Key Financial Issues Facing the Financial Executive – 2021

6 Credits: Business Management & Organization
Event Date: September 24, 2021 7:30 am


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Key Financial Issues Facing the Financial Executive – 2021

Course Level
CPE Credits

6 Credits: Business Management & Organization
Event Date: September 24, 2021 7:30 am

Course Description

The course explores the challenges of the current economic trends and analyzes their impact on you as the financial executive in areas of human resource management; credit markets and banking; risk management and pandemic style disruptions; cash flow planning strategies; debt and equity mix impacts in uncertain markets; globalization of the market in times of uncertainty; retirement planning and social security funding; and acquiring distressed companies and assets.  Specific recommendations and insights will be offered to you to deal with the challenges.

Course highlights: Understanding the current economic issues for the CFO/Controller to include:

Strategic, operational planning and risk management

Regulatory, Fiscal and Monetary policies impact on the organization

Managing the finances of the organization during periods of rapid changes

Managing risk in an uncertain economic climate

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Learning Objectives

  • At the completion of the course, the student will:
    1. Taking a strategic perspective relative to risk management and crisis management
    2. Analyze the impact on an organization of current trends on human resource practices in the coming decade.
    3. Analyze the impact of the credit markets on your banking relationships and financial needs of the organization and the organizations ability to raise capital.
    4. Review the impact uncertainty and risk at the operational level relative to short and intermediate term decision making.
    5. Determine the safety and soundness of the financial plans for your organization in an uncertain economic climate specifically as it relates to capital adequacy and strategic direction.
    6. Manage the debt and equity mix for your organization in a rapidly changing economic landscape.
    7. Determine the impact on an organization of competing in a global market place to include steps to take to become more competitive globally.
    8. Evaluate the impact of federal, state and municipal deficits and unfunded mandates as it relates to tax planning.
    9. Evaluate retirement programs with Social Security funding for your employees.
    10. Determine the safety and soundness of your credit and collections processes and selection of customers in an uncertain environment.
    11. Influencing growth through acquisition of distressed organizations.
    12. The economic way ahead for the CFO/Controller in 2020 and beyond.
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Course Specifics

Course ID


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
CFP Provider Number: 3199
CFP Course Number: 292831

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

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Francis X. 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. Francis X. Ryan is an acclaimed author on activity-based costing, lean systems, and …

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