Wednesday June 13, 2012
Spending Public Money
Sahir Khan, Director General, Library of Parliament
Jason Jacques, Director, Budget, Estimates and Reporting, Library of Parliament
Every year, the Parliament of Canada approves a budget that collects over a quarter billion in taxes and disburses a similar amount in spending. The question of who pays and who receives is at the core of contentious parliamentary debate.
The development and growth of Ottawa’s technology industry over the past few years has given rise to a large number of companies that require leadership in a wide range of financial, taxation and administration matters. In addition many finance officers have not yet experienced some of the challenges they must deal with on a daily basis including rapidly changing financing environments and sharp changes in business cycles. This program is designed to address the need for practical information and guidance on issues that impact the daily life of a technology company CFO.
Dollars & Sense: Practical Tools & Advice for Technology Company CFOs
Dollars & Sense is part of the infrastructure of the region, which is aimed at ensuring growth and prosperity in the technology sector. Dollars & Sense is a forum for chief financial officers, vice presidents finance, controllers and other finance professionals in the Ottawa technology industry to learn about and discuss contemporary finance and administration issues affecting their businesses. It’s also an excellent place for business networking.
Dollars & Sense Session
Sessions are normally held on the second or third Wednesday of the month. Each session begins with continental breakfast/networking at 7:30 a.m., and a presentation starting at 8:00 a.m. The meeting ends at 9:00 a.m. sharp! Attendees should register for each session (see below).
A program committee selects topics for presentation that have appeal to financial officers and the broader technology financial community. Speakers are CFOs as well as professionals from financial and other disciplines who have established a reputation for their depth of knowledge and perspective on the topic for which they present. Depending on the topic, some sessions involve single speakers while others involve a discussion panel.
2011-2012 Program Committee Members:
(Chair) Charles Murphy, KPMG
Mark Goudie, MXI Technologies
Pete Low, Halogen
Walter MacDonald, First Rapids
Ross Morgan, CFO4Results
Susan Richards, HCMWorks
Jim Stanish, Macadamian