CFO Series Day 5 - Today's Staff Retention and Accounting

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Staff Retention: Attract and Keep the Best People
Why do your best employees leave? Does it seem like you spend far too much time recruiting? Do your people leave just as they become productive? If you think your turnover is because the younger generations are different from earlier generations, you probably are not looking at the real source of the problem. We will review the facts and research about why people leave. Learn the changes you should make now!

Accounting for Equity Compensation Plans: Beware of the Pitfalls
In today's business world, there is a war for talent and organizations with the best talent will win. We clearly need to motivate talented personnel. Equity compensation plans are useful to retain, reward and recruit. The GAAP and tax accounting for equity compensation plans is not static and decisions that you make during plan set-up can have major consequences to your organization's bottom line and your management team's personal tax situations. We will review nuances and details that impact proper accounting. Whether you are the CFO or CEO who has not been happy with prior equity compensation plans or the accountant who performs the intricate analysis and detailed accounting for these plans - this session will help you understand the issues and get it right the first time.

Inventory Accounting: GAAP, Software and Variance Recognition
Proper inventory accounting is deceptively complicated. Do you have the required accuracy? Do you desire to become more thorough in inventory accounting, or need to refresh, or strengthen your inventory accounting skills? This session will help you get there quickly! The session focuses on the crucial components: GAAP inventory, inventory software, and methods for dealing with variances.

Awesome Business Lessons from the Past: Learn from the Best!
Why not learn, or re-learn, some amazing business lessons from the past that are still effective today? What did Henry Ford do when annual employee turnover was 370% and workers demanded more pay? Sound familiar to today's world? Ford's solution worked! We see today's problems and believe that these problems have never occurred before. Not true. We will discuss timeless business lessons that are as practical today as when they were written decades ago. We will review; `How to Win Friends and Influence People,' `Today and Tomorrow,' and `The Art of War.' Let's learn from the very best, as these lessons have been battle tested and proven over time.

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Number of Credits Type of Credits
4.00 Accounting
4.00 Business Management & Organization

Designed For

Any professional interested in understanding career transitions and generational differences, including new employees. Corporate Financial Leaders, Corporate Financial Managers, CEOs, CFOs, Controllers, accountants, Board members, advisors, and consultants. CPAs in public practice and CPAs in industry.


None, preferably at least six months of professional financial statement analysis experience, or at least six credit hours of corporate finance classwork at an accredited university.


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Don Minges, MBA

Don Minges, MBA, is the principal at The Knowledge Institute, LLC,, a leading CPE provider. Don also serves as a fractional CFO who works in diverse industries at various stages. His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Don has experience raising equity and has invested equity into promising businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors for several firms. Don graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. Don's mission is to increase the value of the business.

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