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Webcast:  CFO/Controller Series: Competing GloballyWebcast: CFO/Controller Series: Competing Globally

$35.00 (USD)

While nearly 7 years have passed since the Great Recession, economic and political uncertainty have continued to plague business decision-making.  The roles and responsibilities of CPAs and finance professionals, meanwhile, has continued to expand.  This course is part of a series of short courses that will explore key economic and regulatory issues that will have a substantial impact on financial and accounting decisions for years to come.

This one hour course will examine and walk-through key factors affecting global competition and the convergence of IFRS and GAAP.  Special focus will be given to the current economic and political standing of many key allies and trading partners, and how the current global recession may impact the United States.

Credits: 1
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)
Valid for: 12 Month(s)


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Upon completion of this webcast, participants will be able to:
  • Identify potential impacts of indecision on IFRS in the U.S.
  • Recognize IFRS adoption versus convergence as it relates to IASB Standards and IFRS
  • Identify differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP
  • Key factors affecting global competition
  • Sources of competitive advantage
  • The goal of IFRS
  • IFRS convergence versus adoption
  • Convergence issues
  • International economic and political issues
  • Economics (1.0 Credits)
  • CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers
  • Matthew Ryan
  • None
  • Basic
  • Online Webcast


Matt's Biography:   

Matt currently serves as the President of a management consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and economic forecasts, and simultaneously serves as the CFO of a tech startup specializing in dynamic pricing and as the CFO of an educational institute based in Washington, D.C. He has additional experience in both alternative investment and public accounting, as well as extensive experience in risk analysis and operations management.

Outside of his consulting work, Matt currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserves with more than 15 years of service in the military. He recently completed an extended tour as the Company Commander for a logistics/distribution unit based in Central Pennsylvania. In 2009, Matt deployed to Iraq where he served dual roles as the Executive Officer of a medical unit and as the Brigade Medical Logistics Officer for the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

Matt serves on the Board of Directors of a Philadelphia-based military service organization and previously served as the Audit Committee Chairman of The Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. He also participates in numerous political organizations and has served on campaign committees for local, state, federal, and judicial candidates.
Matt holds a B.S. in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania & Virginia), and has a Master’s Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt through Villanova University.

Matthew X. Ryan, CPA, CFE, MBA
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