New Economy for the Industry Accountant/Controller/CFO 2021

4 Credits: Accounting
2 Credits: Business Management & Organization
Event Date: September 23, 2021 7:30 am


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New Economy for the Industry Accountant/Controller/CFO 2021

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Accounting
2 Credits: Business Management & Organization
Event Date: September 23, 2021 7:30 am

Course Description

While nearly 12 years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political turmoil and uncertainty have continued to plagued business decision-making.  Meanwhile, the advent of the CGMA certification (Chartered Global Management Accountant) 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.

Course highlights:  The course will examine and walk-through key economic, accounting, and finance issues across the United States and internationally and its effect on both domestic and international corporations.  A special focus will be provided on the effect on the knowledge base required by the “new” industry accountant.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Determine strategic intent, systemic risk and opportunity costs in the business model
  • Identify cost drivers in the business model
  • Recognize the link between activity based costing and lean operations
  • Analyze the impact of international economic turmoil and uncertainly on the value of the USD and financial reporting in the U.S.
  • Analyze significant macro risks to an entity such as the Coronavirus and appropriate planning efforts to mitigate risk
  • Analyze the impact of emerging accounting issues to include state and local unfunded obligations and potential tax implications to the business, deferred maintenance, logistic bottlenecks and risks
  • Analyze the impact of monetary policy in the 21st century and the impact on cost of capital for the entity.
  • Analyze the impact of deflation and inflation on an organization and the global economy
  • Determine the impact of financial capacity on financial projections and the ability to find new funding sources in the light of new bank loan loss reporting standards.
  • Evaluate programs for retirement planning for your staff during periods of economic turmoil so that non-planning does not become your personnel issue.
  • Analyze the future of medical costs in the United States and impact on employees
  • Analyze the impact of a deficient national infrastructure on overall economic growth potential, particularly for accounting/financial projections.
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Course Specifics

Course ID


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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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