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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  • James Caruso, CPA

    Red-Teaming Your Risk Management

    Red-teaming is designed to provide an independent, dissenting voice to challenge assumptions and anticipate potential threats, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. The objective is to mitigate groupthink and overcome conformity by purposefully seeking to reach an opposite conclusion relative to a strategy or the prevailing wisdom. Do you red-team at your organization? Would you even know where to begin?
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    State and Local Tax: To Protest or Not to Protest an Assessment?

    A company should always aim to settle a tax dispute at the lowest level. In some situations, however, an appeal may be prudent. This blog addresses the important factors to consider when deciding whether or not to challenge a state or local tax audit assessment.
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  • Christoph Ahr

    The Top Corporate Accounting Trends for 2022

    Cross-departmental collaboration has become essential for modern planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Here are seven trends in 2022 that will enhance this interaction and help CPAs in business and industry achieve success.
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Pennsylvania CPA Journal

  • Lessons Learned from a Difficult Year

    CPAs who work with not-for-profits faced huge pandemic-induced challenges. While some struggled to help their organizations, others were able to thrive and add significant value. As you assess and develop your lessons-learned, consider these experiences from the nonprofit sector.
  • Story Time: CFOs Can Make Their Financial Tales Engaging with a Good MD&A Report

    Have you ever produced financial statements that you reported out at a monthly management meeting only to be met by blank stares on the faces of those without a financial background? It can be unsettling, but it can be overcome. To break through those blank stares, you have to tell the financial story of your organization in a meaningful way to those with diverse backgrounds and varying levels of financial knowledge.
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  • Benefit Clients by Upgrading Your R&D Credit Knowledge

    The research and development (R&D) tax credit is available to many organizations to help reduce their tax liability and overall financial expenditures. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t know everything they need to know to fully take advantage of the credit. To help educate these organizations, as well as the CPAs who represent them, we spoke with Ashley Chikes, director of operations for R&D experts EPSA USA, about steps CPAs can take when advising a client about the R&D credit, the ins and outs of the Pennsylvania R&D credit, and more.
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  • Tell Your Organization’s Financial Story with an Engaging MD&A

    In a look behind his feature for the winter 2022 Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Mike De Stefano, chief financial officer for RKL in Lancaster, Pa., discusses how CFOs can better engage colleagues on financial details via a management discussion and analysis, or MD&A, report. He explores the sorts of illuminating information that should go into an MD&A: financial, nonfinancial, and more.
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CPE for Corporate CPAs


CPA Crossings Technology Trends Update Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 8-Other
$199
member
$299
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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
member
$104
nonmember

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

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-A&A
$79
member
$104
nonmember

Shorten Month-End: Closing Best Practices Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 4-A&A
$139
member
$189
nonmember

$49
member
$74
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Fixing Your Chart of Accounts Webinar

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-A&A
$49
member
$74
nonmember

CFO Series-Presentation Skills for Success Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
member
$104
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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
member
$189
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$259
member
$359
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$49
member
$74
nonmember

Fixing Your Chart of Accounts Webinar

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-A&A
$49
member
$74
nonmember

CFO Series - June 2022 Webinar Bundle Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-A&A; 6-Other
$229
member
$329
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CFO Series-Cash Management: Day to Day Best Practices Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
member
$104
nonmember

Debt or Equity: Which Will Your Organization Need Next? Webinar

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
member
$104
nonmember

Shorten Month-End: Closing Best Practices Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 4-A&A
$139
member
$189
nonmember

Ethics: How to Build and Keep Your A-Team Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Ethics
$49
member
$74
nonmember

Communicating Financial Information to Non-Accountants Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 2-A&A
$79
member
$104
nonmember

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

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-A&A
$79
member
$104
nonmember

The CFO Who Went to Prison Webinar

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Ethics
$79
member
$104
nonmember

Cases in Corporate Ethics: Discuss Real Life Conflicts Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 4-Ethics
$139
member
$189
nonmember

Advanced Negotiations: Beyond Getting to Yes Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Other
$49
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$74
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Lessons in Leadership: Confessions of a Mompreneur Webinar

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Other
$49
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$74
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CFO Series-The #1 Mistake Managers Make Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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$104
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A History of Investing and a Look Ahead Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$64
member
$74
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Corporate Ethics Cases in Diversity and Inclusion Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Ethics
$49
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$74
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