The CFO Series provides a convenient, one-stop way for senior level financial managers and executives, CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs, to choose multiple days of CPE with a single decision. Each day consists of an expert, leading discussions about four different topics. The CFO Series features high-quality presentations and an interactive, executive level colleague-to-colleague approach with case studies, group discussions, and team exercises.
Each topic and each day stands on its own. If you are not sure about making a multi-day commitment, sign up for just a single day. We think you will come back for more!
A/R and A/P: Effective Management Techniques
Our responsibility to safeguard our organization’s assets has not changed in the 21st Century, but our tools have. New tools now allow us to more efficiently and effectively manage and control all the aspects of accounts receivable and payables. This session will help you save time on routine tasks. We can use the time saved to become better business partners. This session will discuss how we can leverage our accounts receivable and accounts payable skills to add value and help our organization succeed.
• Leverage technology to manage A/R and A/P
• Structure A/R to provide your organization a strategic advantage
• Ten ways to collect your money
• Make A/P a tool to enhance our Supply Chain’s potential
• Use benchmarking metrics to manage and track the effectiveness of AR and AP in cash management.
Cash Management Techniques
Cash is “King”, but it does not manage itself. This session will explore short-term, mid-term, and long-term cash management techniques and attempt to answer these issues:
• How can we shorten the cash conversion cycle?
• How can we use technology to improve receipts?
• How working with vendors and customers can help cash management efforts.
• How working capital loans depend on our collateral and overall debt capacity.
• How banks and other lenders fit into our long-term cash and capital needs.
Cash Forecasting, Reporting and Metrics
Some organizations manage their cash in a reactive fashion, responding to cash requirements as they happen. This helter-skelter approach can be inefficient, chaotic, and extremely dangerous. Proper cash management requires planning and forecasting. This session explores the methods and models to help you understand which ones would work best for your organization. Additionally, this session will identify common cash metrics we should consider sharing with key stakeholders.
Better Meetings: Make Meetings Fun & Productive
Most meetings are a snooze-fest; they waste time and prevent you from getting work done. Why do some businesses have productive meetings and others do not? Do we really need to have a meeting? What are the alternatives? This session discusses many proven tactics to make your meetings highly productive. The techniques can help you and your organization, whether you are in the C-suite or starting your career. Learn how to lead meetings that are productive and fun.
Management experience helpful. Participants should have at least six months of industry experience and thorough knowledge of financial accounting principles and practices. Participants with the title of Financial Analyst, Accountant, Senior Accountant, Manager, Controller, Director, Treasurer, Accounting Manager, CFO, CEO, or similar roles, will benefit.
A/R and A/P: Effective Management Techniques, Cash Management Techniques , Cash Forecasting, Better Meetings: Make Meetings Fun & Productive
Bring a calculator or a laptop, and your questions on the subject matter.
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William F. O’Brien, MBA, CPA, is a financial management consultant and educator with over 40 years’ experience. He has held senior financial management positions with Intel and ROLM and served as CFO for several emerging, high technology companies. Bill has extensive experience in corporate planning, fraud assessment, control, financial analysis, cash management, managerial accounting, and financial reporting in both domestic and international settings. Bill has served on the faculties of Santa Clara University and San Jose State University.
Non-Member Price $349.00
Member Price $249.00