Philadelphia Chapter Leadership

Brigid Heydt
Chapter President
Ehmke Manufacturing

I am a Fractional CFO/Corporate Controller and HR Director that specializes in business strategy, governance, and best practices while concentrating on solid accounting practices and procedures in the manufacturing arena. I am currently with Ehmke Manufacturing and joined the Ehmke team in August of 2015. I have held positions with the Department of Defense and large technology firms in the Philadelphia area including Comcast. Prior to that, I owned and operated my own startup dealing in billing practices and HIPAA compliance in Wisconsin. I am a professional forensic accountant and fraud analyst with over 15 years of experience. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial Finance and a Master’s of Science in Professional Accounting and Taxation both from Strayer University. I am currently completing the CPA and a Doctorate in Business Administration in Accounting. I am a wife and mother to a son, 13. In my spare time, I lobby for equality and education for women and girls globally.

Vice President
Membership Chair

The Philadelphia Chapter will network and share ideas regarding their processes, internal controls, compliance, and regulations. They network together to build a stronger Financial Operations community in the Philadelphia PA area.

“The benefits of joining IOFM are comradery, a support network, and sharing of the formulation of best practices. The finance team of any organization is the backbone and they must be the leaders and the beacons of an organization. We are looking forward to adding this vital Chapter not only to the IOFM family but also to a great city like Philadelphia.”

Outside of IOFM’s annual conferences, Chapters will provide our financial operations community the opportunity to meet on a quarterly basis.

Next Meeting:

Thursday, October 12, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dinner included

Beaver Hill Commercial Condominium Complex
100 West Ave., South Bldg., Suite 912S
Jenkintown, PA

Suggested Topics:

– How to Gain Visibility and Influence Within Your Organization
– Should AP be able to work from home?
– Automating P2P

What comes with being an IOFM Chapter Member?

Building a stronger community.

IOFM Chapters were developed to help build a stronger community within the Financial Operations world. When we build stronger communities, we build bigger ideas, stronger relationships, and better processes.

Better processes.

In our Chapter meetings we work directly with leadership to ensure you’re learning something when you attend the quarterly meetings. Whether that’s a new idea on automation, compliance laws, collection regulations, when we meet in person we begin to understand everyone’s processes – which allows us the understanding of how something works, more importantly how you can make something work better.

Continuing your education.

Because we’re working closely with Chapter leaders to ensure you’re learning chapter meetings qualify for up-to 4 CEUs for IOFM’s certification programs.

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