Treasury Management Course

When:  Oct 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago, IL

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CFMA Chicago Offers One-Day Treasury Management Course

CFMA’s newly redesigned Treasury Management course has been divided into 4 separate 100-minute modules that can be presented in sequence or as standalone seminars. The Chicago Chapter will offer all four modules in a comprehensive one-day course.  This series was designed for Controllers and CFOs of construction companies who desire to learn the fundamental skills of Treasury Management and who have a working knowledge of construction accounting and cash management.

Upon completing this one-day course, you will be able to:

Part I – The Big Picture

   Identify the conceptual, operational, and strategic objectives of treasury management, as well as the governing concepts and standards

   Discuss effective working capital management, as well as fraud detection and prevention

Part II – Processes & Tools

  Discuss the processes and systems that are an integral part of the cash flow life cycle

   Describe the banking tools and services, the investment of cash resources, and the basics of cash forecasting

Part III – Insurance Programs & Employee Benefits

   Discuss enterprise risk management and the types of business insurance and their delivery methods (including OCIP/CCIPs and the management of self-insured risk programs)

   Discuss group insurance programs and the basics of pension plans, and describe the management of self-insured programs

Part IV – Budgeting & Reporting

   Describe the process, tools, and strategies used in developing enterprise budgets, as well as backlog and burn-off schedules

   Discuss the types of information that management needs to see and the financial reporting systems typically used

Speaker: Steven D. Lords, CPA, CCIFP, CFO


Steve Lords has been actively involved in the construction industry for 25 years and has worked for both GCs and subcontractors. He has served as CFO for a number of companies, including CF Jordan Construction, Martin Harris Construction, and Roy Anderson Corporation.

In 2010, Steve was appointed to the FASB’s Private Company Financial Reporting Committee, a 12-member committee that provides nonpublic entity feedback on proposed FASB exposure drafts and SOPs.   A member of CFMA since 1988, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including national President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. Steve has also served as president of the Albuquerque, South Mississippi, and Las Vegas chapters.

A member of CFMA’s Education Committee for the past 18 years, Steve is a national instructor and developed the Advanced Cash Forecasting program.  Steve also received CFMA’s Danny B. Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award and Debra Hahn Memorial Award, and is a longtime author for CFMA Building Profits.

Program Timeline:

Check-In: 8:00 a.m.

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a 30 minute break for lunch (Lunch will be provided)

Registration Fee:

CFMA Member: $200

CFMA Affiliate Member: $200 (attendee works for a company represented by a CFMA member)

Non-Member: $250

CPE Available:

Earn 8 CPE credits in the Fields of Study: Accounting - 1 credit; Specialized Knowledge & Applications – 7 credits.

This is a GROUP-LIVE presentation at the Intermediate level. A working knowledge of construction accounting is recommended.

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is registered with the National Association of State Boardsof Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 

For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, contact Brian Summers, VP of Content Management and Education at CFMA.  Princeton Forrestal Village, 100 Village Blvd., Suite 200, Princeton, NJ 08540, Phone: 609-452-8000, or e-mail


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