This second session in the ICAEW Midlands 'Bitesize Business' programme will feature two speakers looking at the challenges businesses face in planning during these current times of uncertainty, and the approaches that can be taken to adopt dynamic strategising.
How do you plan when there is so much uncertainty? This one-hour Bitesize Business session will explore this common theme among ICAEW members based in business.
Stewart Baker FCA, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), at Inspired Entertainment, Inc. will detail his experiences since March navigating through the challenges of planning with so many unknowns, dealing with multiple internal and external stakeholders, deciphering what is and isn’t important in an environment significantly impacted by the pandemic and considering what can be done to mitigate negative impacts.
Rick Payne FCA, Technical Manager at ICAEW, will look at the techniques chartered accountants within businesses can use to ensure their planning approaches remain dynamic in these uncertain times. Rick will draw on the insight he has gained from our members to advise on best practice for scenario planning and forecasting.
This session will focus specifically on the following:
The Bitesize Business programme from ICAEW in the Midlands provides ICAEW Chartered Accountants working within businesses, from micro-SMEs through to large multi-nationals, the opportunity to meet together to expand their networks, to benefit from topical updates on key themes of importance to members working in industry and to discuss these themes as a group, learning from others’ experiences. These sessions are aimed at all seniorities across roles in business, and are open only to ICAEW members.
Contact: Linda Conway, ICAEW West Midlands Regional Executive
Stewart Baker FCA, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Inspired Entertainment, Inc.
Stewart is currently Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Inspired Entertainment, Inc – a Nasdaq listed, global business-to-business gaming technology company – and prior to this served as Group Financial Controller. Before Inspired, he held a number of different roles within finance at Experian from 2009 to 2014, including FP&A Analyst and Divisional Financial Controller. From 2005 to 2009 he worked for Deloitte where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. In 2019, he was included in The Innovation Group’s Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40.
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