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Experis Webinar Series

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  • Assessing Cyber Risk - Challenges and Solutions
    Assessing Cyber Risk - Challenges and Solutions Stephen Head, CISSP, CISM, CISA - Director, IT Risk Advisary Services, Experis Finance Recorded: Sep 12 2018 60 mins
    Managing cyber risk in today’s digital environment is extremely challenging, whether your organization is public, private or governmental. In response to the growing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks, many organizations have decided it’s time to focus more of their efforts on cyber risk, starting with a cyber risk assessment. This approach to proactively dealing with the risk of cyber-attacks increases the organization’s awareness of the potential impacts and costs, and enables them to take actions that reduce the overall risk to the organization, minimize the impact of cyber-attacks, and more predictably ensure the continuity of essential services.

    This webinar will provide a high-level overview of assessing cyber risk and explore the following:

    •Threats and root causes of breaches
    •The changing regulatory landscape
    •Security frameworks and tools
    •Practical ways to assess your risk and organizational exposure
    •Key elements of a successful cyber risk management program

    Whether or not you have embraced a formal cyber risk management program, this session will provide practical advice on the evolving nature of cyber risk management, how to develop and incorporate an assessment process into your organization’s overall risk management efforts, and how cyber risk management can improve your organization’s ability to withstand a cyber-attack.
  • Hot Topics for Internal Audit
    Hot Topics for Internal Audit Tim Lietz and Ed Williams of Experis Finance Recorded: Jul 18 2018 61 mins
    Experis Finance is pleased to announce the first of our Hot Topics Series for Chief Audit Executives and their teams. Our goal is to provide you with a series of webinars that provide practical insights on topics of interest to internal audit professionals. Our first session will cover Agility and preparing for Robotic Process Automation.

    The webinar will provide participants with the following learning objectives:

    •Define Agility in the context of Internal Audit
    •Share pragmatic insights in how to define and execute an Agile transformation
    •Discuss RPA and in practical terms as companies begin to assess, plan and implement
    •Highlight the role of audit in assessing the overall RPA plan
    •Link the opportunities of RPA to the concepts of Agile Auditing

    Presented by:
    Tim Lietz – CIA, CRMA, MBA
    Regional Director, Risk Advisory Services
    Experis Finance

    Ed Williams CIA, CRMA
    Sr. Manager, Risk Advisory Services
    Experis Finance
  • CECL Planning & Implementation: Smaller, Less Complex Financial Institutions
    CECL Planning & Implementation: Smaller, Less Complex Financial Institutions C. Michael Baron, Erik Mahlke, and John R. Fleming with Experis Recorded: May 24 2018 61 mins
    Issued by the FASB in 2016, the implementation dates for CECL (Current Expected Credit Loss) are approaching and it is essential that appropriate planning and implementation tasks start soon so that banks can be assured of meeting key milestones, most notable the objective of running parallel calculations for the year preceding the go live date. Proper CECL planning is a multi-discipline effort, requiring the time and effort of many of each bank’s accounting, risk and IT groups.
    This informative webinar will provide a practical overview of planning and implementation considerations facing smaller, less complex financial institutions, including coverage of the following topics:
    •Description of the CECL standard and comparison to the existing Incurred Loss Method (we will focus our discussion on the impact to the ALLL account)
    •Review of key planning and implementation tasks including guidance needed to establish timelines, key decisions that need to be made and how to leverage existing processes
    •Update on recent CECL developments including regulatory guidance on potential capital treatment and a description of the proposed auditing standard covering estimates

    Our presenters will share their perspectives and industry experience:
    C. Michael Baron (CIA, CISA, CFSA, AMLP)
    Regional Practice Director, Financial Services – Northeast

    Erik Mahlke
    Engagement Manager, Financial Services – Midwest

    John R. Fleming
    Technical Accounting SME, Financial Services - Northeast
  • Finding Meaning in Security Metrics
    Finding Meaning in Security Metrics Mike Gerdes, Director, Information Security Center of Expertise, Experis US, Inc. Recorded: Apr 26 2018 62 mins
    The Internet has brought about dramatic changes in the structure, methods and operational capabilities of businesses, and how they interact with their customers, suppliers and communities. Along with the business benefits of the technological advances has come a demand for better security governance, operational risk and performance information to support business decisions and resource allocations. Unfortunately, many security metrics become shelfware or are routinely ignored because the recipients find little value in the measures, metrics and other report contents they routinely receive.
    This session will:
    •describe the various types and uses of metrics
    •establish some common attributes of meaningful metrics
    •discuss the importance of differentiating metrics by audience
    •describe a process for developing meaningful metrics
    •discuss the importance of performing periodic reviews and updates.

    Participants will gain a better understanding of meaningful security metrics and be able to:
    •Recognize some common impediments that prevent metrics from providing value
    •Move beyond the metrics status quo to a portfolio of meaningful metrics
    •Discriminate the security metrics provided based on audience attributes and needs
  • The Millennial Workforce
    The Millennial Workforce Timothy Lietz, Director of Risk Advisory Services, Experis Finance Recorded: Dec 5 2017 62 mins
    The Millennial Generation is one of the five generations in today's workforce and now, also the largest! Learn what motivates this powerful generation as they move into leadership roles and mold the future direction of organizations they work within.

