GSCPA's CFO Series is a convenient, proven, one-stop solution for CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs. Each monthly topic offers eight hours of CPE through high-quality presentations and an interactive, executive-level colleague-to-colleague approach. Attend one or several events focused on the evolving skills needed for those in financial leadership positions.

June 20, 2023
CFO Series - Planning for the Long Term (NEW)
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Anita Layton
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Go beyond the abstract discussion of strategy, focusing on identifying attackable market segments and aligning the organization for success. Understand the weaknesses of GAAP as a financial performance measure and to propose alternative approaches. Explore why innovation is vital to long term success and to understand our key role in creating an innovative organization. Determine the needs of those who use financial reports and focus on better metrics that our users can understand and use to make informed business decisions.

July 20, 2023
CFO Series: Big Picture Mega-Trends and Risks (NEW)

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bob Mims 
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Recognize the impact of external factors and trends that have a direct impact on our organizations and assisting our key role in applying reasoning, improvement, and methodologies to our day-to-day duties. Explore cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Gain a broader understanding of human behavior and ethics beyond the regulations. Determine multiple approaches to minimize negative office politics to enhance performance of the people and entire organization.

July 21, 2023
CFO Series: How Good Companies Become Great: Secrets to Success (CFO Breakfast) (NEW)

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Bob Mims
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Gather with like-minded colleagues at a special seminar and discussion over breakfast, encouraging networking and idea-sharing. Discuss how both new and established companies become great. Benchmark world class companies to understand the underlying principles that made them great. 

September 12, 2023
CFO Series: Skills for 2023 and Beyond (NEW)

Event Codes: LS09001, 09001
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Instructor: Brian Maturi 

Understand the benefits of DEI initiatives and discuss proven, effective techniques to realize those benefits. Examine the immense value of experiments that may not initially be successful and to learn from successful organizations that have embraced experimentation. Identify the key considerations when preparing to exit the business to achieve optimal sales price. 

October 17, 2023
CFO Series: Staying Ahead in a Dynamic Economy (NEW)

Event Codes: LS10001, 10001
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Instructor: Rob Berry 

Review the risks of cyber-crime and how to enhance data security. Identify a business’ fraud risk profile and key considerations when exploring mergers as a tactic to achieve strategic objectives. Learn how to fit in and become productive in a new environment.

November 17, 2023
CFO Series: Today's Staff Retention and Accounting (NEW)

Event Codes: LS11002, 11002
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Instructor: Don Minges

Learn what employees want and need in today’s competitive environment. Understand the intricacies of designing an effective equity compensation plan, and the complexity of GAAP accounting for equity compensation plans. Review GAAP accounting for inventory, and the many details that must be addressed for accurate inventory accounting. Discuss valuable, time-tested management strategies proven effective over many decades.