Hilary Richards

Hilary Richards

VP Analyst
Hilary Richards serves as Vice President Advisory in Gartner's Finance Practice. In this role, Ms. Richards advises Controllers and other senior finance executives on critical issues facing their organizations, and assists them in translating best demonstrated practices into action in their respective organizations.
Areas of specialty include accounting close, internal controls, accounting department productivity, and accounting department structure. She also facilitates meetings for senior Accounting, Tax, and Shared Services executives across a variety of settings and topics.
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Monday, June 06, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Sustaining Mental Energy in Finance Employees

The pace of change has been unprecedented, and it shows no sign of abating. Most of the resources dedicated to managing change are spent on large, periodic changes such as a major system upgrade, company relocation, or M&A activity. But the volume of small changes, such as changes in job responsibilities or a new boss, far outpaces the larger changes, and the collective impact can be more disruptive for employees. During times of change, employees exert more effort to get their work done, impacting their mental energy. Learn how to equip your team with tools to not just cope with but thrive in the face of change. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Business Management & Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Monday, June 06, 2022 / 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM EDT
In-Year Resource Reallocation From an Enterprise Perspective

Flexibility in how budgeted resources are re-allocated as needed in-year is the critical action for meeting goals in the annual plan. However, many organizations struggle with removing traditional budget anchors to realign resources for greater enterprise financial agility. Learn how to break down two main impediments to in-year resource allocation flexibility: budget-based incentive structures and large notional parts of the budget like IT funding. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM EDT
Roundtable (for Organizations Over $2 Billion in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations over $2 billion USD in revenue.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT
Remove Effort From the Accounting Close

Even as controllers are automating the close, they are still expecting detailed information from their teams that is not only painful for teams, but is increasing financial reporting risk. Learn how controllers remove unnecessary work from the accounting close period. (Credits: 0.5; FOS: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 / 03:30 PM - 04:15 PM EDT
Roundtable (for Organizations Under $2 Billion in Revenue): Advancing Process Automation With RPA and ML

Join this peer-to-peer discussion lightly facilitated by a Gartner expert on advancing process automation with RPA and ML. This session is for organizations under $2 billion USD in revenue.

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