The digitisation of the finance function – how to prepare for growth with people, digitised processes and tools

About the session

Workplaces have changed dramatically in response to the pandemic, with an unprecedented rise in digital and remote working. Many charities have experienced increased demand for their services while also grappling with funding challenges. This session explores the central role of finance in stabilising an organisation and how it lays the foundations for sustainable growth as economic conditions begin to improve.

Listen to better understand how you can make best use of your finance system to de-risk growth and maintain financial control in an ever-changing world.



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    Jennifer Sims

    Solutions consultant, Xledger
    Jennifer’s career in the business finance and digital sectors has equipped her to understand the requirements of a wide variety of clients. Her passion is working collaboratively with organisations to deliver strategic, effective digital transformation of their finance and related support functions. During her time with Xledger, Jennifer has been responsible for customer implementations, alongside working as a solution architect – she plays a key role in helping clients realise their goals, add value to their businesses and stay one step ahead in an ever-changing world.


    Russ Emmerson

    Business development manager – Charities and Not for Profits, Xledger
    Russ has over 25 years of experience working in the tech and finance industry and works closely with charities and not-for-profits. He understands the challenges those in the sector face and helps these organisations modernise their finance software so that they can continue making a difference. During his time at Xledger, Russ has helped many organisations improve their fund-reporting, consolidation and automation while building long-lasting relationships. In his spare time, Russ likes to follow Formula 1 and enjoys all things movies.