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  • LC Series—Choosing the Right INCOTERMS for Letters of Credit

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/25/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Topics that will be addressed during this webinar: Their role in export logistics Why INCOTERMS are important Establish “control” over product shipments Defining the 11 INCOTERMS History Misconceptions Establish clear understanding of each term Their impact on the financial side of export transactions Which INCOTERMS are best for exporters? Control, security, payment Which INCOTERMS are best for Importers? Which INCOTERMS are best to use in Letters of Credit?

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Topics that will be addressed during this webinar:

    • Their role in export logistics
    • Why INCOTERMS are important
      • Establish “control” over product shipments
    • Defining the 11 INCOTERMS
      • History
      • Misconceptions
      • Establish clear understanding of each term
      • Their impact on the financial side of export transactions
    • Which INCOTERMS are best for exporters?
      • Control, security, payment
    • Which INCOTERMS are best for Importers?
    • Which INCOTERMS are best to use in Letters of Credit?

    About the Speaker

    Richard “Chip” Thomas, General Manager, American Export Training Institute, West Chester, PA

    Mr. Thomas’ interest in international affairs and cultures began in high school where he had the opportunity to finish his junior and senior years at a private school in Zimbabwe, Africa.  He finished his B.A. from So. Illinois University in 1969, majoring in economics and history, and completed a master’s degree in 1975 from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.  After his undergraduate degree, Mr. Thomas spent two and a half years working in Colombia, S.A. with the Peace Corps, followed by another two years in Colombia with the U.S. Information Agency (USIA).

    Upon returning to the U.S. and completing his graduate studies, Mr. Thomas entered a 22-year career in international banking, specializing in international trade and finance.  This work led to extensive international travel, with a 2-year assignment working and living in Mexico.

    During his banking career, Mr. Thomas developed a skill in training and was responsible for International Product and Service Training for Mellon Bank’s customers and employees.  Mr. Thomas left banking in early 1995 to pursue his interest in training by helping to establish the American Export Training Institute (AETI), which provides practical training in export finance to corporations and financial institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Mr. Thomas is co-author of the Trade Finance Handbook, Thomson, 2005.  The book is targeted to small and mid-size companies (SMEs) interested in how to effectively enter the international trade arena.

    Mr. Thomas speaks fluent Spanish.

  • Global Workshop: Building a Successful Automation Strategy

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/25/2021

    This recording is available for 14 days after registration. The first part of this two-part series takes a deep dive into building a strategy for a successful automation implementation, from how to develop and implement it to building a business case for it. Why automate? What are the features, costs and benefits associated with automation? How do you build a strong business case for automation? How do you get buy in from different stakeholders?

    This recording is available for 14 days after registration.

    The first part of this two-part series takes a deep dive into building a strategy for a successful automation implementation, from how to develop and implement it to building a business case for it.

    • Why automate?
    • What are the features, costs and benefits associated with automation?
    • How do you build a strong business case for automation?
    • How do you get buy in from different stakeholders?

    The second part focuses on best practices and lessons learned when building an automation strategy.

    • Real-time case studies from Lyondell, BASF and Borealis.
    • The automation journey.
    • Lessons learned and skill sets needed for the future of digital-age work.

    Moderator:

    Fredrik Matell, Kloeckner & CO SE, Duisburg Area, Germany 

    Speakers:

    Faysal Kadi Wahabi, CICP, LyondellBasell Nederland BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Peter Wahnschaffe, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

    Pietro Pavone, BASF Schweiz AG, Basel, Switzerland

    Edo Zorge, Borealis Polymers NV, Mechelen, Belgium

    Kullie Lehmet, Borealis Polymers NV, Mechelen, Belgium

    Leonel Torrejon, ICCE, Axogen Corporation, Alachua, FL

  • LC Series—Letter of Credit Documentation: How to Avoid Discrepancies

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/18/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Topics that will be addressed during the webinar: Why documentation is necessary They are required for payment! What documentation should be required? Only documents legally required by customs in buyer’s country Documentation rule: Keep it simple, i.e., minimal documents please! What is a discrepancy? Why do banks always seem to find them? The common causes of discrepancies. How to avoid discrepancies What to do when discrepancies occur Why you should control the number of documents How to control what documents are permissible Never consign Bills of Lading / shipping documents to the buyer Why you should never send documents “on approval”

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:

    • Why documentation is necessary
      • They are required for payment!
    • What documentation should be required?
      • Only documents legally required by customs in buyer’s country
    • Documentation rule: Keep it simple, i.e., minimal documents please!
    • What is a discrepancy?
    • Why do banks always seem to find them?
    • The common causes of discrepancies.
    • How to avoid discrepancies
    • What to do when discrepancies occur
    • Why you should control the number of documents
    • How to control what documents are permissible
    • Never consign Bills of Lading / shipping documents to the buyer
    • Why you should never send documents “on approval”

    About the Speaker

    Richard “Chip” Thomas, General Manager, American Export Training Institute, West Chester, PA

    Mr. Thomas’ interest in international affairs and cultures began in high school where he had the opportunity to finish his junior and senior years at a private school in Zimbabwe, Africa.  He finished his B.A. from So. Illinois University in 1969, majoring in economics and history, and completed a master’s degree in 1975 from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.  After his undergraduate degree, Mr. Thomas spent two and a half years working in Colombia, S.A. with the Peace Corps, followed by another two years in Colombia with the U.S. Information Agency (USIA).

    Upon returning to the U.S. and completing his graduate studies, Mr. Thomas entered a 22-year career in international banking, specializing in international trade and finance.  This work led to extensive international travel, with a 2-year assignment working and living in Mexico.

    During his banking career, Mr. Thomas developed a skill in training and was responsible for International Product and Service Training for Mellon Bank’s customers and employees.  Mr. Thomas left banking in early 1995 to pursue his interest in training by helping to establish the American Export Training Institute (AETI), which provides practical training in export finance to corporations and financial institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Mr. Thomas is co-author of the Trade Finance Handbook, Thomson, 2005.  The book is targeted to small and mid-size companies (SMEs) interested in how to effectively enter the international trade arena.

    Mr. Thomas speaks fluent Spanish.

  • The Power of Procure To Pay (P2P) Metrics and Dashboards

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/16/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. This webinar will provide a roadmap for the implementation of key metrics and reporting that can be used for the P2P process. The instructor will provide practical guidance for developing metrics that are reportable, actionable, and will stand the test of time. Attendees will learn how to actually use metrics and trends to develop areas for business process improvement. The instructor will define and explain the four foundational groups of metrics for P2P process and how to implement a meaningful reporting process. Learning Objectives: The P2P process can be difficult to measure since procurement, receiving, and accounts payable may report to different organizations. In some companies, accounts payable usually reports through finance and procurement may report to supply chain management. This webinar will identify the key functions that impact the P2P process and will focus on the process dependencies and interdependencies. We’ll discuss how metrics can highlight the negative and positive aspects of this important process and will identify how the P2P process can provide cost savings and improvements to working capital.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    This webinar will provide a roadmap for the implementation of key metrics and reporting that can be used for the P2P process. The instructor will provide practical guidance for developing metrics that are reportable, actionable, and will stand the test of time. Attendees will learn how to actually use metrics and trends to develop areas for business process improvement. The instructor will define and explain the four foundational groups of metrics for P2P process and how to implement a meaningful reporting process.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • The P2P process can be difficult to measure since procurement, receiving, and accounts payable may report to different organizations.  
    • In some companies, accounts payable usually reports through finance and procurement may report to supply chain management. 
    • This webinar will identify the key functions that impact the P2P process and will focus on the process dependencies and interdependencies.
    • We’ll discuss how metrics can highlight the negative and positive aspects of this important process and will identify how the P2P process can provide cost savings and improvements to working capital.  

    About the Speaker

    Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC, President, Doxey Inc., Paeonian Springs, VA

    Chris Doxey is an author, speaker and management consultant who is passionate about improving financial process.Chris focuses on internal controls, process transformation and automation. She has extensive experience with trade directories, metrics and analytics and self-audit tools.

    Chris spent more than25 years at Hewlett Packard and Verizon in senior P2P, logistics, and finance andaccounting leadership positions.Chris held executive positions with global P2P audit firms for eight years.During her eight years of management consulting experience, Chris designed a new fiscal closing process for a large enterprise, implemented a self-audit tool for a global P2P audit firm. Chrisdeveloped the requirements for a trade directory and drove theimplementation process for a global financial institution. As an example of her process transformation work, Chris worked with a large university to improve internal controls and implement automated account payable processes. She also develops educational content for several P2P solution providers.

    Chris works with the riskcloud product team at Oracle where she developed the initial set of automated P2P controls and collaborates with the Oracle team on a frequent basis to discuss improvements. She is a long-time speaker at Oracle’s Open World conferences.She leads the risk advisory practice for an Oracle partner and supports the implementation of risk cloud for large enterprise clients. 

    Chris is acertified accounts payable professional (CAPP) and holdsa certification in controls self-assessments (CSA). She is a certified professional controller (CPC) and a certified internal controls auditor (CICA). Chris holds a BA, BS, MBA, and a graduate certificate in project management. Chris is a member of the Institute for Internal Controls (IIC), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is onthe advisory board for the IIC and the Exchange Summit.Chris is the author of The Internal Controls Toolkit and The Fiscal Close Toolkit published by Wiley in 2019. The Controller’s Toolkit and The AP Toolkit will be published in 2021.

  • LC Series—Roles and Responsibilities of Banks in the Payment Process

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/11/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Topics that will be addressed during this webinar: How many banks should be involved in a transaction? Are all banks the same? Does it matter what bank you use? What are the banks most concerned about? What are the responsibilities of banks in a Letter of Credit? Why do banks charge Letter of Credit fees? Are bank fees excessive? Can you negotiate fees with banks? Will banks help you with your Letters of Credit? Banks aren’t your enemy—understand why! Learn to talk to a bank to get what you want! Understand how to set up the banks for efficient payment

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Topics that will be addressed during this webinar:

    • How many banks should be involved in a transaction?
    • Are all banks the same?
    • Does it matter what bank you use?
    • What are the banks most concerned about?
    • What are the responsibilities of banks in a Letter of Credit?
    • Why do banks charge Letter of Credit fees?
    • Are bank fees excessive?
    • Can you negotiate fees with banks?
    • Will banks help you with your Letters of Credit?
    • Banks aren’t your enemy—understand why!
    • Learn to talk to a bank to get what you want!
    • Understand how to set up the banks for efficient payment

    About the Speaker

    Richard “Chip” Thomas, General Manager, American Export Training Institute, West Chester, PA

    Mr. Thomas’ interest in international affairs and cultures began in high school where he had the opportunity to finish his junior and senior years at a private school in Zimbabwe, Africa.  He finished his B.A. from So. Illinois University in 1969, majoring in economics and history, and completed a master’s degree in 1975 from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.  After his undergraduate degree, Mr. Thomas spent two and a half years working in Colombia, S.A. with the Peace Corps, followed by another two years in Colombia with the U.S. Information Agency (USIA).

    Upon returning to the U.S. and completing his graduate studies, Mr. Thomas entered a 22-year career in international banking, specializing in international trade and finance.  This work led to extensive international travel, with a 2-year assignment working and living in Mexico.

    During his banking career, Mr. Thomas developed a skill in training and was responsible for International Product and Service Training for Mellon Bank’s customers and employees.  Mr. Thomas left banking in early 1995 to pursue his interest in training by helping to establish the American Export Training Institute (AETI), which provides practical training in export finance to corporations and financial institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Mr. Thomas is co-author of the Trade Finance Handbook, Thomson, 2005.  The book is targeted to small and mid-size companies (SMEs) interested in how to effectively enter the international trade arena.

    Mr. Thomas speaks fluent Spanish.

  • LC Series—Understanding the Letter of Credit Process: What Every Exporter Needs to Know

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/04/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Collectively, this four-part webinar series provides a comprehensive view on export letters of credit and the best practices that support using them. Join veteran international banker, Chip Thomas, who will provide practical tools, techniques and insight that credit professionals can immediately apply when using letters of credit. Sign up for all four and save 10% on the registration fee. Topics that will be addressed during this webinar: Review the role of Letters of Credit Security, payment, financing Major problems with Letters of Credit Why these problems occur and what actions to take The 5-step Letter of Credit “process” explained Logistics Documentation Correspondent banking Payment structure LC structure Why exporters must negotiate LC terms and conditions with buyers Dangers of not embracing the LC process and negotiating from strength

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Collectively, this four-part webinar series provides a comprehensive view on export letters of credit and the best practices that support using them. Join veteran international banker, Chip Thomas, who will provide practical tools, techniques and insight that credit professionals can immediately apply when using letters of credit. Sign up for all four and save 10% on the registration fee.

    Topics that will be addressed during this webinar:

    • Review the role of Letters of Credit
      • Security, payment, financing
    • Major problems with Letters of Credit
    • Why these problems occur and what actions to take
    • The 5-step Letter of Credit “process” explained
      • Logistics
      • Documentation
      • Correspondent banking
      • Payment structure
      • LC structure
    • Why exporters must negotiate LC terms and conditions with buyers
    • Dangers of not embracing the LC process and negotiating from strength

    About the Speaker

    Richard “Chip” Thomas, General Manager, American Export Training Institute, West Chester, PA

    Mr. Thomas’ interest in international affairs and cultures began in high school where he had the opportunity to finish his junior and senior years at a private school in Zimbabwe, Africa.  He finished his B.A. from So. Illinois University in 1969, majoring in economics and history, and completed a master’s degree in 1975 from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.  After his undergraduate degree, Mr. Thomas spent two and a half years working in Colombia, S.A. with the Peace Corps, followed by another two years in Colombia with the U.S. Information Agency (USIA).

    Upon returning to the U.S. and completing his graduate studies, Mr. Thomas entered a 22-year career in international banking, specializing in international trade and finance.  This work led to extensive international travel, with a 2-year assignment working and living in Mexico.

    During his banking career, Mr. Thomas developed a skill in training and was responsible for International Product and Service Training for Mellon Bank’s customers and employees.  Mr. Thomas left banking in early 1995 to pursue his interest in training by helping to establish the American Export Training Institute (AETI), which provides practical training in export finance to corporations and financial institutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Mr. Thomas is co-author of the Trade Finance Handbook, Thomson, 2005.  The book is targeted to small and mid-size companies (SMEs) interested in how to effectively enter the international trade arena.

    Mr. Thomas speaks fluent Spanish.

  • How to Improve Your DSO: Ramp-up Your Collection Cycle

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/02/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) is an important metric to monitor in companies of all sizes throughout every industry. DSO measures the average age of accounts receivable for your organization. If your average is trending higher, then your business is more likely to struggle with cash flow. As we know, cash is always considered to be “king” and is critical to an organization’s survival. In many cases, improving cash flow is as simple as making small changes to the collections process, but the Accounts Receivable Professional should be aware of strategies for reducing the Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) average as an important method for improving cash flow. Learning Objectives: This webinar will provide a “blueprint” to enable you to “ramp up” your collection cycle and have an immediate positive impact on your DSO. Attendees will obtain the following three helpful tools: 1)“Six Strategies to Reduce Your DSO,” 2) “15 Reasons to Turn Your Account Over to a Collections Agency,” and 3) “17 Steps to Reduce Outstanding Accounts Receivables.”

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) is an important metric to monitor in companies of all sizes throughout every industry. DSO measures the average age of accounts receivable for your organization. If your average is trending higher, then your business is more likely to struggle with cash flow. As we know, cash is always considered to be “king” and is critical to an organization’s survival. In many cases, improving cash flow is as simple as making small changes to the collections process, but the Accounts Receivable Professional should be aware of strategies for reducing the Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) average as an important method for improving cash flow.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • This webinar will provide a “blueprint” to enable you to “ramp up” your collection cycle and have an immediate positive impact on your DSO. 
    • Attendees will obtain the following three helpful tools:  1)“Six Strategies to Reduce Your DSO,”  2) “15 Reasons to Turn Your Account Over to a Collections Agency,” and  3) “17 Steps to Reduce Outstanding Accounts Receivables.”

    About the Speaker

    Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC, President, Doxey Inc., Paeonian Springs, VA

    Chris Doxey is an author, speaker and management consultant who is passionate about improving financial process.Chris focuses on internal controls, process transformation and automation. She has extensive experience with trade directories, metrics and analytics and self-audit tools.

    Chris spent more than25 years at Hewlett Packard and Verizon in senior P2P, logistics, and finance andaccounting leadership positions.Chris held executive positions with global P2P audit firms for eight years.During her eight years of management consulting experience, Chris designed a new fiscal closing process for a large enterprise, implemented a self-audit tool for a global P2P audit firm. Chrisdeveloped the requirements for a trade directory and drove theimplementation process for a global financial institution. As an example of her process transformation work, Chris worked with a large university to improve internal controls and implement automated account payable processes. She also develops educational content for several P2P solution providers.

    Chris works with the riskcloud product team at Oracle where she developed the initial set of automated P2P controls and collaborates with the Oracle team on a frequent basis to discuss improvements. She is a long-time speaker at Oracle’s Open World conferences.She leads the risk advisory practice for an Oracle partner and supports the implementation of risk cloud for large enterprise clients. 

    Chris is acertified accounts payable professional (CAPP) and holdsa certification in controls self-assessments (CSA). She is a certified professional controller (CPC) and a certified internal controls auditor (CICA). Chris holds a BA, BS, MBA, and a graduate certificate in project management. Chris is a member of the Institute for Internal Controls (IIC), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is onthe advisory board for the IIC and the Exchange Summit.Chris is the author of The Internal Controls Toolkit and The Fiscal Close Toolkit published by Wiley in 2019. The Controller’s Toolkit and The AP Toolkit will be published in 2021.

