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2017-2018 Season September Dinner Event  

Attracting and Retaining Top Accounting and Finance Talent

David Phoebus, Manager of Talent Acquisition, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Mike Smith, Director, Vaco Financial

How can your company improve its chances to bring and keep the best accounting and finance professionals? What other Indianapolis companies are doing to stay abreast of the talent war? Join the discussion and learn about the market trends and developments. (1 CPE Hour)

NEW! If you are currently looking for a job or your company is trying to fill a role – bring a copy of your resume or a job posting. You may bring promotional materials to share if you company offers financial services.

DATE: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Dinner included) $20 member, $25 non-member, $5 student

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Office (free parking)

225 South East St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Downtown)



6:00 – 6:15 Dinner

6:15 – 6:25 Indianapolis Chapter President Welcome/Announcements

6:25 – 6:50 Indiana Bureau Presentation

6:50 – 7:15 Vaco Presentation

7:15 – 7:30 Q & A

7:30 – 8:00 Networking









David Phoebus is Manager of Talent Acquisition at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. David has a wealth of workforce planning, recruitment and onboarding experience across multiple industries. He’s previously served in strategic talent acquisition and development positions at global consulting firm RGP, national public accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, and most recently with the national search and staffing firm Vaco. Early in his career, David held finance and operational roles at several leading consumer products companies. David speaks regularly on networking and career development and is the chairman of the Indianapolis chapter of Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG). Raised in Northern Indiana, David now lives in Carmel with his wife and two sons. He has a BS in Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and is a CPA.








Mike Smith, Director, Vaco Financial

  • Finance/Accounting Industry Experience (20 years total)
    • Tyco Integrated Security – $10B Commercial Security company
      • Senior Manager, Order to Cash process (200 seat Call Center)
      • Senior Manager, Performance, Measurement, and Analysis
      • Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
      • Business Operations Manager
      • Project Manager (liaison with I/T)
      • Collections Manager
    • Siemens USA
      • Collections Manager
    • Thomson Consumer Electronics – Consumer Electronics (RCA, ProScan)
      • Sr. Financial Analyst
      • Collector
  • Education:
    • Indiana University – Accounting