software. Find out in our live demo how fast and clear IBCS reports lead to more agile decisions.

14:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Intelligent computer processing for maximum efficiency: Best of Breed of the AI world on one platform

Immerse yourself in the world of intelligent invoice processing and discover our innovative solutions for efficient document management. Whether you want to extract, process or manage data, Doxis makes it all possible. We offer you seamless access to relevant information from various sources without having to rely on complicated interfaces. Learn more about transparent, rule-based extraction and AI-supported recognition for optimised workflows. Our platform combines the best of both worlds and is designed to optimise your processes. Discover how Doxis can modernise your workflows!

14:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

GCR global compliance and reporting – ensuring compliance in an ever-changing global landscape

This presentation illustrates how Forvis Mazars, as an international company, guides and supports its global clients. Our experienced team of organisation and coordination experts helps you concentrate on your core business internationally while maintaining an overview of the processes and reports. We cover all the important compliance issues facing you today, including the use of digital tools, while also considering the individual processes.

14:30 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

E-Invoicing: Current challenges and the most effective integration strategy

  • Benefits / Why should I attend?
    • ""Find out from our expert Phil Wischniowsky what global requirements you face with e-invoicing and how you can meet them. Get an overview of the current national e-invoicing systems, in particular XRechnung in Germany, what makes them different and tips and tricks on how to integrate them efficiently into your infrastructure.""
  • Agenda points:
    • XRechnung B2B in Germany (introduction, current information, B2B reception)
    • Cost comparison of e-invoicing vs. other systems in terms of cost per invoice
    • Advantages of Peppol
    • Current international developments
    • Receiving and sending invoices with Retarus"
14:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Interaction with ESG, ERP implementation or digitalisation of teams

This discussion highlights the central importance of effective interaction in the areas of environmental, social and governance (ESG), ERP implementation and the digitalisation of teams.

15:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Pleo

15:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Win-win or love-hate relationship? Accounting vs. controlling

Accounting and controlling are often described as the cornerstones of successful corporate management. Magnus Bilke knows from many years of experience that in real life, the interplay between these disciplines is anything but straightforward.

His dream: a holistic collaboration at eye level that enables forward-looking, data-driven corporate management. With the DONE!Financials Group, he sets a good example and dispels common prejudices in his expert talk. It's a kind of pairing consultation for corporate finance, because his heart beats for the close integration of accounting and controlling.

15:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Mastering the monthly statement for credit cards and alternative payment methods: Modern financial processes

In this 15-minute masterclass, Roger reveals contemporary financial practices for efficient monthly closing of credit card and alternative payment methods. Gain valuable insights on how to optimise your financial processes and ensure efficiency, transparency and compliance. Experience the power of automated payment reconciliation with ReconHub Don't miss this opportunity to combine your financial management skills with the expertise of the industry leader.

15:15 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Coffee break

Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
 

15:15 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
 

Coffee break

Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
 

15:15 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
 

Coffee break

Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
 

15:15 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
 

Coffee break

Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
 

15:15 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Coffee break

Enjoy some coffee and cake and make new contacts with the visitors and exhibitors of the Accounting Summit.
 

15:45 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Advantages of integrated SAC planning

In our master class, we will show you how you can successfully digitalize your planning process with the help of SAP Analytics Cloud. By implementing this fully integrated planning solution, you can optimize your processes and take strategic decisions to a new level. Find out how SAC can help you to make your planning processes more efficient and manage your company in a future-oriented way.

15:45 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass KPMG

15:45 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass WTS Adivsory

16:00 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Love counts

Revenue, profit, turnover rates, time-to-market—numbers provide security in uncertain times and are indispensable in our lives and companies.

Bosses (usually) love them, employees (usually) hate them, and financial officers, as guardians of the numbers, are caught in a volatile, fast-paced world between the desire for reliable information, “safe” forecasts, and the suspicion that half-truths and political games could undermine the credibility of “their” numbers.

How do you manage to identify decision-relevant information in this environment, communicate it clearly, and recognize the unwanted impacts reporting and planning can have? You will find out in “Love counts” the first relationship counseling for numbers and people.

