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

Leadership: Creating a Successful Partnership With Your Project Managers

May 14, 2014 3:00pm ‐ May 14, 2014 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Achieving operational excellence within your organization requires consistent management and leadership processes with your project managers. Although they need to have a solid foundation of technical knowledge, the most successful project managers have also developed strong management, leadership and business skills in order to execute projects profitably. Project managers also need to understand the financial impact of what they do every day and learn to proactively manage cash flow, accurate forecasting of cost to complete along with tracking, pricing and collecting of change orders. The best project managers will accomplish this while maintaining positive relationships with the executive leaders of the company.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Define what Process is and what Process is not
  • Prepare your Project Managers to be Proactive (rather than Reactive)
  • Show your Project Managers how to be more effective with lean project leadership and management processes
  • State the difference between Project Managers vs. Project Witnesses

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

Total Compensation/Benefits/Perk Packages in the Construction Industry

Apr 16, 2014 3:00pm ‐ Apr 16, 2014 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Senior managers should know how to build competitive compensation, benefits, and perk packages to motivate and retain key employees, as well as attract great employees to their organizations. The competition for great employees is intense and having world class compensation/benefits/perk packages gives a company a leg up on other companies. This 60-minute session will explain why it is important to have a balance between fixed and variable compensation, as well as short-term and long-term compensation plans. We will also review current compensation trends and practices for the construction industry and discuss some of the more sophisticated compensation plans that are available. After the session, attendees will know salary trends in the near-term for executive, staff, and support employees.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe what elements make up competitive compensation, benefits, and perk packages for staff and executive employees
  • Explain what each of the elements helps to accomplish in terms of motivating, retaining, and attracting great employees.
  • Identify what actions your company must take annually to ensure that compensation remains competitive


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Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

Underwriting the Small, Emerging and Challenged Contractor

Mar 12, 2014 3:00pm ‐ Mar 12, 2014 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

This 60-minute Webinar will highlight the differences between the standard surety market underwriting and specialty surety underwriting. Participants will learn how working capital is defined differently between the two methods and the tools that can be used to assist in the surety bonding process, including the recently released, "Understanding Contract Surety Bonding: An Orientation Course for Small Contractors."

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe how underwriters evaluate the small and challenged contractor for bonds
  • Identify tools available to assist contractors in achieving surety credit, including the new "Understanding Contract Surety Bonding."
  • Discuss the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program and how it assists small businesses obtain bonding


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

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Capturing Data in the Field

Feb 26, 2014 3:00pm ‐ Feb 26, 2014 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

The biggest challenge for most construction firms is acquiring the data necessary for streamline construction processes and financial management. In this 60-minute Webinar we will be discussing what information is critical to capture in the field for business operations and financial management, how to get started capturing information, and understanding how your requirements will evolve as you put your plan into motion.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify what information is critical to capture in the field
  • Show how to start capturing data in the field
  • Explain the benefits this process will bring to your company and how the requirements will change

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

Liquid Diet: Treasury Management for Contractors

Nov 20, 2013 3:00pm ‐ Nov 20, 2013 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Estimating new work. Managing costs. Hiring new talent. All are critical to running a successful construction company. Here's one more: strategically managing your business's liquid capital.

For contractors, cash is the inventory that fuels growth. So why are most construction firms' treasury functions managed haphazardly, if at all? In a still-fragile economy-one marked by unstable capital markets, a less-than-robust recovery, and the prospect of rising interest rates and inflation-careful cash management isn't just a competitive advantage. It's a necessity.

In this Webinar, Moss Adams' Justin Fisher, CFP®, and Aaron Faulk, CPA will take a deep dive into the internal treasury function, or management of surplus funds, for contractors. They will show you best practices for handling liquid capital on your balance sheet while meeting your current cash flow needs, and walk you through a multistep liquidity optimization analysis for your company.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of cash flow and duration matching
  • Discuss how and why to segment your liquid capital
  • Identify ways to mitigate organizational risk by using a strong investment policy statement

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

Alternate Dispute Resolution: Taking Control of Your Disputes to Save Time and Money

Oct 9, 2013 3:00pm ‐ Oct 9, 2013 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

The complexity of construction projects and their susceptibility to numerous risks result in frequent legal disputes within the industry. A delay in the resolution of these disputes can be particularly damaging to a company because it slows down the completion process of the construction work, impacts the ability to perform under various related contracts, and may prevent the productive use of funds. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques have become increasingly being used instead of costly, protracted litigation, to resolve even the toughest of disputes. Join us for this 60-minute Webinar to learn about alternative options to resolve construction company disputes quickly and economically by identifying pitfalls which lead to high costs and endless legal battles.

Learning Objectives:
After this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the available options to resolve construction disputes
  • Prepare contracts to define dispute resolution procedures
  • Control the cost of the dispute resolution process more efficiently.

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

Managing Risk in the Cloud: The Pros and Cons

Jul 10, 2013 3:00pm ‐ Jul 10, 2013 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Emerging Cloud solutions for storing and collaborating on construction project data can mean unprecedented levels of efficiency for your company. In this 60-minute Webinar, James Benham, President of JB Knowledge Technologies, will help construction financial managers analyze the monetary, personnel, and data security cost of that efficiency. As an avid construction technologist and information technology provider to both commercial builders and risk managers across North America, James will share his extensive experience of implementing enterprise applications in the Cloud, and help you to analyze the pros and cons of doing so. This session will walk financial managers through the process of understanding the Cloud, understanding the services a Cloud provider should offer, and understanding where your company's risk tolerance may or may not fit into the mix.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the right questions financial managers need to ask Cloud service providers before employment;
  • Differentiate between good and bad Cloud services;
  • Execute more confident and educated decisions regarding the implementation of Cloud technologies at your company.


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The Importance of Fleet Management to Your Bottom Line

May 8, 2013 3:00pm ‐ May 8, 2013 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

During these challenging economic times, you've already cut expenses in all of the traditional places, but have you looked at your vehicle related expenses? When it comes to fleet management, is it better to reimburse your drivers or provide company vehicles?

When evaluating the options, are you focusing solely on managing company expenses? How will your fleet management decisions impact employee recruitment and retention? Is there any relationship between the vehicles your company uses and its brand identity? How important is reliability and productivity?

In this 60-minute Webinar, presenter Steve Usselmann of Enterprise Fleet Management, will address these questions and explore a business model that is geared toward improving cash flow and cash preservation for construction companies. Steve will also discuss the alternatives to managing your business more efficiently by implementing a vehicle leasing program versus owning your company vehicles without a fleet management professional.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the financial advantages of providing company vehicles versus reimbursing your employees;
  • Discover how to reallocate the potential equity from company-provided vehicles to your bottom line;
  • Discuss how to improve employee recruitment and retention efforts to stay ahead of your competition.


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Speaker(s):
  • Steven Usselmann, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, Enterprise Fleet Management
  • Kevin Kelley, Assistant Vice President, Fleet Management Business Development, Enterprise Fleet Management
Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act: Impact on Stakeholders/ Implications for Employers

Aug 23, 2012 3:00pm ‐ Aug 23, 2012 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act and it's "game on" for the health industry. This decision, which affirmed the constitutionality of the law, will impact most employers (large and small) and both private and public companies in the United States. Everyone is talking about what's next for employers, with short term compliance being job number one.

But the ramifications of the Supreme Court's decision are much bigger than that. Employers will want to understand the broader implications on the healthcare system and reposition their healthcare strategies to consider and leverage these changes to meet their unique business objectives.

Join us for this 90-minute interactive session with Anne Waidmann, Director of Human Resource Services at PwC, to learn the immediate and long-term implications of what this ruling means to your strategy, your business and your bottom line, with a focus on compliance as well as the bigger picture. No doubt you've had health reform strategies in play since 2010; let's talk about how this final decision changes the game and how you need to change your strategy to win.

After This Session, You Will Be Able To:

  • Explain the specific ramifications of the Affordable Care Act ruling to multiple stakeholders and how that impacts you, as an employer;
  • Assess your current healthcare strategies and how the Affordable Care Act ruling might affect your course of action;
  • Evaluate long-term options for your employees' healthcare considering both the Affordable Care Act and the current market dynamics


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Speaker(s):
  • Anne Waidmann, Director of Human Resource Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Standard: $39.95
Members: $0.00

Mobile Technology: What Every CFM Should Know

Jul 11, 2012 3:00pm ‐ Jul 11, 2012 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

The primary objective of every Construction Financial Manager (CFM) is to provide accurate, timely information. Some of the latest mobile technologies are revolutionizing the way in which CFM's can achieve this objective and stay ahead of their competition. Utilizing devices such as smart phones and tablet computers, construction companies can create new opportunities for improving operating efficiencies, increasing productivity and cutting costs.

This Webinar will provide you with an overview of the various field technologies available to construction contractors ranging from installation detailing, GPS assisted layout, to visual production tracking and field accessible project management and job costing. The overview will extend beyond the basics and dive deeper into topics critical to financial managers including the infrastructure required to implement the technology, realistic implementation timelines, early adoption risks and methods of analyzing the return on investment. Presenters, Brian Andrew and David Brown, both Senior Consultants at D. Brown Management, will bring both a financial and operational perspective on the benefits of field technology for the construction industry and how it can positively impact your company's bottom line.

After This Session, You Will Be Able To:

  • Evaluate the benefits of field mobile technology;
  • Identify the different types mobile technology platforms;
  • Discuss the pros and cons of integrating disparate technology systems versus selecting an already integrated system focusing on all aspects including the end-user, cost, risk, maintenance and potential for errors.

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Speaker(s):
Standard: $39.95
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