Streamlining the Month-End Reporting Closing Process

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
60 minutes



Register for Live Webinar: $199

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Special Feature: If you register for this webinar and cannot attend, you will be able to access a one-time instant replay without charge for up to 90 days after the date of the webinar.

Bonus for Each Registrant:  The webinar speaker will answer one written question that you may submit by email within one week after the webinar.


Description

Every business needs to know how it is doing financially and they need to know it fast.  Business managers need to know how their activities are impacting the company financials.  The more timely they receive their reports and the better the manager understands this information, the better equipped they are to make effective business decisions. 

Accounting must strive to respond to these needs while protecting the reliability of the reports produced.  Attend this webinar to better understand how to improve the balance between these two goals. Join us to learn how to push through the obstacles to timely closing, report generation and distribution.

We will share best practices for closing the books, performing period end analysis and producing financial reports within 2 days of month-end.  We will discuss the key reasons for closing and reporting delays and how to overcome these obstacles to improve your closing process and timeline.

Agenda

This webinar will teach you how to:

  • Outline the closing process to identify the common barriers to timely and efficient month-end closing
  • Ensure clean and timely cut-offs of business activities at month-end
  • Identify tactics for eliminating the barriers to timely closing
  • Evaluate each step in the closing process to determine the earliest possible moment where each one could be started/completed
  • Discuss completing month-end accruals so as to prevent delays in the reporting timeline
  • Leverage your banking relationships for speedy closing
  • Discover how to work more effectively with other departments (beyond your control) that provide closing information to ensure zero delays in your closing process
  • Discuss automating report generation using MicrosoftTM ExcelTM
  • Discuss alternatives to Excel report generation for even faster delivery

  Faculty

Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced businessman with over 40 years in the field. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Chief Financial Officer of a one-billion-dollar real estate development company. Miles is a professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 2,500 seminars and training sessions on a myriad of business and financial topics, like financial analysis and modeling, accounting, strategic planning, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 

 

He is recognized as an expert in payroll and sales & use tax as well as financial modeling & analysis, business strategy and communications.  He is the author of several useful accounting and tax tools available at www.SOXpolicies.com and www.LearnContinuously.com.  His clients include, Abbott Labs, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Citicorp, Corning, the FBI, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, GE, Pfizer, Siemens, US Marine Corps, and the US Army. 

Webinar Overview

  • 90 minutes (Travel Free) delivered over the Internet.
  • Unlimited listeners per connection - bring the entire department.
  • Q&A session with the expert.

This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.
 

Register for Live Webinar: $199

Register for Live Webinar Plus Recording Download: $299


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