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Ohio Valley Construction Conference - IN-PERSON ONLY

Overview

The Ohio Valley Construction Conference will provide insightful information for financial professionals in construction-oriented businesses and CPAs in firms with construction clients.

Book your room at the hotel by October 6, 2022. Or call 1-800-333-3399 and reference CFMA-KyCPA-OVCC.

This conference is a partnership between the KyCPA Society and the Bluegrass, Central Indiana, Kentuckiana and Tri-State Indiana CFMA Chapters.

Thank you to our sponsors:

National: Viewpoint, Forvis

Gold: Harding Shymanski & Company

Silver: Bowden & Wood, Blue & Co, Frost Brown Todd, MCM

Bronze: Crowe, McGriff Insurance

Objectives

Highlights

Agenda

Thursday, Oct 27th

8:10AM TO 9:25AM / General Sessions

Gregg Schoppman, Principal, FMI Corporation

The focus of many construction organizations should be on cost reduction and efficiency. With the downward pressure on price, contractors should continue to examine areas of their business where waste however large or small - is prevalent. As schedules contract, owners' expectations rise and margins remain in a fragile balance, it is imperative that the construction industry examine its operations and develop sound lean, efficient processes. It is easy to be lulled to sleep as a leader in the business and focus too narrowly on issues like price escalation, supply chains and post-pandemic challenges. However, having replicable tools and processes will help firms be competitive today and maintain a sustainable advantage tomorrow, regardless of uncertainty. Lean is not a new concept, but the recipe allows for a cultural shift to challenge the status quo and drive superior results long-term.


9:25AM TO 10:15AM / General Sessions

This program will discuss how Cybersecurity affects the construction industry and what you can do to help before and after a breach. With Ransomware Assessment and what your business can do to help recover during an incident.


10:30AM TO 11:45AM / General Sessions

Paul Esche, Co-Lead of Construction Practice

Cyndi Hines,

This session will discuss the pros and cons of ESOPs in the construction industry and will provide an overview of the ESOP transaction
process. It will offer insight regarding who is best suited for an ESOP, an understanding of the ESPO transaction process, and the opportunities surrounding them.


12:35PM TO 1:25PM / General Sessions

Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group, Inc.

This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including elevated inflation, lingering pandemic,worker shortages, war in Europe, rising interest rates, and stepped-up infrastructure spending. It will turn toward a forecast for the year to come: Is there more growth in our future, or is another recession on the way?


1:25PM TO 2:15PM / General Sessions

Larry Lawson,


2:25PM TO 3:15PM / General Sessions

3:15PM TO 4:05PM / General Sessions

4:05PM TO 4:55PM / General Sessions

Friday, Oct 28th

8:10AM TO 9:00AM / General Sessions

Chris Schwenk, Manager, Harding Shymanski & Co PSC

Andrea Strange, Vice President, Harding Shymanski & Company PSC

Topic 842, which was effective January 1, 2022 for private companies, requires lessees to record nearly all leases on the balance sheet. We will discuss implementation of the standard, as well as what you can expect post implementation and the potential impact to financial reporting and income taxes.


9:05AM TO 9:50AM / General Sessions

Susan Pittman, HR Advisory Leader, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP

What's your organization's employee value proposition? If it hasn't necessarily been well articulated, now might be the time to start
thinking it through. Because done right and effectively threaded through all of the aspects of your HR program, it's a great way to capture the hearts and minds of your current and prospective employees. And in the process, you'll also be creating valuable brand ambassadors to the outside world. An employee value proposition (EVP) is a statement of the value and benefits that come from working for your company. It is the foundation for your employment branding focus, reflecting the things that matter most to people,
like your mission, culture and style. Not only are these things they can believe in and support, but they make your organization stand out from the crowd.


10:00AM TO 11:15AM / General Sessions

Rhonda Huismann, Crowe LLP

Eliot Wagonheim,


11:15AM TO 12:50PM / General Sessions

Mike Shull, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Escalation clauses are being requested across the construction industry. The discussion will explore factors to consider if you are on either side of this request, and how to see the other side position and reach agreement.


1:00PM TO 1:50PM / General Sessions

Niladri Sannigrahi, Liberty Mutual

Wherever you are in the construction value chain, learn how financial, operational and economic data could be used effectively in
developing actionable insights that would help you and your clients alike. Hear about best practices in identifying and analyzing data and
engage in exploring key performance metrics and industry benchmarks. You may be surprised to know how your surety can utilize both internal and external data in creating unique value-added services for its partners.


