Corporate Finance, Controllers and Global Manufacturing Conferences 2019

Nov 18, 2019 ‐ Nov 20, 2019


One registration gives you access to content from three conferences:

  • AICPA Controllers Conference
  • AICPA Financial Planning and Analysis Conference
  • AICPA Global Manufacturing Conference

Your knowledge got you there. Your influence will take you farther.

Technical skills are essential, yes. But a modern leader, meeting the demands of global clients and economies, must use a broader lens to achieve accounting and finance goals.

Our new, reimagined event brings together the opportunities and challenges shared by leaders in function and industry — for deeper insights, fresh perspectives and breakthrough moments.

You’ll walk away with new contacts for ongoing conversations and a set of strategies for reaching your next milestone.


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Sessions

Growing Pains of Finance Professionals & Stories from Start Ups

Nov 19, 2019 4:10pm ‐ Nov 19, 2019 5:25pm

Identification: CMF1918

Operation Minutes: 75

This session will discuss the role accounting & finance plays in start up and scaling organizations by providing example of pain points and growth areas.

Learning Objectives:
  • During the session we will review pain points for accounting & finance teams in start up and scaling businesses.
  • Learn how to navigate and thrive in a fast pace, high growth and high partnership businesses for finance professionals.
  • And, share example and situations where accounting & finance had to step outside of traditional role & responsibilities.
Speaker(s):
  • Mario Perez, MBA, Controller, Taylor Farms New England, Inc.
Standard: $49.00

Trade, Tariffs, & TaxesTrade, Tariffs, & Taxes

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Trade, Tariffs, & Taxes

Nov 19, 2019 4:10pm ‐ Nov 19, 2019 5:25pm

Identification: CMF1919

Operation Minutes: 75

What do you do during a time of trade turmoil? An update on cross border trade and tariffs with practical approaches to how to respond. This session will include examples of how to be flexible and nimble as trade matters and global business changes impact your strategy.

Learning Objectives:
  • Where should you be producing and selling product?
  • What are other countries and competitors doing?
  • What are the best practices for remaining profitable and in control of your future when outside influences like tariffs impact your business.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

CFO Chat - Partnering with the CFO

Nov 19, 2019 4:10pm ‐ Nov 19, 2019 5:25pm

Identification: CMF1920

Operation Minutes: 75

How does the CFO help drive business partnership? What role does technology play? What are some top skills CFO's are looking for in their teams? This session explores these and other questions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding role CFO plays in business partnership.
  • Identifying top skills and must haves.
  • Creating action based reporting to help the organization advance, rather than the accounting group being solely a scoreboard.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Lease Implementation (ASC 842)Lease Implementation (ASC 842)

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Lease Implementation (ASC 842)

Nov 19, 2019 4:10pm ‐ Nov 19, 2019 5:25pm

Identification: CMF1921

Operation Minutes: 75

The session will focus on an overview of the technical accounting requirements for the new leasing standard, practical implementation considerations, and hot topics for 'day 2' accounting post implementation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of the key technical accounting requirements of ASC 842
  • Gain an understanding of the relevant transition requirements for ASC 842, including practical implementation considerations
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Our Nation's Financial CrisisOur Nation's Financial Crisis

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Our Nation's Financial Crisis

Nov 20, 2019 7:00am ‐ Nov 20, 2019 7:50am

Identification: CMF19204

Operation Minutes: 50

Alarmed by reports that the US Deficit is approaching $1.0 trillion and the debt has exceeded $22.0 trillion? How significant is this and what are the future implications on taxes, interest rates and the economy? This analysis is approached from the perspective of a CFO/FP&A professional, identifying root causes, understanding the dynamics and future-outlook, and framing the magnitude of potential impact and required solutions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of the current debt and deficit
  • Understand the root causes of the current situation
  • Understand the significance and potential impact of this crisis
  • Understand the range of potential solutions and outcomes
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Best Practices for the Modern, Strategic Controller

Nov 20, 2019 7:00am ‐ Nov 20, 2019 7:50am

Identification: CMF19205

Operation Minutes: 50

Today's controllers do more than compile packages of reports—they interpret the data and contribute to decision-making. Learn best practices that top controllers have employed to cut out spreadsheets, streamline the close, automate reporting and become a strategic partner to the business.

Learning Objectives:
  • Best practices to accelerate the close and provide better insights to stakeholders for decision making
  • Automation use cases (accelerating close and reporting)
Speaker(s):
  • Sid Sitaram, CPA, Workday Ventures Controller & Adaptive Insights Chief of Staff, Adaptive Insights, A Workday Company
Standard: $49.00

The Evolution of Accounting and Finance to Add Value, TODAY

Nov 20, 2019 7:00am ‐ Nov 20, 2019 7:50am

Identification: CMF19206

Operation Minutes: 50

Globally, technology is disrupting the way business is done. As business models and strategies evolve how the accounting and finance function adds value will be redefined. The speed of change, the complexity and volatility of businesses stretch the current competencies of our profession. Where we not focus primarily on the compliance aspects of our reporting, the need to provide insightful information to assist in management's “agile” decision making. This session is designed to engage the speaker and participants in a dialog about the changing mandate of the accounting and finance in this “digital age” and leverages the presenter's global experience to improve organization effectiveness through the key lenses of people processes and systems, TODAY.

Learning Objectives:
  • Highlight how technology is changing business landscape
  • Explore the evolving accounting and finance mandate
  • Discuss practical examples of the discussion themes into action
Speaker(s):
  • Nigel Franklyn, CPA, CGMA, Formerly VP, Asset and Liability Management Finance, The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Standard: $49.00

Lease Accounting 2020 Lease Accounting 2020

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Lease Accounting 2020

Nov 20, 2019 7:00am ‐ Nov 20, 2019 7:50am

Identification: CMF19207

Operation Minutes: 50

Lease Accounting will be the biggest project of the year in 2020 for the finance organizations at many private companies as they race to comply with the upcoming deadlines for ASC 842. Fortunately, there are many lessons that can be learned from the real-world experiences of public companies who adopted in 2019. In this session, the lease accounting project lead from a Fortune 500 company will share the top challenges, best practices, and key success factors with adoption. Topics will include:

  • Defining a project strategy
  • Abstracting lease data
  • Selecting new systems
  • Updating processes, policies, and controls
  • Creating a center of excellence

Learning Objectives:
  • Lessons learned from the public company implementations of ASC842
  • Learn about lease lifecycle management and planning
Speaker(s):
  • Len Neuhaus, CPA, Vice President Lease Accounting, LeaseAccelerator
Standard: $49.00

Selecting and Implementing the Right Technologies

Nov 20, 2019 8:00am ‐ Nov 20, 2019 9:15am

Identification: CMF1922

Operation Minutes: 75

This session will describe the process flow and issues around selecting the right technologies for your business, with specific focus on the finance and accounting functions.

Learning Objectives:
  • Will provide an understanding of how the selection process will affect your decision.
  • A description of how to incorporate a needs analysis with appropriate stakeholders.
  • A discussion of how those stakeholder decisions will affect your business.
  • What is needed to conduct a true cost-benefit analysis.
Speaker(s):
Tags: Controllers
Standard: $49.00

Defining and Developing Best in Class Logistics Metrics

Nov 20, 2019 8:00am ‐ Nov 20, 2019 9:15am

Identification: CMF1923

Operation Minutes: 75

This session will focus on key metrics that will provide visibility into logistics and provide management with information needed to optimize logistics.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide metrics and KPIs that can be used to track logistics and
  • How to develop benchmarks and improve your logistics metrics.
Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
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