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A finance officer's role is made more difficult when other's don't speak the language of finance or accounting. To important messages are understood, the finance officer must be able to translate key issues at a level appropriate for the audience - whether that be staff, department leaders, elected officials, grantors, investors, or the public. Being able to identify key messages, support claims with relevant information, and deliver concise and professional presentations is a learned and practiced skill. This session will provide strategies, lessons learned, and case study examples of how to effectively tell your financial story through data, data visualization, examples, and compelling stories.

Speakers

Nickie Lee

Nickie Lee

Finance Director, City of Prairie Village, KS

Lauren Berry

Lauren Berry

Senior Manager, FORVIS

Megan N. Kilgore

Megan N. Kilgore

City Auditor, City of Columbus, Ohio