    This informative webinar will provide an in-depth look at the Millennial workforce and cover the following aspects of this new generation:
    •A look at the five generations interacting in today's workforce
    •An overview of Millennial Generation characteristics
    •Management tips for all generations to consider
    •Current examples of leading and mentoring Millennials
    Whether you lead Millennials today, have them as teammates or colleagues, or you report to one, this session provides insight into what motivates this powerful generation and the ways they will change our workforce over the coming years.
  • Cyber Resiliency: Reducing Your Risk By Increasing Your Resiliency
    Cyber Resiliency: Reducing Your Risk By Increasing Your Resiliency Stephen Head, Mike Gerdes, and Jeff Butler of Experis Finance Recorded: Sep 12 2017 61 mins
    Managing operational resilience in today’s digital environment is extremely challenging, whether your organization is public, private or governmental. In response to the continued growth of cyber-attacks, many organizations have decided it’s time to focus more of their efforts on cyber resiliency. This approach to proactively dealing with the potential outcome of cyber-attacks increases the organization’s awareness of the potential impacts and costs, and enables them to take actions that reduce the overall risk to the organization, minimize the impact of cyber-attacks, and more predictably ensure the continuity of essential services.

    This webinar will provide a high-level overview of cyber resiliency and explore the following aspects of cyber resiliency:

    • Where cyber resiliency differs from traditional business continuity management
    • How to determine your organization's need for cyber resiliency
    • Practical ways to assess your current and future organizational exposure
    • Who should be involved in cyber resiliency
    • What are some practice steps to begin implementing a cyber resiliency program

    Whether or not you have embraced a formal cyber resiliency program, this session will provide some practical advice on what cyber resiliency is, how to incorporate it in your organization’s overall business continuity management efforts, and what cyber resiliency can mean to improving your organization’s ability to withstand a cyber attack.

    Presented by:
    Stephen Head, CPA, CISSP, CISM, CBCP
    Sr. Manager - Risk Advisory Services
    Experis Finance

    Mike Gerdes
    Director, Information Security Center of Expertise
    Experis US, Inc.

    Jeff Butler
    Director, Risk Advisory Services
    Experis Finance
  • Bottom-line Savings through Contract Compliance and Cost Recovery
    Bottom-line Savings through Contract Compliance and Cost Recovery George Albarelli, RAS Director, and Bill Consolie, Practice Leader-Construction Services, both of Experis Finance Recorded: May 10 2017 62 mins
    During this session, we will discuss how identifying risks and weaknesses in the procurement and contract process can result in reduced costs, recovered savings and corporate governance. You will learn how to identify differences between the contracted commercial teams and what is actually invoiced by vendors using a proven four-phased approach, data mining and other techniques to accentuate manual efforts. You also will discover how to embed controls and recover real dollars through an in-depth review of your procurement process and contracts.

    This webinar features George Albarelli, Director of Risk Advisory Services, and Bill Consolie, Global Practice Leader of Construction Services. They will:

    •Provide background and perspective on procurement contract compliance efforts
    •Demonstrate how to identify contract risks and weaknesses in the procurement and contract process
    •Introduce processes that could reduce overpayments
    •Share how to imbed controls and recover real dollars

    In addition to the above, the presenters will highlight specific aspects of contract compliance as it relates to construction. Specifically, they will emphasize:
    •Cost recovery
    •Risk mitigation
    •Cost avoidance
    •Cash management / cash flow

    Presented by George Albarelli, RAS Director, and Bill Consolie, Practice Leader-Construction Services, both of Experis Finance.
  • Revenue Recognition Implementation: Beyond the Debits and Credits
    Revenue Recognition Implementation: Beyond the Debits and Credits Pam Henry, CPA, CGMA and Ladonna Johnson, CPA; both of Experis Finance Recorded: Mar 15 2017 59 mins
    Assessment and implementation of the new revenue recognition standard is in full force and moving beyond the assessment phase for many companies. This webinar will provide a high-level summary of the new revenue recognition standard focusing on implementation considerations including tax and internal control documentation and procedures, as well as disclosure requirements and examples of the new significant footnote disclosures. This webinar will go beyond the debits and credits and into specific areas that companies should focus on as they move toward the adoption date. The presenters will share their perspectives gained and other issues noted when advising clients on their assessment and implementations as well as noted within industry guidance.

    Presented by:
    Pam Henry, CPA, CGMA; Director - Finance and Accounting
    Ladonna Johnson, CPA; Engagement Manager – Technical Accounting
  • The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce
    The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce Experis and Right Management Recorded: Jan 17 2017 60 mins
    IT leaders are increasingly uncovering the value of soft skills within their workforce. They’re telling us that soft skills—specifically communication and collaboration skills—can be as important as some technical competencies. What is causing increasing demands for soft skills in IT talent? How do IT leaders assess the soft skills of new recruits? Can these skills be developed in existing employees?

    During this webinar, you’ll hear experts from Experis and Right Management discuss the need for improved soft skills within today’s IT workforce and how IT leaders can ensure their workforce has the skills required to succeed in today’s world of work.

    By participating in this webinar, you will:
    Understand the increasing importance of communication and collaboration skills in IT roles today
    Gain greater insight from workforce experts about how to assess new IT recruits for soft skill proficiency
    Learn best-practice strategies for developing communication and collaboration skills within your team

    * NOTE: This event qualifies for 1 CPE credit.
    Experis is registered with the National Association of State Boards of 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: www.learningmarket.org. Should this course need to be cancelled or rescheduled by Experis, a 24-hour notice will be provided. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact Learning & Development at 414-319-3400.

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