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

Coronavirus & Construction II: Addressing Employee Payment Issues and Tax Provisions

Apr 9, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Apr 9, 2020 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

Find out what you need to know for your construction company and your clients regarding the new enacted laws amid Covid-19. During this webinar, listen to legal and tax industry specialists explain how to address employee payment issues, like Employee Retention credits and how to handle new tax provisions that are affecting current business operations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn business continuity strategies amid new employee payment issues and tax regulations
  • Determine how to maintain operations as policy changes
  • Delay of Payment of Employer Payroll Taxes and Learn Key Tax Provisions in the CARES Act

Level & Prerequisites:
This is a group-live program at the Basic Level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required.

CPE Credits:
Earn 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Services for attending the live session. No CPE is provided for viewing the recording.

Who Should Attend?
CFO’s, Controllers, Risk Managers, Human Resource Managers, Tax Experts, and Business Owners

Speaker(s):
Free

Investigating Employee Claims about Sexual Harassment: Dos, Dont's & Disasters

Apr 1, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Apr 1, 2020 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

With the increased scrutiny on employers' responses to harassment, an effective investigation is the employer's first defense against claims of discrimination and harassment. This webinar will guide employers on how to conduct an effective investigation of sexual harassment and other sensitive employee claims. Learn best practices for conducting investigations, hazards to avoid, and hear about scenarios and

real-life examples when a mishandled investigation ended up making the employer's situation worse. Topics will include: - What should supervisors do when an employee reports sexual harassment? - Who should conduct the investigation? - What should be communicated when the investigation is complete? - How can employers ensure that employees are not retaliated against after the conclusion of the investigation?

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what supervisors should do when an employee reports sexual harassment.
  • Find out who should conduct the investigation and what should be communicated when investigation is complete.
  • Know what employers can do to ensure that employees are not retaliated against after the conclusion of the investigation.

Who Should attend this webinar:
CEOs, COOs, HR Managers

Credits: 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Personnel/Human Resources

Price: Free for CFMA members and $69 for non-members.

Speaker(s):

Strategic Relationships through Prequalification

Mar 25, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Mar 25, 2020 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Prequalification programs have been in place now for more than 10 years, leading to what most Subcontractors (Subs) call “Prequal Season”. This session will take a deep dive into where we are today, is the system working? If so, why are some General Contractors (GC) still afraid of Subcontractor failure? And for Subcontractors, have they become more comfortable with sharing financial information? And, if your company ‘picture’ or financial statement isn’t A+, is there anything the Subcontractor can do to ‘dress it up’? And how “bad” does a Sub have to be, to be a NO go?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the state of the Prequalification today and what we have learned
  • Learn why some Subs “qualify” better than others
  • Methods used by General Contractors and Sub-Contractors to reach the top of the heap with their Prequalification submissions
  • What RED flag(s) will disqualify a GC with the Owner or the Sub with the GC

Field of Study: 1.0 CPE credits in the field of Accounting.

Speaker(s):
  • Kevin Burnett, CPA, CCIFP, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, The Sundt Companies, Inc.
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

Coronavirus & Construction: A Panel Discussion to Help CFMs Plan & Respond

Mar 23, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Mar 23, 2020 4:30pm

Credits: None available.

This panel will discuss the impact the Coronavirus is having on construction companies, businesses, employees and the economy. Learn from industry experts about how to maintain business continuity, handle Family Medical Leave Act issues, time off and telecommuting for employees, manage and mitigate risk in the workplace, and how the economy will fare as work life halts for an unknown period of time.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find out what industry experts are advising on how to handle business amid the Coronavirus
  • Determine best practices and alternative options for employees such as time-off and telecommuting
  • Learn strategies to handle construction delays with regard to contracts

Speaker(s):
Free

Critical Insights into Opportunity Zones

Feb 5, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Feb 5, 2020 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

As part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, Opportunity Zones provide federal tax benefits to investors who make equity investments from realized capital gains in qualifying development projects. In this webinar, take a comprehensive look at Opportunity Zones and the tax and investment opportunities and implications for construction companies. A Q&A will follow the speakers’ remarks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain Opportunity Zone regulations
  • Discuss what we've learned and what we expect on the horizon
  • Identify key planning opportunities

CPE Information: Earn 1.0 CPE credits in the field of Taxes

Speaker(s):
  • Derek Smith, CPA, Partner, BKD National Construction and Real Estate Group
Standard: $45.00
Members: $0.00

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2020 Construction Tax Update

Jan 8, 2020 3:00pm ‐ Jan 8, 2020 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

During CFMA'S Annual tax update, attendees will gain a better understanding of the current tax environment - after the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how this recent legislation affects their company or their clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest tax consequences affecting contractors after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  •  Learn about what planning opportunities exist with the current rules and future sunset dates.
  •  Implement key strategies to position their business for success and take full advantage of the
    opportunities available.

CPE Information: Earn 1.0 CPE credits in the field of Taxes

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

New DOL Overtime Rules, Compensation, and Impact in Construction During the Labor Shortage

Dec 18, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Dec 18, 2019 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

DOL Wage and Hour Division has been more active than ever proposing new regulations, new overtime rule, issuing new interpretations, and increasing audits in construction focusing on piece-rate, production bonuses, independent contractors and second tier subs, H2B workers, overtime, off-the-clock work, GPS and monitoring, travel time, and other wage and hour issues. This webinar will help you understand the new Overtime rule and guide companies in conducting internal audits and handling DOL investigations and addressing government contract work, Davis-Bacon and OFCCP compliance, and highlight the top ten mistakes construction companies make regarding Wage and Hour Compliance. Learn about class actions, collective actions and individuals’ lawsuits over wage and hour issue

Learning Objectives:

· New Rule regarding the White Collar overtime exemptions and minimum salary level; as well as Highly compensated employees and exemptions

· How to evaluate salaried exempt positions and non-exempt positions and what steps companies might need to do based on new overtime law.

· When independent contractor relationships are not in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and what companies should do to evaluate their independent contractor arrangements.

Level & Prerequisites:

CPE: 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Services

Price: Free for CFMA members
$69 for non-members

Speaker(s):

To All the Economists I’ve Loved Before: 2020 Economic Outlook with Anirban Basu

Dec 6, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Dec 6, 2019 4:00pm

Credits: None available.

Anirban Basu, CFMA's Chief Economic Advisor, provides a detailed discussion on the 2020 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 and construction markets.

Sponsored by: Procore

CPE Information: Earn 1.0 CPE credits in the field of Economics

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

A Sneak Peek into the 2019 ConTech Report

Nov 22, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Nov 22, 2019 4:30pm

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 2019 Construction Technology Report, an annual survey of thousands of construction professionals on how they employ and integrate technology on projects.

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.

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

Price: Free for CFMA members
$69 for non-members

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

CFMA's 2019 Financial Benchmarker Results Revealed

Oct 2, 2019 3:00pm ‐ Oct 2, 2019 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

This 75-minute webinar will discuss key trends and divergent findings from the newly released 2019 Financial Survey with aggregate results of more than 1,400 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 Prerequisites: 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.

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.

CPE Information: Earn 1.5 CPE credits in the field of Management Services

Price: Free for CFMA members
          $45 for non-members

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