Webinars

Start Date: Nov 29, 2015 ‐ End Date: Nov 29, 2015


CFMA Webinars offer timely, on-point educational seminars in a convenient online format. These on demand sessions run 60-90 minutes in length and cover such diverse topics as:


Once you purchase a CFMA Webinar, you receive 24/7 access to content and program materials. Just click on any title below to access the information you need – at your pace and at your place. Webinars are FREE for CFMA Members!


Sessions

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The ‘Highs’ and Lows of Enforcing Drug-Free Workplace Policies and the Impact of Marijuana Legalization on the Construction Industry

Start Date: Aug 9, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Aug 9, 2017 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

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The Value of Performing Strategic Compensation Planning

Start Date: Jul 17, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 17, 2017 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

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It's Here: CFMA's Revenue Recognition Implementation Guide

Start Date: Jun 29, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 29, 2017 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

With the implementation deadline for Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) fast approaching, how can you prepare for the changes? CFMA’s Revenue Recognition Implementation Guide is the step-by-step resource to successful implementation, offering best practices on developing an implementation task force; identifying a timeline for implementation; and the impact of the regulations on existing internal accounting systems, tax planning, and more.

This free webinar will provide an overview of the Guide and how you can use it as an effective tool to navigate these important changes to FASB's new Revenue Recognition standard.


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WIP or Get Whipped: Why Contractors Need Accurate, Up-to-Date WIP Reports and How to Get Them

Start Date: Jun 14, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 14, 2017 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

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Integrating Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics to Drive Performance Excellence

Start Date: May 3, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: May 3, 2017 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

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Members: $0.00
Standard: $43.95

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Employment Law in a Changing Environment

Start Date: Apr 5, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Apr 5, 2017 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

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Maximizing Financial Reporting to Secure Financing

Start Date: Mar 8, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 8, 2017 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

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Uniting the Construction Industry Behind Suicide Prevention

Start Date: Feb 28, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Feb 28, 2017 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the construction industry ranks #1 in the number of recorded suicide deaths and #2 in suicide rates in the U.S. Leaders in construction companies must address this issue as seriously as it does jobsite safety and adopt a "Zero Suicide" goal to accompany the traditional "Zero Accident" target. This webinar will address the risk factors that put construction workers at such high risk for suicide, build a business case for addressing mental health in the workplace, give a lived experience view on mental illness and suicide, and provide steps for employers to build mental wellness and suicide prevention measures into their company programs and policies.

Learning Objectives
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

Understand why construction workers are especially at risk for mental illness and suicide and what construction businesses can do about it.

Gain a general knowledge of mental illness, the warning signs and steps that can be taken to help someone in need.

Discuss the tools, resources and organizations that are available to help companies to build a caring culture and protect their at-risk employees.

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CFMA’s Annual Tax Update: Preparing for 2017 Tax Reform

Start Date: Feb 8, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Feb 8, 2017 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

With the election behind us, what will tax policy look like in a post-election administration? Is your business positioned for success to take full advantage of the opportunities available? In this annual tax update will cover new tax policies and discuss what necessary changes construction companies will need to make to reduce their overall tax burden.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the latest tax issues relevant to contractors
  • Explain how to avoid and audit and be prepared if one should occur
  • Identify strategies for reducing your company's tax burden

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Standard: $43.95
Members: $0.00

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The Affordable Care Act: Lessons Learned and the Future of Obamacare

Start Date: Jan 11, 2017 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jan 11, 2017 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will discuss the lessons

learned in implementing the reporting and compliance mandates for 2016

and what employers can do to prepare for 2017 compliance.

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Standard: $43.95
Members: $0.00

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Markets, He Wrote: Looking for Clues to Forecast the 2017 Economy

Start Date: Dec 8, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Dec 8, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will provide a detailed, data-driven update of the performance of the global, national, and relevant regional economy. Special attention is given to key aspects of economic life, including trends characterizing financial, real estate, energy, and labor markets and their collective impact on the outlook for the construction industry in 2017.

