CFO Series: Keeping Up With Technology


8.0 Credits

Executive Education’s CFO Series provides a convenient, one-stop way for CFOs and those who aspire to be CFOs, to choose an entire year’s worth of CPE with a single decision. The CFO Series consists of a year’s worth of CPE including 20, two-hour topics presented by 5 different speakers spread over five months. Arrange all 40 credits you need by signing up for just one series. Each day consists of a different expert, leading discussions about four different topics. The CFO Series features high-quality presentations and the interactive, executive level colleague-to-colleague approach CFOs have come to expect from Executive Education, Inc.

Each topic and each day stands on its own. If you are not sure about making a five-day commitment, sign up for just a single day. We think you will come back for more!

Major Topics

The 4 Topics Discussed

2019 CFO Technology Update
(2 Technology Credits)

This session provides a comprehensive update of various technology trends and innovations impacting you, your organization and the accounting profession.  Topics will include IoT (Internet of Things), artificial intelligence, data analytics, business intelligence, cloud accounting software and more.  

Participants will learn:
1. How technology trends could impact your organization 
2. Why your company might consider cloud accounting software

Blockchain Technology – What Every CFO Should Know
(2 Computer Software Credits)

One of the most talked about new technologies that has the potential to significantly disrupt the accounting industry is Blockchain.  It is getting a lot of attention from many of the thought leaders in the IT industry.  This session will provide you with a practical and easy to understand explanation of Blockchain and the potential applications for it in accounting and finance. 

Participants will learn:
1. What Blockchain technology does
2. Why your company may be implementing blockchain technology in the future

Leverage Big Data and Data Analytics to Make Better Decisions
(2 Technology Credits)

Two of the hottest topics in business today are big data and data analysis.  For CPAs, the ability to unleash the power of big data and data analytics provides an unprecedented opportunity to enhance their market value.  Data analytics tools are getting easier to use and more powerful.  CPAs are in a prime position to be the go-to professionals to help businesses use data analytics to make better business decisions.  This course provides a primer on what it is all about and how to leverage it.

Participants will learn:
1. How big data can provide powerful information.   
2. Data analytics tools to consider

MS Office 365 - Applications Lightning Round
(2 Computer Software Credits)

At last count, there were over 20 unique applications available in the Office 365 bundle.  These range from the traditional Office desktop applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc., to a whole new generation of cloud-based applications such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer, Delve and more.  These newer cloud-based applications will help you transform to a digital business model.  This session will provide a high-level review of all the core Office 365 cloud applications, so you can assess the strategic potential for your organization. 

Participants will learn:
1. Learn about tools that will help transform your business 
2. Understand how Office 365 works in the cloud.

Designed For

This series is for people who are, or aspire to be, chief financial officers.  The discussions will be most appropriate for people in medium-sized organizations.


Management experience helpful

Advanced Preparation

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The CFO Series provides extensive case study analysis and many opportunities for group discussion.

NOTE: THIS IS A PAPERLESS CLASS. Electronic materials for this class will be available for download approximately 1 week before the class by logging into your account on our website.