Leadership Development Events for Accounting
and Financial Professionals

As the industry leader in accounting and financial staffing, Robert Half provides a wealth of resources that allow both hiring managers and job seekers to further develop their leadership skills. Robert Half LINK is your destination for in-person networking events as well as live and on-demand webinars which address leadership topics such as benchmarks for finance and accounting organizations, industry hiring and salary trends, career development, and workplace research and insights.

We encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary finance and accounting webinars, most of which qualify for continuing education credit (CPE credit).

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Webinars

  • Join Protiviti, a global consulting firm and Robert Half subsidiary, and Financial Executives International (FEI) as they share the results of their annual Finance Priorities Survey. This study, through extensive feedback from CFOs and other finance executives, identifies key areas of focus for today's finance leaders.

    This CPE webinar will focus on topics paramount to success in 2015, including:

    • Greater focus on cash forecasting
    • Increase in quantity and quality of analysis
    • Hard value of soft skills and the challenge of getting the right talent in the right place

    November 11, 2014
    10:00 AM PT/12:00 PM CT/1:00 PM ET

  • As the demand for skilled accounting and finance professionals continues to rise, it's become increasingly challenging for employers to attract and retain top talent.

    Join Robert Half to learn how you, whether you're hiring or seeking your next career move or both, can succeed in this environment. The webinar will cover:

    • Today's financial hiring trends
    • In-demand positions and skills
    • How employers can attract and retain top performers
    • Ways for job seekers to stand out from the competition
    • Salary information for 2015

    December 9, 2014
    10:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. ET

  • Using career road maps as a motivation, retention and succession-planning tool is a powerful way to show your internal audit team their growth potential and can enhance your retention efforts.

    In this complimentary, one-hour webinar, attendees will learn how to gain a better understanding of internal audit team members' career objectives and motivations. Presenters will share insights on how to help employees build their skills and advance, communicating potential career opportunities within your organization, and working with internal audit personnel to develop career paths that benefit them and the business.

    Thursday, September 25, 2014
    10:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. ET

  • Whether you're upgrading your ERP system, implementing a new one or expanding your existing functionality, managing risk must be part of the process. Protiviti will be hosting a discussion on monitoring and overcoming risks with ERP projects, covering areas such as:

    • Identifying key risks
    • Project management
    • Business involvement
    • System testing
    • Data conversion
    • Partnering with system integrators

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    8:30 a.m. PT/10:30 a.m. CT/11:30 a.m. ET

  • As they grow, companies face myriad demands, from sourcing financing to attracting new clients to maintaining day-to-day operations. Top Among these challenges is ensuring they're maintaining compliance with the constantly evolving regulations mandated each year. Many businesses may be aware of basic tenets of some of these regulations, but may not have the business processes and internal controls set up to avoid unnecessary penalties and costs.

    Attendees of this Protiviti webinar will learn:

    • Overview of the current regulatory environment
    • Anatomy of a compliance framework
    • Common pitfalls and blind spots for small and mid-sized businesses
    • Leading Practices for those preparing for an IPO and/or M&A

    Experts from Protiviti will review the fundamental components of a compliance framework that can be used to create a sound compliance program.

    Thursday, June 29, 2014
    10:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. CT/1:00 p.m. ET

  • Benchmarking is a critical first step in evaluating and improving a company's operations. Having access to information about how other firms manage their accounting and finance function can help you identify opportunities for improvement and create best practices that suit your unique circumstances.

    In this one-hour, complimentary webinar, experts from Robert Half and Financial Executives International and CFOs from leading companies, will share major trends, actionable steps for today's finance leaders and critical takeaways related to the recently released report, "Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function: 2014."

  • While such diversity can be celebrated, it also comes with a unique set of challenges. Nontechnical - or soft - skills are no longer nice to have. Honing your soft skills enables you to adapt to a variety of work environments and colleagues with varying work styles, attitudes and values. These attributes are essential elements for success, and executives see them as indicators of your future potential with the organization.

