Operational and Strategic Risk Assessment

2 Credits: Accounting


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Operational and Strategic Risk Assessment

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

This course offers invaluable insights for financial executives grappling with the complexities of the current economic environment. It delves into the multifaceted challenges posed by operational and strategic risk management, particularly in the context of pandemic-related disruptions and evolving workforce trends. Participants will learn to strategically approach risk and crisis management, considering factors such as employee shortages, skill gaps, and the retirement of baby boomers. The course also focuses on the impact of economic uncertainties on operational decision-making in the short and intermediate term. By the end of this course, you will gain a thorough understanding of these challenges and the tools to address them effectively, enhancing your ability to make informed, strategic decisions that safeguard your organization’s financial health and operational stability.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Taking a strategic perspective relative to risk management and crisis management in an uncertain economic climate to include employee shortages, skill set shortages, and baby boomer retirements; and
  • Review the impact uncertainty and risk at the operational level relative to short and intermediate term decision making.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
May 17, 2023


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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 …