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

Critical Insights into Opportunity Zones


Credits: None available.

As part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, Opportunity Zones provide federal tax benefits to investors who make equity investments from realized capital gains in qualifying development projects. In this webinar, take a comprehensive look at Opportunity Zones and the tax and investment opportunities and implications for construction companies. A Q&A will follow the speakers’ remarks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain Opportunity Zone regulations
  • Discuss what we've learned and what we expect on the horizon
  • Identify key planning opportunities

Field of Study: 1.0 CPE credits in the field of Taxes

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

Speaker(s):
  • Derek Smith, Partner, BKD National Construction and Real Estate Group

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2020 Construction Tax Update


Credits: None available.

During CFMA'S Annual tax update, attendees will gain a better understanding of the current tax enviroment - one year after the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how this recent legislation affects their company or their clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest tax consequences affecting contractors after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

  •  Learn about what planning opportunities exist with the current rules and future sunset dates.

  •  Implement key strategies to position their business for success and take full advantage of the
    opportunities available.

Level & Prerequisites:

CPE: 1.0 CPE credits in the field of Taxes

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

Speaker(s):

New DOL Overtime Rules, Compensation, and Impact in Construction During the Labor Shortage


Credits: None available.

DOL Wage and Hour Division has been more active than ever proposing new regulations, new overtime rule, issuing new interpretations, and increasing audits in construction focusing on piece-rate, production bonuses, independent contractors and second tier subs, H2B workers, overtime, off-the-clock work, GPS and monitoring, travel time, and other wage and hour issues. This webinar will help you understand the new Overtime rule and guide companies in conducting internal audits and handling DOL investigations and addressing government contract work, Davis-Bacon and OFCCP compliance, and highlight the top ten mistakes construction companies make regarding Wage and Hour Compliance. Learn about class actions, collective actions and individuals’ lawsuits over wage and hour issue

Learning Objectives:

· New Rule regarding the White Collar overtime exemptions and minimum salary level; as well as Highly compensated employees and exemptions

· How to evaluate salaried exempt positions and non-exempt positions and what steps companies might need to do based on new overtime law.

· When independent contractor relationships are not in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and what companies should do to evaluate their independent contractor arrangements.

Level & Prerequisites:

CPE: 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Services

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

Speaker(s):

To All the Economists I’ve Loved Before: 2020 Economic Outlook with Anirban Basu


Credits: None available.

Anirban Basu, CFMA's Chief Economic Advisor, provides a detailed discussion on the 2020 prediction for global, national and regional economies using the most up-to-date data available. Special attention is given to the critical elements of economic life, including the performance of financial, labor and real estate and construction markets.

Sponsored by: Procore

CPE Information: Earn 1.0 CPE credits in the field of Economics

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

A Sneak Peek into the 2019 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 2019 Construction Technology Report, an annual survey of thousands of construction professionals on how they employ and integrate technology on projects.

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

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

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

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

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

      CFMA's 2019 Financial Benchmarker Results Revealed


      Credits: None available.

      This 75-minute webinar will discuss key trends and divergent findings from the newly released 2019 Financial Survey with aggregate results of more than 1,400 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 Prerequisites: 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.

      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.

      CPE Information: Earn 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Services

      Price: Free for CFMA members
                $45 for non-members

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

      Recession Proof Your Business: Focus on Performance Regardless of Market Condition


      Credits: None available.

      US Construction markets have enjoyed a broad expansionary cycle since the bottom of the great recession in 2011. Contractors have benefited from market growth and are experiencing near record backlogs and profit margins. However, growth for contracting organizations presents a myriad of challenges. In this webinar, FMI explores those challenges associated with growth and discussed how best-in-class firms are addressing those risks. This webinar will also discuss what contractors should be focused on when the future of the market is uncertain.

      Learning Objectives:

      After this session, you will be able to:

      • Understand the risks associated with significant growth
      • Focus on the levers that drive performance
      • Prepare your business to be agile in the face of uncertain market conditions

      Level & Prerequisites: This a group-internet based program at the Intermediate Level.

      Who Should Attend: CEOs, Pres, CFO, Controller, VPs, senior leaders.

      CPE Information: 1.0 CPE credits in the field of Economics

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

          Your Path to a CCIFP Certification


          Credits: None available.

          During this one-hour webinar learn the benefits of becoming a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) and understand the value of earning the CCIFP designation and how achieving it sets you apart from your peers and can move your career to the next level.

          Attendees will learn:

          • The exam application process and eligibility requirements
          • Best approach to prepare for the industry exam
          • Resources and certification maintenance requirements
          • How to develop an action plan to prepare for next steps in career development

          Level & Prerequisites: This is a Group-Internet based program at the Basic level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required, however, knowledge of Construction Financial Management is necessary.

          Price: This On Demand Webinar recording is free for all. In order to view this Webinar recording, you will need to create an account, if you don't already have one.

          CPE credit:
          None available.

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

              New Lease Accounting from a Lessee’s Perspective – Find out What You Need to Know


              Credits: None available.

              This session will cover the new lease accounting model that will be effective for all non-public companies preparing financial statements under U.S. GAAP starting after December 15, 2019. 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.

              Learning Objectives:

              After this session, you will be able to:

              • Learn the new lease accounting model from a lessee’s perspective, including key elements that will affect identification, recognition and measurement of lease arrangements
              • Know the financial statement presentation and disclosures required of lessees under the new accounting model
              • Understand the effective date of the new lease accounting standard and transition matters that may affect the business and the steps that should be taken now to prepare for implementation.

              Level & Prerequisites: This is a group-internet based program at the Overview Level. Should have general familiarity with U.S. GAAP accounting for leases by lessees.

              Who Should Attend: Owners, CEOs, CFOs, CPAs, Project Managers, and Accounting personnel.

              CPE Information: 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Accounting

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

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

                  Mechanics' Lien Claims – Maximizing Leverage for Collection


                  Credits: None available.

                  This session will explain the purpose of the Mechanic’s Lien laws, and the rights afforded to both claimants and owners. We will discuss how a mechanic’s lien can enhance the likelihood of collection. Participants will identify relevant contract language to be added or stricken as it relates to lien rights, and will identify notice requirements and filing deadlines to preserve lien rights.

                  Learning Objectives:

                  After this session, you will be able to:

                  • Identify project or contracts where mechanic’s lien claims may be an available remedy for non-payment
                  • Recognize the elements necessary to preserve mechanics lien claims rights
                  • Evaluation the effectiveness of preserving and/or prosecuting mechanics lien claims

                  Level & Prerequisites: This is a group-internet based program and the Intermediate level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

                  Who Should Attend: CEO’s, CFO’s Controllers, Project Managers, Risk Managers, GCs, Subcontractors, Construction Managers, Equipment Suppliers, Sureties, Insurance Agents

                  CPE Information: Earn 1 CPE credit in the field of Specialized Knowledge. 

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