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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 20, 2018 at the Norris Conference Center Austin and will offer a variety of topics for eight hours of interesting and relevant continuing education. As always, continental breakfast and lunch is provided to attendees.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER SECURELY ONLINE
• TSCPA Members & Non-CPAs:
 $255
• CPA Non-Members: $395

Please click here to download a PDF of the 2018 CFO/Controllers Conference brochure.

This event is generously sponsored by:

 

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

USING COOL DASHBOARDS TO DRIVE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Philip Campbell, CPA
New Business Intelligence software is making it easier than ever before to create powerful dashboards and visual insights. In this session, Philip will show you specific examples of interactive dashboards that are fun and easy to create. Dashboards that get attention. Dashboards that can help drive financial improvement by shining a light on the metrics that matter. This new breed of BI software is the killer tool for CFOs and finance professionals who want to make history rather than just record it. Turning data into visual insight is an exciting step toward playing a more strategic role in creating a bigger and brighter financial future for you and for your organization.

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE
Judy Osborn, Attorney at Law
The current administration in Washington, D.C. is rolling back regulations, creating a more business-friendly environment. What’s an employer to do in this time of transition? Throw in last year’s #MeToo movement—not to mention confusion over whether sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender are protected characteristics—and employers need to stay on their toes to be in compliance and take advantage of beneficial changes in the laws.

THE TOP FIVE TAX ISSUES FACING CFOs & CONTROLLERS IN 2018 & BEYOND
Blaise C. Bender, CGMA, CPA, JD | Blaise C. Bender, PC
This session will discuss the top five tax issues facing CFOs and Controllers. The topics will also examine planning issues CFOs and Controllers may need to address in the future as well.

MANAGING ACROSS WORKPLACE GENERATIONS
Beth Celauro, Senior District Manager | ADP
Kara Stone, Totalsource District Manager | ADP
Who is the new generation in the workplace and what motivates them? Identify characteristics of the various generations and gain insight into the culture within your company as well as applying strategies in client interactions. Explore how to work better alongside and effectively manage spanning generations.

INTERNAL CONTROLS BEST PRACTICES TO MITIGATE CURRENT TRENDS IN FRAUD
Michele M. Heyman, CPA/CFF, CVA, CFEHeyman & Associates, PLLC
In this session, we will explore the current fraud trends we see in our forensic accounting practice. We will discuss what internal controls could have been used to prevent or mitigate these frauds as well as discussing the four policies that every organization should have. This session will include not only discussion of the controls, but the circumstances that led to the need for controls.

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE SECURITY PROGRAM
Tauseef Ghazi, Principal, Security & Privacy Services | RSM
This session will speak to better practices in aligning the business and cyber security strategy together, which in the long run will mitigate cyber risk specific to the business need. It will explore the concept of absolute protection versus reasonable protection and drive towards protection of critical assets and data. Attendees will learn how to align their cyber program to their business strategy.

RUN TO THE PAIN: TURNING PROBLEMS INTO OPPORTUNITIES & RIDING THE GROWTH WAVE
Phil Murray, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer | Camp Gladiator
Hear the story of how Phil unexpectedly found his way into a career in accounting and finance, and how looking to help solve his companies’ greatest pain points has turned challenges into opportunity again and again. In particular, gain insight into how he has faced the significant process, systems, people development, and structural challenges over his last two years in a high growth environment, with Austin-based outdoor fitness business Camp Gladiator.

ECONOMIC UPDATE: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE
Blake Hastings, Senior Vice President | San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
This presentation covers an update on many economic conditions. Nationally, Mr. Hastings addresses the current state of the Fed’s balance sheet, stance on monetary policy and high level cyclical and secular trends that might influence future economic conditions. Regionally, he shares updates on Texas industries, employment and outlook for the state. And locally, he discusses economic indicators relating to the business-cycle, labor market and housing market.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaira Tanwar.