Chapter Announcements

  • October Issue of Building Connections

    Read the latest issue of CFMA Chicago's newsletter and stay up to date on upcoming events, member news and new members.

  • CFMA Las Vegas Chapter's 14th Annual Putt-a-Thon

    The CFMA Chapter's 14th annual Putt-a-Thon is today at Angel Park. Registration begins at 2:00 PM and the putting begins at 3:00. Click here for more details.

  • 2017 Scholarship Deadline **Time Sensitive**

    ​The October, 30, 2017 Scholarship deadline date is quickly approaching!  Candidates must submit their own applications.  The application is below and more information is found in the "Library" section under "Resources" on this website.​​

  • SUICIDE PREVENTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Oct 12, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM- SPOKANE

    Join us for a video presentation covering the topic of suicide prevention in the construction industry from the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.  This may be one of the most important lunch presentations you could attend concerning your company’s human capital. 
    We would encourage participation from safety directors, HR personnel, project managers, CFO/Controller’s and ownership from all member companies.

  • See a presentation from our September 14th Event!

    Under the Resources Tab listed above, in the Library see ​Adam Sweet, the Chief of Staff at the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation share his 2018 Economic Outlook!

  • CFMA South Florida October 11th General Meeting

    7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
    8:00 AM Presentation/Discussion
    9:30 AM Meeting Adjourns
    Westin - Fort Lauderdale
    400 Corporate Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

    The New FASB Lease Standard -  What Contractors Should Know

    Presentation by:
    Ian Shapiro, CPA
    Partner | Assurance Services
    Real Estate & Construction Industry Co-Practice Leader

    CFMA South Florida members and guests are invited to learn about the new lease standards and to get an overview of what’s changed and how preparers can successfully implement the new standards for their company.

  • See Pictures from our Sept 14th Event!

    ​Under the Events tab above click on the link to see pictures from our great event which included discussions from Industry and Community Leaders, Michael Kazda (EllisDon), Paul Verhesen (Clark Builders), Minister Sohi and Adam Sweet (EEDC).

  • New Member Promotion - 15 for 12!


    Thinking of becoming a member?  Join NOW and get a 15-month membership for the price of a year!  That's a 20% savings, but only if you ACT NOW.  

  • Welcome to Tim Anderson

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Chapter of CFMA, we would like to welcome our newest member to our chapter, Tim Anderson of BMK Construction LLC (Tim was referred to CFMA by Audrey Hidano).  We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

  • See our Sept 14th Event Presentations!

    ​Under the Resources Tab listed above, in our Library we have uploaded some of the great presentations from our Sept 14th event!​

  • Save the date for our upcoming Charity Event!!!

    Thursday, November 9th, 2017 the CFMA Piedmont Chapter will host a Charity Event benefiting the Out of the Garden Project.  More information to come!

  • Save The Date - NYC Chapter Annual Program

    "State of the Construction Industry"
    Moderated by Lou Coletti of the BTEA
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    8-10 AM
    The Lambs Club, W. 44th Street, NYC
    Details to follow!

  • August Issue of Building Connections

    Read the latest issue of CFMA Chicago's newsletter.

  • Golf Tournament - October 9

  • RESCHEDULED Construction Summit - January 17 11:30am - 7:00pm

    Thursday, January 17, 2017, 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM ET
     
    The Marcum Construction Summit, presented with ABC FL East Coast Chapter, CFMA of Florida and FTBA, is dedicated to updating construction contractors, finance and accounting professionals on the economic state of the construction industry.

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    Anirban Basu
    Chief Construction Economist, Marcum LLP
    The 2017 Construction Summit features Anirban Basu, a nationally‑acclaimed speaker and expert in the construction and building industry sectors.

  • Charlotte Chapter Updates to Communication

    Charlotte CFMA is growing and changing! 

    Our new email address is jennifer@charlottecfma.com. 
    Find us on Facebook at Charlotte Chapter CFMA.
    Follow us on twitter @CharlotteCFMA

  • September Special Events!

    ​​Come celebrate with us as we mark our 30th anniversary with a special Oktoberfest theme!  This is one fun event you don't want to miss!

  • CCIFP Overview Seminar

    ​​If you are preparing to become a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), this seminar is for you!

  • September Kick-off Meeting

    ​The first meeting for the 2017-2018 year will be September 14, 2017. Summer break is coming to a close, and we look forward to seeing all our members and guests at the kick-off meeting!

