Financial Managers Network (FMN) Training

When:  Aug 20, 2022 from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Redwood Empire Chapter
This online training event offers 4 hours of CPE training approved by NASBA and covers some of the hottest topics in our field. Each hourly lesson entails a 30-minute presentation by leading experts and 20 minutes of Q/A among the participants. Very interactive in nature. As the topics are designed to be the most relevant, they are typically not announced until the beginning of the month. 

August 2022

Breaking the Code: Accounting for Digital Assets

Field of Study: Accounting
Nearly 15 years ago, the usage of Bitcoin began at an almost hobbyist level. However, after multiple cycles of extreme exuberance and extreme pessimism, today’s attention from institutional investors and regulators alike points to the fact that crypto assets are here to stay. Vincent Papa, Associate Director at the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), discusses pertinent topics like balance sheet classification, valuation and “proof of work” mining.

Enterprise Risk Management: Getting Started
Field of Study: Management Advisory Services
An Enterprise Risk Management program helps companies manage risks and accomplish their business goals. John McLaughlin, Executive Director and Founder of ERM Exchange, reviews the key aspects of an ERM program including the role of culture, how to assess your ERM program, and the keys to tying ERM into overall company strategy.

The Strategic Accountant: Leveraging Technology & Soft Skills
Field of Study: Management Advisory Services
Today’s accountants need to stay current and agile when it comes to leveraging the many technological tools at their disposal. It is important for the strategic accountant to utilize technology to maximize this agility. Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CEO of KET Solutions, focuses on innovation, strategy, transformation and inclusive leadership in the accounting profession. She offers guidance for leveraging technology to become a strategic accounting partner.

Worker Classification and the QBI Deduction
Field of Study: Taxes
The Qualified Business Income Deduction (QBID), also known as Section 199A, was included as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Dr. Ini Adensanya, CPA and award-winning educator, and Timothy Dreyer, tax and legal consultant with over 27 years at the IRS, review what goes into the QBI deduction and how it is calculated. They also explain the key considerations involved with worker classification

There are two payment options:
1. Pay by the month: Each month that you wish to participate, you can pay $40, which gives you access to four hours of CPE. Here is the link to pay by the month:
2. Pay by the year: If you plan to attend every session this fiscal year (July '22 to June '23), you can save 38% by prepaying $300 for access to all sessions and enjoy the convenience of not having to make a payment every time. To take advantage of this option, please send an email to our chapter president Josh Zender at

Please email to to register for the training under either payment option. 


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