Live Stream: Business & Industry Fest: Gaining a Competitive Advantage: Critical Skills for CFOs and Controllers

110  |  Partner Virtual Events  |  Intermediate  |  Scheduled


All organizations are looking for ways to gain an advantage over the competition. This practical and interactive session will present a toolkit of ideas to help CFOs, controllers, and finance professionals better position their organizations for the future.

We all know change is occurring at an exponential rate and by completing this course you will be able to assist your organization in making key decisions affecting critical aspects of the business such as enterprise risk management, financial risk, cash management, credit decisions, and much more! Become the “financial hero” of your organization and make a positive impact on the bottom-line.


Number of Credits Type of Credits
4 Management


Experience in financial management of a small or midsize company


  • Pricing and costing strategies 
  • Expense control that works 
  • Better credit decisions 
  • Financial risk analysis 
  • Enterprise risk management 
  • Use and misuse of derivatives 
  • Improving bank relationships and cash management


  • Make better financial decisions that have a positive impact on the organization 
  • Lead the organization into the rapidly changing decade 
  • Apply the latest tools and techniques for a positive impact on the organization


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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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