1:50PM TO 3:10PM / General Sessions

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Agenda

Thursday, Oct 27th

8:10AM to 9:25AM / General Sessions

Gregg Schoppman, Principal, FMI Corporation

The focus of many construction organizations should be on cost reduction and efficiency. With the downward pressure on price, contractors should continue to examine areas of their business where waste however large or small - is prevalent. As schedules contract, owners' expectations rise and margins remain in a fragile balance, it is imperative that the construction industry examine its operations and develop sound lean, efficient processes. It is easy to be lulled to sleep as a leader in the business and focus too narrowly on issues like price escalation, supply chains and post-pandemic challenges. However, having replicable tools and processes will help firms be competitive today and maintain a sustainable advantage tomorrow, regardless of uncertainty. Lean is not a new concept, but the recipe allows for a cultural shift to challenge the status quo and drive superior results long-term.

9:25AM to 10:15AM / General Sessions

This program will discuss how Cybersecurity affects the construction industry and what you can do to help before and after a breach. With Ransomware Assessment and what your business can do to help recover during an incident.

10:30AM to 11:45AM / General Sessions

Paul Esche, Co-Lead of Construction Practice

Cyndi Hines,

This session will discuss the pros and cons of ESOPs in the construction industry and will provide an overview of the ESOP transaction
process. It will offer insight regarding who is best suited for an ESOP, an understanding of the ESPO transaction process, and the opportunities surrounding them.

12:35PM to 1:25PM / General Sessions

Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group, Inc.

This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including elevated inflation, lingering pandemic,worker shortages, war in Europe, rising interest rates, and stepped-up infrastructure spending. It will turn toward a forecast for the year to come: Is there more growth in our future, or is another recession on the way?

1:25PM to 2:15PM / General Sessions

Larry Lawson,

2:25PM to 3:15PM / General Sessions

3:15PM to 4:05PM / General Sessions

4:05PM to 4:55PM / General Sessions

Friday, Oct 28th

8:10AM to 9:00AM / General Sessions

Chris Schwenk, Manager, Harding Shymanski & Co PSC

Andrea Strange, Vice President, Harding Shymanski & Company PSC

Topic 842, which was effective January 1, 2022 for private companies, requires lessees to record nearly all leases on the balance sheet. We will discuss implementation of the standard, as well as what you can expect post implementation and the potential impact to financial reporting and income taxes.

9:05AM to 9:50AM / General Sessions

Susan Pittman, HR Advisory Leader, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP

What's your organization's employee value proposition? If it hasn't necessarily been well articulated, now might be the time to start
thinking it through. Because done right and effectively threaded through all of the aspects of your HR program, it's a great way to capture the hearts and minds of your current and prospective employees. And in the process, you'll also be creating valuable brand ambassadors to the outside world. An employee value proposition (EVP) is a statement of the value and benefits that come from working for your company. It is the foundation for your employment branding focus, reflecting the things that matter most to people,
like your mission, culture and style. Not only are these things they can believe in and support, but they make your organization stand out from the crowd.

10:00AM to 11:15AM / General Sessions

Rhonda Huismann, Crowe LLP

Eliot Wagonheim,

11:15AM to 12:50PM / General Sessions

Mike Shull, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Escalation clauses are being requested across the construction industry. The discussion will explore factors to consider if you are on either side of this request, and how to see the other side position and reach agreement.

1:00PM to 1:50PM / General Sessions

Niladri Sannigrahi, Liberty Mutual

Wherever you are in the construction value chain, learn how financial, operational and economic data could be used effectively in
developing actionable insights that would help you and your clients alike. Hear about best practices in identifying and analyzing data and
engage in exploring key performance metrics and industry benchmarks. You may be surprised to know how your surety can utilize both internal and external data in creating unique value-added services for its partners.

1:50PM to 3:10PM / General Sessions

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Review and choose your sessions and options above.

Materials are generally available 3 days in advance of an event. Once you have downloaded the manual, we are unable to cancel your registration.

Event Code:

CCC1027

16 CPE Credits
Accounting: 11 Credits Business Law: 1 Credits Economics: 1 Credits Specialized Knowledge and Applications: 1 Credits Tax: 2 Credits

Registration

Member Price:
$449 $499
Non-member Price:
$449 $499
Register by September 15th for Early Bird Pricing.

Registration is open through 10/26.

Thursday, October 27th

8:00am to 4:00pm
(Check-In 7:30am)

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500 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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