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Revenue Recognition: Implementation Considerations

Start Date: Nov 7, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Nov 7, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Companies performing an assessment of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) are finding that changes are much more than just "fringe" changes. This session is intended to provide participants with feedback on key issues and matters that remain open or that may be more complex than originally anticipated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the changes in FASB's Revenue Recognition standard
  • Identify significant open matters including termination for convenience clauses, separate performance obligations, uninstalled materials and contract costs;
  • Discuss market feedback on implementation


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CFMA’s 2016 Financial Benchmarker Results Revealed

Start Date: Oct 13, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Oct 13, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Learn about key trends and divergent findings from the newly released 2015 Survey data (collected from over 850 participants) covering key leverage, efficiency, liquidity, and profitability ratios. Discover the KPIs most relevant to contractors, and learn how this data impacts your operations and overall company.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the final results from the 2016 Financial Survey highlighting the 2015 fiscal year end
  • Understand how the metrics tie together by walking through the Strategic Profit Model
  • Identify KPIs most relevant to contractors, including those related to liquidity, profitability, leverage, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Discover methods by which contractors may manage operations in order to improve financial ratios
    relied on by sureties and lenders
  • Access CFMA's online Construction Financial Benchmarker tool for 24/7 reporting and benchmark your company's financial performance with others in the industry.

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Standard: $43.95

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Best Practices for 360 Business Reporting

Start Date: Sep 7, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Sep 7, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Have you ever wondered how you can get better reporting from your field and what this would mean for your business? Join us for this 60-minute session to learn how field reporting, including people and equipment, can help you drive efficiencies and growth. The session will also cover what metrics you should be looking out for, and how you can use field information to drive alignment and collaboration across your entire business.

Learning Objectives
After this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how advancements in technology have driven more in-depth reporting
  • Explain how technology has helped streamline and automate better financial decision making
  • Leverage the data collected in the field to add to the overall value to your business

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Implementing Rev Rec - Where Do I Start?

Start Date: Aug 16, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Aug 16, 2016 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

The new revenue recognition standard has been issued and it is time to think about implementation. Think your company will be unaffected by the new rules? Think we are back where we started – percentage of completion accounting under SOP 81-1? Tune in to this special 90-minute webinar to find out why you shouldn’t be that comfortable.

Learning Objectives
After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the challenges Construction Financial Managers will face upon implementation of the new standard
  • Determine how to handle implementation issues by way of practical examples that will illustrate concepts and issues frequently encountered such as liquidated damages clauses, warranty provisions,assessing the capabilities/limitations of your accounting software and identifying a performance obligation.
  • Prepare for each step of implementation--from taking an initial inventory of the types of contracts your company enters--to drafting footnote disclosures.

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Standard: $43.95

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What's It Worth? Understanding Contractor Valuations in 2016

Start Date: Aug 10, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Aug 10, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will discuss how construction companies are being valued in today's marketplace. FMI's investment banking professional, Curt Young, will lead an informative and interactive session that covers practical valuation considerations for companies participating in the engineering and construction markets.

Learning Objectives
After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the methods used in determining the value of a construction company
  • Discuss the specific qualitative and quantitative factors used in determining company value
  • Assess the realities of the buying and selling process based on the current market conditions - what's hot and what's not

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Standard: $43.95
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Lease Accounting - Change is Coming

Start Date: Jul 13, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 13, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will discuss the progression of the new Lease Accounting Standard and how it may affect contractors.

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New DOL Salaried Exempt O/T Rules - Options to Help You Run Your Business

Start Date: Jun 22, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 22, 2016 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

This special 75-minute webinar will focus on new Department of Labor’s salaried exempt rules and overtime options that can benefit your business. In this session we will evaluate the pros and cons of different solutions relating to currently exempt supervisors, managers and administrators earning less than $47,476.

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Ten Strategies for Contractor Success

Start Date: Jun 8, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 8, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Learn 10 proactive steps for 2016 and beyond that will help your company improve and increase profit, add customers and boost employee satisfaction.

