Finance and Accounting Webinars and Events

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 accounting 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, many of which qualify for CPE credit*.

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Assessing the Results of Protiviti’s 2017 Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey

Though the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act became a law 15 years ago and many organizations have settled into complying with its requirements, a number of issues make the compliance process surprisingly dynamic. Join Protiviti’s webinar looking at the results of its new research on SOX compliance trends. In particular, panelists will discuss:

  • Fine-tuning SOX costs, hours and controls
  • Effects of the PCAOB impaction reports on external auditors
  • Testing information produced by entity (IPE)
  • Cyber security
  • SOC 1 reports
  • SOX compliance change and benefits

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 90 minutes

1.5 CPE credits to qualifying attendees

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Jumping Through Hoops: Ongoing Staffing, Automation and Compliance Challenges in Accounting and Finance

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: 2017.

Watch to hear panelists’ insights on:

 

Recorded On: June 13, 2017


IPO-Ready – Game Planning for A Public Offering

 Join Protiviti and ICR for a webinar about IPO-Ready – Game Planning for A Public Offering on Tuesday, April 4. This one-hour webinar is an educational forum to provide participants with insights on the capital markets, recent IPO lessons learned, the view from the CFO, IPO readiness considerations and developing an investor communication plan. ;

Panelists will discuss:

DATE: Tuesday, April 4
TIME: 11 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET

1 CPE credit is being offered for qualifying attendees.

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Embracing Analytics in Auditing - Key Findings from the 2017 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey

In a digital world, now is the time for internal audit functions to embrace analytics. This is the most significant takeaway from Protiviti’s 2017 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey, the results of which show that chief audit executives (CAEs) and internal audit professionals increasingly are leveraging analytics in the audit process, as well as for a host of continuous auditing and monitoring activities.

During this webinar, panelists will cover these key trends:

DATE: Wednesday, April 12
TIME: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
DURATION: 90 minutes

1.5 CPE credits are being offered for qualifying attendees.

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Managing Your Organization's Culture During Rapid Growth

Watch the webinar by Protiviti and Equilar on Managing Your Organization's Culture During Rapid Growth.  

Panelists discuss talent and culture during a period of rapid growth, especially before or after an IPO. Topics include:

Recorded on December 8, 2016

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Four Key Questions to Ask to Build Business Knowledge

In this one-hour webinar, Ann M. Butera, President of The Whole Person Project, Inc. and author of Mastering the Five Tiers of Audit Competency explains three techniques that you can use to plan audits that deliver useful results within budget and without excessive audit risk.

By viewing this webinar you will be able to:

Recorded on November 16, 2016

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It’s Time to Talk Money: What to Know About Financial Hiring and Getting Hired Today

In this one-hour webinar, Robert Half's Paul McDonald and other senior leaders discuss the 2017 hiring and compensation trends in accounting and finance.

The webinar covers:

  • Trends driving financial hiring
  • In-demand positions and skills
  • How employers can attract and retain top performers
  • Tips for navigating today’s job market
  • What matters to millennials

Recorded on November 1, 2016


Get Ready for the Second Wave of Millennials: Gen Z’s Role in a Multigenerational Workforce

In this one-hour webinar, Robert Half, along with industry experts and a recent college graduate, examine the expanding multigenerational workforce. Learn strategies to recruit and manage these new professionals and get helpful tips on how to merge them into your existing workforce.

What you’ll get out of this webinar:

  • An overview of the four generations currently active in the workplace
  • How the generations work and what they value
  • Insights into the priorities, preferences and communication styles of the newest Millennials — Gen Zers
  • Guidance on how to successfully integrate Gen Zers into multigenerational work teams

Recorded on September 7, 2016


Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function: 2016

In this one-hour webinar, experts from Robert Half, Financial Executives International, and senior executives from leading companies, share major trends, actionable steps for today’s finance leaders and critical takeaways related to the recently released report, “Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function: 2016.”

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:

  1. Workforce Management
  2. Accounting Operations
  3. Financial Systems
  4. Sourcing
  5. Internal Controls & Compliance

Recorded on June 21, 2016


Going All-in: Building Your Finance Teams’ Data Analytics Capabilities

Robert Half and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) presented a free webinar for both clients and candidates, “Going All-in: Building Your Finance Teams’ Data Analytics Capabilities.” Topics covered include:

Recorded on April 27, 2016

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Relationships & Risk: Initial Insights From North American (Internal Audit) Stakeholders

Hear Protiviti and The Institute of Internal Auditors discuss the results of the recent internal audit stakeholders survey. Protiviti executive vice president – global internal audit Brian Christensen and IIA managing director of CAE Solutions Doug Anderson discuss:

Recorded on April 6, 2016

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What's on the Internal Audit Horizon? Standards, Guidance and Leading Internal Audit Practices

Watch as Protiviti discusses:

Recorded on March 31, 2016

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2016 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey Webinar – Arriving at Internal Audit’s Tipping Point Amid Business Transformation

Based on the 10th annual Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey, Protiviti will discuss:

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Recorded on March 24, 2016

 


Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2016

Join Protiviti’s Pat Scott and Jim DeLoach and North Carolina State University professor Mark Beasley as they discuss their organizations’ fourth-annual Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey. The panelists will cover:

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Recorded on: March 23, 2016

 


2016 Hiring and Compensation Trends in Accounting and Finance

Whether you’re hiring, making a career move or both, join Paul McDonald, Senior Executive Director of Robert Half, and other senior executives to learn how you can succeed in this environment. Watch the recording below to learn:

  • Today's financial hiring trends
  • In-demand positions and skills
  • How employers can attract and retain star performers
  • Top tactics to help job seekers stand out
  • 2016 compensation trends

Recorded on: February 11, 2016


Stay Private or Go Public?

