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January 22, 2020
10:00AM - 3:00PM ET


February 05, 2020
10:00AM - 3:00PM ET



Course Description

While nearly six years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political turmoil and uncertainty have continued to plague business decision making. Meanwhile, the advent of the CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) certification and the Ethics Codification Project for 2015 have increased the analytical skills needed by the industry financial professional. This course will explore key economic and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting projections for the next several years.


Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Frank Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, is the president of F.X. Ryan & Associates, which specializes in lean systems implementations, activity-based costing, strategic and operational risk analyses, and corporate governance evaluations. Frank serves and has served on numerous boards of publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations. In 2008, he was elected chairman of the board of Good Shepherd Center. Frank has served as chairman of the audit committees of two publicly traded companies, and he’s the current audit committee chairman of a major nonprofit organization in Maryland. Frank is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and enterprise risk, and he lectures for numerous state and national organizations. Currently, he’s a Western CPE conference instructor, self-study author, and webcast presenter.

Frank graduated summa cum laude from Mount St. Mary’s College and received his MBA from the University of Maryland in 1977.

A retired Marine reserve colonel, he was recalled to active duty out of retirement in 2004 and served with Multi-National Force—Iraq until June 2005. Before retiring, Frank served during Operation Enduring Freedom and spent time in Afghanistan with the Joint Forces Special Operations Command. His personal military decorations include three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Frank's military expertise includes special operations, civil affairs, and economic warfare.

Course Specifics

Sep 21, 2017

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the impact of international economic turmoil and uncertainly on the value of the USD and financial reporting in the U.S.
  • Describe the impact of emerging accounting issues, including IFRS, Dodd-Frank, and the Affordable Care Act
  • Analyze the impact of quantitative easing, deflation, and current credit markets
  • Determine the impact of financial capacity on financial projections and the ability to find new funding sources
  • Identify programs for retirement planning for your staff during periods of economic turmoil so that nonplanning does not become your personnel issue

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