Welcome to the Millennium July Newsletter!

With summer now in full swing, July is shaping up to be an exceptional month of top-class sport. The wait for English football success continues when England reached the finals of the Euros but despite their valiant efforts were narrowly beaten on penalties by a determined Italian side. Wimbledon has also been taking place with Djokovic beating Berrettini to win his 20th Grand Slam title. Coming up next is golf with The Open taking place at Sandwich and there is also the British Lions rugby tour and the Olympics in Japan to enjoy.

The COVID-19 pandemic is receding and England is now just a few days away from the 19th July when the remaining restrictions will be lifted and normality will return. The remaining limits on social contact will be removed and large events will be able to resume without attendance limits or social distancing requirements. COVID-status certification will no longer be required as a condition of entry and face coverings will not be needed. With social distancing rules being lifted, the government will no longer instruct people to work from home.

We have a busy period ahead with over 6 events taking place this month. Continue reading below for further news from Millennium Consulting.


Join our Unit4 FP&A webinar. We will be scratching the surface on what Unit4 FP&A offers organisations from planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes, through to touching on more regulated requirements including IFRS16 and Financial Consolidations. The session is aimed at introducing how FP&A can help any organisation connect strategy and execution from a forward looking perspective.

Agenda:

A brief introduction to and overview of FP&A
Brief product demonstration of top down target setting
Dashboarding and self service analytics
Disclosure and reporting
Q&A

This free webinar continues the series of online themed events that Millennium runs to help ensure your finance department makes better use of Unit4 Financials.

Register here

IFRS17 Online Symposium

With the IFRS17 compliance journey for many insurance companies now progressing to systems build, development, UAT and dry runs, we are inviting senior IFRS17 change managers/sponsors to join this IFRS17 Online Symposium to hear about the experience of insurance peers.

This event is part of a quarterly series taking place throughout 2021 during which you will find out how insurers are meeting the IFRS17 compliance challenge.

The format is as follows:

2.00-2.10 p.m
Introduction

2.10-2.30 p.m
User Case Study with Stuart Johnson, Head of Finance IFRS 17 Implementation at Beazley

2.30-3.00 p.m
Case Study Q&A

3.00-3.30 p.m
Panel Q&A – panel to be confirmed

Register here

Our Millennium Raising Futures Kenya 2021 Golf Day

It’s fair to say that the summer of 2021 has been unpredictable weatherwise, so when the annual Millennium Consulting Raising Futures Kenya Golf Day took place on the 2nd July it was hard to know what to expect.

Faversham Golf Club in Kent played host and the event continued the tradition of supporting Raising Futures Kenya (formerly Vision Africa) over the past 16 years.

Heartfelt thanks are due to the loyal support of our many corporate sponsors, the players who took part and the event organisers without whose organisational skills the day would not have run so well.

The weather turned out ideal and with the golf course in good condition, an enjoyable day was had by all. The format was a Ryder Cup style competition with European v USA teams vying once more for the Millennium trophy. With evenly matched teams, this year it was the turn of Europe, captained by Craig Bassingthwaighte and vice-captain Malcolm Coton to emerge as victors.

Find out more about our successful day here.


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Employee Spotlight: Phil Leaf 

This month we continue our Employee Spotlight series, a chance for you to meet the faces behind Millennium Consulting.

Say hello to Phil Leaf

We asked Phil a few questions, such as what superpower he would choose, his worst job and what current professional skill is he learning – all the hard-hitting questions!

To find out more about our team, click here. 

If you could give your past self-advice, what would it be?
Live for today, tomorrow can wait.

What would your superpower be and why?
To travel through time. I read a lot so know about the past, but I am very curious about the future. I’m saving up for a DeLorean!

What is your favourite food?
Something from my childhood Tapioca pudding. It is very hard to get these days!

What is one professional skill you are currently working on?
I am currently gaining a better insight into the use of data archiving. It is a little understood, highly complex area, normally due to sub-optimal implementation.