So, you want to move to the C suite? This interactive session will help you become more strategic in making this a reality and you will acquire and refine existing skills to address issues such as getting recognized for what you bring to the job; learn to plan, think and act in ways that improve your decision making; and become a better strategic communicator so you can drive and influence specific outcomes.
Recognize what financial executives provide CEOs and business owners.
Identify skills to develop your team so you can become a strategic partner to the business.
Recognize internal and external opportunities that help your personal growth and development.
Determine ways to communicate up the ladder, to the staff and other executive colleagues.
Senior level accountants; finance and accounting managers and directors; controllers.
Advanced Prep: None
Speaker: Kathy A. Johnson
Field of Study: Management
CPE Credit: 4 Hours
Meet the Speaker:
Kathy A. Johnson is a partner at CPA Forensics Plus, LLP and an adjunct professor at California State University, San Bernardino and the University of Redlands. Johnson is a CPA, CFF, CGMA and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University. Prior to her partnership in CPA Forensics Plus, Johnson was vice president of finance for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group (Inland Division) where she gained professional experiences in roles including financial reporting, planning and analysis, operating and capital budgets (coordination and analysis), corporate governance and financial forecasting (to include profitability analysis and oversight of the month-end closing process). Additionally, Johnson assumed roles of financial leadership for divisional plans and proposals with financial implications, as well as active involvement in identifying and analyzing business improvement and operational efficiency opportunities. Johnson’s expertise is in family, civil and probate litigation support, cash flow, business valuation, business consulting and business and personal tax preparation and advisory services. She is chair of the AICPA Controllers Conference Planning Committee, vice chair of CalCPA, and chair of the Estate Planning Committee and Forensic Accounting Committee of the Inland Empire Chapter of CalCPA.