Twitter

Sign up for Email Alerts

Integrated Solutions Lead
San Antonio, TX

Advanced knowledge of programming language(s), software development tools and environment(s) and systems analysis and functional design

May’s Hot Finance & Accounting Dates

April 30, 2012
May’s Hot Finance & Accounting Dates

May 2           FASB Board Meeting & Education Session

FASB Boardroom

Registration

 

May 4           Setting Up New Vendor Files to Improve Sarbox Compliance and

1099 Reporting

CFO.com

Working on the master vendor file has long been the back-burner issue among accounting and finance departments. However, recent events -- including the potential passage of new 1099 reporting legislation -- have highlighted how many companies suffer from poor master vendor file practices.

Join CFO and accounts payable expert and consultant Mary Schaeffer for this webcast to learn how to:

      • Identify problems with your existing master vendor file practices
      • Conduct proper TIN solicitations
      • Make your master vendor file fraud-resistant
      • Collect taxpayer information in a way that will allow you to comply with all IRS regulations
      • Correctly sign up for and use the IRS TIN Matching service
      • Correctly handle information about employees in your master vendor file for tax reporting purposes

 

Registration

 

May 7            Excel for Budgeting and Forecasting

               CFO.com

This intermediate-level webcast is your opportunity to learn how to get the most from Excel's forecasting and planning capabilities and how, with the help of an add-in, you can overcome the more challenging aspects of using Excel's scenario analysis tools.

From this webcast, you will learn how to:

      • Back into an input variable using goal seeking
      • Use pivot tables for one-variable models
      • Create dozens of what-if scenarios for two-variable models
      • Extend data tables for three-variable models
      • Use Excel's Scenario Manager
      • Build custom Monte Carlo analyses using MrExcel's Monte Carlo Add-In

 

Registration

 

May 8           Using ePayables to Enable Trade Finance and Optimize Working

Capital

CFO.com

Join Andrew Bartolini, Chief Research Officer with Ardent Partners, and Cedric Bru, Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development with Syncada, in a lively presentation, where you will be the first to hear research findings from Ardent Partners about ePayables, as well as practical advice on how your organization can implement best-in-class working capital optimization strategies.

Registration

 

May 9          FASB Board Meeting & Education Session

FASB Boardroom

Registration

 

May 9           Uncover Spending Risks and Cost Recovery Opportunities

CFO.com

Every financial professional in corporate America could use help meeting budgets and "finding" cash leaks. Join noted author and cost recovery consultant Rich Lanza to learn how cash recovery reviews and cost savings initiatives can be organized to maximize bottom line savings.

With past error percentages ranging from 0.1% to 6% (depending on the category of spend) and go-forward savings opportunities of 50% or more, companies owe it to themselves to optimize a set of cost saving initiatives for the coming year -- before the cash disappears.

Registration

 

May 10-11   AICPA/AAML Conference on Divorce

Las Vegas, NV

The 2012 AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce is a comprehensive, high-level event designed to offer a broad array of key insights and diverse perspectives from experts in both the accounting and legal worlds. Gain the additional value of dual perspectives on divorce issues, as top CPAs / financial experts and attorneys lead the way with cutting-edge insights and analysis.

Registration

 

May 10-11   Liaison Meeting of the Small Business Advisory Committee and

Private Company Financial Reporting Committee

FASB Boardroom

Registration

 

May 11         How to Master Forecasting

CFO.com

The recent crisis in the financial markets has exposed serious flaws in management methods. The failure to anticipate and deal with the consequences of the unfolding collapse has starkly illustrated what many leaders and managers in business have known for years: in most organizations, the process of forecasting is badly broken.

It is time to rethink the way businesses organize and run forecasting processes and how executives use the insights provided by forecasts to help navigate through turbulent times. Steve Player, co-author of the book Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting, and director of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT), will teach you practical steps and tools for changing the way your company thinks about forecasting.

During this Webcast, Steve will discuss in depth best practices for forecasting concepts recently featured in the articles "Let it Roll" from CFO magazine, and "Planning for Uncertainty" from the Journal of Accountancy.

Registration

 

May 13-16   Sungard Avantgard Americas Summit 2012

Baltimore, MD

Attending the AvantGard Americas Summit in 2012 will be a great opportunity for your professional development, and an excellent way to get more value from your investment in AvantGard!

We’ve developed a rich agenda covering topical issues and emerging trends in corporate liquidity management.

The agenda includes discussions of industry best practices, new innovations and advancements in technology, and real-world case studies and user group sessions – so you’ll leave with practical information that you can use right away.

Registration

 

May 15         Measuring the Impact of Training, Performance and Turnover

CFO.com

Holding up a yardstick to intangible attributes is difficult at best, and often impossible without the right measurement tools. From this webcast, the fourth in the four-part Human Capital Financial Statements Webcast Series with human capital analytics expert Jeff Higgins, you will learn how to quantify the success of training programs, high-performing staff members, critical job roles, employee engagement, and worker turnover.

The new metrics discussed in this Webcast can help you move away from traditional headcount, budgeting and cost control into a set of measurements that focus on human capital costs, risk, productivity, and performance.

Registration

 

May 16         FASB Board Meeting & Education Session

FASB Boardroom

Registration

 

May 16         Financial Dashboards: Measuring What Matters

CFO.com

Transform your finance department from a back-office operation to a front-office strategic asset by building a CFO performance management dashboard and using it effectively.

Join business intelligence expert Wayne Eckerson for this webcast about dashboard design. This webcast provides finance executives with solid strategies, and practical tactics, for building a CFO dashboard that puts the power of analytics at your fingertips.