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Management Succession and Ownership Transfer Techniques

Start Date: May 11, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: May 11, 2016 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

The webinar will cover a comprehensive overview of transitioning the ownership of a construction company to key employees, family members, private equity firms and other construction companies. This session provides a comprehensive approach that will assist attendees on ways to properly plan and identify techniques and strategies to address their current owner’s transfer and succession planning objectives.

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CFMA's 2016 Annual Conference Select Session Preview

Start Date: Apr 20, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Apr 20, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Interested in this year’s CFMA Annual Conference & Exhibition? Look no farther as for the first time CFMA is previewing four key sessions and presenters in this exciting one-hour webinar. You will hear actual sample content from each of these sessions below and be able to ask questions that could potentially impact the final content presented at the conference. Each presenter will receive 10 minutes to present and 5 minutes for Q&A. Don’t miss this free sneak preview!

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How to Capitalize on the Strengths of the Millennial Generation

Start Date: Apr 6, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Apr 6, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

America’s millennial generation has grown to 80 million people, larger than any other generation, and by 2025 millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce. The Internet has been part of their lives since birth, and they know how to integrate emerging technologies better than any previous generation. Learn how millennials will shape the future of your construction company and the industry.

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Revenue Recognition Update

Start Date: Mar 14, 2016 3:00am ‐ End Date: Mar 14, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will provide an update on recent changes in the revenue recognition standards. Presenter Dusty Stallings, CPA, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will discuss implementation of the new standards as well as provide information on what others are thinking in the industry.

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ACA Compliance Part II - A Practical Guide to Completing the 1094/1095 Forms and Answers to Unanswered Questions

Start Date: Feb 22, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Feb 22, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Description: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is top of mind for employers, especially with the looming March 31st reporting deadline. This webinar will discuss in detail how to complete forms 1094 and 1095, provide real-time examples for the audience, and answer specific questions relating to the ACA and filing requirements.
 
Learning objectives:
At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the IRS reporting requirements for the Affordable Care Act
  • Demonstrate how to complete forms C-1094 and C-1095
  • Comply with these reporting requirements

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2016 Tax Update for CFMs: Tax Minimization Strategies to Help Improve Cash Flow

Start Date: Feb 10, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Feb 10, 2016 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will review the passage of recent extender legislation, recent cases and proposed regulations and other current tax issues applicable to the construction industry and discuss how the new revenue recognition standards may affect tax reporting for long-term contracts.

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Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

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The Affordable Care Act: What Contractors Need to Know to Comply in 2016

Start Date: Jan 27, 2016 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jan 27, 2016 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that employers report certain information to the IRS in early 2016. This webinar will give an overview of the regulatory reporting requirements for construction contractors and union employers, update contractors on the Cadillac Tax that will be implemented in 2018, and discuss seasonality issues construction contractors face, such as: defining and contrasting seasonal workers vs. seasonal employees as well as lookback measurement periods that variable hour employees should be using vs. the monthly measurement period.

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The NLRB's new "Joint-Employer" Ruling and its Impact on the Construction Industry

Start Date: Dec 8, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Dec 8, 2015 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Description:
The new ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – which states that companies can be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors – could potentially lead to unexpected legal and financial liabilities for construction owners. Join us for this special webinar presented by Gregory Begg, Esq. of Peckar and Abramson P.C., to learn more about the NLRB’s decision to implement this legislation and the appropriate actions that your company can take to avoid, reduce or shift liability.

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A Bounty of Benchmarking Data - 2015 Financial Survey Results Revealed

Start Date: Nov 11, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Nov 11, 2015 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Need to identify a baseline for financial performance improvement? Wondering how your company compares to the best in class? As an owner or CFM, how can you use the wealth of information collected in CFMA’s Financial Survey Online Questionnaire to influence your company’s business plan? This Webinar will show you how to use the results, accessed through CFMA’s online Construction Financial Benchmarker, to help improve your company’s bottom line. In this 60-minute Webinar, we will look at trends and divergent findings from the 2015 Survey data and cover key leverage, efficiency, liquidity, and profitability ratios. An overview of the online Construction Financial Benchmarker and its suite of financial reports and data will highlight the wealth of benchmarking information available at your fingertips, 24/7.

