May 10, 2018
Once again, the Financial Controllers of the Catering Division met in Fort Lauderdale, FL for their annual Financial Controllers Conference.
Natasha Small, The Chief Financial Officer of Goddard Enterprises, Ltd welcomed the group. She then proceeded to provide a presentation on the Role & Expectations for the Financial Controller “of the future”
Emilio Marti, VP of Finance for the Catering Division then provided an overview of the Year-to-Date operating results of the Catering Division.
Anne Wilkinson, GEL Group Accountant, and Emilio Marti provided a review of key areas we find in the monthly consolidation packs and on their proper completion.
Ernst & Young was invited to give a presentation on new IFRS changes and how they can impact our future financial disclosures requirements.
Berardo Ortega, our Group Accountant, then provided a review of how our Monthly Financial Statements should be reviewed by each FC (both the Balance Sheet and P&L), so that a proper narrative explaining the variances can be prepared.
Lanello Green, the director of the Internal Audit Department for GEL and provided the group tips on how to maintain proper internal controls in the areas of cash management.
Finally, Lynda Pantoja, the Divisional HR Manager for GCG provided a presentation on the soon to be revamped Sexual Harassment Policy as well as updates on our Whistle Blowing policy initiatives.
Day two provided Soft-Skills training in the areas of Team-Building and Emotional Intelligence by Best Corporate Events and was enjoyed by all participants.
All-in-all it was a jam-packed training and learning for the group!
See some of the pictures of the event below: