Gartner Expert

Mike Helsel

Sr Director Analyst

As a Senior Director, Research & Advisory, Mike Helsel advises clients on Finance Transformation at all points of their journey from modernization to optimization primarily in the areas of Finance Technology - Digital Technology (RPA, AI), Strategy & Implementation and Applications; Finance Process Excellence - Order to Cash (OTC), Procure to Pay (P2P) and Record to Report (R2R).

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mike spent more than 2 decades at Dun & Bradstreet Inc working in 17 different leadership and internal consultant roles across Finance, Technology, Sales, Data Operations and Content. He is an innovative leader with a deep understanding of technology and tools used across Finance from the core ERP to the supporting ecosystems for accounting, revenue recognition, billing, travel, T&E, management reporting, reconciliations and more. Great at turning thought leadership into results by connecting stand-alone applications via intelligent automation and RPA solutions to streamline systems, processes, fill application gaps and/or substitute lower cost modules.

An architect of creating and running leading practice global Finance operations including PMO's, Procurement, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Global Travel, T&E, and RPA.

Mike also recently worked as a consultant on the Finance Transformation program of a leading job site company working on various initiatives including ERP systems deployment for Record to Report (R2R) processes, developing their modernization approach for deploying a COE, RPA and PMO programs along with work on achieving a continuous close, delivering Procure to Pay (P2P) operational enhancements and leading a Financial Reporting Program focused on Parent, Statutory and Accounting Standards Reporting transformation.

Professional background

Navint Partners

Advisory Services, ERP Practice

Dun & Bradstreet

Group Leader

Areas of coverage

Digital Technology in Finance

Accounting and Transactional Finance Processes


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Moravian University

Bachelor of Science in Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Finance Technology Optimization

2Finance Process Excellence