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The CFO/Controllers Conference is an exciting event attracting financial decision-makers (CPAs and non-CPAs) from a broad range of companies and organizations throughout Central Texas. The conference is organized to cover eight topics in fast-paced, 50-minute presentations. It is one of the most highly rated conferences by participants every year.

This year’s CFO/Controllers Conference will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Norris Conference Center Austin and will offer a variety of topics for eight hours of interesting and relevant continuing education. Early registration and electronic document discounts will be available and, as always, continental breakfast and lunch is provided to attendees.

Save $25 if you choose Electronic Materials! One week prior to the conference, you will receive a link with the course materials attached. We encourage you to bring your laptops or tablets with the downloaded materials to the conference. This ensures excess paper not going into the environment and keeps our conference costs minimal.

Click Here for Electronic Materials Registration
(Members $245, Non-Members $375)
Only Non-Member CPAs are charged the non-member rate. Non-CPAs are eligible for the member rate.

Click Here for Printed Materials Registration
(Members $265, Non-Members $395)
Only Non-Member CPAs are charged the non-member rate. Non-CPAs are eligible for the member rate.

The 2017 CFO/Controllers Conference is generously sponsored by:

If you would like to consider sponsorship of this year’s CFO/Controllers Conference, please click here for our Corporate Sponsorship Agreement.

Please click here for the 2017 CFO/Controllers Conference brochure.

We are pleased to announce this year’s topics/speakers:

FINANCIAL FORECASTING: HOW CFOs TURN NUMBERS INTO INSIGHT & ACTION
Philip Campbell, CPA | FinancialRhythm.com
A reliable financial forecast is one of the most powerful tools available for helping you make a true and lasting difference as a CFO. It’s how successful CFOs make history in their companies, not just record it. In this session, you will learn how to tap into the unique and exciting benefits that financial forecasting can unlock for you, your company and your career. Philip will show you the recipe for creating a reliable financial forecast… and how to avoid the single biggest mistake CFOs make when forecasting.

THE CFO/CONTROLLERS NEW JOB: TO BUILD COMPANY VALUE
Paula Workman White, CCIFPWorkman White Business Strategies
CEOs and Presidents are looking more and more to the accounting heads to help with creating value and managing expenses.  In this presentation, we discuss the top ways to build the value of your company whether you are intending to sell or just improve for current ownership.  We will discuss the eight key value drivers and how to “move the needle” in each category.

THE BUILDING OF A NATIONAL BRAND
Scott Perry, CFO | Sport Clips
This conference session will discuss the growth of Sports Clips (including its risk profile and difficult, yet necessary, decisions) and how accounting/finance managed through rapid growth.

TAX REFORM READINESS
Jeff Wright, JD, Tax Partner | Deloitte
With the possibility of tax reform on the horizon, companies will need to accurately analyze and assess the potential impact of the anticipated tax proposals.  This session will provide an overview of the current tax reform proposals and an analysis of the potential impacts of key proposals.  Additionally, this session will provide an overview of immediate, mid-term and long-term planning considerations.

HOW TO GET THE MONEY YOU NEED & KEEP THE MONEY YOU HAVE
Mike Reiner, Senior Vice President Commercial Lending | Frost Bank
Charlie Schuchardt, EVP, Treasury Management Services Statewide | Frost Bank
This dynamic presentation will discuss the process and expectations when applying for a loan. This session will also discuss treasury services and fraud.

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE & TIPS ON AVOIDING COSTLY MISTAKES
Connie Cornell, Attorney | Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP
This session will answer the following questions: What are the recent developments in employment law that are important to your business? What are the most common mistakes that employers make and what are the consequences? What steps should you take to ensure compliance?  How can you proactively provide the foundation for a strong defense when the inevitable employment law claims arise?

IT DISASTER RECOVERY & BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING
Tanner Vaughan – Founder & CEO | Live Oak IT Partners
In this session, we will cover a practical outline for disaster recovery/business continuity planning that includes:
• Backup strategy and recovery in the event of a disaster (and what really constitutes a “disaster”)
• Statistics on data loss and what it means to a small and medium-sized business
• How to not only survive a loss, but prepare for it in such a way that business continues relatively as normal

THE DIVERSIFICATION OF A PEST CONTROL COMPANY
Bobby Jenkins, President | ABC Home & Commercial Services

This presentation closes out our conference by discussing how continuing to add various service lines has led a family business to significant and unique growth opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaira Tanwar.