Heading into 2020, no one could predict how the coronavirus could have wreaked havoc the way it does to various sectors and industries globally as we see today. Serving in financial management and oversight roles, you are called upon for business re-planning and to help lessen the impact of economic downturns on your companies or clients – in addition to your day-to-day responsibilities. How have you coped during this extraordinary time? How do you manage and lead a remote workforce while keeping your teams motivated to perform at a high level? As uncertainties go on, how do you continue building resilience, incorporate best practices into the finance and accounting functions, while effectively working with other business functions, and recognizing business opportunities during economic downturns?
With the commitment to support our members serving companies in management accounting roles, the TXCPA Houston CFO/Controllers Conference Planning Committee continues to sponsor our annual conference to support your professional growth with quality CPE. Like many other professional conferences, the 2020 CFO/Controllers Conference will be held virtually, and I would like to personally invite you to join us for the event on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Hear from many regional, national, and international speakers on timely topics related to the challenges and opportunities we face in today’s business environment and interact with fellow professionals from the comfort of your home or office.
Big kudos to our planning committee which has worked tirelessly to bring you this year’s rich agenda. Each of our committee members has worked for many years in various industries, been caught in unplanned business adjustments/re-adjustments since the shutdown began in the first quarter of the year, yet continuously demonstrated a strong commitment to bringing you robust and best-in-class content for this year’s conference. We have met virtually every month to plan for the conference and feel even more connected to one another than before. If anything says teamwork at its best, our committee demonstrated just that.
For those of you who attended the CFO/Controllers Conference in previous years, we appreciate your participation and feedback and hope to see you again this September as we continue to strive for excellence. For those who have not attended this annual conference before, we hope that this conference will bring you fresh, innovative perspectives, and help support your business and professional growth in meaningful ways. The CFO/Controllers Conference is also open to non-members in management accounting and was actually my reason to become a TXCPA member in 2012; I remember looking for a local conference specifically designed for CFO/Controllers and stumbled across this one on my web search at the time. Besides the upfront cost savings on registration fees for this and all other conferences, there are other benefits of becoming a member, one of which is the opportunity to give back to the profession via volunteer services, where I met many good friends along the way.
On behalf of the CFO/Controllers Conference Planning Committee, thank you for your support of TXCPA Houston. The staff is committed to your professional success and to bringing you relevant resources during this difficult time. We appreciate their hard work and dedication and appreciate the wonderful sponsors who believe in us. This conference would not have been possible without their support over the years.
While we will have to forgo that Sips ‘n’ CPE drink at this year’s conference, I believe you will have a great time learning with us. I look forward to seeing you then!
Originally published in the TXCPA Houston's Online Magazine called the Forum. Read the full magazine here.