Boards and executive teams must manage an ever-changing landscape filled with uncertainty - economic, geopolitical, technology, tax regulations, talent pool, cyber-terrorism, data privacy and more. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of things (IoT), are disrupting business models across all sectors. Learn strategies for mitigating risks and dealing with risks quickly.
Enterprise risk management. Strategic planning. Key challenges organizations face. The finance professional’s expanding role. Black Swan events.
Familiarity with enterprise risk management concepts and best practices.
CPAs, Accountants and finance professionals. Any practitioner who plays a role in risk management and strategic planning.
Recognize the importance of linking risk management to strategic planning. Identify the strategies to handle risks. Recognize the expanding role of finance. Recall how to incorporate risk management into strategic planning.
Bruce Shepard was most recently an assistant professor of accounting at George Fox University and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Oregon, prior to becoming an instructor for the AICPA in 2012. From 2006-2010, Mr. Shepard was the Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had full management responsibility for all financial affairs, daily business operations, administration and human resources. From 1985-2006, Mr. Shepard was in charge of the Middle Market Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where he served as an Assurance Partner from 1989-2006 focusing on providing proactive business advisory services to fast-growing companies.
At PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Mr. Shepard spearheaded over 100 acquisitions and divestitures by leading in the financial structuring and negotiations. He worked with clients to develop strategic plans for short-term and long-term growth. He assisted both start-up companies and beyond start-up companies with attaining their needed growth capital. Mr. Shepard wrote an article, Financing Entrepreneurs, in 1999 for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Shepard was awarded “Beta Alpha Psi Professional of the Year” in 2006 for sustained involvement with the University of Oregon.
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