Registration

 

May 17         What is Your Return on Buybacks?

CFO.com

Share repurchases are all the rage again, and 2012 could be the year that surpasses the 2007 buyback peak -- when companies in the S&P 500 deployed over $500 billion dollars to repurchase shares. Buybacks have long been a darling of the investor community because share repurchases are accretive to earnings per share, which makes the maneuver appear to be a friendly use of capital for investors. But is it really?

Join CFO contributor and capital deployment expert Gregory Milano for this one-hour webcast that includes research findings illustrating that most heavy buyback companies deliver below average share price performance. Greg also will guide participants through an examination of conditions under which share repurchases benefit or detract from a company's shareholder returns.

Registration

 

May 17-18    AICPA Controllers Workshop

Las Vegas, NV

Developed by controllers for controllers, the AICPA Controllers Workshop prepares you to successfully negotiate current and future demands.  Led by successful experts in this field who will share their knowledge and best practices gained from years of personal experience, this interactive, hands-on learning workshop will give you solutions you can immediately apply. 

Registration

 

May 17-18    AICPA CFO Conference

New Orleans, LA

As worldwide economic conditions become more complex every day, CFOs need to increasingly focus their attention on the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Addressing the world’s new complexity requires a combination of sound strategies, innovative concepts, and practical business solutions that help provide value to your organization. The 2012 AICPA National CFO Conference is an intensive two-day event that covers the key issues of the day, and provides the information and tools you need to engage and prosper in the global economy. Industry experts will guide you through the profound changes shaping our world, and help you improve risk management capabilities, leadership skills, and ability to make the best decisions for your organization’s future.

Registration

 

May 17-18    ABV Exam Review Class

Atlanta, GA

AICPA’s new ABV Exam Review Class is the only comprehensive BV examination review program backed by the resources and collective expertise of business valuation professionals. Why not learn directly from the experts! The ABV Exam Review class will cover all major topics on the exam. This live classroom-style learning experience will foster discussion, offer exam pointers and help you learn from your peers. Register today to help ensure you are prepared to sit for the ABV Exam.

Registration

 

May 21         FASB Board Meeting & Education Session

FASB Boardroom

Registration

 

May 21-22    Roadmap for Profitably Moving Your Client Accounting Services

Practice to the Cloud 

AICPA Office, New York, NY

Cloud Technology is playing a transformative role in the way firms and small businesses operate today—enabling firms to revitalize their client accounting services line and provide value-added bundled services that may include bill management, financial reporting, payroll and more via a cloud based accounting platform. 

As progressive forms make the transition from on-premise to cloud solutions, there are many practice development implications that need to  be addressed—including how best to staff the client accounting services areas of your firm, how to package and price your services, how to engage your clients and market the solutions. To help you navigate this change, CPA2Biz has developed this comprehensive 12-CPE credit, two-day workshop.

Registration

 

May 23         XBRL US Detailed Tagging Workshop

New York, NY

This intensive one-day workshop was developed and is taught by top XBRL experts in the country who have collectively prepared and reviewed hundreds of XBRL financials. You and your team won’t hear lectures – you’ll be engaged in discussion groups, exercises and case studies to ensure you learn, retain and are ready to apply your knowledge back at the office. Topics will cover in-depth case studies and exercises on specific footnote issues, how to review XBRL financials and how to establish best practices and the right control process to create high quality XBRL data.  Prepare for the day when the SEC’s limited liability provision goes away for your company. Earn 10 CPE credits at this valuable workshop.

Registration

 

May 23-25    Treasury Management Association of New York’s New York Cash

Exchange

New York, NY

Held each year since 1983 – the New York Cash Exchange is the top regional treasury management conference. This information packed event attracts approximately 800 attendees and 75 exhibitors and sponsors. Non-profit pricing has made it the best value conference for financial executives.

Registration

 

May 30         FASB Board Meeting & Education Session

FASB Boardroom

Registration

 

June 4-8       AICPA National Tax Education Program – Week 1

St. Louis, MO

The AICPA National Tax Education Program offers hands-on training for every level of experience, from seasoned tax practitioner to those just entering the profession, on every key aspect of tax accounting. As the premier tax training school for tax practitioners, you’ll receive a year’s worth of highly-focused, intensive training from nationally renowned tax experts in just five days!  There’s no better place to learn new skills, refresh old ones and prepare for challenges in the coming year.  – A cost effective way for your entire team to obtain tax training!  Send several of your team to different weeks at group rates!

Registration

 

June 6-8      AICPA Fair Value Measurements and Reporting Conference

National Harbor, MD

A full roster of experienced experts and standard setters will lead this conference offering their viewpoints on the many challenges and fundamental issues regarding fair value accounting today.  This two-day program will provide comprehensive coverage of the fair value issues, topics and real world situations CPAs are facing. 

Registration

 

RELATED ARTICLES:

How to Prevent Organizational Cyber Fraud

3 Questions with AICPA's Arleen Thomas

About the author

KforceKforce is a professional staffing and solutions firm providing flexible and permanent placement services, as well as outsourcing solutions, in the skill areas of technology, finance & accounting, healthcare and government. Kforce operates in more than 60 offices throughout the United States and one in the Philippines.

Archived Posts

About
Kforce is a professional staffing and solutions firm providing flexible and permanent placement solutions in the skill areas of technology, finance & accounting and healthcare. Kforce operates in more than 60 offices located throughout the United States and one office in the Philippines.
About this blog
Knowledge Employed is a career advice blog and job tips resource center, created and managed by Kforce’s staffing specialists. Whether you are a professional needing career advice or a hiring authority seeking business guidance, our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools.