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Thursday, April 18, 2019 Webcast & Roseland

Business and Industry Conference (E1904190)

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Registration: 7:30 AM EDT

NJCPA Education Center

425 Eagle Rock Avenue,
Roseland, NJ 07068



8.0 CPE Credits in MC


Take advantage of this all-in-one workshop for CPAs working in private industry. Top instructors will share leadership secrets that CFOs and financial accountants can take advantage of. Choose from 3 sets of breakout sessions focusing on personal growth, internal audits, cost of capital, compliance and financial statements. Close the day with a discussion on lessons learned from 3 business veterans.


Middle and upper level corporate financial professionals



7:30-8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8-8:50 a.m.
8 Attributes of Successful People (MT)
Don Minges, MBA - The Numbers Guy CFO, LLC
What makes people successful? What do they do differently? The answer is - a lot. Successful people have a plan that we all can follow. This session will review the steps and actions successful people take and how we all can become more successful! If you want to succeed and hate to fail, this session is for you.

8:50–9 a.m.

9–10:40 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions. Please Choose one:

1A. Making Internal Audit an Asset for the CFO (AA)
Charles Silvey, CPA - Executive Education, Inc.
Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) created a specific deliverable for Internal Audit causing many CFO’s to underutilize this important resource by not focusing on the other areas where Internal Audit can improve controls and productivity and reduce cost and risk. In this session veteran Chief Audit Executive Charles Silvey will discuss often overlooked opportunities for internal audit to add value.

1B. Dream Wide Awake: Overcoming What Limits You in Life! (MT)
Sherré L. DeMao, CGS - BizGrowth, Inc.
With more than 30 years working with entrepreneurs and their employees, Sherré has been able to identify five wishful thinking mindsets and six fearful thinking mindsets that hold individuals back from reaching their goals and achieving their desired level of success in life and at work.

Based on her nationally acclaimed book, Me, Myself & Inc., DREAM WIDE AWAKE will help you shift your thinking from can’t imagine to can-do, inspiring and motivating audience you to take action and shift from daydreaming to dream doing!

10:40–10:50 a.m.

10:50 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions. Please Choose one:

2A. 4 Critical Factors to Create Sustainable Growth (MT)
Sherré L. DeMao, CGS - BizGrowth, Inc.
The world changes rapidly. If your business strategy is not built on this premise, you are already falling behind. Intelligence, emotional acumen, agility, and profitability are all critical to growth, and essential amidst constant change.

Based on validated research and best practices, this session will introduce you to a Sustainable Growth Model™ to enhance your organization's ability to grow organically through four critical success factors: 1) Intelligence Quotient (IQ); 2) Emotional Quotient (EQ); 3) Velocity Quotient (VQ); and 4) Profitability Quotient (PQ). When all four quotients operate at high levels, you are in the best possible position for sustainable, value-building growth.

2B. Cost of Capital: What is it and How to Use it (CS)
Don Minges, MBA - The Numbers Guy CFO, LLC
Every business needs capital, and capital has a cost. Debt and equity providers demand a return and the combination is the organization’s cost of capital. This session discusses how to calculate the cost of capital, how to use it to make superior business decisions every day and some common ways organizations misuse this number.

12:30–1:20 p.m.

1:20–3 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions. Please Choose one:

3A. Balance Sheet Management: The Least Understood Risk (AA)
Don Minges, MBA - The Numbers Guy CFO, LLC
Most companies manage their income statement, but many organizations virtually ignore the balance sheet until balance sheet problems create seemingly insurmountable problems. This session discusses how to analyze and manage your financial statements more holistically allowing you to identify and correct balance sheet issues early. The session will also examine several crucial ideas you can incorporate into your analyses to enhance performance and reduce risk. Every organization needs these skills!

3B. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Practical Compliance (AA)
Charles Silvey, CPA - Executive Education, Inc.
Since 1977 the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has haunted United States Corporations. With the SEC and DOJ handing out fines and sanctions against companies, it is a bad idea to be on the wrong side of this law as the penalties and impact to business as usual will be severely disrupted. This session will help you understand how this law actually affects doing business overseas. The two main provisions involve accounting transparency bribing foreign officials. Understand the practical steps you need to take to prevent a conflict with the new FCPA Corporate Enforcement policy. Veteran Chief Audit Executive Charles Silvey will provide you perspective and practical guidance to reduce your company’s risk.

3–3:10 p.m.

3:10–4 p.m.
Lessons Learned from 3 Business Veterans (MT)
Sherré L. DeMao, CGS - BizGrowth, Inc.
Don Minges, MBA - The Numbers Guy CFO, LLC
Charles Silvey, CPA - Executive Education, Inc.

The conference’s closing session will be a panel discussion where the three conference speakers share lessons learned from their decades-long careers.




Sherré DeMao

Sherré L. DeMao, CGS

Founder and CEO

BizGrowth, Inc.

Sherré L. DeMao, CGS, is the founder and CEO of BizGrowth, Inc., a full-service operational, marketing and strategy consulting firm that specializes in working with entrepreneurial enterprises. She is the author of Me, Myself & Inc., a book that encourages readers to shift from the guilt-ridden Work/Life Balance mindset to a more effective Life Synergy approach to working and being. Her Me, Myself & Inc. concept is also featured in the university textbook, Smart Start-Up Management. Her next book, The Profitability Quotient, is expected to be released globally in 2018.

Don Minges

Don Minges, M.B.A.

Executive Education, Inc.

Don Minges, MBA, is a fractional CFO who works in diverse industries at various development stages. His expertise is in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has invested equity capital into promising businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors for many firms. He graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

Charles Silvey

Charles W. Silvey, CPA

Global Head of Internal Audit

Alcon Research, Ltd.

Charles Silvey, CPA, is a Chief Audit Executive with over 25 years of experience specializing in, internal audit, finance operations, internal controls, COSO, FCPA Compliance and Sarbanes‐Oxley implementation. His professional experience includes roles at KPMG, CR Bard, Lucent Technologies, ADP and Catalent Pharma Solutions. Most recently, he was Vice President of Internal Audit for a $3B pharmaceutical company. Charles lives in Hamden, CT.


In-Person Registration

    $269.00 - Member

    $369.00 - Non Member

Webcast: Attend this conference virtually.

    $269.00 - Member

    $369.00 - Non Member

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