CFMA's 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Jun 27, 2015 ‐ Jul 1, 2015


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 2015 Annual Conference:
 

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

Standard: $299.00
Members: $199.00

Sessions

Health Care for Contractors - Where We Are & Where We Are Headed ENCORE

Jul 1, 2015 8:45am ‐ Jul 1, 2015 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Construction is a labor-intensive industry and is facing a significant shortage of current and future skilled workers. Progressive companies understand human capital is an asset to be leveraged and a risk to be managed. Management in construction continues to evolve from traditional human resources to a talent management model. Employee, supervisory, and leadership development is a bridge that leads to effective human capital risk management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key trends in health care and their impact to contractors and the construction industry.
  • Identify and discuss the trends – and debunk the myths – surrounding health exchanges (both public and private).
  • Define the areas of signficant change for contractors – and associated forecasted cost impact – in the health care employee benefits offering.
  • Detail best practices on managing the spend through tactical and real-world initiatives: wellness programs, narrow networks, etc.
  • Identify the primary areas of financial exposures for self-funded health plans (and those considering self-funded platforms)

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

The Big Cloud, Local Data Threats & Managing Risk in 2015

Jul 1, 2015 8:45am ‐ Jul 1, 2015 10:00am

Credits: None available.

Today’s business professionals find themselves contemplating the vulnerability of their data in the cloud. This presentation will highlight the risks of cloud technology as well as identify the resources and best practices to manage those risks. Learn the basics of converting processes to the cloud and how to secure proprietary data along the way.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the cloud, including current platforms, services, and devices.
  • Identify the biggest fears of data in the cloud and which ones are justified.
  • Explore the Cloud Security Alliance Big 9 Cloud Threats and how they will affect the industry.
  • Discuss real case studies of how companies are successfully mitigating cloud threats.
  • Learn the technology tools and resources to manage and monitor cloud solutions.

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

Project Controls: Enhancing Project Profitability

Jul 1, 2015 8:45am ‐ Jul 1, 2015 10:00am

Credits: None available.

This session will address the issues, successes, and failures of managing construction projects and risks while achieving institutional objectives. Using real construction project case studies, we will highlight the financial and organizational impact of good and bad project control programs. Participate in an interactive SWOT analysis of construction projects that begin at pre-construction and go through final walk-through, including: planning and material take off, billing and receivables, change order controls, and owner communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify and mitigate the weaknesses in a project management control systems that lead to margin erosion, inefficient delivery, and escalated project risk.
  • Learn to evaluate the project controls environment to identify project roles and responsibilities, skills and capacity issues, and potential project risks.
  • Understand how to identify risk mitigating and financial project controls.
  • Learn collaboration strategies that integrate corporate’s risk mitigation objectives with operations project controls environment.
  • Apply strategies and controls to real construction projects and then observe the actual results.

Speaker(s):
  • Tony Ollmann, CPA, CCA, Director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Standard: $49.95
Members: $29.95

Economic Update: The Pit & the Pendulum

Jul 1, 2015 10:15am ‐ Jul 1, 2015 11:45am

Credits: None available.

This presentation provides 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.

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