About BDO’s 2020 Webinar Series: Optimizing Operations

This two-part series is designed to educate and provide key takeaways for business executives and finance and accounting professionals. The series is produced and delivered by qualified professionals across BDO. One (1) hour of CPE may be earned for each of the six events. Please note: each course is complimentary, but registration is required.

Part One: Power Growth


How Data Can Drive You Through the Next Downturn

Recession can take toll on any organization. Join us for a data-driven revisit of historical recessions, showcasing the characteristics of resilient companies and how to leverage data as an asset through the next downturn.

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify your company’s core business focus (using themes from thriving recession survivors)
  • Measure key performance indicators (KPIs), to manage adherence to your core business focus
  • Scale those KPIs & evolve to advanced analytics
February 13, 2020
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET


Scoring Profitability Points Ahead of a Transition

Whether transition is tied to a leadership change, transaction or desire to shift strategic direction, it can provide a good time to asses and sharpen an organization’s focus. Learn how to make the most of transition and how an 80/20 assessment can refocus an organization, driving growth and profitability.

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe what the 80/20 platform is.
  • Apply tools and techniques to focus strategy in an organization’s finance department, as well as across the entire enterprise.
  • Classify why learned techniques should continue to be used after a transition to drive continued focus and profitability.

April 23, 2020
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET


Subtraction by Inaction: How Standing Still Could Cost Your Business

In an evolving world, organizations need to transform to keep up with the pace of business. From digital transformation to regulatory shifts, learn how to successfully navigate change that can otherwise plague your finance function.             

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Apply tools and resources to help you successfully navigated these changes.
  • Describe specific business changes and trends that will impact your business.
  • Determine how to focus on changes that you can control without putting too much pressure on staff and incurring costs.

June 17, 2020
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET


Part Two: Inside Innovation


Automation Anecdote: Stories of Innovation Successes

Imitation in the form of mastering the basics, otherwise known as “Immovation,” can unlock the greatest benefits of innovation. Hear some of our stories about how automation has created success in other organizations and how you can replicate that in your own.   

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Recognize opportunities for automation in their own organizations.
  • Apply techniques in their own finance and accounting departments that automate processes and procedures.
  • Identify ways to innovate key finance and accounting functions.

September 16, 2020
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET


5 Features of an Optimized Team

An efficient finance and accounting department can’t run without the right people in place. Learn how to build a powerhouse team and keep them. 
Following this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Implement a positive alignment of team member strengths and roles.
  • Foster an environment to retain talent, handle critical conversations and manage conflict among teams.
  • Apply techniques to ensure your finance and accounting teams are running as efficiently as possible.                                               

October 28, 2020
3:00 to 4:00 PM ET


2019 Optimizing Operations Webinar Series

Catch up on what you missed in our 2019 Optimizing Operations Webinar Series.


Kelly Johnson
Business Services & Outsourcing National Leader
703-770-9040 | kellyjohnson@bdo.com

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