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Webcast:  CFO/Controller Series: Human Resource EffectivenessWebcast: CFO/Controller Series: Human Resource Effectiveness

$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 functions of HR departments, as well as the overall employment picture in the United States (and the associated risks with the employment figures).  Special focus will be given to the role of the financial professional in analyzing the effectiveness of HR departments and forecasting employment risks.

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 and evaluate the main functions of HR
  • Recognize current trends in employment practices
  • Identify various motivational tools for employees
  • The purpose of the HR Department
  • The criteria of a good employee
  • Hiring and retaining qualified staff
  • Firing, if necessary * Performance appraisals and promotions
  • Pay
  • Training and education
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee Engagement
  • Mobility
  • Flexible compensation models
  • Personnel/Human Resources (1.0 Credits)
  • CPAs, industry accounting and finance staff, C-level corporate officers
  • Frank Ryan
  • None
  • Basic
  • Online Webcast


Frank's Biography:   

Frank Ryan is president of a management consulting firm specializing in turnarounds, workouts, crisis management, strategic planning and working capital management. He has extensive experience working with banks in negotiating forbearance agreements, loan workouts, capital restructuring, vendor negotiations and bank lending requirements. Mr. Ryan is a leading expert in Lean Operations and Management and has implemented numerous lean applications for organizations. Prior to his consulting business, he was the chief operating officer of a mid-sized manufacturing company.

Mr. Ryan serves and has served on numerous boards of directors of public and non-profit charitable organizations. In March 2008, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of a Good Shepherd Services, a residential treatment facility for developmentally disabled children. Mr. Ryan is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Institute of World Politics and is also a trustee of IWP. He serves as the Audit Committee Chair for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Additionally, Mr. Ryan walked 2806 miles across America in 2014 to raise awareness of the needs of children with emotional and behavior issues and for developmentally disabled children. He is the third oldest person to have ever done it.

Frank Ryan, a retired Marine Reserve Colonel, was recalled to active duty, out of his military retirement, in December 2004 and served with Multi-National Force-Iraq until June 2005. Prior to his initial retirement in 2002, Mr. Ryan served as the Central Command Special Operations Officer during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Mr. Ryan’s personal military decorations include three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and the U. S. Army Commendation Medal.
Mr. Ryan is a multi-year recipient of the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. 

Francis X. Ryan, CPA, CGMA, MBA
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