Seminar: The Impact of Digital on the Finance Function

At the heart of every organization, the finance function has a key role to play in ensuring the success of a digital transformation. This training session will present the new opportunities and challenges associated with digitalization in the different aspects of corporate financial management. The goal will be to share tools and techniques to successfully manage the digital transformation of your company’s finance function, while providing an overview of future opportunities for innovation in this area.

This seminar is organised by HEC Liège Executive Education  and the HEC Digital Lab.


  • 09:00 ▶ New expectations for the finance function. Analysis grid for your company's finance function ▶ The ERP at the heart of financial management. The opportunities offered by the new generation of ERP ▶ Case Study
  • 10:45 Overview of best practices for the use of digital in financial process management: ▶ Transactional processes (purchase and sale chain). The use of "Robotic Process Automation" and Process Mining ▶ Financial closing and reporting. Integrated reporting ▶ Case Study
  • 14:00 Overview of best practices for the use of digital in financial process management: ▶ The use of "Business Analytics" ▶ Integrated planning and budgeting. The use of "Machine Learning." ▶ Risk, governance and audit management ▶ Case Study
  • 15:30 ▶ New skills required in the finance function ▶ Developing the digital transformation plan for the finance function
  • 17:00 Conclusion
  • 17:30 End of the seminar


  • Philippe BERNARDI

    Financial Controller // 3B Fibreglass

About Philippe Bernardi:

Graduate in Management Engineering from HEC Liège, first business analyst and then Logistics and Finance Manager at Owens Corning. Financial consultant at PWC. Graduated in Supply Chain Management at ICHEC. Financial controller at 3B-Fibreglass. Holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance. He recently obtained a certification from Cambridge University on leadership for sustainability and is currently training at MIT on the implications of AI (artificial intelligence) on business strategy.

For more information on this seminar and our Certificate in Digital Transformation, visit the HEC Liège Executive Education website.