CFMA's 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Jun 26, 2010 ‐ Jun 30, 2010



Sessions

Proper Accounting for Indirect & Equipment Costs

Jun 27, 2010 1:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2010 2:15pm

Credits: None available.

In this timely session, you'll:

  • Learn the differences between direct costs, indirect costs, and general administrative costs - and how to account for each
  • Be able to properly account for under- and overallocated indirect and equipment costs
  • Know when to test for impairment of fixed assets due to equipment underutilization

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Successful Compensation Strategies in a Challenging Economy

Jun 27, 2010 1:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2010 2:15pm

Credits: None available.

As the economy improves, recruiting and retention will once again become a major focus for contractors. This session will offer practical steps to keep compensation programs competitive and positioned to compete for the best and brightest talent as these difficult economic times come to an end. Attendees will:

  • Know the importance of keeping their pay program "market driven"
  • Recognize those indicators that might predict when compensation is going to change
  • Discover compensation trendsaffecting their business
  • Learn what their peers are doing to ensure a competitive stance
  • Explore sound compensation planning strategies for 2010 and 2011

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Business Resilience: Manage Enterprise Risk to Maximize Profitability!

Jun 27, 2010 1:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2010 2:15pm

Credits: None available.

A resilient enterprise is better equipped to anticipate surprises, recover from disruptions, adapt to changing conditions, and leverage emerging opportunities. This session can help you:

  • Enhance your ability to hit corporate objectives with project life cycle risk management
  • Use risk intelligence to make better strategic decisions and more accurate bids
  • Demonstrate robust risk management to help access credit at more favorable rates
  • Plan for crises and contingencies so that your company can quickly return to profitability and protect its reputation
  • Mitigate systemic and emerging issues earlier to increase your competitive advantage

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IT Trends in ConstructionIT Trends in Construction

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IT Trends in Construction

Jun 27, 2010 1:00pm ‐ Jun 27, 2010 2:15pm

Credits: None available.

  • Web-based applications
  • Changes in infrastructure and IT staffing
  • BIM
  • Business Intelligence
  • Estimating and Preconstruction
  • Changes in the ERP landscape

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Preparing for the Owner's Contractor Compliance Audit

Jun 27, 2010 2:45pm ‐ Jun 27, 2010 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Why are more owners performing audits and what are they finding? This session covers:

  • Contract terms that create the biggest problems
  • Contract terms that can be helpful
  • Red flags that auditors focus on
  • Procedures to safeguard against problems
  • How to prepare for an owner audit

Speaker(s):

Document Imaging, Content Management, and Workflow Automation

Jun 27, 2010 2:45pm ‐ Jun 27, 2010 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Contractors describe real-world experiences with imaging and workflow automation technology, including:

  • A/P invoice routing and approval
  • Text and handwriting recognition applications
  • Electronic records management
  • Integration with accounting and other systems
  • The culture shift from paper-based to electronic processes
  • Lessons learned and setting expectations

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Internal Controls, Procedures, and Strategies to Prosper in Tough Times

Jun 28, 2010 7:00am ‐ Jun 28, 2010 8:15am

Credits: None available.

This session covers what CFMs should do during tough economic times:

  • Keep up with construction trends and developments
  • Know the basic accounting principles and developments as a result of the current economic climate
  • Find out key internal controls and procedures to implement during a recession
  • Discover procedures to control costs and increase profitability

Speaker(s):
  • Robert Davidson, CPA, Managing Director Captive Underwriting and Consulting, Iroquois Captive Services, LLC

Will the Stimulus Package Finally Yield More Work & More Jobs?

Jun 28, 2010 7:00am ‐ Jun 28, 2010 8:15am

Credits: None available.

This session will discuss the American Re­covery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) money as it relates to infrastructure, federal funding, and state funding. It will also pro­vide an update on the current status and direction of the federal highway fundingand will touch on backlog and carry over.

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Reputation Risk ManagementReputation Risk Management

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Reputation Risk Management

Jun 28, 2010 7:00am ‐ Jun 28, 2010 8:15am

Credits: None available.

Get an overview of strategic risks and how they differ from financial, operational, human, fortuitous, and insurance risks, as well as:

  • Reputation as a key strategic asset
  • Crisis risk management and reputation risk
  • "Halo" vs. "Black eye" effect
  • Reputation as a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Reputation management best practices

Speaker(s):
  • Calvin Beyer, VP & Practice Leader, Workforce Risk & Mental Wellbeing, Cobb Strecker Dunphy Zimmerman

Reduce E-Discovery Risk with E-Mail & E-Forms Management

Jun 28, 2010 7:00am ‐ Jun 28, 2010 8:15am

Credits: None available.

E-mail and e-forms management solutions are beneficial in many ways. This session will explain your obligations and incorporate technology to keep electronically stored information working for you, not against you. Some highlights include:

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Pros and Cons of the 3 types of e-mail archiving
  • Advantages of e-forms beyond Acrobat PDF's
  • How to reduce legal costs in e-discovery
  • What's next, after FRCP 2007 for electronically stored information

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