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

Repairs or Improvements? Making Sense of the New IRS Rules on Tangible Property


Credits: None available.

Is that cost currently deductible or must you capitalize it? Presenter, Jonathan Olson, will discuss the impact new IRS temporary regulations will have on the construction industry, identify opportunities for expensing repairs, materials and supplies, and highlight those expenditures which are required to be capitalized.

After This Session, You Will Be Able To:

  • Maximize expensing opportunities for materials and supplies, rotable and temporary spare parts;
  • Apply an elective de minimis rule to your business operations;
  • Explain the rules related to the acquisition or production of real or personal property;
  • Define a “unit of property” for capitalization purposes in the construction industry;
  • Determine when an expenditure might be considered a betterment, thereby requiring capitalization;
  • Apply the capitalization rules to the real estate used in running your business.

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Speaker(s):
  • Jonathan D. Olson, CPA, JD, Tax Partner, CliftonLarsonAllen
  • John W. Dorn, CPA, MBT, Tax Partner, Construction and Real Estate Group, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

Project Closeout: How to Finish the Project, Not The Relationship!


Credits: None available.

It’s a fact that almost all construction companies struggle with project closeout. Behind closed doors, most field leaders, PMs, and even top executives will admit they are more interested in moving on to the next project than closing out the current one. However, closeout is consistently ranked by customers as one of the most important phases in the project life cycle. Perhaps even more importantly, this final stage of work is the one that makes the most lasting impression on your customer.

In this presentation, Tom Emison, Director of Construction Consulting for Eide Bailly, and Randy Armstrong, Senior Project Manager for Crossland Construction Company, Inc., will help you overcome the psychological and operational hurdles involved in closing out construction projects. They will show you how to get more unsolicited work from clients who adore your company, avoid punch-list drama, and have more engaged superintendents and foremen by end of your project. You will also learn the top “Do’s and Don’ts,” best practices, and the financial executive’s role in successful project closeout.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of preparing for project closeout as early as reasonable;
  • Show how to successfully manage relationships, not just projects; and
  • Recognize how to avoid pitfalls in customer experience management that can erode your company’s name.

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Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) and the Building, and Upgrading, of American Infrastructure: How P3s Work, and Can Benefit from the Proposed BUILD Act's National Infrastructure Bank


Credits: None available.

Public-Private Partnerships (or P3s) are becoming more accepted as a structure for private firms to join with federal, state and local governments to design, build, finance, own, operate and maintain infrastructure projects. The proposed BUILD Act would reinforce this trend by recognizing P3s as eligible investors in qualifying projects. The BUILD Act would create a National Infrastructure Bank to provide a substantial source of infrastructure debt financing, generally for projects of at least $100 million in size that are of national or regional significance. Eligible projects could be in the transportation, water or energy sectors.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

BACK TO THE FUTURE: An Economic Prospective for 2011


Credits: None available.

This presentation will focus on the nascent economic expansion and its sustainability. Special attention will be given to the performance of the global economy, the local and U.S. economies, financial markets, labor markets, real estate, and other salient aspects of the economic environment. Anirban Basu will also provide an economic outlook for the year to come on both a national and local level.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

It's Still All About Performance: A Strategic Look at the 2010 CFMA Annual Financial Survey of the Construction Industry and How It Can Help You and Your Company in 2011


Credits: None available.

During one of the most well-attended and beneficial CFMA KnowledgeNOW Webinars in 2010, Tom Emison and Joe Burkett shared their insights on CFMA's 2009 Construction Industry Annual Financial Survey and how those findings would impact construction companies in 2010.

Tom and Joe are back to review the 2010 Financial Survey results and help you become a more strategic construction financial executive. In addition, CFMA's Chief Operations Officer, Brian Summers, will join us to provide a high-level overview of the results.

*There will be an optional 30 minute Q&A session with both presenters immediately following this presentation. Actual session time is 60 minutes only.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

Federal Tax Legislative Update: What Has Happened and What Could Be Coming Next


Credits: None available.

This KnowledgeNOW Webinar will provide an overview and update on the 2010 tax law changes affecting contractors, as well as potential future legislation that will have an impact on the entire construction industry. Please join us for this timely and informative topic in which our presenters will lay the framework for successful tax planning decisions in these difficult, uncertain times.

By attending this session, you will learn:
- Tax law changes enacted in 2010 that will directly affect your current cash tax liabilities
- The possibilities related to future income tax rate increases, taking into account the effects of the mid-term elections on previous tax positions by the President and Congress
- Updates on the unsettled estate and gift tax planning climate, including possibilities for future legislation
- The process of entity selection, such as S corporation or partnership versus a C corporation, and why factors influencing this selection may change dramatically

Speaker(s):
  • Todd Taggart, CPA, CCIFP, Tax Partner & National Construction Practice Leader, Grant Thornton
  • Mel Schwarz, CPA, JD, Partner & Director of Tax Legislative Affairs, Grant Thornton LLP
Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

FASB Revenue Recognition Update - What Contractors and Other Users of Financial Statements Need to Know


Credits: None available.

Join us on Wednesday, October 13 12Noon Eastern for an update on FASB Revenue Recognition with 3 industry panelists and a representative from FASB to answer your questions. FASB comment period on the proposed revenue recognition rules are due by October 22, 2010 and this webinar may be your last chance to get your questions answered before comments are due at FASB.
 

Speaker(s):
Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00
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