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EIFC-CR | In Person Training | Update | Scheduled
- Reserve your overnight accommodations at The Kirkwood Center by Aug. 28 to receive the negotiated room rate of $129.
- Thursday sessions: 8:30 a.m.-4:25 p.m | Friday sessions: 8 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
- Accounting & Auditing
CPAs and other business professionals.
To stay on top of current issues affecting CPAs.
No advance preparation necessary.
Don Minges is a fractional CFO who worked in diverse industries at various stages of development. He has experience in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Don has experience raising equity for several growing firms and has also invested equity capital into promising businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors of many firms. Mr. Minges graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.
Mark W. Mirsky
Mark Mirsky is a licensed CPA in Illinois with in-house corporate accounting experience and has worked in both large and small accounting firms. He has a Master's in Taxation from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
In 2004 Mark co-founded ROI Business Services, LLC, where he leads tax and management advisory services. With a focus on partnerships, S-corporations, C-corporations, and multi-state taxation, Mark provides assistance for business startups, the acquisition and disposition of businesses, international taxation, and real estate. Mark works with businesses and organizations across the country and around the world, including manufacturing/distribution, technology and web-based, and construction companies, as well as service firms and medical practices. He also works with individuals providing tax planning. Mark's background includes working in the international tax group at one of the largest accounting firms in the world and for two middle-market firms focusing on closely held businesses, serving as a firm-wide resource for partnership and multistate taxation
Gary Cokins, MBA, CPIM, is an internationally recognized author and speaker. He spent 30 years working with the consulting practices of Deloitte, KPMG, EDS and SAS. Gary has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. His most recent books are "Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk and Analytics" and "Predictive Business Analytics published by Wiley and Sons."
Mark D. Mishler, CPA, CMA, licensed as a CPA in Ohio, has been a discussion leader and has authored courses for Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan company, for seven years. Mark’s career includes Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Controller, and Chief Information Officer global finance and operating leadership roles with publicly traded and private equity companies. His prior companies include Breeze-Eastern, General Electric Healthcare, Fedders Corporation, Amcast Industrial Corporation, Witco, Siemens Medical, Dun & Bradstreet, and WR Grace. Mark is currently providing fractional CFO services to small companies that do not need a CFO every day and to large companies that have project needs, such as acquisitions, improving customer or product profitability, raising capital, and financial reporting. With more than 29 years’ experience in finance and accounting for global manufacturing companies, Mark secured debt and equity financing, as well as wrote SEC Form S-1 and presented at equity road shows for an IPO. He led global information technology enterprise systems implementations, and eveloped and implemented activity-based costing. Mark managed finance and accounting for 40 plants in 30 countries simultaneously and led due diligence, negotiation, structuring, valuation, synergy realization, and integration for more than 25 acquisitions. Mark leads financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting; ensures financial integrity and regulatorycompliance; partners with operating managers to improve profitability and cash flow, and optimize the balance sheet; raises debt and equity capital, and develops stakeholders’ confidence in the company. Functionally, he managed finance, financial and managerial accounting, auditing, treasury, tax, SEC reporting, SOX compliance, information technology, human resources, strategic planning, and risk management, including currency, raw materials, and interest rate swap hedging. Mark has been an Adjunct Professor of Global Management, Finance, and Accounting for over 20 years, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has taught CMA review, graded the CMA exam, and written questions for the CPA exam. He has been published in finance and accounting journals, most recently in the March 2017 Journal of Accountancy writing about foreign currency’s impact on global business. In 2014, he was a finalist for New Jersey Biz magazine’s CFO of the Year. Mark earned two bachelors’ degrees in chemistry and biology from Indiana University and his MBA from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.