Kansas City IMA Chapter Spring CPE Conference

Agenda

8:00 to 8:30  Check-in (a light breakfast will be provided)

8:30 to 10:10 Heartfelt Leadership: How Ethical Leaders Build Trusting Organizations

Leaders provide the culture, environment, values and incentives that foster and encourage change.  Most importantly, great leaders create environments of trust that allow employees to challenge, innovate and work as teams.  In a rapidly changing world, heartfelt leaders build great organizations.  Understand the qualities of a great leader and find out how you can become a great and heartfelt leader no matter your title or place in an organization.

10:20 to noon  Lean Accounting:  Doing More With Less

Many accounting departments generate volumes of information that are of little use to anyone.  Lean Accounting begins with examining user needs and focusing effort on the financial management activities that provide real value to the organization.  Come hear how to improve accounting processes while reducing effort required.
Lunch - noon to 1:00 (box lunch will be provided)

1:00 to 2:40 Prepare for a CFO Role

Many accountants spend their early career trying to develop technical skills, yet a surprising proportion of public company Chief Financial Officers don't even have an accounting degree.  What does it take to become a CFO and be successful once you get there?  Whether you are early or late in your career, this session will provide valuable insights.  Come hear stories of a real world CFO’s successes and failures.

2:50 to 4:30  Profit Improvement:  Ten Tips

When a company experiences poor financial performance, the financial person is often the first to go.  Whether times are good or bad, asking the tough questions and making sure the organization is efficient and stays efficient are part of the financial manager’s job.  Proactive efforts by financial management can prevent the need to “catch up.”  This session provides 10 techniques for improving your company’s bottom line.