The Changing Role of the CFO and Controller

From Financial Analysis to Business Operations, the Influence of CPAs in Corporate Finance Continues to Grow

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  • Gretchen Naso

    Business Process Assessment: Taking Stock of Structure, Staffing, and Systems

    To help a company push past a performance plateau, achieve growth goals, or gain a competitive advantage, consider a business process assessment. It may sound daunting, but it truly helps organizations take stock of their structure, staffing, and systems. This blog explains scenarios where a business process assessment is needed the most, what the process looks like, and what benefits can result.
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  • James Caruso, CPA

    Email: The Enemy of Deep Work

    We can spend hours – or even days – in our email inboxes, feeling busy but having little to show for our efforts. Instead of planning our work, we react in a chaotic, ad hoc manner that is dictated by the flow of email. But you can bring order to this chaos. Find out how as this blog reviews Cal Newport's A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload.
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  • Bruce E. Lane

    Enterprise Resource Planning Systems and the Benefits of AI

    Too often, organizations develop their business processes to conform with the technical limitations of their enterprise resource planning system. The self-limiting is then repeated when an incumbent system is replaced with a new system that is deemed "equivalent" rather than one that is more efficient and effective. This problem can be avoided if the organization pursues a digital transformation with an overarching view of desired outcomes that can be supported by technology.
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Pennsylvania CPA Journal

  • Five Valuation Questions When Planning Your Succession

    Valuation is critical when preparing for a business transition, whether it’s an acquisition by an outside party or a transfer of ownership to a family member or key employee. Valuation is a broad and subjective concept, and critical factors can be interpreted differently. This can lead to a disparity in valuation opinions. As such, it is important to start the valuation process with a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts.
  • Sustainability Reporting Gaining Traction

    Sustainability reporting, or social accountability as it is sometimes called, is receiving increased attention. It has been defined as encouraging companies to go beyond their legal responsibilities to invest in and improve their human capital, physical environment, and relations with diverse stakeholders. In this column, we look at the importance of social accountability in the minds of corporate leaders, review the research that investigates the performance of companies that embrace sustainability reporting, and discuss disclosure frameworks.
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  • Managing an Effective Whistleblower Investigation

    In this podcast, Steven G. Blum, CPA, CFE, principal with Control Risks Group in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal Editorial Board, previews his feature from the summer 2021 Pennsylvania CPA Journal. Blum offers tips for helping companies manage thorough whistleblower investigations, including having an established process in place and effectively responding to allegations.
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  • Dissecting the Role of the Organizational Adviser

    In a preview of his presentation at the March 18-19 PICPA CFOs and Controllers Conference, “CFO Whisperer” David Axson, a CFO strategist and adviser, joins us to discuss the role of the organizational advisor. We also touch on how COVID-19 has shaped the function as well as the future for finance professionals.
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CPA Crossings Technology Trends Update Webinar

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A/R and A/P: Effective Management Techniques Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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The Accountability Advantage: Empowering Performance Webinar

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Other
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Communicating Financial Information to Non-Accountants Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 2-A&A
$79
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$104
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Avoid Failures: Succeed Through Experimentation Webinar

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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Cases in Corporate Ethics: Discuss Real Life Conflicts Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 4-Ethics
$139
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Shorten Month-End: Closing Best Practices Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 4-A&A
$139
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CFO Series: Corporate Ethics: Cases from the Real World Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Ethics
$79
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Making Internal Audit an Asset for the CFO Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-A&A
$79
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$104
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A/R and A/P: Effective Management Techniques Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 2-A&A
$79
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$104
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Do You Know What Time is Costing You? Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$64
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The CFO Who Went to Prison Webinar

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Ethics
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Communicating Financial Information to Non-Accountants Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 2-A&A
$79
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2021 Controller's Update Webcast

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 4-A&A
$139
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Cases in Corporate Ethics: Discuss Real Life Conflicts Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 4-Ethics
$139
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$189
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Debt or Equity: Which Will Your Organization Need Next? Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
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Build Your Practice with Effective Presentation Skills Webinar

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Aligning Budgets to Strategy: The Key to Long-Term Profit Webinar

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
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Want that Promotion? We'll Show You How! Webinar

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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Shorten Month-End: Closing Best Practices Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 4-A&A
$139
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$189
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$139
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2021 Controller's Update Webcast

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CPE Credits: 4-A&A
$139
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$49
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$74
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Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Creating Better Presentations Webinar

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Other
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