16:00 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Keynote in preparation

16:15 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Navigating Staff Shortages in Finance Departments with Change Management

Matthias is an expert in controlling, reporting and ESG. He has more than a decade of professional experience, implementing innovative solutions to improve the efficiency and sustainability of finance departments. From 2020 to 2024, he was a Project Professional at Treuenfels, where he led clients’ projects to success. Empowered by these experiences, he has recently turned to interim management. He specialises in operational and strategic controlling, SAP, Power BI, predictive analytics and M&A.
Matthias is a passionate speaker who enjoys sharing his expertise and professional experience. He will provide you with practical insights into how effective finance teams turn ideas into reality.

16:15 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Project controlling with Prophix - from Shanghai to Stuttgart

One of the major challenges in project controlling is the “life to date” view. It requires both cost and margin calculations as well as project accounting data to be considered. In our master class, we will walk you through a real-world implementation project based on the case of Ippolito Fleitz from Stuttgart. You will learn how project controlling can be optimized using a state-of-the-art tool like Prophix.

16:15 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Deloitte

16:30 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Female Leadership in Controlling

Our panel discussion on 'Female Leadership in Controlling' explores the important role of women in leadership positions in finance. It will discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist to promote and support female talent in this industry.

16:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

CFO in transformation

The role of the CFO in a transformation phase is of central importance for the success of a company in times of change. In this panel discussion, the diverse tasks and responsibilities of the CFO in supporting and managing transformation projects will be highlighted.

16:45 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Navigating CSRD - time is pressing: CSRD, implementation, updates & insights

The time is coming soon! CSRD reporting (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) will be mandatory for many companies from 2024 or 2025. But what is the current status of preparations for data, processes and new reporting structures and what can we already learn from initial experiences? In this masterclass, you will learn about the latest developments and challenges, garnished with exciting practical examples and valuable insights. Ideal for executives, sustainability managers and anyone who is ready to take on the CSRD reporting challenge and master it successfully!

16:45 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

BayWa: With SAP Central Finance to SAP S/4HANA

The agricultural group BayWa switched to SAP S/4HANA and implemented SAP Central Finance as a central part of the changeover. The go-live of the switch to SAP S/4HANA was at the beginning of 2024. With the introduction of SAP S/4HANA, the Group replaced a very heterogeneous SAP R/3 system that was around 20 years old. SAP Central Finance connects the old SAP R/3 system with the future SAP S/4HANA system and thus enables a gradual move with cutting patterns across the legal structures, significantly reducing complexity and risk in particular. At the Accounting Summit, Tobias Fausch and Christian Neuschil will report on the preliminary study carried out in advance and provide a practical insight into the subsequent implementation and the particular challenges of the project.

16:45 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

AI in accounting - supportive or just disruptive?

After workflows and automation, now AI in accounting?

Digital data and processes as well as cloud solutions create the conditions for companies to take the next big step: the use of artificial intelligence. This also applies to accounting. But where exactly does AI start; is it really useful in accounting and how do other teams actually
use AI?
Christian Große-Brookhuis, Sales Director New Sales and Robert Drouvé, Senior Account Manager at easy software, will address precisely these questions using various use cases.

They will not only highlight the advantages, but also the challenges.

17:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

In Preparation

17:15 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Keynote in Preparation

17:15 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Expensya

17:15 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Accounting for ESOP/VSOP

In the masterclass, we look at the relevant accounting regulations in accordance with IFRS & HGB. We present key challenges and pitfalls as well as approaches to overcoming them. The masterclass is suitable for ‘newbies’ as well as ‘experts’ in the field of ESOP & VSOP accounting.

17:15 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

The Impact of Gen AI on Accounting

- How GenAI transforms the Accounting and Finance departments and redefines the accounting profession

- How can companies and CFOs harness technology and create ‘data-driven companies

- What are future relevant skills in the world of accounting Operating model of the future and the role of IT

17:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
 

Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

17:30 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
 

Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

17:30 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
 

Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

17:45 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Controlling Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Controlling Summit Speaker Award.

