Session #20

Procure-to-Pay Cycle: How New York Turned Forward the Clock and Modernized its Business Process
4:15 – 5:05 p.m.   
CPE Field of Study: Finance

PPT Presentation

In 2012 New York State retired the Office of the State Comptroller-managed Central Accounting System and numerous state agency financial management systems, and implemented a single, integrated statewide financial system. Subsequently, New York State has focused on alignment with best practices and business process change across state agencies. This session will detail the strategies and tactics New York State used to transition from disparate systems to an enterprise solution, leverage the enterprise system and implement industry best practices, and modernize its procure-to-pay business process.


Ed Bouryng founded Metaformers in 2000 after he recognized a need in the marketplace for a new kind of consulting firm focused on client success through combined leadership, foundational governance, unparalleled knowledge of industry best practices, and innovation. He has led the evolution of the company to today, building a hybrid management consulting and cloud delivery solutions company focused on helping organizations to achieve their intended ROI.  The Metaformers team, under Ed’s leadership, views technology as a strategic transformation and modernization enabler, though it is the client’s people and their ability to gain tangible long-term results that is the primary ROI driver.  Ed works with client Executives to help build and drive a vision that delivers sustainable positive change within their organization.
Ed previously served as a senior manager with KPMG and chief architect for a financials product line serving the federal government. He holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager.
Brendan McClune represents the New York State Comptroller as a designated project officer for the New York Statewide Financial System (SFS). SFS is New York’s independently operating state financial system and is jointly governed by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) and the governor’s Division of the Budget. Project officers provide operational guidance to SFS, assist with project and initiative scope decisions, and serve as the point of coordination between the Governance Board and SFS operations.

Brendan also serves as a project manager for SFS-related projects in OSC’s Office of Operations. The Office of Operations is responsible for executing the comptroller’s constitutional role with regard to payroll, accounts payable transaction audit and approval, accounting, financial reporting, and unclaimed funds operations.

Brendan has more than 13 years of experience in the New York State Comptroller’s Office, primarily in the Bureau of State Expenditures auditing transactions, identifying opportunities to modernize and streamline business processes, and creating operational guidance.



The NASACT Community

NASACT serves as the premier organization working to bring together state auditors, state comptrollers and state treasurers to cooperatively address government financial management issues. NASACT also manages two secretariats - the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC). Both NSAA and NASC are included under the umbrella of NASACT’s budget and utilize staff hired by NASACT.