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Current Developments and Best Practices for Today's CFOs and Controllers


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8.00 Credits

Member Price $300.00

Price will increase by $50 after 7/31

Non-Member Price $350.00

Price will increase by $50 after 7/31


All materials will be electronic only


In today’s rapidly changing world, finance professionals are required to wear many hats and are often the keys to the organization’s success. 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. This reality has proven to be even more true with the advent of COVID-19. This course is designed to give the CFO and controller the skills needed to lead their organizations into the rapidly changing decade, and also redesigned to concentrate on what we have learned from the pandemic. Another unique aspect of this course is its constant evolution. We know change is occurring at an exponential rate, and that has proven to be the case in all areas of finance, management, and leadership over the past year. The course deals with these new issues and will continue to be updated as necessary throughout the year.


  • Economic update    
  • Leadership and management changes as a result of the pandemic    
  • Expense control that works.    
  • Understanding our changing workforce and working environment    
  • Financial risk analysis    
  • Enterprise risk management    
  • Metrics and benchmarking    
  • Improving bank relationships and borrowing


Experience in financial management of a small or midsize company

Designed For

CFOs, controllers, and 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     Lead the organization into the rapidly changing decade     Apply what we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for a positive impact on the organization     Be familiar with the results of the case studies and exercises that reinforce key learning points throughout the course


Leader Bios

Curtis Quickel

Curtis Quickel is an individual practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas. Before establishing his own practice, he worked several years in industry as a corporate controller. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves, he taught courses at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He also completed three combat tours in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. He is a past president of the Central Chapter of the Arkansas Society of CPAs and Past Chairman of the Industry and Commerce Committee. Quickel is also a past recipient of the Arkansas Society of CPAs Outstanding CPA in government award.

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Non-Member Price $350.00

Member Price $300.00