17:45 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

18:00

Accounting Summit AFTERSHOW LOUNGE

Drinks and networking for all participants

12th September 2024 Controlling Summit Day Two

  1. CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE
  1. MONT BLANC Masterclasses
  1. MATTERHORN Masterclasses
  1. ZUGSPITZE Masterclasses
  1. ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE
  1. 09:00
     

    09:00 Welcome

  1. 10:15
     

    Welcome

    Opening of the event and greetings by the organizers.
     

  2. 10:30
    Presentation

    AI - another way not to optimise financial processes

    - Why AI hinders process optimisation
    - How can AI be integrated into work processes?
    - How to accept and validate AI results?

  3. 11:00
    Presentation

    Successful controlling mechanisms (storytelling)

    In this panel, renowned industry experts will share their extensive experience and proven methods in the field of controlling with the audience.
    Learn how successful controlling methods are developed and used to successfully manage and steer companies.

    Presentation:

    Marina Meyer Marina Meyer TCC
  4. 11:45
    Panel discussion

    Digitalisation in controlling

    In this expert panel, executives will explore how digital technologies are changing controlling. The experts will share their insights into best practices, opportunities and challenges associated with this change.

  1. Presentation

    10:00 E-invoicing obligation in the pipeline! What to do next?

    The e-invoicing obligation in the B2B sector is a done deal: companies must be able to receive e-
    invoices from January 1 st , 2025 – by 2028, all temporary transitional regulations for sending invoices
    will also be abolished. This session will show you what you can do to easily receive and send
    electronic invoices in accordance with the EN 16931 standard to remain compliant and, at the same
    time, optimize your invoicing processes.

  2. Presentation

    10:30 Introduction of AI in accounting - what is worthwhile and what is not?

    AI in accounting has extremely high potential. However, the topic of AI in accounting is
    associated with many dimensions, which makes a stringent decision to introduce it very difficult.
    For example, the AI's differentiation in the degree of independence of its actions. Or the
    distinction between Analytical AI and GenKI/ChatKI. Or the difficulty of auditing the decision-
    making of an autonomous AI in accounting. Accordingly, the decision-making process for the
    introduction of AI in accounting is associated with a high level of initial uncertainty.
    The lecture will briefly examine these elements and also provide an initial report on the decision
    to introduce AI in a small company.

  3. Presentation

    11:00 Masterclass Blackline

  4. Presentation

    11:30 The e-invoice lifecycle in SAP from creation to processing

    In many countries, the topic of e-invoicing is coming ever closer to us. It is therefore all the more important to prepare for the future and efficiently map the corresponding processes in your SAP system.

    In this masterclass, you will learn how you can use XFT to create outgoing e-invoices and process incoming e-invoices. We also offer you the option of mapping all authorisation steps in SAPUI5. In this way, we can work together to efficiently organise your processes in the SAP system.

  5. Presentation

    12:00 Masterclass RSM Ebner Stolz

    Efficient financial processes: Best practice recommendations for the smart integration of tool-based financial reporting

  1. Presentation

    10:00 Masterclass Trintech

  2. Presentation

    10:30 True KPIs - operational management of your business with AI

    In this presentation, we will delve into the world of the classic approach to key performance indicators (KPIs) in comparison to the "True KPIs" approach. With the idea of "True KPIs", we introduce a complementary perspective that is more orientated towards the real actual situation of the company and can provide new impulses for the operational management of your company. Find out how True KPIs can revolutionise traditional controlling and how they differ from conventional KPIs. Discover how True KPIs based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) enable more precise and dynamic decision-making processes. Innovative opportunities are opening up to increase the efficiency and responsiveness of corporate controlling.

    The presentation offers you:

    - An introduction to the world of True KPIs and how they differ from traditional metrics.
    - Strengthen your ability to interpret and utilise data comprehensively.
    - Recognise ways in which True KPIs can enrich the operational management of your company.
    - Recognise the potential offered by AI in the analysis and application of True KPIs.
    - Practical application examples as inspiration for the integration of True KPIs in your company

  3. Presentation

    11:00 Finance Excellence - The future way of Accounting

    Financial Accounting is often regarded as a regulatory-driven discipline, at the same time, it forms the basis for managing the business by the controlling function. A close integration across the finance functions is therefore an essential success factor.

  4. Presentation

    11:30 Automation in accounting: The benefits of card-based transaction data

  5. Presentation

    12:00 Masterclass Workday

  1. Presentation

    10:00 Masterclass Payhawk

  2. Presentation

    10:30 Demand planning with AI at Primvera Life

    How the organic and natural cosmetics manufacturer Primavera Life uses modern AI to plan its demand for valuable raw materials.

    Get to know the AI algorithms used in demand planning as part of S&OP planning, their strengths and limitations and the experience gained from three years of use.
     

  3. Presentation

    10:45 Masterclass Rossum

  4. Presentation

    11:00 e-Invoicing in SAP with the Invoice Scanner for SAP S/4HANA by Nagarro

    The Growth Opportunities Act (Das Wachstumschancengesetz) aims to support companies in their digitalization efforts. In our masterclass, you will learn about the impact this has on electronic invoice processing and how easy it is to process e-invoices with the Invoice Scanner for SAP S/4HANA. Through the integration of AI technologies, the Invoice Scanner can intelligently extract, validate, and transfer invoice data into your SAP system. Discover the power of AI and how it can improve the efficiency and accuracy of your invoice processing.

  1. Presentation

    10:30 Revolutionise your payment processes: increase efficiency with virtual cards

  2. Panel discussion

    11:00 Compliance in accounting

    Our panel discussion programme item on 'Compliance in Accounting' explores the central role of regulatory compliance in the financial world. The importance for companies, current challenges and proven strategies to ensure compliance will be discussed.

  3. Panel discussion

    11:45 Female Leadership in Accounting

    In many companies, management roles are still rarely filled by women. We can expect a discussion about the potentials and hurdles that accompany female managers in accounting. An exciting exchange about the relevance of gender diversity and the future of female managers in accounting.

  1. 12:30
     

    12:30 Lunch break

  1. 14:00
    Presentation

    In Preparation

  2. 14:30
    Panel discussion

    Efficiency and good governance in reporting through integrated business intelligence and controlling function

    How can the integration of business intelligence and controlling functions help to increase efficiency and promote good governance in reporting?

    Our experts provide insights into how the seamless integration of BI and controlling optimises reporting processes. Best practices and strategies are presented that contribute to efficient reporting and governance.

  3. 15:15
     

    Coffee break

  4. 15:30
    Panel discussion

    Step by step to sustainability controlling

    In this panel discussion, experts will share practical steps and proven methods to support companies on their way to sustainability controlling. From planning to implementation, experiences will be shared to provide participants with concrete insights and practical tips. The aim is to develop a well-founded guide for the successful integration of sustainability into controlling.

  5. 16:15
    Presentation

    Keynote in Preparation

  6. 16:45
     

    Controlling Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Controlling Summit Speaker Award.
     

  1. Presentation

    13:30 Generating insights and managing companies with (generative) AI

    How can AI be intelligently integrated into corporate planning and reporting processes? What opportunities and limitations await us and what impact does artificial intelligence have on companies?
    From the first steps with chatbots on websites to more complex use cases - we provide good practices on how organisations can benefit from this technology without turning everything upside down.
    Specific use cases show how AI can influence or even improve forecasting and reporting processes.

  2. Presentation

    14:00 Enter the next level - The e-invoice as an opportunity for digital transformation in finance!

    Dive into the future of invoice processing. With the upcoming e-invoicing mandate and the changed VAT reporting requirements, the finance sector of tomorrow faces several challenges. In our masterclass, we'll show you how to turn these challenges into opportunities. They provide the perfect opportunity to comprehensively digitize business processes. In addition to cost and time savings, benefit from AI-supported processes in invoice processing and seamless integration into your existing system landscape. d.velop offers holistic solutions for digitally managing, exchanging, and securely archiving information and documents within your company.

  3. Presentation

    14:30 E-invoicing becomes mandatory – not only in Germany

    • More and more governments are introducing e-invoicing mandates. In Germany, the basic obligation for electronic invoicing will already come into force on 01.01.2025.
    • There are various approaches to mastering the complexity of the legal requirements
    • In his presentation, Johannes Abrams will give you clear recommendations for dealing with e-invoicing
  4.  