Learning Objectives
After this session, you will be able to:

  • Apply key financial ratios and performance criteria to help guide your company’s operational and business strategies;
  • Access CFMA's online Financial Benchmarker tool for 24/7 benchmarking and reporting and compare your company's financial performance with others in the industry;
  • Utilize the Hot Topic results from "The Employer/Employee Value Proposition” to better understand how work/life balance, meeting cultural needs, managing compensation expectations, career development paths, and retention tools drive employer/employee success.
Level & Prerequisites
This is a group internet-based session at the Overview Level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.
  
Who Should Attend?
General contractor and subcontractor owners, CFOs, Controllers, CPA industry professionals, CCIFP candidates, surety industry professionals and other construction financial professionals.
 
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Credit Where It's Due: R&D Tax Credits for Construction Companies

Start Date: Sep 9, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Sep 9, 2015 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Construction companies operate in a unique environment-a competitive one with a complex regulatory landscape and a constantly rising cost of doing business. But there’s a powerful way to help offset that cost for companies in the construction industry and help them remain competitive: The R&D tax credit.

The R&D credit is one of the most valuable tax incentives you can leverage as it represents a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your income tax liability. And yet these credits are frequently overlooked because construction companies don’t realize that their everyday activities may qualify for the credit.

This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of the IRS eligibility criteria and how construction companies can determine which activities and expenses are eligible for the credit. Whether you’re a general contractor, specialized drilling contractor, mechanical contractor, civil contractor, or anywhere in between, you may be eligible to claim the R&D credit-so we’ll look at examples of construction companies that have successfully done so. In addition, this session will cover the information required to conduct an R&D tax credit study and the documentation necessary to support credit claims. We’ll also discuss recent court cases and tax law changes and the impact they’ve had on the credit, plus the risks and rewards of claiming it.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify construction industry activities that can qualify for the R&D tax credit
  • Estimate the potential impact of R&D tax credits on your company's bottom line
  • Interpret recent law changes in terms of your company's ability to claim the R&D credit

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ESOPs: A Look at Advanced Issues for Contractors

Start Date: Aug 12, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Aug 12, 2015 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will cover intermediate to advanced level issues specific to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) in the construction industry. Topics to be covered include: ESOP suitability (seven key considerations for contractors), how to identify common valuation pitfalls, scrutiny involving ESOP transactions, with recent guidance provided by the Department of Labor (DOL), and cash management issues for ESOPs, including the importance of distribution policies and repurchase obligations in a cyclical industry.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the unique considerations that contractors face in determining whether they are a suitable candidate for an ESOP
  • Recognize and defend against valuation pitfalls and problem areas
  • Cite recent regulatory developments involving ESOP transactions and show how your company can withstand critical review
  • Identify cash management issues and develop winning strategies around distribution policies, redemption obligations, and other funding requirements

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Prevailing Wage Fringe Benefits: A Compliance Overview

Start Date: Jul 8, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 8, 2015 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Prevailing wage rules are complicated and current practices are infrequently reviewed. In this webinar you will learn how taking proper credit can save contractors thousands of dollars. This 60-minute session will provide an overview of fringe benefit compliance issues related to David-Bacon and State Prevailing Wage laws and discuss compliance specifics for the allowable Fringe Benefits. The presentation will also cover the differences between funded and unfunded plans; the credibility of wellness benefits; HRA’s and HSA’s and the correct methods for taking credit off the fringes for benefits that you offer. We will also explore the most common mistakes and audit issues.


After this session, you will be able to:

•  Discuss how to account for all fringes in a compliant manner

•  Identify how to take credits for little known fringes

•  Demonstrate how to tighten up the audit trail


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How Is That "Help Wanted" Sign Working Out?

