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5
Basic
Accounting
None

Course Description

At the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of managing the finance function of an organization, critical economic data is needed to properly forecast the impact of the economy on an organization. This course will provide you with critical economic information of topics relevant to the financial executive. It also provides various potential forecast scenarios and the impacts they would have on an organization.




Instructor

Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA

Matthew (Matt), CPA, CFE, MBA, is currently a co-owner of a management consulting firm specializing in turnarounds, workouts, crisis management, strategic planning, and economic forecasting for companies ranging from manufacturing start-ups to established service organizations. He has additional experience in both alternative investment and public accounting as well as extensive experience in risk analysis and operations management.

Matt currently serves on the board of directors of a regional nonprofit organization and volunteers with numerous other nonprofits throughout the United States. He also participates in numerous political organizations in western Pennsylvania.

Outside of his consulting work, Matt is a captain in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard with over 12 years of service in the military. He currently serves as the company commander for a logistics/distribution unit based in central Pennsylvania. Previous roles include work in the operations section of a brigade support battalion, where Matt was involved in planning logistics, maintenance, medical, and communications support for a brigade of over 4,000 personnel. In 2009, Matt deployed to Iraq where he served dual roles as the executive officer of a medical unit and as the medical logistics officer for the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

Matt holds a BS in finance from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s a certified fraud examiner and certified public accountant in Pennsylvania, and he teaches at Western CPE conferences.



Course Specifics

Accounting
Jul 9, 2018
None
WC11186456
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify critical economic issues facing the finance department of an organization and the forecasting process
  • Develop an understanding of the COSO standards of risk and the impact on AU-C 314 and AU-C 316
  • Cite the impact of inflation statistics
  • Discuss the impact of the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting minutes on the money supply, banking relations, and the potential direction of interest rates
  • Cite the impact of future interest rates and fair value impact on assets
  • Examine trends and analyze the impact of unemployment and the labor force participation rate and its potential impact on pay and benefits availability
  • Evaluate social security funding shortfalls
  • Identify the impact of unemployment compensation costs and rates by state
  • Cite the impact of Workers Compensation costs and rates by state


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