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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  • John Fidler

    Make the Transition from CFO to CEO

    Many CPAs may think achieving the chief financial officer (CFO) position will be the pinnacle of their career, but that shouldn't be the case. The strongest CEOs are those who are the most fiscally responsible, so the move from CFO to CEO should be thought of as a natural progression.
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  • Angela DeFinis

    5 Tips to Create Energy in Virtual Presentations

    Working remotely for nearly a year has taught us many things about virtual interactions. Perhaps one of the most universal truths is that giving virtual presentations can be a challenge. While stillness and calm are great skills for meditation, they don’t win the hearts and minds of your audience on a virtual platform.
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  • James Caruso, CPA

    Finance Team: Reimagine Your Checklists

    Finance teams manage multiple projects, processes, and workstreams. Too often we trust ourselves to remember what’s important, but we are fallible humans. We make mistakes. Things fall through the cracks. To help us manage, consider the lowly checklist.
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  • Five Ways to Enhance Your Banking Relationships

    Financial services are critical to the long-term viability of an organization, yet the global pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty presents a challenge even to the most well-established banking relationships. Over the past year, lenders and borrowers contended with the introduction, and regulatory evolution, of new federal programs – such as the Paycheck Protection Program – and the frustrations of maintaining operations amidst public health regulations. Here are a few tips for fostering productive communications with your lender during difficult times and beyond.
  • Building a Core Competency in Mergers and Acquisitions

    At many middle-market companies, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are few and far between. But if your company’s strategy includes growth by acquisition, M&A needs to be a core competency. Fortunately, this does not require staffing a large internal transaction group.
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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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CPE for Corporate CPAs


3 Market Analysis Priorities to Drive Profitability Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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Dream Wide Awake: Overcoming What Limits You in Life! Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
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Want that Promotion? We'll Show You How! Webinar

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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Avoid Failures: Succeed Through Experimentation Webinar

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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$104
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Commodity and Interest Rate Risks: Manage the Unmanageable Webinar

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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Debt or Equity: Which Will Your Organization Need Next? Webinar

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$49
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Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Creating Better Presentations Webinar

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Other
$49
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Effective Networking: Take Control of Your Career Webinar

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Other
$49
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CFO Series: Optimizing Working Capital Management Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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CFO Series: Optimizing Working Capital Management Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$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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Cash Conversion Cycle: Tools and Techniques Webinar

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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Delivering Bad News? Don't Be the Messenger Who Gets Shot! Webinar

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
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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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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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Motivating the Right Way - Get the Most From Your Staff! Webinar

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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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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$49
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CFO Series: Putting Microsoft 365 to Use Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
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CFO Series: Putting Microsoft 365 to Use Webinar

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$79
member
$104
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$259
member
$359
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Debt or Equity: Which Will Your Organization Need Next? Webinar

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 2-Other
$49
member
$74
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Ethics: How to Build and Keep Your A-Team Webinar

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
CPE Credits: 1-Ethics
$49
member
$74
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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
member
$104
nonmember


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