  • Don't forget to register for annual golf event!

    Since the event's inception 22 years ago, this annual golf tournament has raised over $100,000 and awarded over 50 scholarships to local students. None of this is possible without the help of CFMA members like you!

    Register today!

  • Welcome New Member Colby White from Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann, Inc.

    Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann is committed to one goal: offering customers unparalleled expertise in crafting client-specific risk management solutions and providing an unrivaled level of service. For more than 95 years, the foundation of our business has rested upon our core values: Integrity, Insight, Innovation and Impact.

  • Welcome New Member Jacob Clawson from Sikich LLP

    Realize your organizational goals through the one-of-a-kind solutions Sikich, a leading accounting, advisory, technology and managed services firm, brings to your unique challenges and needs. With 800+ employees in 21 offices, we rank as one of the country’s top 30 largest CPA firms—yet you receive the personalization and attention you need to grow and experience success.

  • Wecome New Member Mike Kluft from Hays & Sons Complete Restoration

    Charles Hays and his two sons, Mark and Brian, opened the doors at Hays & Sons in June 1982. The three-person team quickly acquired a reputation for integrity and quality workmanship in Indianapolis and its surrounding counties. As owner operators, Charles, Mark and Brian specialized in the construction and disaster recovery markets with a primary focus on structural insurance repairs. Charles Hays retired in 1998, while Mark and Brian continue to grow the company by focusing on the customer.

  • Great Presentations Available from the 2017 Conference!

    ​Under the Resources tab listed above, click on the Library to view 2 great presentations from the 2017 Annual Conference!​  One on WIP and another on Predictive Analytics.

  • Scholarship Package 2017-18

    This is the 19th annual offering of the Construction Financial Management Association Nebraska Chapter’s Scholarship Award. To date over $45,000 in scholarship money has been awarded.

    Scholarship(s) are being offered to people who are employees of or a dependent of an employee of a member company of the Nebraska Chapter. The Scholarship Committee with approval of the Board of Directors will make all decisions regarding the rules of eligibility and the amount available for scholarship awards.

  • 2017 Event Calendar

  • Chicago Chapter Earns 2017 Chairman's Excellence Award

    Congratulations to the Chicago Chapter on being awarded the 2017 Chairman's Excellence Award by CFMA National during the Annual Conference. The Chairman's Excellence Award is the highest level award presented to a chapter in the achievement category of CFMA's annual Recognition Program.

  • See Discussion Points from May 18th Round Table!

    Under the Resources tab listed above, click on Library to view our discussion points from the Round Table Event.

  • Ronald McDonald House Volunteering!

    Another great event at RMD!

    This past Wednesday, March 17th, the CFMA Baltimore Chapter Board members had the opportunity to prepare breakfast for individuals staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore while their children undergo treatment at various hospitals in the area.  The temporary residents were able to enjoy a great breakfast and shared their compliments including:

    ·         “These sausages are great! No one ever browns sausage like I do, except for here!”

    ·         “The best part of this breakfast is the Mickey waffles, well everything is great, but you can’t beat waffles that looks like Mickey”

    ·         “My son was praying to god yesterday there would be waffles, but there weren’t. I’m taking one of these to go and give it to him”

     The families were grateful for the breakfast provided and the CFMA was fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend some time giving back to the community!

  • 2017 "Build Chicago" Awards Luncheon

    Photos from the 9th Annual "Build Chicago" Awards Luncheon are available under the Members Tab.

  • July Golf Scramble

    Don't miss this opportunity to combine summer weather, golf, and charitable giving! Sign up your foursome for this scramble to support scholarships in the Maine construction industry.

  • Welcome our newest member!

    The CFMA Piedmont Chapter would like to welcome our newest member, Ryan White of DTI Integrated Business Solutions.  Welcome Ryan!

  • On Line Cource - CFMA

    Project Management Fundamentals for Construction Financial Professionals

  • Welcome Gary Kelly from Merritt Contracting in Lebanon, IN

    Founded in 1995, Merritt Contracting provides civil construction and concrete services throughout Central Indiana. Our specialties include mass earthwork, utility installation, structural concrete and flat-work.

  • 2017-2018 New Board Members

    Please join us in welcoming Leonor Stanley and Scott Salandi to the CFMA Board of Directors!

  • GAAP In 60 Minutes

    We specialize in our construction trades but we need to specialize in construction accounting, too.  Spend one hour learning about changes to accounting principles that apply to the construction industry.

