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

Cost Controls & Spend Management between the Office and the Field

Mar 1, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Mar 1, 2023 4:15pm

The traditional focus of cost controls is to ensure a company pays for the cost it incurs and nothing more. Accounting teams work hard to create controls, validate purchase orders, and have backstops on spend; however, the balance lies between the accounting team and the field team to have proper control on spend while successfully completing the project.

This session will share a CFO’s perspective and a former project manager’s perspective on best practices in managing cost controls and spend management in today’s construction environment.

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CFMA CONFINDEX: Determining Construction Industry Confidence

Feb 23, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Feb 23, 2023 4:15pm

How confident are the key decision-makers in construction about the industry landscape, financial conditions, and economic trends? Join industry leaders as they discuss the Construction Financial Management’s (CFMA’s) December 2022 CONFINDEX survey results and what they mean for the construction industry. CFMA’s CONFINDEX is the only index survey that measures the confidence level of leading financial professionals in the U.S. commercial construction sector

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Pay for Performance: Best Bonus Plan Ever!

Feb 1, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Feb 1, 2023 4:15pm

The battle for talent has reached new levels — your competitors are offering higher salaries and actively recruiting even your most engaged team members! How can your company compete to retain top talent and recruit new team members?

Learn how organizations are building performance-based bonus programs that their employees love. Dive into case studies that show how to incentivize all of your employees to do their job well. Quit throwing bonuses at your employees hoping they’ll stay, and instead create pay for performance (P4P) plans across employee levels that shows each team member how much their contributions are valued.


After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the five key focus areas that drive the success of performance-based bonus programs and how to build a program team members will love
  • Explore how well industry leaders’ bonus programs perform and how well their own companies’ bonus programs stack up
  • Understand specific actions to improve their bonus programs to drive immediate improvement in engagement, productivity, performance, and project and company profitability

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Lease Accounting (ASC 842) FAQs & Standard Setting Activities Update

Jan 25, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Jan 25, 2023 4:30pm

This webinar provides an update on Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) activities regarding a possible accounting alternative to determining lease terms amongst entities under common control and amortization period of any related leasehold improvements. Some frequently asked questions will be addressed, and there will be time for attendees to ask questions.

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Members: $ 0.00
Standard: $ 55.00

Employee Retention Credits: Are They Too Good to Be True?

Jan 18, 2023 3:00pm ‐ Jan 18, 2023 4:15pm

This webinar explores the complex details surrounding Employee Retention Credits that were and still are available following the pandemic. Find out how to qualify for the ERC, how much to expect, why there is so much confusion about the rules, and what to avoid when filing.

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Standard: $ 55.00
Members: $ 0.00

Construction Project Performance Forecasting - Day 2

Dec 15, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Dec 15, 2022 5:00pm

Shift your thinking from traditional project accounting steps to true project performance forecasting. Combine your accounting knowledge with project forecasting techniques and tools to create an impact on your firm’s construction project success.

This course will guide you in creating an effective project forecast that incorporates key performance indicators (KPIs), identifies potential risks, and implements best practices that will strengthen the job’s performance. And will challenge you to use tools outside of accounting, including project estimates, project schedules, person hours, equipment utilization and more. You will review a variety of construction project forecasting examples and dashboard models.

This course is also an opportunity for project leaders to expand their field team’s understanding of project expectations and KPIs along with the importance of communicating decisions and progress relative to those indicators. All attendees will receive forecasting templates and examples to bring back and adapt to their projects.

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Construction Project Performance Forecasting - Day 1

Dec 14, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Dec 14, 2022 5:00pm

Shift your thinking from traditional project accounting steps to true project performance forecasting. Combine your accounting knowledge with project forecasting techniques and tools to create an impact on your firm’s construction project success. 

This course will guide you in creating an effective project forecast that incorporates key performance indicators (KPIs), identifies potential risks, and implements best practices that will strengthen the job’s performance. And will challenge you to use tools outside of accounting, including project estimates, project schedules, person hours, equipment utilization and more. You will review a variety of construction project forecasting examples and dashboard models. 

This course is also an opportunity for project leaders to expand their field team’s understanding of project expectations and KPIs along with the importance of communicating decisions and progress relative to those indicators. All attendees will receive forecasting templates and examples to bring back and adapt to their projects. 

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No Time to Buy, Economic Outlook with Anirban Basu

Dec 9, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Dec 9, 2022 4:00pm

This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including elevated inflation, lingering pandemic, worker shortages, war in Europe, rising interest rates, and stepped up infrastructure spending. It will then turn toward a forecast for the year to come: Is there more growth in our future, or is another recession on the way?

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Members: $ 0.00
Standard: $ 55.00

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Tax & Year-End Planning Update

Nov 30, 2022 3:00pm ‐ Nov 30, 2022 4:30pm

This annual webinar will cover tax and year-end planning considerations. Attendees will gain an understanding of tax law changes resulting from the Inflation Reduction Act, and insight into potential changes resulting from the mid-term elections. Attendees will also learn about changes in GAAP accounting and practical considerations heading into year end.

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Members: $ 0.00
Standard: $ 55.00

Extraordinary Leadership from Ordinary Leaders - Today's CFM

Nov 18, 2022 2:00pm ‐ Nov 18, 2022 3:15pm

Redesigned environments, new expectations by team members and from leadership, and new opportunities define today's landscape for leaders. However, there isn't a playbook for leading through this type of change which will require today's leaders to design their own leadership journey and approach.

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