Key Current Financial and Economic Issues Facing the Financial Executive

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024

    9:00am – 5:00pm
  • 8.00
    Economics, Management Services

The course explores the challenges of the current economic trends and analyzes their impact on you as the financial executive in areas of human resource management; credit markets and banking; risk management and pandemic style disruptions; cash flow planning strategies; debt and equity mix impacts in uncertain markets; globalization of the market in times of uncertainty; retirement planning and social security funding; and acquiring distressed companies and assets. Specific recommendations and insights will be offered to you to deal with the challenges.


  • Understand the current economic issues for the CFO/Controller, including:
    • Strategic operational planning and risk management
    • Regulatory, fiscal, and monetary policies and their impact on the organization
    • Managing the finances of the organization during periods of rapid changes
    • Managing risk in an uncertain economic climate


  • Taking a strategic perspective relative to risk management and crisis management
  • Reviewing the impact uncertainty and risk at the operational level relative to short- and intermediate-term decision making
  • Determining the safety and soundness of the financial plans for your organization in an uncertain economic climate specifically as it relates to capital adequacy and strategic direction
  • Managing the debt and equity mix for your organization in a rapidly changing economic landscape
  • Determining the impact that competing in a global marketplace has on an organization and how to take steps to become more competitive globally
  • Evaluating the impact of federal, state, and municipal deficits and unfunded mandates as it relates to tax planning
  • Evaluating retirement programs with Social Security funding for your employees
  • Determining the safety and soundness of your credit and collections processes and selection of customers in an uncertain environment
  • Influencing growth through acquisition of distressed organizations
  • The economic way ahead for the CFO/Controller in 2020 and beyond

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Designed For

Financial executives including CFOs, Controllers, and Managers



Advanced Preparation



4.00 Economics

4.00 Management Services



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