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Cecil B. Day Program Presents David Rowland, Ethics and World-class Companies


March 29, 2018


Special Event






Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
David Rowland, Chief Financial Officer for Accenture, speaks on growing importance of business ethics as a key attribute for today's world-class companies.

David Rowland is Accenture's chief financial officer with responsibility for the company’s corporate controllership, treasury, tax, investor relations, financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning and analysis, and corporate development functions.

Prior to being named CFO in July 2013, Mr. Rowland served for more than six years as Accenture’s senior vice president—Finance, with responsibility for the company's Finance Operations organization, which included financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning and analysis and the global finance directors supporting the company’s operating groups and businesses. During this time, Mr. Rowland was a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and chaired Accenture’s Operations Council consisting of all group operating officers and other corporate leaders.

Earlier in his career with the company, Mr. Rowland held a number of finance leadership positions, including finance director for Accenture's two largest operating groups, Communications & High Tech and Products.

Mr. Rowland began his career with Accenture in 1983 in the Consulting group and spent several years serving clients across a variety of industries. He has served on a number of management committees and has also played significant leadership roles in a number of company-wide initiatives.

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Rowland has served on several civic and charitable boards. He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was recognized among the top CFOs in the Payments, Processors & IT Services sector by Institutional Investor in 2015, 2016 and 2017, including as Best CFO on the “2016 All-America Executive Team,” ranking No. 1 in the sector.

Mr. Rowland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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