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Corporate Finance Conference

23 AUG 2017 -

Hosted by the ASCPA in Phoenix, this one-day event brings together education and entertainment for the benefit of financial professionals within the region.
Event Name:

Corporate Finance Conference

Event Location:

Phoenix, AZ

Event Date:

23 AUG 2017 -

Presented By:

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

With a select group of knowledgeable speakers, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) brings together Arizona’s financial professionals seeking continuing education and in-depth coverage of topics important to modern accountants.

More about the Corporate Finance Conference

This event is one of over a dozen annual conferences, trainings, and other events hosted by the ASCPA. Opened by a keynote presentation entitled “Value Through Collaboration - The Art of Relationship Management,” this conference will provide an educational and entertaining experience covering topics relevant to Arizona at large, auditing, contract negotiation, white collar crime, and cyber security. Speakers include regulators, government officials, and notable industry professionals.

More about the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

The ASCPA is a collection of over 5,700 members working in professions such as consulting, financial planning, public accounting, corporate finance, government, education, and nonprofits. The organization provides a hub for members, including continuing education opportunities and other events, referral services and networking, and monitoring of accounting-related bills and legislation. For more information about the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants or questions about membership, please visit the ASCPA website.


The single-day event is comprised of panels, keynotes, and networking opportunities for its attendees. Here’s a summary of session times, topics, and descriptions taking place at the Corporate Finance Conference:

August 23, 2017

8:05 - 9:25 a.m.

Value Through Collaboration - The Art of Relationship Management

Led by industry favorite, Peter Margaritis, this keynote discusses the importance of better serving your customers through three primary areas: communication, emotional intelligence, and leadership. Margaritis will discuss the three, highlighting the importance of listening and parking your agenda in your communication, guiding your thinking and behavior through emotional intelligence, and creating a positive effect on others through effective leadership.

9:40 - 10:40 a.m.

Economic Outlook: The State of Greater Phoenix

As the number of businesses growing within or relocating to Arizona continues to rise, the importance of understanding the robust system of innovation and higher education within the state is at an all-time high. Attendees will understand the unique environment drawing new business to the area and how to capitalize.

10:40 - 11:55 a.m.

Preparing for an Audit

A panel of experienced accounting managers and public accountants will discuss helpful hints and advice on how to prepare for an audit with the goal of increased efficiency and lower risk of additional expenses.

12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Negotiate a Contract Like a Boss

Guests will get the chance to hear about the identification, negotiation, and structuring of key issues related to the purchase and sale of a business. The session will also cover covenants, indemnities, warranties, and purchase price.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

White Collar Crime

Led by an FBI Special Agent, this session will cover different types of financial fraud cases worked by the FBI. Visitors can expect to learn about how the FBI identifies red flags and warning signs among small and mid-size businesses, as well as how businesses can aid the FBI when fraud is detected.

3:10 - 4:15 p.m.

Anatomy of a Cyberattack

A leading cybersecurity expert will draw back the curtains to uncover statistics regarding cyberattacks in small and mid-size companies, the usual objectives and goals of hackers, and methods of preventing these attacks. Guests will leave with tangible tools and strategies to help them secure their businesses in the future.

More information regarding the schedule, including breaks, signups, and extra information about each session can be located on the Corporate Finance Conference event page.

Venue & Registration Information

The Corporate Finance Conference will be held at the Desert Willow Conference Center. More information about the venue can be found on the center’s website, while information about registering for the event is located here.

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