Thinking Inside the Box: How CFOs are Changing, and How to Align HR with Finance in the “New Normal”

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will provide you with an understanding of how HR and Finance will align in the future, and how metrics and Human Capital Financial Statements align with the strategic plan.

CFOs are changing, and you need to stay a step ahead. With the “perfect storm” of performance management and the talent shortage, combined with the imperfect implementation of the ACA, the pressure is on. CFOs are facing banking and regulatory pressures, and the stakes are getting higher on how we keep score. We will discuss values alignment with finance, share case studies of when it works (and fails) and continue to develop new metrics — notably  the Human Capital Financial Statement. Come learn about the future of the dialog between Finance and HR, how we will be keeping score, and what language and strategies you should be using.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Karl James Ahlrichs


Karl Ahlrichs specializes in helping professionals make order from chaos. He is a national speaker, author, and consultant, presenting on the people issues in all industries, and is often quoted in the local and national media. 

Karl’s experience is ideally suited to times of organizational change as he pulls on risk management and organizational development theories to replace “best practices” with “next practices”. He owes much of his communications mastery to working as a writer and editor in daily media, to on-the-job writing experience and to the process of becoming a published author.

He joined Gregory & Appel in 2010 after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, bringing his HR, operations, diversity & belonging, and learning & development skills with him. Karl’s affinity for design, composition and learning started at a very young age, by taking and examining thousands of boring pictures with the goal of improving his craft. He loves deploying that practice-to-improve approach with all manner of hobbies including writing haiku, mastering cutting-edge technology and learning Spanish.

In 2003, he was named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He is on the Boards of several organizations, including the Maryland CPA Society.  He has lived in Scotland and Spain and lives to explore new experiences with his wife and family.


Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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