Webinars


CFMA Webinars offer timely, on-point educational sessions presented by subject matter experts. Webinars run between 60-90 minutes in length and cover such diverse industry topics as:

Once you purchase a CFMA webinar, you receive 24/7 access to content and materials. Click on any title below to watch a preview of of the session. Webinars are a FREE benefit for CFMA Members!

(On Demand Webinars do not offer CPE credits)


Sessions

Benchmarker Results Are In iconBenchmarker Results Are In

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Benchmarker Results Are In

Oct 13, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Oct 13, 2021 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

This 90-minute Webinar will discuss key trends and divergent findings from the newly released 2020 Financial Survey with aggregate results of more than 1700 construction companies. This session will cover 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. Learn how the Financial Benchmarker’s suite of products can improve your company’s financial forecasting.

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Recent OSHA & DOL Covid-19 Vaccine Requirements Explained

Oct 6, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Oct 6, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

President Biden signed an executive order on Sept. 9, 2021 mandating employers with more than 100 employees require that those employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or take certain alternative steps. These new requirements are being enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and penalties for violations start at $14,000. Vaccine exemptions may be required due to medical conditions or religious beliefs. This CFMA webinar will explain the new mandates for employers and practical recommendations for testing, handling exemptions, and working with contractors.

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Lease Accounting 2021 iconLease Accounting 2021

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Lease Accounting 2021

Sep 8, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Sep 8, 2021 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

This webinar will cover the new lease accounting model that will be effective for all non-public company’s preparing financial statements under U.S. GAAP for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. Learn what is needed to evaluate potential impacts on your company, including changes to systems and processes, what data to gather, judgments to make and document, and how to record the lease-related transaction. Areas of focus will include: purpose and scope of the new lease accounting model, recognition and measurement considerations, financial statement presentation and disclosures, transition and effective date.

Speaker(s):
  • Jared Asay, CPA, CCIFP, CEPA, Financial Partner, Conover Asay CPAs, PLLC
  • Lindsey Benson, CPA, CCIFP, Audit Senior Manager, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
Category: Index
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

Confronting the High Cost of Building Materials

Aug 18, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Aug 18, 2021 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

The pandemic-related business and factory shut-downs were widespread during 2020. Now, a year later, the construction industry is seeing exorbitant price increases for raw materials, labor, and supply chain disruptions. This webinar will address the high cost of building materials, pre-purchasing strategies, construction contracts, construction schedule considerations, and the upside and pitfalls of utilizing alternative construction means and methods to get balance sheets to pre-pandemic norms.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

Material Management and Trucking: The State of Automation in Heavy/Civil Construction

Aug 2, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Aug 2, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Extreme process inefficiency and lack of automation is pronounced in the heavy/civil construction marketplace. Heavy/Highway contractors generally do well with automating their take-off and estimating functions up through bidding. However, after that, automation is not well utilized. This webinar will look at the results of a survey conducted within the industry that addressed applications being used for trucking, dispatching, fuel mgt., equipment management, scale ticketing and inventory control. The survey was offered to a contractors and material producers around the US and Canada.This webinar, presented by the survey’s authors will provide a clear and objective look at the state of the heavy civil construction industry in terms of automation; and recent trends in the industry.

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What’s Under the Hardhat: Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Construction Industry

Jul 7, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Jul 7, 2021 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Mental health is an invisible crisis in construction. Nationally in the construction industry, more workers die annually by suicide than by all occupational injuries combined. The uncertainty of COVID-19 created major stress, anxiety, fear and worries among workers and their families. Learn how a culture of caring and wellbeing can reduce the serious risks of mental health, substance misuse and suicide. This session focuses on WHY these topics are an imperative for construction leaders at all levels. Learn stigma reduction strategies what you and your company can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide among your workforce and our industry.

Speaker(s):
  • Cal Beyer, CWP, SCTPP, Vice President of Workforce Risk and Worker Wellbeing, CSDZ Company
  • Darcy Gruttadaro, Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health
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Why Contractors Fail iconWhy Contractors Fail

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Why Contractors Fail

Jun 23, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Jun 23, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Construction company failures do occur, that is a reality. The session will revolve around a discussion about the red flags, financial and non-financial, you need to be aware of to identify a construction company on the brink of failure and how to navigate those murky waters.

Speaker(s):
  • Carl Oliveri, CPA, CCIFP, CFE, MBA, Partner, Construction Practice Leader, NYC Office Market Leader, Grassi & Co
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

Surety Industry Update  iconSurety Industry Update

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Surety Industry Update

Jun 2, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Jun 2, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

This presentation will provide a review of the current state of the surety industry and trends that surety industry leaders are following for the next few years. It will provide insightful information that contractors can use to manage through the near term that can help them maintain or improve their surety relationships.

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Let's Talk Taxes: Important PPP, ERC, and SALT Insights

May 5, 2021 3:00pm ‐ May 5, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

2021 has brought new changes into the tax landscape for the construction industry. Join BKD CPAs & Advisors for a much needed tax update where you'll gain insight regarding hot topics like the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), as well as an overview of state and local tax issues for contractors.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

CFMA’s Speaker Development Toolkit: Tips & Techniques for Effective Public Speaking

Apr 26, 2021 3:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2021 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Being able to communicate your message clearly and concisely so that it has an impact on the listener is the cornerstone of public speaking. This webinar will provide attendees with valuable information to help develop their public speaking skills for live virtual on in-person sessions. Attendees will have access to CFMA’s Speaker Development electronic Toolkit to easily access articles and information on best practices for public speaking engagements. Learn valuable insight from experienced speakers during this one-hour webinar.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00
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