April 7, 2023


8 Total CPE Credits


Webinar (CPA Crossings): CFO Series – April 2023 Webinar Bundle

Learning Objectives

Week 1 – Explore and explain cryptocurrencies and blockchain and understand how these new technologies have, and will continue to, impact industry.

Week 2 – Understand the complexity of designing an effective equity compensation plan, and the complexity of GAAP accounting for equity compensation plans.

Week 3 – Identify the key considerations when exploring mergers as a tactic to achieve strategic objectives and understand some of the key issues to consider when utilizing mergers.

Week 4 – Determine multiple approaches to minimize negative office politics and enhance the performance of you people and entire organization.

Major Topics

All times listed are Eastern Time Zone

Week 1: CFO Series: Cryptocurrencies for the CFO: Explain Blockchain

CPE: 2

Field of Study: Economics

Discussion Leader: Robert Mims, CPA

Date: Friday, April 7, 11 am

Description: What exactly is cryptocurrency and blockchain? Are they here to stay? This session will provide a big picture purview of these technologies and currencies by explaining how we got here. We will discuss the systems and technical aspects of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. What is the broad view of the technologies that currently do, and will continue to, impact our workplace and lives?

Week 2: CFO Series: Accounting for Equity Compensation Plans: Beware

CPE: 2

Field of Study: Accounting

Discussion Leader: Don Minges, MBA

Date: Friday, April 14, 11 am

Description: In today’s business world, there is a talent war 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 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.

Week 3: CFO Series: Mergers & Acquisitions: Tips and Tactics for $

CPE: 2

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Discussion Leader: Richard A. Karwic, MBA

Date: Friday, April 21, 11 am

Description: Mergers, acquisitions and alliances have been – and will continue to be – major avenues to organizational growth and increased competitive advantage. Despite the great initial promise of many mergers and alliances, few seem to yield the anticipated results. Numerous studies indicate that 55-77% of mergers fail to accomplish their intended purpose. This course helps financial professionals, and their advisors, identify, execute, and consummate mergers and acquisitions that create shareholder value while avoiding the many traps that can cause post-acquisition failure.

Week 4: CFO Series: Office Politics: Navigating the Minefield

CPE: 2

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Discussion Leader: Robert Mims, CPA

Date: Friday, April 28, 11 am

Description: Office politics can derail careers and destroy organizations. It exists, and we will provide solutions towards improving the workplace dynamic. Using office politics for good can be constructive. This session will cover the core elements of office politics and ways in which they may be solved, so the organization can thrive. If you have seen first-hand the destructive power of negative office politics, this seminar will be enlightening.

CPE Credits Available

Total CPE
Business Management & Organization

Things to Know About This Course

Course Level

  • Intermediate


General knowledge of CFO role

Advanced Preparation


Intended Audience

This series is for people who are, or aspire to be, chief financial officers


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