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Key Financial and Economic Issues Facing the Financial Executive FLEXCAST

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6.0 Credits

Member Price $294.00

Non-Member Price $338.00


The course explores the challenges of the current economic trends and analyzes their impact on you as the financial executive in areas of human resource management; credit markets and banking; risk management and pandemic style disruptions; cash flow planning strategies; debt and equity mix impacts in uncertain markets; globalization of the market in times of uncertainty; retirement planning and social security funding; and acquiring distressed companies and assets. Specific recommendations and insights will be offered to you to deal with the challenges.


Major Requirements of Understanding and Controlling Risk. Trends in Employee Business Practices. Covid-19 Stimulus Packages. Safety and Soundness of Financial Plans. Manage the Debt/Equity Mix. Competing in the Global Economy. Growth through Acquisition.



Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers, leaders and managers.


Taking a strategic perspective relative to risk management and crisis management. Analyze the impact on an organization of current trends on human resource practices in the coming decade. Analyze the impact of the credit markets on your banking relationships and financial needs of the organization and the organizations ability to raise capital. Review the impact uncertainty and risk at the operational level relative to short and intermediate term decision making. Determine the safety and soundness of the financial plans for your organization in an uncertain economic climate specifically as it relates to capital adequacy and strategic direction. Manage the debt and equity mix for your organization in a rapidly changing economic landscape. Determine the impact on an organization of competing in a global market place to include steps to take to become more competitive globally. Evaluate the impact of federal, state and municipal deficits and unfunded mandates as it relates to tax planning. Evaluate retirement programs with Social Security funding for your employees. Determine the safety and soundness of your credit and collections processes and selection of customers in an uncertain environment. Influencing growth through acquisition of distressed organizations. The economic way ahead for the CFO/Controller in 2020 and beyond.




This is a FlexCast (no exam required) and may be viewed only Monday - Saturday, 5am - 5pm PT. You may take up to one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. Pause your FlexCast and resume at a convenient day during the hours above. Partial credit for 2+ credit courses: If you are unable to complete the course in one sitting, partial credit can be awarded (minimum of one credit). To earn the remaining credits, you must return later and start the course from the beginning. Use chat to ask questions of a subject matter expert during the program.


Leader Bios

Francis Ryan, Semper Finance Inc

The 2009 AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award winner!

Frank Ryan is president of a management consulting firm specializing in turnarounds, workouts, crisis management, strategic planning and working capital management. He has extensive experience working with banks in negotiating forbearance agreements, loan workouts, capital restructurings, vendor negotiations and bank lending requirements.

Prior to his consulting business, Mr. Ryan was the chief operating officer of a mid-sized manufacturing company. Additionally, he is the chairman of the Audit Committees of two publicly traded companies and has extensive board level experience in the for-profit and non-profit arenas.

He is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, and has served in numerous contingency operations to include Haiti, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He received the “Outstanding AICPA Instructor” award in 1994-95 and again in 2005-06.

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Non-Member Price $338.00

Member Price $294.00