20-Minute Tales from the Frontlines of Finance.

High Impact Finance Teams

June, 2021

How to understand the infrastructure implications of your company’s business model, and adopt complex tools to scale and grow.

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About this talk.

About

Pedro Barros, VP Finance from Remote, has a strong POV on the importance of high-impact finance teams. He’ll join us for our 20 Minute Tales From the Frontlines of Finance to share how finance teams can position themselves as key drivers for the success of fast-growing businesses. He’ll illustrate what he means by sharing two different tales. At his previous company, he built the finance operation as the business scaled, adding resources and systems to cope with the growing needs and demands. When he got to Remote, he realized the benefits and the possibilities of building an advanced, sophisticated, highly automated finance operation right out of the gate. He’ll talk about developing a mindset of velocity, understanding the infrastructure implications of your company’s business model, and adopting complex tools to scale and grow. Join us for this conversation about the resources, investment, and priorities needed to accelerate the move to a global, compliant, responsive finance operation, one that can fuel the growth of an ambitious company.

Three tips and tricks.

  • What constitutes a high-impact finance team especially for companies with global reach?
  • How can finance teams develop a mindset of velocity?
  • What types of tools and resources are needed for impact? 

Speakers

Pedro Barros

Pedro is the VP of Finance at Remote. He started his career in investment banking and strategy in technology, media, and telecommunications. Over the last five years, Pedro has been focusing on high-growth tech companies and was Head of Finance at Codacy. He’s now the VP of Finance of Remote, an HR tech company solving global organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone, anywhere, compliantly. He is the dad of two girls and a boy.

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