Start Date: Jun 17, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 17, 2015 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

The recession is behind us in the rear view mirror and the pent up demand for construction services has resulted in a growth opportunity for the industry. However, companies are finding that healthy growth is now limited by workforce capacity. The workforce shortage is being felt throughout the contracting industry in the skilled field labor, project management, estimating, and accounting departments. So, how does a company hire and retain adequate numbers of skilled employees to keep pace with demand and complete its backlog of work? This webinar will help you consider short and long term solutions to the workforce challenges you face.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the demographics and economics that render traditional construction recruiting, hiring, and retention strategies ineffective.
  • Devise short term solutions to increase the capacity of your current staffing levels.
  • Formulate short and long term strategies to help minimize workforce challenges and become a preferred employer in your market.


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Today's Cyber Security Challenge: Protecting You and Your Construction Company

Start Date: May 13, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: May 13, 2015 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Since December of 2013, when Target announced that information on 70 million customers and 40 million payment cards had been stolen, many businesses have begun to take a closer look at their own vulnerability to hackers and whether they have the right systems in place to detect or block criminal activity. Companies in the contracting industries have been especially concerned, as it is believed that the Target hackers gained access through a mechanical contractor.

Cyber security breaches are one of the most serious issues facing businesses today. Not only can these breaches result in lost income and heavy fines, but worst of all you can lose the hard-earned trust of your customers. In this webinar, Jim Wenninger, CEO of Wennsoft, will share a list of the critical issues that construction business leaders should consider in assessing the security of their systems. This session will cover passwords and logins, credit card processes, the cloud vs. on-site deployment, and other key areas where security could be a concern. The webinar will also include suggestions for a number of concrete steps companies can take to mitigate risk and reduce liability.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify critical issues that can help you assess the security of your IT systems
  • Discuss important considerations surrounding passwords and logins, credit card processes, and cloud vs. on-site deployment
  • Develop steps your company can take to mitigate risk and reduce liability

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Leasing as We Know It vs. Leasing in the Future

Start Date: Apr 8, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Apr 8, 2015 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

This informative webinar presented by Ellin & Tucker will explore the advantages and disadvantages of equipment leasing in the construction industry and also provide an update on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) proposed rule changes on current leasing standards.

This 75-minute session will cover how leases are currently recorded and what impact they have on a contractor as it relates to bank underwriting, surety underwriting, prequalification criteria with Federal/State/Local municipalities among other users of financial statements. You will learn the benefits of leasing from a tax standpoint in terms of maximizing tax deductions and other tax benefits that may exist under a leasing arrangement.

You will also learn about the proposed changes to lease standards related to Proposed ASU 2013-70, Leases (Topic 842), as well as the potential impact on financial reporting and underwriting and possible tax implications from FASB’s proposed rule change on operating leases.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss current advantages and disadvantages of leasing equipment under an operating lease and a capital lease arrangement;
  • Identify the tax benefits available to the lessee and the lessor under an operating lease and a capital lease arrangement;
  • Explain how banks, surety firms and other underwriters analyze a contractor’s financial statement under the current lease pronouncements vs. the proposed lease pronouncements; and
  • Develop other methods to secure equipment for construction projects outside of traditional lease and buy arrangements.

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Health Care Reform: Understanding Your Benefit Options

Start Date: Mar 11, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 11, 2015 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Do you want to analyze your benefit alternatives with healthcare reform? Are you unsure how to determine your cost to comply with the ACA vs. discontinuing group coverage? Do you want to learn more about public and private insurance exchanges? What are the tax impacts of these benefit alternatives? All these questions and more will be answered in this special 90-minute webinar on the latest healthcare.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the benefit alternatives Construction industry employers have under the new healthcare reform
  • Discuss whether Construction industry employers should pay or play
  • Explain which benefits can be pre-taxed and discuss how employees can access public and private exchanges

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It's Here: The New Revenue Recognition Standard (Rebroadcast from June 24, 2014)

Start Date: Feb 11, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Feb 11, 2015 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Join us for this special rebroadcast of CFMA’s June 24, 2014 webinar on the new revenue recognition standard, followed by a live update and Q&A with our original session presenters Mike Sobolewski, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Tim Wilson, of BKD LLP.

