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CPE Self-Study

Advanced Controller and CFO Skills

Publisher: AICPA
  • $149.00-$189.00
    Advanced Controller and CFO Skills In Stock Product #: 733269
    AICPA Member: $149.00
    Non-Member: $189.00
  • $129.00-$169.00
    Advanced Controller and CFO Skills Online Access Product #: 163512
    AICPA Member: $129.00
    Non-Member: $169.00

This CPE course examines best practices of leading-edge controllers and CFOs. Demonstrate your advanced skills that add value and contribute to the success of the organization. You will learn 10 specific skills every CFO or controller needs to be successful, and you will find that you have more power and influence than you ever thought possible. Show the company’s leadership how vital you are to their profitability!

Topics Discussed

  • Isolate the critical skills and attitudes to be effective in the future
  • Become an effective coach
  • Development of measurable missions and strategies
  • Aligning a firm’s strategies with its internal reporting system
  • Selling ideas and generating “buy-in” from others
  • Recognition of and response to the need for constant change and adaptation
  • Developing a tailored action plan suitable to specific needs

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Identify the 10 critical skills that add value to your company and boost your career
  • Align your personal goals with the organization’s mission and improve your skills in five key areas needed for success
  • Know how to become a powerful agent for positive change and an advocate and coach for your team
  • Be the leader that the firm needs you to be

System Requirements

About the Authors

Ron Rael, CPA

Sammamish, Washington

Ron Rael, CEO and founder of the High Road™ Institute works with individual leaders to be the best that they can be, and with organizations to have great leaders at all levels. Through the High Road Institute, Ron provides the tools, training, and coaching a person needs to become an outstanding leader.

Ron Rael, CPA, is a thought-leader for the CPA profession on high quality leadership and Controllership/CFO topics. His 40 years of industry experience comes from working in two fortune 500 companies, as well as from leading accounting teams in numerous closely held industry leaders. As a CPA, Ron knows that a successful accounting team needs a strong, courageous leader to develop accountable, contributing employees and assist the CEO to set the tone for high ethics and excellence. However you cannot be effective in this role with a dysfunctional accounting group. Ron shows you what it takes to have a cohesive, supportive, and interdependent team so you can have more time to support the CEO's drive for growth.

Consistently rated as an outstanding trainer, Ron is the developer of courses, webcasts, and self-study materials for 12 AICPA courses. His work has been published by numerous state societies and now CIMA. His extensive catalog of books and materials include topics such as: leadership, professionalism, customer service, budgeting, accountability, governance, negotiating, risk management, consulting, strategic planning, controllership, and role of the CFO.

Consistently rated as an outstanding trainer, Ron is the developer of courses, webcasts, and self-study materials for 12 AICPA courses. His work has been published by numerous state societies and now CIMA. His extensive catalog of books and materials include topics such as: leadership, professionalism, customer service, budgeting, accountability, governance, negotiating, risk management, consulting, strategic planning, controllership, and role of the CFO.

Ron is a graduate (summa cum laude) of National University and gained his credentials with KPMG and Moss Adams.

Ron is a graduate (summa cum laude) of National University and gained his credentials with KPMG and Moss Adams.



About the Publisher

AICPA

About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.