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

Cyber Risk: What Every Construction Financial Manager Needs to Know


Credits: None available.

With the rapid adoption of construction technology, cyber risks are quickly evolving. Cyber- attacks were responsible for 8.5 billion accounts being compromised last year due to ongoing severe data breaches, phishing schemes, and IT outages. In this webinar, we will explore how to identify and respond to cyber threats to your business

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about cyber breach statistics and costs around record compromises, ransomware, phishing emails, and employee vulnerability.
  • Learn about mitigating your risk through organizational and IT hygiene, cybersecurity protection and business continuity planning.
  • Learn about risk profiling and exposure quantification to identify your risks.
  • Learn about breach costs and the benefits of Cyber coverage.

Level & Prerequisites:
This is a group-internet based program at the Basic level. No advanced preparation is required.

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

Who Should Attend?

Owners, C-Suite Execs, Controllers, IT managers, HR Mgrs, Safety Mgrs and Project Mgrs.

Speaker(s):

Return of the Economist: COVID-19 Economic Update


Credits: None available.

COVID-19 has rocked what had appeared to be a nearly invincible economy; one associated withsubstantial job growth, multi-decade lows in unemployment, sturdy compensation increases, robustretail sales, low inflation, and strong financial market performance. Underneath that strongperformance, however, was a set of fragilities that have been exposed by the pandemic. This webinarspeaks to our current economic circumstances, how difficult things are likely to become over theforeseeable future, and the contours of the brisk recovery to come thereafter.

Learning Objectives:

  • Current Economic circumstances and Covid-19’s impact
  • How difficult things are likely to become over the foreseeable future
  • The contours of the brisk recovery to come thereafter

Level & Prerequisites:
This is a group-internet based program at the Basic level. No advanced preparation is required.

CPE Credits:
Earn 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Economics

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.

Speaker(s):

PPP Loan Forgiveness: Recent Developments and Closing the Books on 2020


Credits: None available.

The SBA recently issued two forms designed as questionnaires to solicit data from all recipients of PPP Loans greater than $2 million. The IRS has also indicated its intent to address the taxability of PPP Loan forgiveness, in particular as it applies to straddles between tax years 2020 and 2021. We will explore the contents of the questionnaires and available updated IRS guidance, as well as other miscellaneous updates.

Learning Objectives:

  • What you Need to Know About the SBA’s New Form 3509 and 3510 Loan Necessity Questionnaire
  • SBA Appeals Process if your loan is deemed ineligible
  • Latest IRS information regarding taxability of forgiveness

Level & Prerequisites:
This is a group-internet based program at the Basic level. No advanced preparation is required.

CPE Credits:
Earn 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Management Services

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

Speaker(s):

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):
Members: $0.00
Standard: $45.00

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 1,450 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.

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

    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

    Expand Your Construction Contract Knowledge -Day 2


    Credits: None available.

    In this course, you will gain an attorney’s view of how dangerous risks can be avoided with specific contract language that will minimize your company’s liability exposure. Learn about various case dispute situations and how the contract clauses respond to real-case examples plus best practice approaches to manage the circumstances. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with the instructors on sample construction project scenarios and determine potential consequences because of the contract definition and legal requirements.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Expand your understanding of significant contract subjects.
    • Acquire a bank of sample language to use in negotiating owner-contractor and contractor-subcontractor contracts.
    • Understand how risks can be created and avoided by specific—and sometimes overlooked—contract language.

    Level & Prerequisites:
    It is recommended to have taken CFMA's Contracts 101 course for a foundation. This is an advanced program. Attendees must have experience in working with their company’s contracts and possess knowledge of contract language and clauses. Attendees will actively participate in contract reviews and issue spotting activities.

    CPE Credits:
    This program provides 4.0 CPE credits in the field of Business Law.

    Who Should Attend?
    CFMs, CFO’s, Controllers, Risk Managers, CPAs, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers

    Speaker(s):

    Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry: Train the Trainer


    Credits: None available.


    Speaker(s):

    Expand Your Construction Contract Knowledge -Day 1


    Credits: None available.

    In this course, you will gain an attorney’s view of how dangerous risks can be avoided with specific contract language that will minimize your company’s liability exposure. Learn about various case dispute situations and how the contract clauses respond to real-case examples plus best practice approaches to manage the circumstances. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with the instructors on sample construction project scenarios and determine potential consequences because of the contract definition and legal requirements.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Expand your understanding of significant contract subjects.
    • Acquire a bank of sample language to use in negotiating owner-contractor and contractor-subcontractor contracts.
    • Understand how risks can be created and avoided by specific—and sometimes overlooked—contract language.

    Level & Prerequisites:
    It is recommended to have taken CFMA's Contracts 101 course for a foundation. This is an advanced program. Attendees must have experience in working with their company’s contracts and possess knowledge of contract language and clauses. Attendees will actively participate in contract reviews and issue spotting activities.

    CPE Credits:
    This program provides 4.0 CPE credits in the field of Business Law.

    Who Should Attend?
    CFMs, CFO’s, Controllers, Risk Managers, CPAs, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers

    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
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