Olivia Berkman

Olivia Berkman

About Olivia Berkman

Olivia Berkman is the managing editor of FEI Daily, Financial Executives International’s daily newsletter delivering financial, business, and management news, trends, and strategies.

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Why CAMs Matter: A Q&A With Deloitte’s Lisa Smith

28-Oct-2019 | Olivia Berkman

FEI Daily spoke with Lisa Smith, managing director in the Deloitte National Office of Quality and Professional Practice, who has been leading implementation efforts for critical audit matters (CAMs) f

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So You Think You Can Be A CEO

11-Sep-2019 | Olivia Berkman

Ready to make the leap from CFO to CEO? The right mix of humility and confidence will be critical. FEI Daily spoke with Dale Rose, founder of feedback and consulting services company 3D Group, about t

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Three Characteristics Of Intelligent Finance

27-Jun-2019 | Olivia Berkman

FEI Daily spoke with Jim Enzor, a former CFO and current managing director at Accenture, about the data, disruption, and talent challenges CFOs are facing along the transformation journey. FEI Dail

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Six Very Real Business Impacts Of Cyber Attacks

3-Jun-2019 | Olivia Berkman

When it comes to managing cyber risk, you cannot effectively manage what you cannot properly measure. According to Jeff Welgan, executive director and head of executive training programs at CyberVista

The Three Stages Of Digital Maturity: Q&A With PwC’s Jason Pett

21-May-2019 | Olivia Berkman

FEI Daily spoke with Jason Pett, risk assurance leader, PwC US, about how digitally fit risk functions can position their organizations to make smarter risk decisions as they move through digital tran

CFOs Prepare For A Slowdown

2-May-2019 | Olivia Berkman

Most CFOs expect a U.S. economic downturn by the end of 2020 – though few expect an outright recession. Here are the steps they’re planning to take. “We don’t see any recession on the horiz

finance, financial leadership, board, technology, advisory

Technology And The Boardroom: A Q&A With Deloitte’s Khalid Kark

15-Apr-2019 | Olivia Berkman

Since technology is a crucial part of business strategy, boards and management teams may need to elevate their engagement and collaboration with each other. FEI Daily spoke with Khalid Kark, CIO resea

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ESG In The Boardroom: A Q&A With PwC’s Paula Loop

11-Mar-2019 | Olivia Berkman

Why do environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues matter, and what role should directors play? According to a recent report by PwC, ESG is all about risk. FEI Daily spoke with Paula Loop,

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People Are Key To A Tech-Enabled Audit

21-Feb-2019 | Olivia Berkman

Technological innovation is taking audit and assurance by storm. But for PwC, it’s not all about robots and technology. It’s also about upskilling people. “I think that technology has a role to

Many CFOs Don’t Have A Succession Plan. That’s A Big Problem

6-Feb-2019 | Olivia Berkman

In this Q&A, Robert Half’s Tim Hird explains the strong message that succession planning delivers to aspiring CFOs within organizations. Few events are as disruptive to a business as an unex