Controller's Update: Today's Latest Trends


Strengthen your abilities as a controller and help your management team understand current economic issues through the latest trends in accounting, finance, human resources, treasury management, and business systems. In this course you will discuss leading-edge topics in managerial accounting and finance in a session that is packed with useful tips and practical guidance that you can apply immediately.


Economic and Human Resource trends Driving employee engagement and the employee value proposition Best practices to manage working capital Leading-edge financial management tools and techniques New issues in treasury management and controllership Big Data Predictive analytics Current trends in information systems and technology Current trends in leading and developing staff to increase productivity and profitability


Identify economic indicators that can assist in charting your organization's course. Identify current issues that impact the financial stability of your organization. Distinguish major trends in accounting, corporate finance, human resources, treasury management, and business systems. Determine the link between big data and predictive analytics. Use new tools for business planning, forecasting, budgeting, and reporting. Recognize the key challenges that concern CEOs.

Designed For

CFOs, controllers, and other financial managers


Mark Conine

Mark currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance & Administration for the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, where he is responsible for assisting the agency President in administering the programs of ADFA, the management and day-to-day coordination of all financial activities, including bond issuance and redemption administration and compliance, investment management, agency budget, financial statement issuance, and supervision of the accounting, finance, loan servicing and purchasing departments. Prior to joining the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, Mark served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority (now a division of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority) for over 12 years. He has also served in Corporate Tax at Alltel Communications and practiced in the tax group of KPMG, LLP and Ernst & Young, LLP in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mar received a B.A. in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mark enjoys serving as a continuing professional education instructor in the areas of fraud, ethics, data analytics, and identity theft for the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a frequent speaker at state and local CPE conferences. Mark was named the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants Mac Angel Discussion Leader for 2018. Mark gives back to his alma mater, Ouachita Baptist University, serving as a member of the Hickingbotham School of Business Alumni Board. Mark also serves on the Board of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation.