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

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Top 10 Contractor Mistakes


Credits: None available.

Discuss the most common mistakes made in the tax return preparation, planning, and implementation. This interactive presentation will increase awareness of the most up-to-date tax strategies and opportunities available to construction accounting professionals.

  • Learn about mistakes that can result in larger federal and state tax liabilities
  • Discuss planning opportunities that are often overlooked
  • Review current income tax rulings and tax law changes related to construction industry compliance and planning

Moderator(s):
Tags: Taxes

Improving Cash Flow and Inequitable Payment Practices


Credits: None available.

Cash flow is one of the most important issues facing contractors today. Companies are faced with starting new projects, hiring staff, and investing in assets to support the business. More companies go bankrupt due to cash flow issues than due to profitability. Many things can and should be done to improve cash management practices. Practical tools and strategies to improve cash flow will be discussed.

  • Increase profits with better billings and collections practices
  • Apply tools and techniques that optimize cash flow
  • Maximize cash flow with process standardization
  • Create transparency and accountability with measurement
  • Quantify the impact of slow payment

Moderator(s):
  • Dan Owens, CPA, MBA, CCIFP , Shareholder, VonLehman & Company Inc

Improve Hiring and Retention with Better Vetting


Credits: None available.

In today’s world, especially in construction, competition for candidates makes hiring more difficult and complex. With the estimated cost of a bad hire at over 30% of salary, no hire at all may be better than the wrong hire. If you invest time and energy in interviewing, you deserve to maximize your investment and improve your hiring quality and retention. This session will offer real-life strategies and stories to achieve better hiring.

  • Understand the motivation issues behind job changes
  • Learn which motivations for changing jobs are acceptable, and which are not
  • Identify the red flags you can see up front, to save interview time and money
  • Learn a specific interview technique to get accurate compensation information
  • Walk away with steps to improve your offer acceptance rate

Speaker(s):

Gain a Competitive Advantage through Health & Welfare Plan Management


Credits: None available.

Three key areas in health plan management for financial executives are:

  1. Risk management
  2. Labor (recruit & retain)
  3. Cost controls

Even in a stable health care environment, employers struggle to manage these often competing priorities. The addition of uncertain legislative climate, increases in large claim costs, and skyrocketing specialty prescription costs only serve to complicate the matter. Contractors that effectively balance these priorities will gain a competitive advantage.

  • Describe the critical steps to risk management for employer-sponsored health plans
  • Outline the strategy to designing a health plan for recruiting and retaining in tight labor markets
  • Learn the deployment of strategies/tactics discussed in this session through the use of real-world case studies
  • Describe how to use health and welfare plan management to gain/maintain a competitive advantage

Speaker(s):

Brown Sugar: Deriving Satisfaction from Data Analysis: 2019 Economic Outlook with Anirban Basu


Credits: None available.

Anirban Basu, CFMA's Chief Economic Advisor, provides a detailed discussion on the 2019 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 markets.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand which industries are expanding the fastest in America.
  • Learn how policymaking continues to shape economic outcomes in the U.S.
  • Determine the primary sources of risk to the current expansion cycle.
  • Understand key factors shaping the U.S. economic outlook in the near and far terms.

*There are no CPE credits available for this on-demand session.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $43.95
Members: $0.00

Insights from the 2018 ConTech Report


Credits: None available.


Description:
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 2018 Construction Technology Report, an annual survey of thousands of construction professionals on how they employ and integrate technology on projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Technology Adoption within the construction industry 
  • Present 2018 ConTech Survey Results 
  • Analyze emerging trends and innovations in the AEC Industry

Presenter:
James Benham, President & CEO, JBKnowledge, Inc.

    CPE Credits: 
    This webinar grants 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Information Technology

    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.

    Speaker(s):
    • James Benham, CEO & Professional Speaker, JBKnowledge, Inc.

    CFMA’s 2018 Benchmarker & Financial Survey Results


    Credits: None available.

    Review the key trends and divergent findings from the newly released 2018 Financial Survey data - collected from nearly 1,000 construction companies. The survey is based on fiscal year 2017 results. The webinar also provides an overview of CFMA's online Construction Financial Benchmarker and its suite of financial reports.

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $43.95
    Members: $0.00

    Why Hackers Love Construction Companies


    Credits: None available.

    This 60-minute presentation seeks to make sense of the bewildering landscape of top cyber threats facing individuals and businesses everywhere.

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $43.95
    Members: $0.00

    To Sell or Not To Sell: Understanding the Process to Value and Transition Your Construction Firm


    Credits: None available.

    Speaker(s):
    Standard: $43.95
    Members: $0.00

    CCIFP Overview Seminar - IT, Risk Management, and Taxes - Day 4


    Credits: None available.

    Speaker(s):
    • Jason Keen, CPA, CCIFP, CIO/Corporate Controller, Superior Construction Company
    • Robert D. Heuer, Partner, Guy Hurley, LLC, Insurance & Surety Services
    • Mark E. Lumsden, CPA, CCIFP, Tax Manager, Anton Collins Mitchell, LLP
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