Improve Your
Strategic Financial Leadership.

How do you make the best business decisions in the face of political and economic uncertainty? The Great Recession is over, but do things feel like business as usual? Not for most CFOs and Controllers. This series of courses will help you learn to lead where there is no path.

While nearly 7 years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making. The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand. These courses explore key economic and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come.

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COURSE MODULES

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REGULATORY AND ECONOMIC UPDATES

Focused on external factors impacting businesses, such as government deficits, regulatory issues, and international economic factors.

 

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Competing Globally

Federal State and Local Deficits

Inflation Deflation and Stagflation

Medical Care and Health Insurance

National Infrastructure

Uncertainty and Managing Growth

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KEY BUSINESS CONCEPTS AND BEST PRACTICES

Focused on internal factors impacting businesses, such as HR effectiveness, lean processes, and enterprise risk management.

 

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Acquiring Distressed Assets

Going Lean

Good Customer Service and the Credit Process

Governance and the Board

Human Resources Effectiveness

Retirement and Succession Planning

Debt and Equity Mix

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LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR THE ACCOUNTING & FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL

Focused on "soft skills" required by financial professionals, such as leadership development and effective negotiations and communications.

 

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Effective Communication

Enterprise Risk Management

Leadership and Tone at the Top

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

FRANK RYAN

FRANK RYAN, CPA, CGMA, MBA

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 restructuring, vendor negotiations and bank lending requirements. Mr. Ryan is a leading expert in Lean Operations and Management and has implemented numerous lean applications for organizations. Prior to his consulting business, he was the chief operating officer of a mid-sized manufacturing company.

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MATTHEW RYAN

MATTHEW RYAN, CPA, MBA, CFE

Co-owner of a turnaround management consulting firm, Matthew Ryan specializes in crisis management, strategic and operational planning and risk analysis, and due diligence research for companies ranging from manufacturing start-ups to established service organizations. In addition to his consulting practice, Mr. Ryan co-writes and teaches professional education courses for state CPA societies and private companies across the country.

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