VIRTUAL ONLY: Advanced Controller and CFO Skills


This course examines best practices of leading-edge controllers and CFOs. Demonstrate your advanced skills that add value and contribute to the success of the organization. You will learn specific skills every CFO or controller needs to be successful, and you will find that you suddenly have more power and influence than you ever thought possible. Show the company's leadership how vital you are to their profitability!


  • Isolate the critical skills and attitudes to be effective in the future
  • Managing change
  • Insightful financial analysis
  • Become an effective mentor and coach
  • Employee recruitment and retention
  • Development of measurable missions and strategies
  • Aligning a firm's strategies with its internal reporting system
  • Selling ideas and generating "buy-In" from others
  • Recognition of and response to the need for constant change and adaptation
  • Developing a tailored action plan suitable to specific needs


  • Identify the the critical skills that today's CFO needs to add value to your company and boost your career.
  • Compare your personal goals with the organization's mission and improve your skills in the key areas needed for success.
  • Determine how to become a powerful agent for positive change and an advocate and coach for your team.
  • Identify the leadership skills that your firm needs you to have.

Designed For

Controllers and CFOs with at least four years of leadership experience and the desire to expand in their role


Mark Conine

Mark serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority where he is responsible for the management and day-to-day coordination of all financial activities, including bond issuances, investment management, investor relations, and financial statement preparation. Prior to joining the Arkansas Student Loan Authority, Mark served in the tax compliance group of Ernst & Young, LLP and KPMG, LLP in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received a B.A. in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant in the State of Arkansas. Mark is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys serving as a continuing professional education instructor for the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a frequent speaker at CPE conferences, student loan financing conferences, and local CPA chapter meetings. Mark is also a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arkansas.