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5 Ways COVID-19 Will Change Risk Thinking


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateJune 10, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

COVID-19 has in a very short time changed the way we do business and think about risk, resilience, and disaster planning. The lessons are being written each day as we live through this global pandemic.  The role of the CPA has been front and center since the crisis hit and continues to be of integral importance if organizations are to survive.  Few organizations are unscathed, many are crippled, and a handful is pivoting to not only survive the crisis but also emerge stronger.  In this webinar, we will explore five newly minted ways to think about risk management in this dynamic period of human history.

Learning Objectives

  • Elevating the importance of disaster planning

  • Rethinking how we address operational risk management

  • Managing liquidity in a crisis situation

  • Reinforcing culture in a shelter-in-place work environment

  • Capitalizing on opportunities to improve competitive positioning

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Blair is a many-time and active financial executive, corporate director, author, speaker, and thought leader.  His educational videos of accounting and finance have million of views on YouTube. He has keynoted and spoken at national conferences from New York to Toronto. Along with Jen, he co-hosts CPA Canada’s podcast series “CPA Success Podcast.” He works with real businesses experimenting with theories and best practices to share his experiences and stories with others of what works, what doesn’t, and what was learned.  He is the author of The Illiterate Executive: An Executive’s Handbook for Mastering Financial Acumen.

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Jen is a dynamic financial professional with over 20 years of leadership experience in public practice, academia and industry. Jen is the co-host of CPA Canada’s podcast series “CPA Success Podcast.” Jen brings to the classroom a broad skill set and experience in all key facets of an organization including operations management, strategic planning, business development, finance, accounting, investor relations, human resources, and project management. Jen has a passion for making finance more attainable, whether it’s working to articulate strategy in a financial context, bringing clarity to financial communication or teaching accounting to university students. Jen’s career epitomizes the diverse experiences and roles that CPAs play in industry – from financial to operational leadership. 

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At Executive Finance we transform the traditional finance and accounting function and those who work inside this function. We hold a fundamental belief that the finance function of any organization can do MORE!