The Business & Industry Conference is an annual event that provides content relevant to CPAs in the B&I sectors. It is a one day event featuring a new content theme every year to help your business…not just accounting.
Would you like to bring a colleague to this event? If you bring 1 additional person, call us to register them for $225! Larger groups may qualify for a group discount, call us for more information.
*If you choose to attend the simulcast, please note that only certain sessions will be offered in this format.*
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport, 1739 W Nursery Rd Linthicum, MD 21090
Speaker: Jennifer Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS, The Sustainable CFO and the Business Learning Institute
Speakers: Craig Blinke, MBA, Commercial Relationship Manager & Mike Kelley, MBA, Treasury Solutions Officer from SunTrust Bank
The 2016 AFP (Association of Financial Professionals) Payments Fraud and Control Survey found that 73% of organizations have experienced actual or attempted fraud. Fraud based on paper-driven processes and checks continues to be the number one form of payment fraud perpetrated on businesses. This session will provide an overview of payment trends, business email compromise and risk management best practices related to Banking that organizations can leverage to mitigate internal and external fraud.
Speaker: Bill Sheridan, CAE, MACPA & The Business Learning Institute
Blogs, podcasts, wikis, social networks and virtual worlds are accepted – and in many cases, expected – communication tools for large and small organizations alike. Which of these tools might work for your business … and which should you avoid. Explore the possibilities here.
Speaker: Jennifer Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS, The Sustainable CFO & The Business Learning Institute
Sustainability is here to stay! Smart companies recognize that they need to think beyond the bottom line and embrace the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit. Your employees want it and your customers will pay for it. Sustainability initiatives are a 21st century elixir that will increase employee engagement, enhance your customer relationships drive innovation, and increase productivity. And best of all, they can be done at little or no cost. You can do well by doing good. This session will define sustainability and its core principles, provide real world examples of bottom-line benefiting ideas and define the steps for you to start your own sustainability initiatives tomorrow.
Speaker: Robert Olsen, CISSP, CCSP, HCISPP, Compass Cyber Security
In 2016 approximately 90% of the data breaches that occurred in the United States effected small businesses. Hackers are targeting small to mid-sized firms because they possess large amounts of valuable data and are unlikely to have implemented appropriate data protection safeguards. This session will provide an overview of the threats, common vulnerabilities and practical risk management tips that accounting firms can take to protect their client and employee data.
Speaker: Anthony Newkirk, Ph.D., Senior Manager of Diversity & Inclusion AICPA
Many organization to hope to succeed in their efforts to attract, recruit, retain and advance their valuable talent. But too many organizations fail to create work climate that will foster inclusion and maximize all human resources potential environments. Inclusive work environments are intentionally built to compliment the organization’s goals while at the same time valuing and leveraging the differences among its workforce.
After this session, participants will be able to:
Speakers: Amy Polefrone, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CVR, HR Strategy Group, LLC & Cheryl Brown, Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny
CFOs and Controllers regularly handle risk management and audits in their organizations. In this presentation, you will learn how about auditing the Human Resources Function to reduce your company’s exposure to employer risk and liability. We will discuss a framework of best practices so that you can review and improve your HR risk framework within the context of current employment law.
Speaker: Peter Margaritis, CPA, CGMA, MAc, Peter A. Margaritis, LLC & The Business Learning Institute
Are you responsible for presenting financial information to your organization? If you’re a CEO, CFO, financial analyst or a manager needing to communicate financial information in an impactful way, this workshop will give you the necessary tools to tell more effective stories with your financial data.
Bring financial information to life and use it to communicate a story to an audience, with a focus on simplicity and ease of interpretation. This is accomplished through a mix of financial data, visualization, storytelling theory, best practices, and practical application.
Speaker: Anirban Basu, JD, Sage Policy Group, Inc.
This presentation provides detailed discussions of global, national and regional economies using the most up-to-date data available. Special attention is invested in critical elements of economic life, including the performance of financial, labor, and real estate markets.