IN-PERSON OPTION: Annual Update for Controllers

Description

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.

Highlights

  • Leading-edge financial management tools and techniques
  • Power BI and Power Pivot
  • Human resource trends, ethics, generational differences, emotional intelligence, robotics and automation
  • New issues in treasury management and controllership
  • Current trends in information systems and technology
  • Predictive analytics
  • Current trends in leading and developing staff to increase productivity and profitability
  • Accounting as a complement to the sales function
  • Integrated reporting
  • Black swan events, coronavirus, ransomware
  • Innovation

Objectives

  • Identify current issues that impact the financial stability of your organization.
  • Recognize Power BI and Power Pivot as resources to move into data analytics.
  • Determine major trends in accounting, corporate finance, treasury management, and business systems.
  • Recall key points of the 80/20 rule and understand its application.
  • Identify best practices to manage working capital.
  • Recognize threats that jeopardize business.

Designed For

CFOs, controllers, and other financial managers



Leaders

Mark Conine

Mark currently serves as the President of Arkansas Development Finance Authority (ADFA), where he is responsible for 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. He was previoulsy chief financial officer and vice president of finance and administration at ADFA. Prior to joining ADFA Mark served for over 12 years as the Chief Financial Officer of the Arkansas Student Loan Authority (now a division of the ADFA). 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. Mark 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.