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Aug 2016


Hotel: Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport 2899 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington , Virginia 22202
Tel: (800) 385-1627
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Seminar on Moving from Controller to Chief Finance Officer



We will discuss the character, style and techniques used by leading edge CFOs to establish themselves as key members of the top management team. Learn what it takes to successfully navigate the highest position in finance. We will perform a personal SWAT analysis to help you identify the key skills and traits that will help ensure success at this level of the organization and prepare you to lead with confidence. We will discuss the major roles the CFO plays in today's fast paced organizations and help you identify ways to leverage your strengths. Discuss your toughest business challenges with your peers and receive feedback to help clarify, focus and prioritize for success.

Why should you attend?

Join us for a lively interactive series on the role of CFO. Discover the significant differences between the controller, treasurer, financial analyst and the CFO. Learn best practices to help you bridge the gap, leverage your knowledge and skills and catapult your career to the next level. Learn the techniques used by leading edge financial managers to enhance your visibility and credibility as a key member of the top management team. From communication and leadership skills to raising capital and managing staff, customers, vendors, lenders and shareholders, this course will help ensure your success as you assume the role of CFO.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Identify the key v. ancillary roles of the CFO function
  • Learn to manage the pressures to take responsibility for too many functions
  • Identify your prominent communication traits and leverage this knowledge to obtain the best results from every meeting, phone call, and email
  • Equip yourself to handle every managerial challenge before it comes up
  • Get familiar with the best tools for performing risk assessments and help all of your business leaders sharpen their mitigation skills
  • Identify the various regulatory challenges and how to stay in compliance more efficiently
  • The CFO knows how the company is doing often before anyone else. Learn how to leverage this knowledge with the leadership team and help them sharpen their business management skills
  • Best practices for leveraging technology
  • Provide the right reports to the right people at the right time
  • Lead through development of your balanced scorecard to help leadership visualize and drive strategic decision making
  • Evaluate your options for raising capital (debt and equity)
  • Gain insight into M&A opportunities and risks
  • Understand your company's key financial drivers beginning with their weighted average cost of capital and return on invested capital
  • Help business leaders identify best opportunities for outstanding operating performance with Economic Value Added? and discounted cash flow techniques
  • Use cash flow ratios to identify true operational risks and value
  • Round table discussion - how to leverage treasury to improve cash flow
  • Know your tax exposures - beyond income and withholding taxes
  • Apply internal control evaluation methods to help manage risk and protect the company against fraud
  • Use the fraud examiner's report semi-annual report to reduce fraud risk in your company
  • Publicly traded? Understand your obligation to provide comfort letters to your investors
  • Round table discussion - how important is sound ethical behaviour to your company

Who will benefit:

  • Recently Crowned CFOs
  • Corporate, Divisional and Plant Controllers
  • Assistant Controllers; Chief Accountants; Budget Directors
  • Finance and Accounting Managers; Financial Analysts; Accountants
  • Auditors who Need to Understand the Corporate Accounting cycle to Audit more Effectively


Day 1:

Lecture 1: Overview and Functions of the CFO

Lecture 2: Customizing the role and scope of the CFO function

Lecture 3: Leadership and communication

Lecture 4: Managing human capital

Lecture 5: Risk management

Lecture 6: Regulatory compliance

Lecture 7: Finance as a strategic business partner

Lecture 8: Leverage the ever expanding technological shift

Lecture 9: Dashboard Reporting

Lecture 10: Balanced Scorecards

Lecture 11: Financing growth: strategies for raising capital

Day 2:

Lecture 1: Mergers and acquisitions

Lecture 2: Forecasting with discounted cash flows

Lecture 3: Stress test your company and the competition using cash flow statement analytics

Lecture 4: Treasury - managing risk

Lecture 5: Managing working capital

Lecture 6: Credit and collections

Lecture 7: Vendor management

Lecture 8: Tax issues for the CFO

Lecture 9: Internal Control under Sarbanes-Oxley

Lecture 10: Financial reporting under Sarbanes-Oxley

Lecture 11: Corporate Ethics


Miles Hutchinson 
President, Sales Tax Advisors, Inc.

Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced businessman. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chief Financial Officer of a one billion dollar real estate development company. Miles is a professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 2,500 seminars and training sessions on a myriad of business and financial topics, like financial analysis and modeling, accounting, strategic planning, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He is recognized as an expert in payroll and sales & use tax as well as financial modeling & analysis, business strategy and communications. He is the author of several useful accounting and tax tools available at and His clients include, Abbott Labs, Honda, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Citicorp, Corning, the FBI, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, FTD Florists, GE, Kaman Aerospace, Mitsubishi, Pfizer, Siemens, US Marine Corps, the US Army and many others. Please visit his web sites to see how you can further benefit from his expertise.

Location: Washington, DC   Date:  August 4th & 5th, 2016   Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Venue: Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport 

Address: 2899 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202 USA

Price: $1,095.00 (Seminar fee for One Delegate)

Register now and save $200.

Until June 20, Early Bird Price: $1,095.00   from June 21 to August 2, Regular Price: $1,295.00

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Phone: 1- 800-385-1627

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