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

Maximizing Financial Reporting to Secure Financing


Credits: None available.

This webinar reviews what financial data should be provided to lenders to best position the firm for financial assistance. Learn how to use the appropriate financing structure to maximize professional relationships with lenders, using real­‐life examples from the presenters' experience in the construction industry to illustrate best practices in securing financing.

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

Uniting the Construction Industry Behind Suicide Prevention


Credits: None available.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the construction industry ranks #1 in the number of recorded suicide deaths and #2 in suicide rates in the U.S. Leaders in construction companies must address this issue as seriously as it does jobsite safety and adopt a "Zero Suicide" goal to accompany the traditional "Zero Accident" target. This webinar will address the risk factors that put construction workers at such high risk for suicide, build a business case for addressing mental health in the workplace, give a lived experience view on mental illness and suicide, and provide steps for employers to build mental wellness and suicide prevention measures into their company programs and policies.

Learning Objectives
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

Understand why construction workers are especially at risk for mental illness and suicide and what construction businesses can do about it.

Gain a general knowledge of mental illness, the warning signs and steps that can be taken to help someone in need.

Discuss the tools, resources and organizations that are available to help companies to build a caring culture and protect their at-risk employees.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

CFMA’s Annual Tax Update: Preparing for 2017 Tax Reform


Credits: None available.

With the election behind us, what will tax policy look like in a post-election administration? Is your business positioned for success to take full advantage of the opportunities available? In this annual tax update will cover new tax policies and discuss what necessary changes construction companies will need to make to reduce their overall tax burden.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the latest tax issues relevant to contractors
  • Explain how to avoid and audit and be prepared if one should occur
  • Identify strategies for reducing your company's tax burden

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

The Affordable Care Act: Lessons Learned and the Future of Obamacare


Credits: None available.

This webinar will discuss the lessons

learned in implementing the reporting and compliance mandates for 2016

and what employers can do to prepare for 2017 compliance.

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

Markets, He Wrote: Looking for Clues to Forecast the 2017 Economy


Credits: None available.

This webinar will provide a detailed, data-driven update of the performance of the global, national, and relevant regional economy. Special attention is given to key aspects of economic life, including trends characterizing financial, real estate, energy, and labor markets and their collective impact on the outlook for the construction industry in 2017.

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

Revenue Recognition: Implementation Considerations


Credits: None available.

Companies performing an assessment of the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) are finding that changes are much more than just "fringe" changes. This session is intended to provide participants with feedback on key issues and matters that remain open or that may be more complex than originally anticipated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the changes in FASB's Revenue Recognition standard
  • Identify significant open matters including termination for convenience clauses, separate performance obligations, uninstalled materials and contract costs;
  • Discuss market feedback on implementation


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

CFMA’s 2016 Financial Benchmarker Results Revealed


Credits: None available.

Learn about key trends and divergent findings from the newly released 2015 Survey data (collected from over 850 participants) covering 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the final results from the 2016 Financial Survey highlighting the 2015 fiscal year end
  • Understand how the metrics tie together by walking through the Strategic Profit Model
  • Identify KPIs most relevant to contractors, including those related to liquidity, profitability, leverage, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Discover methods by which contractors may manage operations in order to improve financial ratios
    relied on by sureties and lenders
  • Access CFMA's online Construction Financial Benchmarker tool for 24/7 reporting and benchmark your company's financial performance with others in the industry.

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

Best Practices for 360 Business Reporting


Credits: None available.

Have you ever wondered how you can get better reporting from your field and what this would mean for your business? Join us for this 60-minute session to learn how field reporting, including people and equipment, can help you drive efficiencies and growth. The session will also cover what metrics you should be looking out for, and how you can use field information to drive alignment and collaboration across your entire business.

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

  • Discuss how advancements in technology have driven more in-depth reporting
  • Explain how technology has helped streamline and automate better financial decision making
  • Leverage the data collected in the field to add to the overall value to your business

Speaker(s):
  • Alex Bendavid, Former Construction Owner & Director, Jonas Construction
Standard: $43.95
Members: $0.00

Implementing Rev Rec - Where Do I Start?


Credits: None available.

The new revenue recognition standard has been issued and it is time to think about implementation. Think your company will be unaffected by the new rules? Think we are back where we started – percentage of completion accounting under SOP 81-1? Tune in to this special 90-minute webinar to find out why you shouldn’t be that comfortable.

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

  • Identify the challenges Construction Financial Managers will face upon implementation of the new standard
  • Determine how to handle implementation issues by way of practical examples that will illustrate concepts and issues frequently encountered such as liquidated damages clauses, warranty provisions,assessing the capabilities/limitations of your accounting software and identifying a performance obligation.
  • Prepare for each step of implementation--from taking an initial inventory of the types of contracts your company enters--to drafting footnote disclosures.

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

What's It Worth? Understanding Contractor Valuations in 2016


Credits: None available.

This webinar will discuss how construction companies are being valued in today's marketplace. FMI's investment banking professional, Curt Young, will lead an informative and interactive session that covers practical valuation considerations for companies participating in the engineering and construction markets.

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

  • Identify the methods used in determining the value of a construction company
  • Discuss the specific qualitative and quantitative factors used in determining company value
  • Assess the realities of the buying and selling process based on the current market conditions - what's hot and what's not

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