The CFO Series provides a convenient, one-stop way for CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs, to an entire year of CPE with a single decision. Each day consists of an expert leading discussion about two 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.
Preparing For the Unexpected: Look at What Has Happened!
Recently we all have experienced dramatic changes in business, society, and life. Were we really prepared? Have you ever heard the phrase, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you”? Nassim Nicholas Taleb, in his book The Black Swan, postulates that it is exactly what we don’t know that can hurt us the most. The risks we need to be most concerned about are the risks we cannot identify or predict. Taleb calls these risks “Black Swans.” This session will discuss some historical black swan events, understanding the biases that we all have, how statistics and heat maps can lead us to incorrect conclusions, and, more importantly, discuss how financial professionals and their organizations can prepare for a future we cannot even envision.
Closing Best Practices: Shorten Month-End
Surveys show that the average North American company completes its monthly financial statement closing in six days. However, some companies can close their books in one day or less. You don’t have to sacrifice accuracy for speed. This session will show you how to close month-end faster, better and cheaper.
People who are, or aspire to be, chief financial officers.
Understand how to better prepare for an uncertain future and minimize risk.
Understand how to perform your month-end closing faster, better and cheaper.
Don Minges is a fractional CFO who worked in diverse industries at various stages of development. He has experience in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has also invested equity capital into promising businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors of many firms. Mr. Minges graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.
Non-Member Price $183.00
Member Price $158.00