Portland, ME (PRWEB) September 04, 2014
The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM), a business unit within Diversified Business Communications, has announced the dates and location for Controller’s Conference & Expo: Sept. 14-16 at The Westin O’Hare in Chicago, IL. The event will feature representatives from high-profile organizations delivering more than 20 sessions and workshops essential to controllers’ professional development. Attendees will have opportunities to work toward professional certification and network with top finance professionals.
“We look forward to facilitating this important networking opportunity,” said RD Whitney, Executive Director of IOFM. “The conference sessions and workshops will offer new and creative solutions to professional problems and provide content speaking to controllers’ needs."
Controller's Conference & Expo is the only meeting strictly focused on high-level controller education and practical approaches in a peer-to-peer setting to finance management, forecasting and reporting, risk management cost control, leadership, and process improvements. The event brings together controllers and other top finance professionals and shows them practical ways to improve their finance department operations. Attendees learn about the most complete internal controls and receive vetted, best-practice advice on other compliance issues and how to avoid fines.
At Controller’s Conference & Expo, attendees may choose to take Certified Professional Controller (CPC) Preparation Training, part of IOFM’s Controller Certification Program. The class in Chicago provides a strong review of the certification and ongoing learning program for professional controllers.
Opportunities remain to sponsor and exhibit at Controller’s Conference & Expo. For information, send an email to Brian Cuthbert, bcuthbert(at)divcom(dot)com. To date, the following organizations have joined the roster of Controller’s Conference & Expo sponsors and exhibitors:
globalVCard® paysystems (CSI Enterprises, Inc.)
MTS Software Solutions Inc.
In addition to IOFM’s own experts, speakers from several national and global organizations will share their expertise at Controller’s Conference & Expo, including:
Former Inspector General
Human Capital Principal and Midwest Affordable Care Act Leader
Ernst & Young, LLC
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management
Senior Vice President
Unclaimed Property Recovery & Reporting, LLC
Johnson & Johnson
The first day of Controller’s Conference & Expo will feature two in-depth workshops:
Sales & Use Tax: What Controllers Need to Know to Manage Risk
Instructor: Diane Yetter, President, YETTER
IRS Regulation Bootcamp
Instructor: Marianne Couch, JD, Principal, COKALA Tax Information
Sessions for the rest of the conference will cover a variety of subjects. Among them will be an exclusive Regulatory Compliance Panel covering pain points such as the Affordable Care Act, sales and use tax, unclaimed property and foreign corrupt practices. Other topics will be innovative metrics, expense reduction and efficiency, working capital strategies, IT and finance system case studies, personal leadership, career insights, and more.
About the Institute of Finance & Management
The Institute of Finance & Management (IOFM) is the leading source and largest provider of tools, resources, research, training, certification programs, and events in the rapidly evolving field of financial operations. IOFM runs three membership networks: The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN), The Accounts Receivable Network (TARN), and The Controller’s Network (TCN). Membership helps professionals advance their careers and organizations improve their processes through access to proprietary information, best practices, and expert insights. In 2014, IOFM will host five events to facilitate education and networking in financial operations including: Accounts Payable Expo East and West, The Controllers Conference & Expo, The AP & P2P Leadership Conference, and The Payments Summit. IOFM is a business unit within Diversified Communications, a global organization operating on four continents and a major independent producer of events and media worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.iofm.com.