The new standard, released by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on May 28, 2014, was years in the making and CFMA has been deeply involved in communicating its impact to the construction industry.

This 90-minute session will provide an outlook on the future of revenue recognition under both US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and how the new standard may impact your business.

After this session, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how the new Revenue Recognition Standard will impact your company and the construction industry as a whole
  • Outline the new standard implementation timeline
  • Explain what needs to be done to prepare for the implementation of this new way of determining revenue

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CFMA's 2015 Federal Tax Update

Start Date: Jan 7, 2015 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jan 7, 2015 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

One of CFMA's most-popular webinars is back, and just in time as the annual tax-preparation season gets underway in earnest.

This year's presentation will cover key developments affecting taxation of the construction industry in 2014 and examine the prospects for tax legislation in 2015 and beyond. Particular attention will be paid to the potential impact of these developments on individual construction businesses and the industry in general.

Attendees will be able to discuss the industry's responses to these developments and pose questions to the presenters.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify significant tax developments in 2014;
  • Examine prospects for tax legislation in 2015 and beyond;
  • Discuss the potential impact of recent and potential tax law changes for the industry.

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Back to the Future, Part II: Economic Outlook for 2015

Start Date: Dec 10, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Dec 10, 2014 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

In this Webinar, CFMA's Chief Economic Advisor, Anirban Basu, will provide a detailed, data-driven update of the performance of the U.S. construction industry and the policies that will shape this performance over time. The presentation will touch upon financial markets, capital markets, labor markets, energy markets, and key segments of the U.S. construction industry.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the sources of risk that face the U.S. economic outlook and the construction industry in 2015
  • Assess the performance of individual construction segments with a focus on both levels of spending and input cost growth
  • Discuss the extent to which the variety of public policies are shaping the ongoing reconstruction recovery, including policies related to capital budgeting and health care
  • Determine the likely trajectory of construction labor and materials costs

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CFMA's 2014 Financial Survey Results - Your Ticket to the Data That Details the Industry!

Start Date: Nov 19, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Nov 19, 2014 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Need to identify a baseline for financial performance improvement? Wondering how your company compares to the best in class? CFMA's Annual Financial Survey always brings to light new information to help you build a better bottom line. In this 60-minute Webinar, we will look at trends and divergent findings from the 2014 Survey data and cover key leverage, efficiency, liquidity, and profitability ratios. An overview of the new online Construction Financial Benchmarker and its suite of financial reports and data will highlight the wealth of benchmarking information at your fingertips, 24/7.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to apply key financial ratios and performance criteria improve your company's performance;
  • Access CFMA's NEW online Financial Benchmarker tool for 24/7 benchmarking and reporting and compare your company's financial performance with others in the industry;
  • Discuss how construction companies are combating the shortage of skilled trade workers.

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Who Should Attend: General contractor and subcontractor owners, CFOs, Controllers, CPA industry professionals, CCIFP candidates, surety industry professionals and other construction financial professionals

CPE Credit: This is a Group-Internet based program at the Overview level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.Upon successful completion of the Webinar, attendees will receive 1 CPE credit in the field of Management Advisory Services

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Best of CFMA's 2014 Conference: Construction Technology Forecast/Construction Technology Report Results

Start Date: Oct 22, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Oct 22, 2014 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Have you ever wondered how virtual reality will look on the job site? Or wondered how your mobile devices can be better integrated? Wanted to learn more about the innovative solutions your peers in the industry are using? In this dynamic 90-minute presentation, James Benham sorts through the latest trends in building technologies, identifying short-term fads and long-term game changers from mobile apps to augmented reality and drones. Learn about real companies who are researching and implementing the latest technologies and how they are impacting their construction projects. Mr. Benham will also discuss the statistics behind the fourth annual Construction Technology Report, revealing how over 1,000 construction professionals are employing and integrating technology on building projects.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Summarize a brief history of cloud technology and specify the data security fears that accompany it.
  • Discuss the latest in construction solutions, including free web-based services and mobile applications you can implement today.
  • Describe technology such as drones, augmented reality, wearables and virtual reality and how they are converging in the construction industry.
  • Analyze case studies that illustrate how industry leaders are using innovative technology to inspire collaboration.

