Management and Business Advisers Conference

F Sessions

Thursday, June 13,
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.

F1. New Leasing Standard: More Complex Than You Think
Room: L100C

Speaker(s): Matt Tredinnick
NASBA field of study: Accounting - Technical (1.5)

ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), changes financial reporting obligations for companies that enter into leasing transactions for assets such as real estate, vehicles and equipment. Whether you’re already expected to be in compliance or you’re getting ready for January 1, 2020, make sure you fully understand this new standard. Explore lessons learned from public companies’ implementations and learn about best practices for successful implementation. Prioritize the biggest implementation challenges and take a look at some you may not have considered yet.

Room: L100C, Lower Level | View map

F2. Banking's Cutting Edge: Client in Control
Room: M100G

Speaker(s): Mark Alley, Sara Ausman, Wade Dykema, Karna Loyland
NASBA field of study: Business Management & Organization - Non-Technical (1.5)

Banks have long offered a host of products and services designed to benefit both companies and their employees, and in today’s digital age, these offerings are more valuable than ever. Look back through recent history at products effectively employed by successful companies from the 1990’s through today. Discuss the various tools currently at your disposal. See what’s on the horizon for this fast-paced industry and how emerging trends could impact your small- or medium-sized business.

Room: M100G, Mezzanine Level | View map

F3. Next Generation Internal Audit
Room: L100E

Speaker(s): Gordon Braun, Sean Lindstrom
NASBA field of study: Auditing - Technical (1.5)

As businesses embrace the innovation economy, they are driven to change by advances in technology and the use of data. Business models are being disrupted and upended, changing risks at a whole new pace. Internal audit must respond by innovating, too – by adapting, evolving and transforming before becoming irrelevant. See how leading internal audit organizations are changing to meet new stakeholder demands. Dive into internal audit governance, methodology and technology to learn new skills and tactics the top performers are already leveraging. Discover how to add value throughout the internal audit life cycle.

Room: L100E, Lower Level | View map

F4. Power BI: Better Reporting the Easy Way
Room: M100B

Speaker(s): Thomas Stephens
NASBA field of study: Computer Software & Applications - Non-Technical (1.5)

Created specifically to deliver real-time business intelligence, Power BI Desktop and Power BI Pro are tools that help you quickly connect to and summarize financial and operational data. When regular spreadsheets just won’t cut it, get guidance on how to create dashboard-based visualizations that you can share easily with others. Learn to access your reports and dashboards anywhere with the handy mobile app. Explore the major features Power BI has to offer and how you can use them to take your reports to the next level.

Room: M100B, Mezzanine Level | View map

F5. Me, Too! Concerns for Employers With Harassment and Bullying
Room: M101

Speaker(s): Larry Morgan
NASBA field of study: Business Law - Technical (1.5)

The #MeToo movement has inspired employers to take a renewed interest in eliminating harassment and bullying in the workplace. However, doing this effectively means knowing what behaviors are – and aren’t – appropriate at work. In this timely session, learn what is meant by “acceptable conduct”, how to build effective policies and processes around it and what to do when employees cross the line. Hear new guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on how to conduct effective training and what preventive measures you can take. Plus, make sure you understand how to investigate and properly document when bad behavior occurs.

Room: M101, Mezzanine Level | View map

F6. Networking for People Who Hate to Network
Room: M100D

Speaker(s): Diane Amundson
NASBA field of study: Personal Development - Non-Technical (1.5)

Do you find yourself dreading your next networking event? Do you cringe at the thought of answering yet another, “So, what do you do?” If so, this is the session for you. Understand the social and emotional health benefits of connecting with others. Learn how to overcome shyness and introduce yourself in a way that makes people want to know more. Come away with helpful tips for making a positive, lasting impression at your next networking event.

Room: M100D, Mezzanine Level | View map

Previous: E sessions

Next: G sessions

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  • Happy Hour Food Station

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