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

A Sneak Peek into the 2020 ConTech Report


Credits: None available.

In this dynamic webinar, James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge, will sort through the latest trends, solutions and devices in building technologies. Mr. Benham will also discuss the statistics behind the 2020 Construction Technology Report, an annual survey of thousands of construction professionals on how they employ and integrate technology on projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how cutting edge mobile applications, sensors and web-based solutions are being integrated for use in the office and on the job site
  • Analyze case studies of how industry leaders are using innovative technology to inspire collaboration & design
  • Discuss broad overview of 2020 results of the Construction Technology Survey

Level and Prerequistites:

This is a group-internet based program at the Overview Level. No perquisites or advanced preparation required.

CPE Credits:
Earn 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Information Technology

Who Should Attend?
General contractor and subcontractor owners, CFOs, Controllers, CPA industry professionals, CCIFP candidates, surety industry professionals and other construction financial professionals.

Price:
Free to CFMA members $69 for non-members

Group viewing

If you plan to view the live Webinar as part of a group and need to earn CPE credit, please contact CFMA at education@cfma.org.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $69.00
Members: $0.00

CFMA'S 2020 Financial Benchmarker Results Revealed


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 1,500 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.

    Level and Prerequistites:

    This is a Group-Internet based program at the Overview level. No prerequisites are required, but some knowledge of financial statements and key ratios is helpful.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn about CFMA's Financial Benchmarker and how it can benefit your company or construction client.
    • Understand the industry's key ratios and how they are related to a company's financial performance.
    • Learn how to build a Financial Benchmarker Peer Group Report.
    • Gather insight about the results of CFMA's Covid-19 Survey.

    CPE Credits:
    1.5 CPE credit in the field of Management Services

    Who Should Attend?
    CFOs, controllers, VPs of finance, company owners, CPAs, surety and insurance agents, bankers and anyone interested in understanding more about the financial performance of the construction industry.

    Price:
    Free to CFMA members $69 for non-members

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $69.00
    Members: $0.00

    Financial Statement and Tax Impact of PPP Loans: What the Contractor Needs to Know


    Credits: None available.

    PPP Loans and Forgiveness may impact your 2020 fiscal and calendar year-end financial statements. Whether reporting your PPP Loan as a Government Grant or as Debt, there will be presentation and disclosure issues to evaluate and understand. And, unless Congress acts, there will also be a tax liability to the Borrower. Moreover, for those contractors doing business as a C-Corporation there may be an impact to the Tax Provision reported in your financial statements. Join us for CFMA’s sixth PPP webinar to stay on top of these and other issues.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Financial Statement presentation and disclosures
    • Audit considerations
    • Deductibility of Borrower's costs funded by forgiven PPP Loan proceeds

    Level and Prerequistites:

    This is a group-live program at the Basic Level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

    CPE Credits:
    This program provides 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Services.

    Who Should Attend?
    CFOs, Controllers, Risk Managers, Business Owners, CPAs and Professional Advisors

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

    Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry: Train the Trainer


    Credits: None available.


    Speaker(s):

    Advanced Enterprise Budgeting and Forecasting


    Credits: None available.

    The advanced enterprise budgeting and forecasting program aims to push CFOs in their sophistication of linking business strategy to budgeting and forecasting. The program will help participants gain an understanding of the bottom-up approach to budgeting using marginal contributions and return on equity principles. The intent is to establish realistic budgets and evaluate stretch goals using a new lens. Discover best practices in effective communication regarding buy-in of the operations groups once budgets are established. Lastly, evaluate key metrics for monitoring and forecasting cash flow to improve the predictability of cash.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to link budgets to organizational and business unit strategy
    • How to effectively communicate budgets and create ownership
    • Forecasting results against budget
    • Effective cash flow forecasting
    • Key metrics to managing and monitoring cash flow on the balance sheet and income statement

    Level and Prerequistites:

    This is group-based internet program at the Intermediate level. You should have some prior knowledge of financial forecasting.

    CPE Credits:
    1.5 CPE credit in the field of Accounting

    Who Should Attend?
    CPAs, Controllers, CFOs

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

    PPP Update: Recent SBA Guidance and Q&A


    Credits: None available.

