CFMA's 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Jun 22, 2013 ‐ Jun 26, 2013


CFMA’s Annual Conference is designed for CFOs, controllers, and financial managers in the construction industry; construction CPAs; banking and financial service professionals; insurance professionals; surety underwriters; attorneys; and other construction industry specialists.



From early morning Dawn Peer Groups to informative Breakout Sessions, popular General Sessions and Roundtable Discussions – CFMA’s conference programs provide the tools and skills you need to keep up with the changes and challenges in construction financial management. In this on demand archive, you’ll find specialized topics by thought-provoking speakers that will help you to succeed in this unique industry.



Featured programs from our 2013 Annual Conference:


On Demand sessions include an audio recording with synced-up PowerPoint Slides and supporting materials.




Standard: $299.00
Members: $159.00

Sessions

Dawn Peer Group: Hot Technologies for Heavy/Highway Contractors

Jun 24, 2013 7:00am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 8:00am

Credits: None available.

This session will provide roundtable discussions on several trending technologies for Heavy/Highway contractors, including:
• Field reporting for small, medium, and large contractors
• Equipment maintenance and fuel
• Dispatch/GPS/other operational software
• Accounting software
• Electronic Content Management

Speaker(s):
  • Ann Sims, CCIFP, Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

Dawn Peer Group: Panel Discussion with Q&A - Cloud Computing "Risk & Reward" Assessment

Jun 24, 2013 7:00am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 8:00am

Credits: None available.

This is a continued deep dive into cloud computing for new attendees and those who attended last year’s highly ranked session. Join us as we discuss key cloud technologies that will impact your company. You will be able to identify:
• Delivery methods
• Benefits of cloud computing
• Risks and rewards
• SSAE 16 audit reporting requirements

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

General Session I: Executing Imagination: Turning Creative Fire into Real Results

Jun 24, 2013 8:15am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 9:45am

Credits: None available.

Organizations often have an abundance of raw creativity, but tend to lack a systematic process to harness it. In an era where ideas only count if they drive results, how do you focus your team’s imagination into practical outputs? Josh Linkner will help you make the leap from the whiteboard to tangible results while addressing such questions as:

• How do you ensure your best ideas don’t get lost during execution?
• How do you maintain a creative culture through the realities of our hyper-competitive world?
• How do you drive everyday creativity and direct it toward specific, measurable gains?

You will be energized by the answers to these questions and more in this fast-moving, fun, and interactive session.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

Planes, Trains & (uh) Vehicles! Analyzing the True Cost of Compensation

Jun 24, 2013 10:00am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 11:15am

Credits: None available.

This session will enable you to identify:
• Total compensation trends and practices and why each element is important
• The impact additional cash pieces (such as bonuses, vehicle allowances, gas cards, area uplifts, etc.) have on base pay and total compensation
• Ways to design a competitive total compensation package
• Action items to reduce your overall compensation costs

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

Offsetting Tier 4 Mandates with a Shrewd Cost Reduction Strategy

Jun 24, 2013 10:00am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 11:15am

Credits: None available.

Tier 4 is a government-mandated reduction in harmful exhaust gases for diesel equipment and is made up of two significant phases (or stages) for different engine horsepower ratings. Tier 4’s final regulations, which will further reduce emissions, are scheduled to be implemented beginning in 2014 and 2015.

Learn how to avoid hefty fines, potential increased ownership and operating costs, accelerated enforcement by local and state agencies, possible legal actions and litigation costs, decreased profit margins, and potential job losses from the restrictive compliance associated with Tier 4 conversion of heavy equipment engines.
This session will allow you to:

• Identify Tier 4, its phases, and when they will be enacted
• Prepare for financial implications of compliance and noncompliance
• Recognize ways to offset these costs with equipment strategies

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

The WIP... A Surety's Deep Dive

Jun 24, 2013 10:00am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 11:15am

Credits: None available.

This surety expert will explain how his industry looks at the WIP schedule that we know so well – or do we? This session will help you:
• Relate the significance of the WIP calculations from your surety’s perspective
• Recognize how your underwriter evaluates pure job borrow, overbillings and underbillings, and contract losses
• Evaluate a surety’s WIP trend analysis
• Recognize what underwriters do with WIPs and how they can affect your bonding through real-life examples

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

Everything's Looking Up: The Advantages of Cloud & Mobile Technology

Jun 24, 2013 10:00am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 11:15am

Credits: None available.

The technology landscape is changing. Accessing, viewing, and sharing data from anywhere is easier than ever thanks to today’s cloud and mobile applications. Learn how to stay productive outside the office with:
• The latest capabilities of cloud and mobile technologies
• The simplicity of the Virtual Desktop
• Security and data recovery lessons

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

FASB/Private Company Council Update

Jun 24, 2013 11:30am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 12:45pm

Credits: None available.

From changing U.S. GAAP standards to private company reporting, there are myriad accounting developments that continue to bubble under the surface. This information-packed session provides you with the background and status of:
• Key FASB/IASB projects such as revenue recognition and leasing
• Key FASB projects such as reporting comprehensive income and impairments
• Private company reporting in the U.S.

You will be able to identify and discuss the changes that have a direct impact on your company.

Speaker(s):
  • Michael Sobolewski, CPA, Assurance Partner, Private Company Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Steven Lords, CCIFP, CPA, CFO, Arizona Pipeline Company
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

Worker Classification & Other Industry-Related Employment Tax Issues

Jun 24, 2013 11:30am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 12:45pm

Credits: None available.

With the IRS and state agencies aggressively challenging the classification of independent contractors, this session will enable you to:
• Identify some of the indicators auditors look for
• Effectively defend your company’s position if audited in order to minimize any assessments
• Implement internal policies and procedures to save tax dollars (including best practices)

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

Acquisition Activity in the U.S. Construction Industry: Trends & Forecasts

Jun 24, 2013 11:30am ‐ Jun 24, 2013 12:45pm

Credits: None available.

Discover the underlying forces of construction companies’ acquisition activity and what will likely happen in the coming years. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to identify and recognize:
• Reasons for contractor acquisitions
• Foreign involvement and influence
• Financial requirements and surety influence
• Changing markets and the need for diversity

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95
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