    16:45 Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.
     

  1. Presentation

    13:30 Next-level SAP financial close automation

    How many of your accounting processes can you automate with SAP?

    - What are the main benefits of automating the R2R process?

    - How much time and resources do you need to spend on setting up your SAP system for automation?

    - How can the IT complexity of SAP automation be overcome?

    - How can the finance department get involved in configuring automation solutions?

    - Is there real "one-click SAP automation"?

  2. Presentation

    14:00 Masterclass Scheer

  3. Presentation

    14:30 Agentic AI in the Finance Department – How AI Accountants Powered by LLMs Will Turn Your Team Upside Down

    Dr. Ulrich Erxleben is founder and CEO of Hypatos GmbH, a company developing AI software for document automation with headquarters in Berlin and New York.

    Uli holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting and Finance developed by the University of St. Gallen and a PhD in Finance from the Technical University of Darmstadt. After graduation, he worked for McKinsey & Company in Berlin and Palo Alto, was Managing Director of Rocket Internet SE in the US and led the early-stage investments of ProSiebenSat1 SE. Since 2014, he has been an entrepreneur in the field of process automation for the finance department.

  4. Presentation

    15:00 Masterclass Nooxit

  5.  

    16:45 Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

  1. Presentation

    13:30 Masterclass Yokoy

  2. Presentation

    14:00 Masterclass Avvaneo

  3. Presentation

    14:30 Masterclass Agicap

  4.  

    16:45 Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

  1.  

    13:30 Startup Awards

    Here you can see innovative startups that present smart new solutions for digital innovations in accounting. The best three will receive an Accounting Summit Startup Award - you vote!

  2. Panel discussion

    14:30 Youngster Panel

    Many companies are increasingly focussing on promoting young management talent - and this is paying off.

    The Accounting Youngster Panel offers young talents a platform to share and discuss their perspectives, ideas and experiences in the world of finance. A dynamic exchange about the future of accounting and the challenges that young professionals face.

  3.  

    15:15 Coffee break

  4. Panel discussion

    15:30 Corporate meets Startup

    In our panel discussion on "Differences between large companies and start-ups in accounting", the contrasts between traditional corporations and innovative start-ups in finance will be discussed.

  5. Presentation

    16:15 Artificial intelligence - from ChatGPT to GPT-4

  6.  

    16:45 Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

    Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.
     

  1. 20:00
     

    20:00 End of Accounting Summit 2024

12th September 2024 Controlling Summit Day Two

09:00

Welcome

10:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

E-invoicing obligation in the pipeline! What to do next?

The e-invoicing obligation in the B2B sector is a done deal: companies must be able to receive e-
invoices from January 1 st , 2025 – by 2028, all temporary transitional regulations for sending invoices
will also be abolished. This session will show you what you can do to easily receive and send
electronic invoices in accordance with the EN 16931 standard to remain compliant and, at the same
time, optimize your invoicing processes.

10:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Trintech

10:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Payhawk

10:15 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Welcome

Opening of the event and greetings by the organizers.
 

10:15 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Welcome

Opening of the event and welcome by the organisers

10:30 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

AI - another way not to optimise financial processes

- Why AI hinders process optimisation
- How can AI be integrated into work processes?
- How to accept and validate AI results?

10:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Introduction of AI in accounting - what is worthwhile and what is not?

AI in accounting has extremely high potential. However, the topic of AI in accounting is
associated with many dimensions, which makes a stringent decision to introduce it very difficult.
For example, the AI's differentiation in the degree of independence of its actions. Or the
distinction between Analytical AI and GenKI/ChatKI. Or the difficulty of auditing the decision-
making of an autonomous AI in accounting. Accordingly, the decision-making process for the
introduction of AI in accounting is associated with a high level of initial uncertainty.
The lecture will briefly examine these elements and also provide an initial report on the decision
to introduce AI in a small company.