  • Las Vegas Chapter May 2017 Luncheon

    Join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Lawry's the Prime Rib. Jim Cavaness from Southland Industries will join us with a discussion on the Construction Financial Manager's Role in Lean Construction.

  • Read the latest issue of Building Connections Chapter Newsletter

  • SAVE THE DATE: Annual Golf Outing

    Our annual golf outing will be held on June 16th, 2017 at Burden Lake Country Club.

    More information to come!!!

  • May 16th, 2017 - Tax Incentives for Contractors: Find the True Value Behind Your Everyday Projects

    Registration is now open for our upcoming meeting scheduled for May 16th, 2017 - 7:30am at Wolfert's Roost Country Club. 

    Check out our events page for registration  information!

  • Find us on Facebook

    Keep updated on news, events, meetings, and connect with members.

  • May 4th - Chapter Social (open to members and guests)

    May 4, 2017
    Chapter Social - ALL WELCOME

    O Lounge
    333 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    $25.00 per person

  • Silver Sponsorship by Puget Sound CFMA for HomeAid Puget Sound Charity Breakfast Event

    Puget Sound CFMA contributed $1000 to the HomeAid Puget Sound Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives Charity Breakfast event on March 30th at the Bellevue Club.

    HomeAid Puget Sound partners with local homebuilders to develop land, build and maintain homes, apartments and shelters for other qualifying nonprofit care providers who help homeless people get back on their feet. HomeAid leverages donations from the community to accomplish more with less, relying heavily on donated time, materials, services, labor and expertise to build homes.

  • Save the Date

    CFMA NJ Chapter Dinner Meeting
    Spanish Tavern, Mountainside, NJ
    October 26, 2017
    6:00 P.M.

  • Save the Date for Golf!

    Time to dust off the clubs and practice those chips, pitches, and putts for our upcoming golf scramble! All proceeds for a very good cause.

  • CFMA South Florida April 19th General Meeting

    Best Practices in Construction Technology
    Presented by:

    Dennis Stejskal
    Sage Construction and Real Estate
    Vice President Strategy

    Ken Kohl
    President and founder of
    Stratus Data Solutions

    David Wilson
    Director of Information Technology for Hedrick Brothers Construction

  • Become a Sponsor Today!

    The Houston Chapter is offering four sponsorship levels:

    Platinum Only 1 available, $6,000
    Gold Only 5 available, $3,500
    Silver Unlimited, $2,500
    Bronze Unlimited, $1,250

  • New Members Added!!!

    Please welcome our two newest members to the group: Heather Rouse with Samet Corporation and Tim Lambert with Practical Software Solutions!

  • CFMA's Annual Conference & Exhibition

    "The Foundation for Success"
    June 3-7, 2017
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Join us!
    Link below

  • CFMA South Florida March 15th General Meeting

    Topic: Foundation for Leadership Success
    Presented by: Dale Carnegie of South Florida

    Based on the time-tested Dale Carnegie principles of Winning Friends and Influencing People, this interactive and high-energy session focuses on best practices for engaging our teams at a deeper level. CFMA Members will learn how to influence others by building trust, understanding the unique needs of their team, and taking total ownership of their role in achieving organizational goals.

    During this interactive session CFMA Members will:




    Apply Dale Carnegies Famous Principles for gaining willing cooperation and engagement across generations

    Practice a technique to learn the values that drive why people do what they do

    Take total ownership of how we are perceived as leaders

  • March 2017 Luncheon

    Join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Lawry's the Prime Rib. UNLV Football Coach, Tony Sanchez, will join us with a discussion on Teamwork. R - E - B - E - L - S!

  • Latest issue of Building Connections Chapter Newsletter

  • A Cyberattack Is Inevitable


    If Trump's website can be hacked, how vulnerable is yours? Join us as we learn how to prepare, defend, and respond to a data breac

  • February 2016 Luncheon

    Join us for our next luncheon on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Lawry's the Prime Rib. Russell Price from UBS Financial Services will present a discussion on "Improving Enterprise Value."

  • Great February 1st 2017 Event

    Thank you everyone who came out for our February seminar on Advanced Financial Statements. It was a great night, and Tony Stagliano did a fantastic job for us. All attendees should have received his Power Point Presentation by now, so email me if you still need it!

    See you March 1st!

