The 2012 Houston CFO/Controller Conference, hosted by the CFO/Controller Conference Committee of the Houston CPA Society, will be held September 21, 2012 at the Marriott Houston Westchase.
The focus of the conference is to provide CFOs and Controllers with direction on addressing current challenges within their respective organizations. CFOs and Controllers will receive 9 hours of CPE credit attending presentations by lawyers, executives, information technology professionals, and other field experts discuss everything from teamwork, employment law, technology, and a panel discussion on risk management from some of the top risk management and insurance professionals in the city.
Helen Sharkey; former Dynegy employee is the keynote speaker. She will discuss her involvement in “Project Alpha” in her presentation, “Low Man on the Totem Pole: How I Became a White Collar Criminal.” She will speak out on her experience for the first time ever at this year’s CFO/Controller Conference. Ms. Sharkey was charged with conspiracy, securities fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud and spent 30 days in jail and paid a $10,000 fine for her involvement in “Project Alpha”, a $300 million structured finance transaction. Come hear her firsthand account of the case and learn more about the potential exposures present in all levels within an organization.
Other highlighted speakers:
Scott McLaughlin; Jackson Walker LLP will speak on Employment Law: Healthcare, 401(k) Plan Disclosure and Fiduciary Responsibilities. Michael Goodfriend, CPA; Goodfriend & Associates will highlight how important teamwork is to a management structure. David Duchen; Insource Technology teaches about integrating Dynamics NAV,CRM, and SharePoint instead of just implementing the processes. David Black; Insource Technology will host a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) seminar on keeping your devices secure when logging into a client’s network.
Leading Risk Management Experts lead a panel on best practices in risk management:
Fritz Koehler; Bankcorp South Insurance Services will moderate the panel discussion that includes Michael Carter; Director of Credit and Treasury at Twin Eagle Resource Management, Spyros Maragos; Independent Risk Management Consultant, and Irving Pozmantier, a well-known insurance industry icon in Houston.
Space is limited to 200 people. To register, call Shelly Smallwood at 713.622.7733 or visit www.houstoncpa.org. Members & Non CPAs: $200.00. Nonmembers: $255.00 for early registration.