10:30 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

True KPIs - operational management of your business with AI

In this presentation, we will delve into the world of the classic approach to key performance indicators (KPIs) in comparison to the "True KPIs" approach. With the idea of "True KPIs", we introduce a complementary perspective that is more orientated towards the real actual situation of the company and can provide new impulses for the operational management of your company. Find out how True KPIs can revolutionise traditional controlling and how they differ from conventional KPIs. Discover how True KPIs based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) enable more precise and dynamic decision-making processes. Innovative opportunities are opening up to increase the efficiency and responsiveness of corporate controlling.

The presentation offers you:

- An introduction to the world of True KPIs and how they differ from traditional metrics.
- Strengthen your ability to interpret and utilise data comprehensively.
- Recognise ways in which True KPIs can enrich the operational management of your company.
- Recognise the potential offered by AI in the analysis and application of True KPIs.
- Practical application examples as inspiration for the integration of True KPIs in your company

10:30 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Demand planning with AI at Primvera Life

How the organic and natural cosmetics manufacturer Primavera Life uses modern AI to plan its demand for valuable raw materials.

Get to know the AI algorithms used in demand planning as part of S&OP planning, their strengths and limitations and the experience gained from three years of use.
 

10:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Revolutionise your payment processes: increase efficiency with virtual cards

10:45 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Rossum

11:00 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Successful controlling mechanisms (storytelling)

In this panel, renowned industry experts will share their extensive experience and proven methods in the field of controlling with the audience.
Learn how successful controlling methods are developed and used to successfully manage and steer companies.

Presentation:

Marina Meyer Marina Meyer TCC
11:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Blackline

11:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Finance Excellence - The future way of Accounting

Financial Accounting is often regarded as a regulatory-driven discipline, at the same time, it forms the basis for managing the business by the controlling function. A close integration across the finance functions is therefore an essential success factor.

11:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

e-Invoicing in SAP with the Invoice Scanner for SAP S/4HANA by Nagarro

The Growth Opportunities Act (Das Wachstumschancengesetz) aims to support companies in their digitalization efforts. In our masterclass, you will learn about the impact this has on electronic invoice processing and how easy it is to process e-invoices with the Invoice Scanner for SAP S/4HANA. Through the integration of AI technologies, the Invoice Scanner can intelligently extract, validate, and transfer invoice data into your SAP system. Discover the power of AI and how it can improve the efficiency and accuracy of your invoice processing.

11:00 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Compliance in accounting

Our panel discussion programme item on 'Compliance in Accounting' explores the central role of regulatory compliance in the financial world. The importance for companies, current challenges and proven strategies to ensure compliance will be discussed.

11:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

The e-invoice lifecycle in SAP from creation to processing

In many countries, the topic of e-invoicing is coming ever closer to us. It is therefore all the more important to prepare for the future and efficiently map the corresponding processes in your SAP system.

In this masterclass, you will learn how you can use XFT to create outgoing e-invoices and process incoming e-invoices. We also offer you the option of mapping all authorisation steps in SAPUI5. In this way, we can work together to efficiently organise your processes in the SAP system.

11:30 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Automation in accounting: The benefits of card-based transaction data

11:45 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Digitalisation in controlling

In this expert panel, executives will explore how digital technologies are changing controlling. The experts will share their insights into best practices, opportunities and challenges associated with this change.

11:45 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Female Leadership in Accounting

In many companies, management roles are still rarely filled by women. We can expect a discussion about the potentials and hurdles that accompany female managers in accounting. An exciting exchange about the relevance of gender diversity and the future of female managers in accounting.

12:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass RSM Ebner Stolz

Efficient financial processes: Best practice recommendations for the smart integration of tool-based financial reporting

12:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Workday

12:30

Lunch break

13:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Generating insights and managing companies with (generative) AI

How can AI be intelligently integrated into corporate planning and reporting processes? What opportunities and limitations await us and what impact does artificial intelligence have on companies?
From the first steps with chatbots on websites to more complex use cases - we provide good practices on how organisations can benefit from this technology without turning everything upside down.
Specific use cases show how AI can influence or even improve forecasting and reporting processes.

13:30 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Next-level SAP financial close automation

How many of your accounting processes can you automate with SAP?

- What are the main benefits of automating the R2R process?

- How much time and resources do you need to spend on setting up your SAP system for automation?

- How can the IT complexity of SAP automation be overcome?

- How can the finance department get involved in configuring automation solutions?

- Is there real "one-click SAP automation"?

13:30 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Yokoy

13:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Startup Awards

Here you can see innovative startups that present smart new solutions for digital innovations in accounting. The best three will receive an Accounting Summit Startup Award - you vote!

14:00 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

In Preparation

14:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Enter the next level - The e-invoice as an opportunity for digital transformation in finance!

Dive into the future of invoice processing. With the upcoming e-invoicing mandate and the changed VAT reporting requirements, the finance sector of tomorrow faces several challenges. In our masterclass, we'll show you how to turn these challenges into opportunities. They provide the perfect opportunity to comprehensively digitize business processes. In addition to cost and time savings, benefit from AI-supported processes in invoice processing and seamless integration into your existing system landscape. d.velop offers holistic solutions for digitally managing, exchanging, and securely archiving information and documents within your company.

14:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Scheer

14:00 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Avvaneo

14:30 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Efficiency and good governance in reporting through integrated business intelligence and controlling function

How can the integration of business intelligence and controlling functions help to increase efficiency and promote good governance in reporting?

Our experts provide insights into how the seamless integration of BI and controlling optimises reporting processes. Best practices and strategies are presented that contribute to efficient reporting and governance.

14:30 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

E-invoicing becomes mandatory – not only in Germany

  • More and more governments are introducing e-invoicing mandates. In Germany, the basic obligation for electronic invoicing will already come into force on 01.01.2025.
  • There are various approaches to mastering the complexity of the legal requirements
  • In his presentation, Johannes Abrams will give you clear recommendations for dealing with e-invoicing
14:30 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Agentic AI in the Finance Department – How AI Accountants Powered by LLMs Will Turn Your Team Upside Down

Dr. Ulrich Erxleben is founder and CEO of Hypatos GmbH, a company developing AI software for document automation with headquarters in Berlin and New York.

Uli holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting and Finance developed by the University of St. Gallen and a PhD in Finance from the Technical University of Darmstadt. After graduation, he worked for McKinsey & Company in Berlin and Palo Alto, was Managing Director of Rocket Internet SE in the US and led the early-stage investments of ProSiebenSat1 SE. Since 2014, he has been an entrepreneur in the field of process automation for the finance department.

14:30 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Agicap

14:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Youngster Panel

Many companies are increasingly focussing on promoting young management talent - and this is paying off.

The Accounting Youngster Panel offers young talents a platform to share and discuss their perspectives, ideas and experiences in the world of finance. A dynamic exchange about the future of accounting and the challenges that young professionals face.

15:00 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass DATEV

15:00 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Masterclass Nooxit

15:15 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Coffee break

15:15 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Coffee break

15:30 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Step by step to sustainability controlling

In this panel discussion, experts will share practical steps and proven methods to support companies on their way to sustainability controlling. From planning to implementation, experiences will be shared to provide participants with concrete insights and practical tips. The aim is to develop a well-founded guide for the successful integration of sustainability into controlling.

15:30 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Corporate meets Startup

In our panel discussion on "Differences between large companies and start-ups in accounting", the contrasts between traditional corporations and innovative start-ups in finance will be discussed.

16:15 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Keynote in Preparation

16:15 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Artificial intelligence - from ChatGPT to GPT-4

16:45 CONTROLLING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Controlling Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Controlling Summit Speaker Award.
 

16:45 MONT BLANC MASTERCLASSES:
 

Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.
 

16:45 MATTERHORN MASTERCLASSES:
 

Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

16:45 ZUGSPITZE MASTERCLASSES:
 

Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.

16:45 ACCOUNTING SUMMIT MAIN STAGE:
 

Accounting Summit Awards Ceremony 2024

Vote for the most inspiring, charismatic or innovative speakers in our app. The top three speakers on each stage will be presented with a Accounting Summit Speaker Award.
 

20:00

End of Accounting Summit 2024