Office of the CFO: Change the way work is done              

CFOs are under greater scrutiny as the economy remains uncertain while regulations tighten and investors lose their confidence. Standing still isn't an option for finance professionals in such a dynamic and volatile business environment. The key responsibilities and competencies expected of CFOs nowadays have been changing. Key findings from a survey conducted by ICPAS(*) report that:

  • Over 90% of CFO respondents indicate the need to support the CEO as a very important or critical key performance objective
  • More than 90% indicate strategic business planning, risk management as very important or critical work responsibilities, followed by working capital management (88%), financial planning (88%) and financial reporting (88%)
  • Financial planning (89%), strategic business planning (80%) and risk management (76%) top the list of time spent by CFOs
  • About 82% respondents rate C-Suite skills rather than technical skills as relatively more important to CFOs

Hence, you need fast, focused, adaptable solutions to help you successfully manage what can easily become competing interests - the need to accelerate growth while also keeping both costs and risks under control. Join our seminar "Office of the CFO: Change the way work is done" and let us help you in:

  • The new concept of Office of the CFO: the modern CFOs - new concerns, new challenges
  • Complete Financial Management: Adapt to changing business needs, eliminate manual processes, and more effectively manage supplier relationships
  • Performance Management: Reduce financial planning time by up to 70% and link plans to strategic objectives

Speakers Profile

Rick Yvanovich

Rick Yvanovich
, Founder & CEO, TRG International

Rick is a Chartered Management Accountant with 30 years of diverse experience including Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Property development, Defence Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Breweries, FMCG, High Technology, and the Accounting profession. He has been living in Vietnam since May 1990. A consultant and serial entrepreneur he has been directly involved in hundreds of client engagements in 39 countries and founded several companies including TRG International. Rick is a Board Member of the South East Asia Regional Board for CIMA and is also Chairman of the AMCHAM HCMC ICT group.
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Eric Lee
Regional Vice President, Financial Solutions Group - ASEAN & India, Infor

Eric has more than 20 years experience in the ICT industry, and a Business Administration degree holder from the University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining Infor, he was the Sales Director of Financial Services, SAS Malaysia, where he was exposed to the advanced business analytic technology & solutions, and won data warehouse & business analytic projects in banks and insurance companies in Malaysia. From the year of 2007 to 2010, Eric was the Regional MD of Sandz Solutions, the top implementation partner to Oracle's Hyperion applications, he had led the team successfully implemented enterprise planning & budgeting and financial consolidation projects in the banking sector as well as the commercial segment in the region. Eric was also the founder of a Malaysia based IT company which was successfully acquired by a Malaysian listed company, subsequently, became the Executive Vice President of the listed company, which was make up of 11 subsidiaries, with a total staffs strength of 300 and a turn over of 480 million RM in 2004. Other than, Eric had years of successful career with other multinational companies like Hewlett Packard, he was the Regional Channel Manager for ASEAN, and Silicon Graphics, he was the Director for the Asean sales organization.
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Pham Hong Thai
Deputy General Director, TRG International

Thai won a coveted full scholarship to study IT & Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic in 1988 after which he worked for some years with IT companies. He returned to Vietnam and became the second employee of TRG. Thai is fluent in English and Vietnamese and has pretty good Czech. Thai has been directly involved in hundreds of client engagements in dozens of countries and is seen as the guru by several of our largest clients who rely on the depth of his technical and business expertise.    

Who should join:

This special complimentary program is for:

  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Chief Accountants
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
  • Company Directors
  • Finance Controllers
  • Heads, Internal Auditors and Strategic Planners

This is an invitation only and limited seating seminar. Please register now to avoid disappointment!

Office of the CFO event (by filling out the form on the right)

Previous event

Below is the news clip featuring our last event "Office of the CFO: Change the way work is done" hold on May 25 in Hanoi on HTV9 in Vietnamese.


Date & Venue:

  • Date: Thursday, 8 August, 2013
  • Time: 8:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Location: New World Hotel Saigon, 76 Le Lai, Dist. 1, Ben Thanh Ward, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


  • Please fill out the form on this page


If you need further informaton or assistant, please kindly contact:


Ms. Pham Thi Thao Linh



(84) 8 3823 6900 (Ext:305)

Other information:

  • (*) ICPAS - Institutes of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore - Key findings reports from a survey of 300 experienced financial leaders, including 144 CFOs, and 171 CFO aspirants
  • TRG reserves the right to change the speakers, date, and cancel the seminar should circumstances beyond its control arises. TRG also reserves the right to make alternative arrangements without prior notice should it be necessary to do so