    This 60-minute webinar will cover:

    • Which soft skills are most important to your success in a diverse workforce
    • How to develop your nontechnical skills on your own or through your employer
    • How to showcase your soft skills during job interviews or identify them when recruiting new team members

  • Looking for a new career opportunity? This webinar will provide an overview of the job outlook and hiring trends for 2014, focusing on California and U.S. job markets. Our esteemed panel of employment experts will discuss what is driving hiring and the industries/sectors that are slated for the growth in 2014. Attendees will also learn the latest techniques in managing a successful job search, including managing your online brand and building the resume to get that next great career opportunity.

  • As the economy improves, even incrementally, the fortunes of accounting and finance professionals continue to improve. While good news for today's professionals, it's become increasingly challenging for employers that need staff who have functional expertise and outstanding soft skills, can turn data into strategic guidance, are regulatory experts, and contribute to decisions affecting all areas of the business.

    Join Robert Half to learn how you, whether you're a manager, professional looking for your next career move or both, can succeed in this environment. The webinar will cover:

    • Today's financial hiring trends
    • In-demand positions and skills
    • How employers can attract and retain top performers
    • Steps for job seekers to stand out from the crowd
    • Salary trends for 2014
  • A panel of experts from Robert Half and Protiviti will discuss key considerations as companies grow rapidly. Whether through organic business expansion, a successful IPO, merger or acquisition, any company considering one of these strategies must prepare a solid foundation to enable a successful and smooth transformation. This event is designed to frame these activities in the context of a long-term strategic plan for growing companies.

    CPE credit is not available for this recorded webinar.

  • As the economy continues to show signs of improvement, executives and organizations are taking a closer look at their hiring strategies. Planning for growth means more strategic projects are moving off the back burner, requiring talent at all levels to plan and execute successfully. How are companies locating and hiring this talent at the most senior levels, and what impact do these trends have for executives interested in new opportunities? This session is designed for those currently serving as CFOs, executives in transition, and individuals who may be looking to advance to the CFO role.

  • Events

  • Please join us for 2 complimentary CPE presentations, each worth 2 CPE credits! Art Winstead Jr., CPA, CFE, CFF, CMGA and partner at Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Company, will be speaking on 2014 Professional Ethics as well as the CPA laws and rules of North Carolina. Additionally, James Murphy, Executive Business & Life Coach of Evolution for Success, will be speaking on the Power of Purpose and the #1 Quality for Success.

    10/21/2014 8:00am – 12:30pm
    Brier Creek Country Club
    9400 Club Hill Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27617

  • This complimentary CPE presentation, given by Stephen Pedneault, Principal at Forensic Accounting Services, will use actual cases to highlight fraud trends, identify factors that may be causing these trends, and disclose new schemes being perpetrated and vulnerabilities being exploited. The instances of fraud and employee embezzlement continue to appear in the media, at alarming rates, and the amount continues to grow to staggering numbers. Earn 2 CPE credits!

    10/22/2014 7:30am – 10:00am
    Crowne Plaza
    100 Berlin Road
    Cromwell, CT 06416

  • Join Robert Half for our Portland CFO Business Breakfast on Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:30–10 a.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club. We have a dynamic panel lined up to discuss "The Finance Team: Setting the Business Growth Agenda".

    10/22/2014
    Multnomah Athletic Club
    1849 SW Salmon Street
    Portland, OR 97205

  • Focused on economic challenges and regulatory reform, FEI's 33rd Annual Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference will detail the latest accounting and reporting developments from the FASB, PCAOB and SEC. Key topics include FASB technical accounting updates, financial reporting, insights on the 2013 revised COSO framework, disclosure simplification, updates on revenue recognition, and a Controllers' Roundtable on top-of-mind business issues, plus a special Q&A with the SEC and the FASB.

    11/17/2014 – 11/18/2014
    New York Marriott Marquis
    1535 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036

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    *Robert Half is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the national Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses of CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

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