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The Virtual CFO Series - Running the Numbers (May 5th, 2020 Start Date)


Total Credits: 8 including 4 Accounting - Technical, 4 Business Management & Organization - Non-technical

Average Rating:
   4
Category:
Accounting and Auditing |  ACPEN Industry Institute |  Practice Management
Faculty:
John L. Daly |  Don Minges |  John Levy |  Gary Cokins, MBA, CPIM
Course Levels:
Intermediate
License:
Never expires.


Description

The Virtual CFO Series - Running the Numbers

Is getting your required CPE every year a struggle because of distance or scheduling constraints?  Executive Education’s Virtual CFO Series allows you to get an entire year’s worth of CPE from the convenience of your home or office with a time commitment of just 100 minutes per week on Friday mornings.  

This classroom will include the following 4 courses:

 

Advanced Cost Accounting - Assigning Overhead

May 1st, 2020    9 am Central Time

Organizations that use primitive costing methods make predictable mistakes. They allocate too much cost to easy, high-volume "gravy" products and too little cost to difficult, low-volume "dog" products. This puts the organization with inferior information at a significant disadvantage against a competitor who has a better cost model. The secret to having a great cost model is learning how to deal with overhead.
This webinar will show you how to assign 16 key categories of overhead. Whether you work in a wholesale, retail, health care, service or manufacturing business. This session will give you important insights into how to handle overhead. If you get your costing right, you will be able to give the "dogs" to your competitors and keep the "gravy" for yourself.

 

Becoming a Great Predictor:  Create Better Forecasts

May 8th, 2020  9 am Central Time

Imagine being able to see into the future with confidence.  The ability to be a great forecaster is not innate but learned.  By examining great forecasters, we can learn to improve our ability to predict the future.  We will examine best practices and current research to improve our ability to predict events that will affect our business.  

 

Cost of Capital:  What it is and How to Use it

May 15th, 2020  9 am Central Time

Every business needs capital, and capital has a cost. Providers of debt and equity demand a return and the combination is the cost of capital for the business. This session discusses how to calculate the cost of capital, how to use it to make superior business decisions every day and some common ways organizations misuse this number.
Who should understand your organization’s cost of capital? Even if you are not yet the CFO, you need to thoroughly understand the cost of capital and its use. The cost of capital allows managers to, “Get the biggest bang for the buck.” If you want to enhance your corporate finance skills, this session is for you.

 

 

Business Intelligence and Analytics: Make Sense of Your Data

May 29th, 2020     9 am Central Time

Volatility and complexity are the new normal. Most organizations are drowning in data, but starving for information. The finance and accounting function has the opportunity to leverage Big Data and the continuum of analytics – descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive. All are useful for better decision making. Collecting, validating, and reporting data is not the same thing as analyzing information where we can glean valuable, actionable insights. In some ways the finance function is many years behind other disciplines such as marketing, sales, and supply chain managers, in applying analytics. How can the CFO’s function catch up?

 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Learn about four topics of interest to CFOs

Major Subjects
  • Business Management
  • Accounting

Course Materials

Faculty

John L. Daly's Profile

John L. Daly Related seminars and products: 35

MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM


John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM, is a Chelsea, Michigan-based management consultant specializing in costing, pricing strategy and pricing model development.  He has taught continuing professional education courses since 1995 and began doing ethics seminars two weeks before the Enron scandal.  John has been CFO for a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier and a large restaurant chain and COO for a window treatments manufacturer and retailer.  He is the author of "Pricing for Profitability", published by Wiley and Sons.


Don Minges's Profile

Don Minges Related seminars and products: 20

MBA


Don Minges, MBA, is a fractional CFO who works in diverse industries at various development stages.  His expertise is 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 invested equity capital into promising businesses.  He has served on the Board of Directors for many firms.  He graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.


John Levy's Profile

John Levy Related seminars and products: 12

MBA, CPA


John F. Levy, MBA, CPA, is the CEO of Board Advisory Services, a consulting firm that assists public companies, or companies aspiring to be public, with corporate governance, compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies. He has nine years of experience with three large, national accounting firms and has served  as CFO of both public and private companies. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of three public companies, including as vice-chairman of one company and audit committee chair of another. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.


Gary Cokins, MBA, CPIM's Profile

Gary Cokins, MBA, CPIM Related seminars and products: 7


Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in performance improvement systems and advanced cost management.

Gary received a BS degree with honors (Tau Beta Pi; Alpha Pi Mu) in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from Cornell University in 1971. He was a two year varsity football letterman. He received his MBA with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1974.

Gary began his career as a strategic planner with FMC Corporation and subsequently served as Financial Controller and Operations Manager with FMC’s Link-Belt division. In 1981 Gary began his management consulting career first with Deloitte Consulting. Next with KPMG, Gary was trained on activity-based costing (ABC) by Harvard Business School Professors Robert S. Kaplan and Robin Cooper. 

 

With KPMG working with Dr. David Norton, Gary was also involved with initial research that led to the development of the Balanced Scorecard. Prior to joining SAS, Gary headed the National Cost Management Consulting Services for Electronic Data Systems (EDS), now part of HP. In 1996 Gary joined ABC Technologies which was acquired in 2002 by SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics software, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. At SAS he was a principal consultant and retired in 2012.

Gary was the lead author of the acclaimed An ABC Manager’s Primer (ISBN 0-86641-220-4), sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Gary’s second book, Activity Based Cost Management: Making it Work (ISBN 0-7863-0740-4), was judged by the Harvard Business School Press as “read this book first.” A reviewer for Gary’s third book, Activity Based Cost Management: An Executive’s Guide (ISBN 0-471-44328-X) said, Gary has the gift to take the concept that many view as complex and reduce it to its simplest terms.” This book was ranked number one in sales volume of 151 similar books on BarnesandNoble.com. Gary has also written Activity Based Cost Management in Government (ISBN 1-056726-110-8). His five most recent books are Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap (ISBN 0-471-57690-5), Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics (ISBN 978-0-470-44998-1), Strategic Business Management: From Planning to Performance (ISBN 978-1-93735-081-9), Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting in Uncertain Times (ISBN 978-1-94012-531-8), and Predictive Business Analytics (ISBN 978-1-118-17556-9).

Gary has participated and served on committees including: CAM-I, the Supply Chain Council, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the Institute of Management Accountants, the AICPA, and the American Association of Accountants (AAA).

Gary serves on the board of advisers for organizations including an advisory board with Harvard Business School Professor, Robert S. Kaplan, for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All CFOs
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Reviews

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Overall:      4

Total Reviews: 260

Comments

Terrie R

"Another great speaker with interesting and applicable stories-which makes it easier to remember key points"

Dean B - Traverse City, Alabama

"No comments. Very pleased with this webinar and the instructor."

Lynn S

"Loved John Daly. He made things relevant all around rather than focusing on one type of business. Conversation was lively and not dull. Fully enjoyed this. "

Danny I

"This gave me some insight as to what I should CONSTANTLY be doing for budgeting and forecasting. Thank you."

John C - Dickinson, Texas

"This was a very helpful course. Mr. Levy is very knowledgeable and I would be interested in seeing other courses by him."

Derek V

"So many good, short quotes that are easy to understand and remember."

Sue V

"John gave great examples and he explain the importance of some of the business books, so I will follow thru on those resources. "

Barbara B

"Excellent presentation."

Pam H - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

"Great course. Helpful in budgeting and overall business operations and business communications"

Krystal S

"Helpful! Thank you."

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