  • 2017 Intern Program Open for Applications

    The Chicago Chapter of CFMA is currently accepting applications from General Member companies interested in hiring an intern this summer.

  • Linkedin Group

    Don't forget to add us to your Linkedin Connection!

  • Welcome New Members!

    We are pleased to announce that we have another new member! Please welcome Russell Bell of Senn Dunn!

  • Renewing Your Membership May Win You $500!

    Renew your CFMA Membership (local and national) by March 1, 2017 and you qualify to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

  • Read CFMA Chicago's Latest Newsletter

    Be in the know with CFMA's Newsletter

  • LEAN Construction? You Bet!

    The use of “Lean” is having a profound and beneficial impact in construction. As manufacturing and medical entities have become “Leaner”, what’s ahead for the world of construction? Should your firm embrace Lean? If so, WHY and HOW? Join us as two Lean advocates share their experiences.

  • All Industry Meeting & Toy Drive

    Don't miss this fun, All-Industry event on Wednesday, December 14th! CFMA will be giving out scholarships, plus the ACEC Excellence Awards and ASCE Report card. Bring at least one unwrapped toy to donate to WGME's Joy of Sharing Campaign.

  • CFMA Emerging Leaders Food Drive a Success!

    The Chapter’s Emerging Leaders hosted a food drive to support the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Donations were accepted before and during the Annual Holiday Social. CFMA Members donated more than $800! THANK YOU for your support!

  • Receive three months of free membership if you join now!

    Join now and your membership is good through March 31, 2018!

  • Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace

    Now that Maine has legalized marijuana, employers need to know how to handle both medical marijuana issues and recreational marijuana issues. Clark Insurance is hosting a breakfast meeting specifically discussing these topics. Register at the link below.

  • Puget Sound CFMA gives charitable donation to Treehouse's Wearhouse Renovation Campaign

    Treehouse's Wearhouse provides youth in foster care with clothes and shoes, school supplies, toys and books. The Wearhouse will be transformed into a space that better meets the needs of their youth and caregivers.

  • Salvation Army Coats for Kids

    On October 18th, 8 members of the Dakota Chapter spent the afternoon volunteering at the Fargo/Moorhead Salvation Army Coats for Kids event. We assisted families in need in finding proper winter coats, hats, gloves, etc. It was a meaningful experience for each of us. This event really highlights the need for more people to donate to our local coat drive. Watch for more info on when and where you can donate your gently used winter clothing next year!

  • CFMA Fall Mixer

    The CFMA Las Vegas Chapter's Fall Mixer is on Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Sierra Gold on South Jones Boulevard just north of the 215. The mixer is FREE for all members and only $10.00 for Non-members. Cheers!

  • Chapter Updates

    Members of the Maryland Chapter of the CFMA, I wanted to write you and let you know about some of the recent activity we’ve had at our Chapter.

    October has been a VERY busy month for us. We had a very successful CPE training day on October 5th; we brought in a number of speakers to discuss various hot topics our industry is facing today. The Board Members and Officers then went to the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore on October 18th and cooked dinner for about 35 people, all of whom are families staying at the House while their young children are being treated in local area hospitals. On October 24th we held our annual charity golf tournament at Rolling Road Country Club where we were able to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

    On October 25th, the Board Members and Officers met for our annual Strategic Retreat. We followed up on action items from last year’s retreat and completed a comprehensive SWOT analysis. Our chapter is in great shape financially and we have grown ...

  • 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Drive!

    Share your heart with a child this holiday season. We are collecting again this year, and would love to deliver more toys than ever! Bring to our November and December Meetings, drop off at C. Abbonizio Contractors in Deptford, or contact any board member! We will also take monetary donations for this great cause.

  • CFMA Holiday Social – SAVE THE DATE!

    Plans are underway for our annual Holiday Social and Toys For Tots drive! We are moving to a new venue this year, and very excited that Cinco’s at Akers Mill Square will be hosting our event on December 8th from 5:30 – 7:30.

    As always, this event is free to all members – we only ask for a new and unwrapped toy as your admission price. But because of rising prices, we are also offering sponsorship opportunities. We have a limited number available at the $100, $250, and $500 levels. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Callender - lac80.cpa@gmail.com.

  • November CFMA Meeting

    Join us on Tuesday, November 15th in Bangor at the Hilton Garden Inn as we discuss Best Practices for Retirement Plan Sponsors. Click the link for more info. See you there!