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).

Upcoming and On-Demand Webinars
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Webinars

REVENUE RECOGNITION: Systems, Data, Reporting and a Transparent Audit Trail

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Protiviti, in partnership with Financial Executives International (FEI), presents the fifth and final installment of our webinar series on the new Revenue Recognition Standard, recently issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

This webinar will discuss potential key industry and cross-functional impacts of this standard. Topics include:

  • Assessing the impact and planning the transition
  • Industry and product specific challenges
  • Changes to internal controls and business policies
  • Adjusting business/IT models

Recorded on July 23, 2015

Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function: 2015

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Experts from Robert Half, Financial Executives International and other leading companies share major trends, actionable steps for today’s finance leaders and critical takeaways related to the report, “ Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function 2015.”

Panelists discuss how public and private firms in the United States and Canada are managing their accounting and finance departments and measuring up against competitors in five vital areas:

  • Workforce Management
  • Accounting Operations
  • Financial Systems
  • Sourcing
  • Internal Controls & Compliance

Recorded on June 11, 2015.

REVENUE RECOGNITION: Systems, Data, Reporting and a Transparent Audit Trail

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Protiviti, in partnership with Financial Executives International (FEI), presents the fourth installment of our webinar series on the new Revenue Recognition Standard, recently issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

This webinar will discuss the impact to systems, data, and reporting processes and their importance in creating a transparent audit trail.  Topics include:

  • Overview of FASB’s one-year deferral
  • Insight into system and data issues
  • Impact on management reporting

Recorded on May 21, 2015.

REVENUE RECOGNITION: Using a Methodology to Identify Gaps in Current Business Processes

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Join Protiviti, a global consulting firm and Robert Half subsidiary, and Financial Executives International (FEI) for the third webinar of a five-part series on the new Revenue Recognition Standard recently issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

This webinar focuses on using a methodology to identify gaps in current business processes. Topics include:

  • Analysis of business process to identify expected changes
  • Development of an assessment diagnostic
  • Impact on the internal control structure

Recorded on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

How to Retain Your Employees and What to Do if You Lose Your Star Player

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Join Robert Half and Glassdoor, an online career community, for a webinar about what you should do if your star employee leaves, and how to avoid it in the first place. Topics will include:

  • Signs that a key player may have one foot out the door
  • Retention strategies for star talent
  • Implementing a "disaster plan" if key performers depart
  • Career development tactics to keep employees
  • Leveraging organizational transparency to engage employees

Recorded on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

REVENUE RECOGNITION: The Collaborative and Cross-Functional Employee Education Process

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Join Protiviti, a global consulting firm and Robert Half subsidiary, and Financial Executives International (FEI) for the second webinar of a five-part series on the new Revenue Recognition Standard recently issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

This webinar will focus on one of the key steps in transitioning to the new standard: the employee education process.

Recorded on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

What You Need to Know to Hire and Be Hired in the New Year: 2015 Financial Employment and Compensation Outlook

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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

Recorded on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

REVENUE RECOGNITION: It's Here, Are You Ready? Transitioning to the New Revenue Recognition Standard

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Protiviti, a global consulting firm and Robert Half subsidiary, along with Financial Executives International lead the first of a five-part webinar series on the new Revenue Recognition Standard recently issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

This webinar provides an overview of the newly issued guidance and the vital role the following six elements of infrastructure will play in the transition process: policies, processes, people and organizations, reports, methodologies, and systems and data.

Recorded on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

2015 Finance Priorities Survey Results

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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

Recorded on November 11, 2014.

Show Them the Way: Using Employee Career Paths to Build, Improve and Retain Your Internal Audit Team

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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 one-hour webinar viewers will learn how to gain a better understanding of internal audit team members' career objectives and motivations. Presenters 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.

Recorded on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

Identifying and Overcoming Your Top ERP Project Risks

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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 hosts 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

Recorded on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Building Effective Compliance Programs

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

Recorded on Thursday, June 29, 2014.

Critical Nontechnical Skills: The Essentials for Success in a Diverse Workplace

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Today's workforce is more diverse than ever. 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

Road Map for Growth - People, Process & Technology: Key Considerations for Small and Midsize Firms

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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.

Events

ALPFA Convention

August 6 – 10, 2015 New York, NY http://convention.alpfa.org/ Robert Half is a sponsor of the ALPFA Convention, one of the largest networking events for Latino professionals and students in the United States.

Ascend National Convention and Career Fair

August 29 – 31, 2015 New York, NY http://www.ascendleadership.org/page/Convention2015/ Robert Half is a sponsor of the Ascend National Convention and Career Fair, the premier Pan-Asian business event of the year!

Out & Equal Workplace Summit

October 5 – 8, 2015 Dallas, TX http://www.outandequal.org/events/summit/ Robert Half is a sponsor of the Out & Equal Workplace Summit; world’s premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality.

 

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