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Top 5 Reasons to Actually Read Your Subcontract

Start Date: Oct 14, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Oct 14, 2014 4:00pm

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This webinar will focus on the top 5 issues that arise for subcontractors during contract negotiations: Indemnity clauses, damages for delays, payment requirements, notice/claims issues and litigation matters. We will briefly cover each item and explain what to look for and discuss possible negotiation strategies that subcontractors may use when finalizing the contract terms for a project. This 60-minute session will teach subcontractors what key provisions to look for when reviewing a subcontract, the impact these provisions can have, and best strategies to negotiate more favorable subcontract terms.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the top 5 common contract provisions relevant to subcontractors
  • Discuss the impact and potential liability created by these provisions
  • Develop strategies to negotiate favorable liability related contract provisions

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Best of CFMA's 2014 Conference: The Construction Financial Manager and the CPA - A Partnership

Start Date: Oct 8, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Oct 8, 2014 4:00pm

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This special “Best of CFMA 2014 Conference” selection will dissect the relationship between a construction company’s CFO/Controller and its CPA. A panel of two CFOs and a nationally known construction-practice CPA will discuss the partnership from the initial RFP and engagement process through the year-end review and audit process.

After This Program, You Will Be Able To:

  • Discuss the CPA’s role in the development of a construction company
  • Describe how to prepare an effective RFP for choosing a CFM firm
  • Review the CPA’s expectations of a contractor’s CFM
  • Identify valuable tips for year-end processes from both perspectives
  • Determine when your CPA is not the right fit

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All Hands In: A Contractor's Guide to Evaluating and Implementing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Start Date: Sep 10, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Sep 10, 2014 4:00pm

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Adopting an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) can yield numerous benefits for closely held companies. More than 11,000 US companies with approximately 10 million employees – from large publicly traded companies and privately held businesses to small firms with as few as 20 employees or $5 million in revenue – currently have ESOPs. And ESOP-owned firms span the full spectrum of industries, from manufacturing and distribution (22%) to construction (13%), and engineering (9%).

Employee ownership can be accomplished in a variety of ways and offer business owners and sponsoring companies tremendous flexibility. This webinar will cover how ESOPs work, what types of companies are suitable candidates, how shares are allocated to employee accounts, the tax implications for the company and the selling shareholders, and what a typical transaction looks like. It will also help attendees understand the components of the transaction and how to be cognizant of the red flags in the valuation.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss what an ESOP is and determine if your company may be a suitable candidate
  • List the steps to setting up an ESOP and how the participant receives the benefit
  • Ascertain what information is needed to perform a valuation and what you should be looking for when reviewing your valuation
  • Identify go-forward implications to accounting, tax, equity, service provider relationships, and regulatory requirements

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Cash Flow Management: How to Maximize Strategies to Meet Business Demands

Start Date: Aug 6, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Aug 6, 2014 4:00pm

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Managing cash flow is a top priority for many construction business owners, and knowing how and when to use credit is important to the success of their companies. This webinar will discuss how to maximize cash flow strategies to meet the demands of business activity. This webinar will cover banking and financing best practices, managing controls for billings, collections, and disbursements, and how to project cash flows for future projects.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify methods to optimize overall debt and financing structure
  • Analyze the changing environment for collections and prescribe procedures to improve the timing of billing
  • Develop strategies for maximizing cash flow and increasing working capital

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Catching Up on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Start Date: Jul 9, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jul 9, 2014 4:00pm

