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Most finance professionals want to advance in our careers and certainly improve our skills all around. What types of training matter most to you? Is it technical finance training (e.g. valuation, WACC, core FP&A analysis, etc.), technical accounting (e.g. rev rec, lease acct'g, etc.), management and leadership skills, operational areas (e.g. legal, HR, supply chain, etc.), special skills (e.g. Excel, specific ERP skills, etc.) or something else? We'd like to know what courses will best serve our community and then we will work to get them out there. Please either answer here or, if you prefer, please recommend a course directly using this form.

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Jaime Campbell
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company: Tier One Services, LLC
(Chief Financial Officer, Tier One Services, LLC) |

If there were a "Like" button I would click it! I'll be delighted to share my thoughts.

One hot topic is a vendor-independent, practitioner-led comparison & demo of accounting software. I'm on a panel like this in May at the NJ Accounting, Business, & Technology Show because there is huge demand for it.

Excel training is a must, and I'd like to emphasize Excel training geared specifically toward reviewers. One research company determined that 90% of spreadsheets have errors, and some of those errors are material.

On a similar note, offering training to managers on how to train others in Excel would be incredibly valuable so they can have the choice of personally beefing up the skills of their team to produce exactly the results that are needed.

Technical topics to enhance CPE are always welcome and needed. I would include an emphasis on forward-looking topics which will help finance & accounting professionals stay on the leading edge and advance, such as revenue recognition for subscription-based revenue models, barter issues (more applicable to small businesses), and management of new types of risks ranging from technological to tax compliance where the government is stepping up audits, such as 1099 compliance.

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