Business & Industry Fest: Controller/CFO Update: Hot Topics Facing Today’s Financial Professional

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In today's rapidly changing world, finance professionals are required to wear many hats and are often the keys to the success of the organization. On one hand, they need to be abreast of the latest proven financial skills for making the best decisions, and on the other hand they need the best skills to motivate, manage, and lead people. Being pigeon-holed into one area or another is neither good for career building nor for the good of the organization.

We'll cover the latest issues that all CFOs and controllers need to know about and provide how-to guidance to allow for immediate use in their organizations.


Number of Credits Type of Credits
4 Management


Experience in financial management of a small or midsize company


  • Economic update 
  • Managing for productivity 
  • Metrics and benchmarking 
  • Social media and the cloud 
  • Negotiation skills for finance professionals


  • Understand the current issues and latest trends impacting CFOs, controllers, and finance professionals 
  • Understand how domestic and global economic conditions could impact the organization 
  • Be familiar with the results of the case studies and exercises that reinforce key learning points throughout the course


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Mark Gorman, CPA

Mark Gorman is an author, teacher, lecturer, and consultant with diverse experience as an auditor and financial manager.

He has served as an adjunct Professor of Accounting and Economics at the University of Vermont, Vermont State College, and Sonoma State University. In addition to university instruction, he has taught seminars for the Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) and CPE Corp., among other national organizations. He has made presentations at national conventions and other conferences and professional forums.

His articles have appeared in Journal of Accountancy and Philanthropy Monthly. He has written one- and two-day Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses for the FAE and other associations, and has also recorded two video CPE courses issued by Bisk Education Corp. His executive experience includes positions as the Director of Finance of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the San Francisco Opera.

He has also served as a volunteer treasurer and board member of a number of community-based organizations. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Tax Exempt Organizations Committee and Not-for-Profit Organizations (NPO) Committee. As a member of the Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee, he participated in the deliberation and drafting of Audit Guides, Statements of Position, and other authoritative literature that form the basis of current NPO accounting and financial reporting rules.

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