    The SBA is now accepting Applications for Forgiveness of your PPP Loans - are you ready? Join us to: learn about recently issued SBA guidance; get answers to CFMA members’ questions from our last PPP webinar addressing the good faith certification requirements; and discuss strategies such as deciding when to submit your Application for Forgiveness. This is the fifth of six in CFMA’s timely webinar series addressing PPP and how these loans impact contractors.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Good faith certification requirements regarding PPP loan eligibility
    • "Access to other forms of liquidity" as part of certification requirements
    • Bank and SBA loan review process
    • Updates on latest SBA guidance on loan forgiveness

    This is a group-live program at the Basic Level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

    CPE Credits:
    This program provides 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Services. CPE credit is available for the live session only and not for viewing the recording.

    Who Should Attend?
    CFO’s, Controllers, Risk Managers, Business Owners, CPAs and Professional Advisors

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

    Find Your Path to become a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP)


    Credits: None available.

    What are the benefits of certification? Do you meet the eligibility requirements? What is the best way to prepare? What is required to maintain my certification? The answers to these questions and more will be answered during this session. Learn firsthand from your peers about the certification process and how achieving the industry’s only accredited certification for CFMs enhances your individual career and practice development for CPA firms.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand exam eligibility requirements, the application process, and certification maintenance
    • Identify exam preparation resources
    • Locate the most convenient test center
    • Learn about the requirements for you to take the next step in your career

    Level and Prerequistites:

    This is a group-live Internet based program at the Basic Level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required, however, knowledge of Construction Finance Management is necessary

    CPE Credits:
    This program provides 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Specialized Knowledge.

    Who Should Attend?
    Anyone interested in earning their CCIFP certification

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: Free

    PPP Loan Eligibility and Good Faith Certification: How Can Companies Prepare and Respond


    Credits: None available.

    Every PPP loan requires the borrower to make good faith certifications as to their eligibility to apply for a loan. This has been one of the most confusing and ever-changing components of the PPP Loan Program. While SBA has issued little specific guidance as to how it will conduct the review of PPP loans, borrowers should still prepare themselves for the SBA loan review based on the guidance that currently exists.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review existing guidance regarding good faith certification and eligibility for a PPP Loan
    • Review preparedness and documentation strategies for SBA loan review
    • Provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding good faith certification and eligibility

    Level and Prerequistites:

    This is a group-live program at the Basic Level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

    CPE Credits:
    This program provides 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Services.

    Who Should Attend?
    CFO’s, Controllers, Risk Managers, Business Owners, CPAs and Professional Advisors

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

    Interpreting the Complexities of the PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules and How They Apply to You: Q&A panel


    Credits: None available.

    This webinar is a follow-up to hundreds of questions generated from CFMA’s latest update on the PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules and Regulations. Learn more about completing the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, including the latest interpretations of the SBA guidance and practical strategies.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Loan forgiveness strategies
    • Clarification of new regulations from SBA
    • Provide answers and responses to frequently asked questions

    Level and Prerequistites:

    There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

    Moderator(s): Panelist(s):
    Standard: $45.00
    Members: $0.00

    Managing and Mitigating Risk through Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP)


    Credits: None available.

    This webinar will cover the history and reason for controlled insurance programs and how OCIPs work – specifically the advantages and disadvantages. In addition, discover the impact of California AB2782 that went into effect on January 1, 2013, and explore how to determine adequate OCIP limits, OCIP issues/stories, and insurance requirements/additional insured coverage.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How to determine if an OCIP insurance program has adequate limits and coverages
    • Learn about the five most common issues with OCIPs and how to deal with them
    • Discover best practices for subcontractor insurance compliance
    • Learn from real-world examples of OCIP and insurance coverage issues that impacted the bottom line

    Level & Prerequisites:
    This is a group-live program at the Basic Level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

    CPE Credits:
    1.0 CPE credits in the field of Management Services.

    Who Should Attend?
    CFO’s, Controllers, Risk Managers, and CPAs that provide services to construction clients and insurance agents and brokers.

    Price:
     Free for CFMA members and $69 for non-members.

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