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What are your 2020 goals?

  • 1.  What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-06-2019 16:00
    In next week's Bottom Lines there is an article about setting goals. To help everyone stay accountable and inspire others we are encouraging you to share your 2020 goals here!

    Cait Platt
    Marketing Coordinator
    Princeton NJ
    (609) 452-2434

  • 2.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-16-2019 10:01
    A personal goal of mine for 2020 is to receive my CCIFP accreditation.  I have also set goals for each of my regional controllers to obtain their CCIFP certifications.

    Charles Dixon
    Corporate Controller
    Hatzel & Buehler, Inc.
    Wilmington DE
    (302) 483-7304

  • 3.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-16-2019 12:02

    Personally I hope to make it out to more events & network with more industry professionals. I did some events this year, had a great time & found just how much our product can help companies in the construction industry. I attended the Florida Regional CFMA conference in November and learned a lot and had a lot of great conversations. Really hoping to do more of that all around (maybe one per quarter? what does everyone recommend?) in 2020. 

    In short, i'd like to personally network a lot more in 2020 & i'm open to suggestions!

    Joe Parton
    Cabbage Software
    Cheshire CT
    (203) 217-0075

  • 4.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-16-2019 13:43
    One of my personal goals is to get my CCIFP in Q1 of 2020.  I'm doing it with a colleague so we can help one another out and stay accountable to the goal.

    Kathy Reiner
    Truebeck Construction, Inc.
    San Mateo CA
    (650) 227-1957

  • 5.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-16-2019 16:05
    First of all to those of you who are setting the goal of getting your CCIFP - GO FOR IT!  It's one of the best things I have done.

    My goals this year professionally are to dig deep into cash flow and get that dialed in, develop a class on cash flow for 2021, and to help my staff reach their goals.
    Personally, I'd like to free up enough time to get my new house unpacked, organized, and all the little changes I want to make to it done in time to enjoy the new garden and patio!

    Linda Sterrett CCIFP
    Elder Construction Inc
    Colorado Springs CO
    (719) 471-2708

  • 6.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-16-2019 17:56
    Edited by Victoria Terrell 12-16-2019 17:56

    Personally, I am studying for the CCIFP, with the goal of taking the exam by February 28, 2020.  I also want to be more deliberate about being positive.

    Professionally, in following the suggestion of some colleagues, I organized an ESOP Committee (which includes representation from helpers to executives) and together we have the goal of creating a custom ESOP Education course presentation and teaching it to all of our employees next year.  We had our kickoff meeting a few weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised by how much everyone was interested in learning themselves, so that we can all share it with our fellow employee owners!  As others have shared with us, please reach out to me if you're interested in any of our committee information that could be useful to your organization.    

    Victoria Terrell | Controller
    Design Electric, Inc. | 1307 Carlton Ave | Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Direct Line (434) 951-0697 | Mobile (434) 315-3133

  • 7.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-16-2019 18:14
    Edited by Zach Lang 12-16-2019 18:15
    2020 Goal - Helping my finance/accounting team understand the "big picture" of financial success for our Company and construction projects.  Taking a step back from daily responsibilities and understand why management of cash flow, accurate payroll, processing cost/invoices (as examples) have greater meaning than just daily and repetitive accounting tasks.

    Zach Lang, CPA
    McCownGordon Construction
    Kansas City MO
    (816) 896-9295

  • 8.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-17-2019 09:26

    My personal goal is to use less plastic products in 2020.


    Cindy Walters, CCIFP

    Management Professional

    Great Lakes Water Authority • 735 Randolph • Detroit, MI 48226

    C: 313.549.6550


    General Information: 844.455.GLWA (4592)










  • 9.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-17-2019 07:00
    One of my goals is to obtain my CCIFP designation (sounds like a popular one!!).

    I would also like to be more diligent in cleaning up my habit of procrastinating certain things.

    Good luck everyone!

    Scott Bishop CPA
    C F O
    Buist Electric, Inc.
    Byron Center MI
    (616) 878-3315

  • 10.  RE: What are your 2020 goals?

    Posted 12-17-2019 11:59
    I usually wait until New Years day for this but, since you asked...

    Personally- organize my office! I try to keep as much as I can electronically so I can get rid of a lot of my files and paper. During the week things are happening way too fast and I feel guilty wasting time on the clock doing this, so it's easy to skip the house-cleaning. I need to plan on coming in on a weekend and blast this out.

    Job wise- 1) I'd like to dig deeper into our job percent of complete projections from an accounting % of complete perspective. We get percents from the project teams that come from their schedules but these are really physical percents, not based on projected actual costs. I'm hoping to take our historical actual cost information and create models by job length and/or product type to look for patterns and dial this in, 2) finish our accounting policies and procedures manual, 3) continue to refine our internal financial reporting package.

    Michael Grant CPA
    Chief Financial Officer
    Cahill Contractors
    San Francisco CA
    (415) 986-0600