Three questions for Marie-Hélène Pebayle, President of the Confederation of Finance Directors and Management Control (DFCG Provence), the day after the 11th anniversary ceremonye Provence Finance and Management Trophies, held on November 15th at the Intercontinental Hôtel Dieu in Marseille.
Are you satisfied with this 11e Issuance of the financial and management trophies organized by the DFCG Provence?
Marie Helene Pebayle: Yes completely. First by the quality of the projects presented and by the presence of the partners, then by the quality of the exchange. Last year we were almost 150 versus 110. It’s an event that ticks all the boxes: great companies with great projects, an emblematic place and partners who come to make their contribution. E&Y, Kwote, La Banque Postale and Cegid are among our partners this year alongside Michael Page, Verlingue and Kedge BS. The association is doing well with 142 members in our delegation (Bouches-du-Rhône, Toulon and Vaucluse). We have surpassed the 2019 numbers which were pre-Covid. At national level there are now more than 3,000 members.
list of 11e Finance and Management Trophies DFCG Provence :
Jean Sebastien LeoniDeputy CEO of NGE, wins the Jury Prize in the Large Company category
Joris GaleaCFO of the robot broker +Easyfounded in Marseille, wins the Jury Prize in the Small and Medium Enterprises category
Caroline Notre DameAdministrative and Financial Director of the Group FondasolEngineering expert, construction consultant, won the Jury’s Choice Award and the audience award.
What trends are changing the management and finance professions?
MH. p. : In the last three years we have been tested, but we have proven our resilience. Two recent phenomena are having a particular impact on the finance manager profession: the evolution of big data, artificial intelligence and access to data. Financial managers have more and more information at their disposal. Sometimes conflicting information: how to forecast in this context? How to reconcile the short time and the long time? These are topics that we in the DFCG reflect on together. The other phenomenon at work is the search for meaning: how to reconcile economic performance with positive impact on society. How can the business model be made sustainable in times of climate change? As financial managers, we support the model change strategy so that the company’s projects become society’s projects. The DFCG is part of all these developments and wants to enable managers to discuss these topics and make them more efficient. With this, the DFCG has created two new trophies at national level: the trophy of the “environmentally conscious” DAF and the trophy of diversity.
How does the DFCG Provence association help its members to adapt to these new challenges?
MH. p. : We organize regular meetings within our regional delegations, but also at national level through sectoral or business discussion groups, which allow us to keep abreast of the different issues discussed. It’s about networking and learning from each other. We work a lot with remote tools, but not only. For example, our work has made it possible to produce a white paper on taxonomy in CSR. The aim is to produce content with the participants that can be used by all members.
Usefull links :
Previous editions of the DFCG Provence Trophy in the archives of Gomet’
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