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, yet with the delays for such key provisions as the employer mandate (twice) and public exchanges, it’s difficult for employers to know what they’re required to do for 2015. In this one-hour webinar, Tim Doherty of Pinnacle Financial Group will review the latest developments of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and how these latest updates impact employers. Tim will discuss changes in the final pay-or-play regulations and new guidance on waiting periods. He also will share some insights on how employers are strategizing to comply with the ACA.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain employer responsibility under healthcare reform
  • Discuss new products employers are using to bend medical trends (tiered networks and limited networks)
  • Assess whether self-insurance makes sense
  • Devise strategies for structuring premium differentials for wellness initiatives
  • Discuss a new distribution option called a Private Exchange

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It's Here: The New Revenue Recognition Standard

Start Date: Jun 24, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 24, 2014 4:00pm

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In this webinar, participants will be updated on the new Revenue Recognition Standard published by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on May 28th, 2014. This new standard has been years in the making, and CFMA has been deeply involved with the impact on the construction industry during this project. Join us for this 1-hour special broadcast on the future of revenue recognition under both US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and hear what our industry experts have to say on its impact to your business.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how the new Revenue Recognition Standard will impact your company and the construction industry as a whole
  • Outline the new standard implementation timeline
  • Explain what needs to be done to prepare for the implementation of this new way of determining revenue

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Leadership: Creating a Successful Partnership With Your Project Managers

Start Date: May 14, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: May 14, 2014 4:00pm

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Achieving operational excellence within your organization requires consistent management and leadership processes with your project managers. Although they need to have a solid foundation of technical knowledge, the most successful project managers have also developed strong management, leadership and business skills in order to execute projects profitably. Project managers also need to understand the financial impact of what they do every day and learn to proactively manage cash flow, accurate forecasting of cost to complete along with tracking, pricing and collecting of change orders. The best project managers will accomplish this while maintaining positive relationships with the executive leaders of the company.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Define what Process is and what Process is not
  • Prepare your Project Managers to be Proactive (rather than Reactive)
  • Show your Project Managers how to be more effective with lean project leadership and management processes
  • State the difference between Project Managers vs. Project Witnesses

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Total Compensation/Benefits/Perk Packages in the Construction Industry

Start Date: Apr 16, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Apr 16, 2014 4:00pm

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Senior managers should know how to build competitive compensation, benefits, and perk packages to motivate and retain key employees, as well as attract great employees to their organizations. The competition for great employees is intense and having world class compensation/benefits/perk packages gives a company a leg up on other companies. This 60-minute session will explain why it is important to have a balance between fixed and variable compensation, as well as short-term and long-term compensation plans. We will also review current compensation trends and practices for the construction industry and discuss some of the more sophisticated compensation plans that are available. After the session, attendees will know salary trends in the near-term for executive, staff, and support employees.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe what elements make up competitive compensation, benefits, and perk packages for staff and executive employees
  • Explain what each of the elements helps to accomplish in terms of motivating, retaining, and attracting great employees.
  • Identify what actions your company must take annually to ensure that compensation remains competitive


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Underwriting the Small, Emerging and Challenged Contractor

Start Date: Mar 12, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Mar 12, 2014 4:00pm

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This 60-minute Webinar will highlight the differences between the standard surety market underwriting and specialty surety underwriting. Participants will learn how working capital is defined differently between the two methods and the tools that can be used to assist in the surety bonding process, including the recently released, "Understanding Contract Surety Bonding: An Orientation Course for Small Contractors."

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe how underwriters evaluate the small and challenged contractor for bonds
  • Identify tools available to assist contractors in achieving surety credit, including the new "Understanding Contract Surety Bonding."
  • Discuss the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program and how it assists small businesses obtain bonding


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Capturing Data in the Field

Start Date: Feb 26, 2014 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Feb 26, 2014 4:00pm

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The biggest challenge for most construction firms is acquiring the data necessary for streamline construction processes and financial management. In this 60-minute Webinar we will be discussing what information is critical to capture in the field for business operations and financial management, how to get started capturing information, and understanding how your requirements will evolve as you put your plan into motion.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify what information is critical to capture in the field
  • Show how to start capturing data in the field
  • Explain the benefits this process will bring to your company and how the requirements will change

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