Join Protiviti for a webinar discussing the pros and cons of going public. Topics covered include:

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Recorded on December 17, 2015


2016 IT Audit Benchmarking Survey: A Global Look at IT Audit Best Practices

Join Protiviti and ISACA for a webinar looking at trends affecting IT audit, based on the fifth annual IT Audit Benchmarking Survey Report. Topics discussed include:

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Recorded on December 9, 2015


Assessing the Results of the 2016 Finance Priorities Survey

Join Protiviti and FEI for a discussion of financial executives’ priorities for the coming year, based on research from their 2016 Finance Priorities Report. Topics covered will include:

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Recorded on November 11, 2015


How to Maximize Your Strategic Thinking for the Audit World

Join Protiviti for a discussion on strategic thinking in internal audit and risk management and tips on how professionals can enhance their strategic-thinking skills.

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Recorded on September 25, 2015


How to Manage Segregation of Duties in your NetSuite Environment

Join Protiviti to learn how to design and monitor NetSuite application security, including recommendations on how to:

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Recorded on August 20, 2015


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

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:

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Recorded on July 23, 2015


Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function: 2015

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:

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Recorded on June 11, 2015


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

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:

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Recorded on May 21, 2015


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

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:

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Recorded on March 18, 2015.


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

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:

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Recorded on January 15, 2015.


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

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.

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Recorded on January 20, 2015


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

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.

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Recorded on November 20, 2014


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

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.

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Recorded on September 25, 2014


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

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:

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Recorded on January 30, 2014


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  • Fine-tuning SOX costs, hours and controls
  • Effects of the PCAOB impaction reports on external auditors
  • Testing information produced by entity (IPE)
  • Cyber security
  • SOC 1 reports
  • SOC 1 reports
    • Weighing the effects of automation
    • Dealing with compliance
    • Handling staffing challenges
    • Outsourcing
    • Cloud adoption
    • Capital markets update – current investment bank trends
    • IPO readiness common challenges, must-haves for C-suite
    • Current and future regulatory environments and the potential impact on your IPO
    • Public offering lessons learned from a CFO
    • Crafting a communications plan
    1. Data analytics is gaining a foothold in internal auditing
    2. Most internal audit shops are still in their “analytics infancy”
    3. The more mature analytics capabilities are, the greater value they’re perceived to deliver
    4. Cybersecurity, cloud, mobile tech and big data are top-of-mind
    5. Business and digital transformation is drawing more attention
    • Challenges of attracting talent
    • Benchmarking against your peers and the competition
    • Retaining top talent during growth and after an IPO
    • Creating the right team to design/mature the processes and infrastructure changes required to scale for growth
    • Minimize audit risk by using a planning checklist
    • Optimize a planning memo to effectively document the factors and facts that affect your decisions concerning the audit’s scope and objectives 
    • Analyze processes rapidly to gain an understanding of the process, entity or activity under review 
    • Think critically about the information you collect to set useful audit objectives and scope
    • How to overcome the greatest business analytics challenges
    • Ways to attract, develop and retain professionals with big data expertise
    • How to secure support for business analytics initiatives
    • How internal auditors are doing on the fundamentals
    • Information stakeholders seek from internal auditors
    • Stakeholders’ opinion’s on the auditor role, including the area of strategic risks
    • Prioritizing competing demands while addressing stakeholders’ expectations
    • Revisions to the International Professional Practices Framework
    • Proposed changes to the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
    • Recently released guidance from The IIA
    • Internal audit best practices
    • Cybersecurity – board engagement and inclusion in the audit plan
    • Audit priorities
    • Moving forward with data analysis and technology-enabled capabilities
    • Key trends from the past decade and what they mean for internal audit
    • The report’s key findings
    • Top 10 risks, with observations by industry and company size
    • Suggestions for addressing the top risks
    • Benefits of going public
    • Consideration for remaining private longer
    • Scaling for growth while also raising capital and maintaining control
    • Key decisions facing fast-growing companies
    • Top-of-mind IT changes and security
    • Concerns about findings staff with the in-demand skills
    • The need for IT audit risk assessments
    • Competing demands for organizations’ attention
    • The finance function’s changing landscape
    • How businesses can prepare for the transition
    • Manage Segregation of Duties in preparation for an IPO and compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SoX)
    • Key considerations when defining your NetSuite security permissions
    • Overview of solutions for automated monitoring of SoD in NetSuite
    • Assessing the impact and planning the transition
    • Industry and product specific challenges
    • Changes to internal controls and business policies
    • Adjusting business/IT models
    • Workforce Management
    • Accounting Operations
    • Financial Systems
    • Sourcing
    • Internal Controls & Compliance
    • Overview of FASB’s one-year deferral
    • Insight into system and data issues
    • Impact on management reporting
    • Analysis of business process to identify expected changes
    • Development of an assessment diagnostic
    • Impact on the internal control structure
    • 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
    • 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
    • One unit of CPE credit will be offered to those who attend this webinar (field of study: Personnel/HR)
    • Advance preparation: None
    • Program level: Overview
    • Delivery method: Group internet-based
    • Prerequisites: Accounting and finance professionals, hiring managers and job seekers
    • Refund policy: Not applicable