During the AICPA's 2019 CFO Conference, we will focus on the profound changes shaping the world today, insights into what tomorrow will hold and how you can respond as a CFO, with better, more strategic decisions.
The C-Suite perspective serves as the foundation of every session, where we will examine what's coming down the line in tax reform, strategic planning, risk management, technological changes, and much more. You’ll leave Chicago with a thoughtful course of action, one that will lead to success in the year ahead and beyond.
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This includes sessions from the conference: CFO Conference 2019
Welcome and Introduction & Prevent Cyber-Attacks: What Accounting Professionals Need to Know (Apr 24, 2019 12:30 PM)
Succession Planning (Apr 24, 2019 04:15 PM)
A Financial Approach to Reducing Real and Personal Property Tax: What To Do, Not Do, and When (Apr 25, 2019 07:00 AM)
Welcome and Introduction & Risk Management (Apr 25, 2019 07:55 AM)
Alignment of the Board and C-Suite (CFO) Agendas for Better Strategic Execution (Apr 25, 2019 09:00 AM)
HR Update (Apr 25, 2019 09:00 AM)
Manage Risk and Reward: Building a Better Scorecard (Apr 25, 2019 10:45 AM)
Tax Update - Problems & Issues (Apr 25, 2019 10:45 AM)
The C-Suite's Role in Success with Digital Transformation Initiatives (Apr 25, 2019 01:00 PM)
What I Learned Going from CFO to CEO (Apr 25, 2019 01:00 PM)
Tools of Transition - Including M&A, Succession Planning & ESOPs (Apr 25, 2019 02:25 PM)
U.S. GAAP Update (Apr 25, 2019 02:25 PM)
The Data-Driven Finance Leader (Apr 26, 2019 07:00 AM)
Sound Benefit Strategies (Apr 25, 2019 07:00 AM)
Welcome and Introduction & Inspector Gadget (Apr 26, 2019 07:55 AM)
Economic Update (Apr 26, 2019 09:15 AM)
The Culture Choice: Building a Culture By Design (Apr 26, 2019 10:35 AM)
How Good Employees Can Rationalize Bad Decisions (Apr 26, 2019 11:25 AM)
This hands-on workshop will take you through the fundamentals of building a High Performance Culture in your organization.
In this workshop you will learn and apply strategy cascading tools to ensure clarity down to the team and individual level. You will learn the concepts and then how to build intrinsic motivators (purpose, mastery, progress, autonomy and socialization), along with applying game mechanics, to create a solution that will drive employee engagement in your organization. You will then see how to build daily dashboards that make strategy everyone’s everyday job.
Individuals will be able to clearly understand (and feel proud of) their purpose, see their progress, make autonomous decisions aligned to strategic success, and talk to others about their work!
We all have those people in our work life who we find particularly difficult to work with. Perhaps they drain our energy, or we have challenges in our communications and collaborations. Oftentimes, this is no one's fault, but rather a difference in work styles. In this highly-interactive session, participants will learn about the 4 basic work style types and the science behind them. They will participate in an interactive exchange with other participants to learn how to adjust to another's work style that is different than their own and how others can best provide what they need in order to be engaged and effective. Finally, they will learn and practice to detect work style preference in others. Each participant will walk away with a personalized assessment booklet indicating their preferred work style and detailed information on related strengths and challenges. Expect increased awareness of work styles and, with concerted application of the learnings from the workshop, significantly more effective interactions with everyone you lead and with whom you work. If getting the best out of all those around you is important, this workshop is for you.
Accounting professionals depend upon technology to practice their profession. It is tragic that unauthorized individuals, and even organizations, focus their efforts on obtaining access to the sensitive information that is entrusted to you. However, there are a few important and inexpensive steps that add powerful protection into your systems.
Legendary business executive Jack Welch said, “Talent management deserves as much focus as financial capital management in corporations.” There are few concepts in business as misunderstood as succession management. For a lot of companies, succession management is an annual event that often happens behind closed doors. A common misconception about succession management is that it’s a quick fix, or a process that happens once per year or on the heels of a change in leadership. Some people understandably believe it’s replacement planning. If you don’t get it right, don’t even think about attracting and retaining millennials and Gen Z’s. This session will provide insights into the business case for succession management and how to build a plan that is simple, comprehensive and serves as a talent retention tool.
Healthcare premiums have spiraled out of control - continually rising with no relief in sight. As a result, employers have needed to shift all or part of these costs to employees. With wages rising slowly puts great pressure on a company's workforce. How do we manage this imbalance? This is where CFO's, Controllers, and finance can play a major role - knowing the numbers and having an input on a successful strategy. In this session, Anthony Carlozo of Trion will present what elements are needed to have a sound benefit strategy and what levers employers can evaluate to make an impact on price.
Property Tax is a burden many financial professionals believe they just have to pay as a cost of doing business in the United States. This cost is a direct to the bottom-line expense and directly affects a company’s profitability at every level. Often, CFO’s and financial professionals don’t realize the thousands of dollars they could save annually if they were to strategize and form a plan with regards to their real and personal property taxes proactively versus defensively. There are many mistakes made by not having in-depth knowledge of this field and thus there is a crucial need for CFOs and finance teams to plan an approach property tax as a savings initiative and drive bottom line growth.
Our host city for the 2019 AICPA CFO Conference, Chicago, is home to two international airports – Midway and O’Hare – making it one of the largest and busiest airport systems in the country. The global access created by Chicago’s airports continue to make the City of Chicago economically and logistically appealing for business. The airports are self-sustaining, and, combined, generate an estimated $60 billion in annual economic activity for the region. With that size and complexity comes a unique case study in risk management. As an introduction to our conference and the City of Chicago, Reshma Soni will discuss her personal experiences with CDA and her previous appointments with the City of Chicago in this fast paced, high risk environment.
A panel of 4 individuals (2 Board members and 2 CFOs) to discuss the Board’s oversight strategies and the most effective way to bridge the gap between what the two executive levels deem to be challenges facing organizations or opportunities for the organization.
Annual update on HR issues from legal perspective.
Risk eats strategy for breakfast… but all risks are the offspring of strategy. More simply, every strategic decision both creates new risks and reduces other risks. Without seeing your strategy and/or risks in context of each other – and in near real-time, you are flying blind as you make your day-to-day decisions.
This session reviews the Strategic Risk Scorecard that was designed specifically for the AICPA and was licensed to other accounting firms, such as CPA Canada. It will show how you can link risk and performance in a reliable, repeatable and standardized process so all business units can see and pro-actively manage risks and rewards.