Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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8:00 - 8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast and Table Top Exhibits

Club and Hotel Controllers Conference attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast and visit with conference exhibitors.

8:30 - 9:20 AM - Productivity Mastery

It is all right there in the session title: master productivity. Participants will get practical tools and strategies for discerning your priorities, managing your days and accomplishing more in your professional life with joy and sanity.

Greg Bollnger, Public Speaker & Finance and Business Operations Executive, Living Your Best Life

Specialty Reporting Area: General

9:20 - 9:40 AM - Networking Break & Table Top Exhibits

Enjoy refreshments while networking with your colleagues and conference exhibitors.

9:40 - 10:30 AM - Top 10 Accounting Policies Every Club Must Have in Place

Accounting policies are important — they serve to improve organizational performance, maintain consistency and set standards for effective decision-making. Having well-designed accounting policies in place can improve both the quality and efficiency of a club’s financial reporting system. This session will emphasize and explain the importance of accounting policies and standardized procedures that will improve the quality, understanding and efficiency of financial reporting.

Asif Ehsan, MBA, CHAE, Chief Executive Officer, Fazbee Financial Services, LLC

Specialty Reporting Area: General

9:40 - 10:30 AM - Mitigation and Contingency Planning and Execution

Most clubs and hotels prepare their budget and marketing plan ahead of time for the coming year. It is the road map to success. But when unexpected situations arise, they can create unforeseen detours in this plan — and businesses scramble to make quick adjustments. This is where a mitigation and contingency plan comes in handy. This session will explore mitigation and contingency planning and execution, so that your business will be ready for the unexpected budget changes that will come your way.

Art Burger, CHAE+, Senior Vice President, CHMWarnick

Specialty Reporting Area: Finance

10:30 - 10:50 AM - Networking Break & Table Top Exhibits

Enjoy refreshments while networking with your colleagues and conference exhibitors.

10:50 AM - 12:05 PM - Don’t be a "CF-No" and Other Tips on How to be an Effective Finance Leader

It has happened to all of us when we are not consulted on an important decision or excluded from a critical meeting. Maybe it is you — Are you a “CF-No”? Or, maybe it’s them — Do you work for a “CE-No”? This session will help you earn a seat at the table and think like an owner. Become someone who is seen as a valuable resource for accomplishing objectives and build trust with your colleagues. Get advice on picking your battles with a tough CEO, and understand your role as both an educator and dynamic presenter.

Susan Pikitch, CFO, United States Golf Association

Specialty Reporting Area: General

12:05 - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch & Table Top Exhibits

Spend time discussing today's education sessions while enjoying a delicious lunch.

1:30 - 2:20 PM - Business Ethics – Real Scenarios from Today's Workplace

Get up-to-date on the evolution of business ethics, focusing on real-world ethical cases (some of which have been in the news in the past year) and a discussion on what we can learn from them. Attend this session and walk away with a better understanding of current trends in ethics rules and enforcement, and explore examples of effective and ineffective leadership when it comes to ethical dilemmas.

Chris Cattoor, CPA, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Jeff DeYoung, Managing Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Specialty Reporting Area: Ethics

2:20 - 2:40 PM - Networking Break & Table Top Exhibits

Enjoy refreshments while networking with your colleagues and conference exhibitors.

2:40 - 3:55 PM - Top 10 Things Controllers Need to Know

Controllers are more than just number crunchers. In addition to preparing timely and accurate monthly financial statements, they are also leaders within their organizations, preparing and executing an overall strategic financial plan. In this session, learn the top 10 things every controller should know to perform at the highest level — not only in preparing financial data, but also in being an integral part of the leadership team at your club or hotel.

Moderator Terry Price, CHAE+, CHTP+, CPA, Hospitality Consultant, TLP Hospitality Consulting
Sarah Ford, Director of Finance, The Army and Navy Club
Lisa Martin, CPA, CHAE, Hospitality Finance Consultant, Room Numbers LLC
Anna McFarland, CFE, CHAE, CHTP, CPA, Finance Consultant, Global Hospitality Consulting
Thomas Smith, CHAE, Chief Business Officer, Imperial Golf Club

Specialty Reporting Area: Finance

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