  • Risk Mitigation in Mexico in a Nutshell: Due Diligence & Secured Transactions

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/28/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. What key factors should credit managers consider in order to mitigate risk when selling to Mexican buyers on credit? Join Romelio Hernandez, of HMH Legal S.C., and find out! Romelio will share best practices and techniques for performing due diligence on prospective buyers, as well as review basic documents for securing credit sales to enhance the creditor’s position in court, should debtors’ default on payment. This webinar will help credit managers detect critical mistakes that can cost them uncollectable receivables during credit sales to Mexico, and will help them prevent such unfavorable situations.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    What key factors should credit managers consider in order to mitigate risk when selling to Mexican buyers on credit? Join Romelio Hernandez, of HMH Legal S.C., and find out!

    Romelio will share best practices and techniques for performing due diligence on prospective buyers, as well as review basic documents for securing credit sales to enhance the creditor’s position in court, should debtors’ default on payment. This webinar will help credit managers detect critical mistakes that can cost them uncollectable receivables during credit sales to Mexico, and will help them prevent such unfavorable situations.

    About the Speaker

    Romelio Hernandez, President, HMH Legal S.C., Tijuana-Baja California, Mexico

    Romelio Hernandez is president at HMH Legal, a law firm that focuses on creditor protection in Mexico and Latin America, with services of debt collection, litigation, secure transactions and due diligence investigations. Based in Tijuana-Baja California, México, he works extensively with foreign firms, exporting companies and collection agencies, assisting them with out-of-court and legal collection efforts throughout the region. His litigation experience of more than 20 years and exposure to international commercial law has allowed him to provide guidance to foreign firms in mitigating the various risks of selling or extending loans internationally. Romelio graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and was admitted to practice law in Mexico in 1997. Romelio holds a masters’ degree in comparative law (LL.M.) from the University of San Diego School of Law (2011).

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Metrics for Your Financial Close

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/26/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. The financial closing process is often a blur with little time to consider measuring the results and areas that need process improvements or may indicate a financial statement fraud. Financial statements are the ultimate scorecard for a company. A company's financial statements reflect the company's business results and trends, its products, services, and macro-fundamental events. There is a competing demand for improved financial governance and increased transparency and reliability of data. Finance and accounting organizations need to proactively manage the challenges of data quality and prepare for new regulatory requirements to avoid creating a “perfect storm” for their financial close and consolidation processes. How can these challenges be tackled in a concise and predictable manner? We’ll look at both the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) needed to measure the closing process as well as the metrics that can analyze your financial statements and indicate anomalies. Learning Objectives: We’ll define the key components of a governance process for your financial close that will reduce surprises and improve predictability. Attendees will learn how KPIs and metrics can help to identify process improvements and areas for automation. Attendees will learn the differences between operational metrics and financial statement metrics and the need for both. Attendees will obtain examples of scorecards for the financial close.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    The financial closing process is often a blur with little time to consider measuring the results and areas that need process improvements or may indicate a financial statement fraud.  Financial statements are the ultimate scorecard for a company. A company's financial statements reflect the company's business results and trends, its products, services, and macro-fundamental events. There is a competing demand for improved financial governance and increased transparency and reliability of data.  Finance and accounting organizations need to proactively manage the challenges of data quality and prepare for new regulatory requirements to avoid creating a “perfect storm” for their financial close and consolidation processes. How can these challenges be tackled in a concise and predictable manner? We’ll look at both the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) needed to measure the closing process as well as the metrics that can analyze your financial statements and indicate anomalies.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • We’ll define the key components of a governance process for your financial close that will reduce surprises and improve predictability.
    • Attendees will learn how KPIs and metrics can help to identify process improvements and areas for automation.
    • Attendees will learn the differences between operational metrics and financial statement metrics and the need for both.

    Attendees will obtain examples of scorecards for the financial close.

    About the Speaker

    Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC, President, Doxey Inc., Paeonian Springs, VA

    Chris Doxey is an author, speaker and management consultant who is passionate about improving financial process.Chris focuses on internal controls, process transformation and automation. She has extensive experience with trade directories, metrics and analytics and self-audit tools.

    Chris spent more than25 years at Hewlett Packard and Verizon in senior P2P, logistics, and finance andaccounting leadership positions.Chris held executive positions with global P2P audit firms for eight years.During her eight years of management consulting experience, Chris designed a new fiscal closing process for a large enterprise, implemented a self-audit tool for a global P2P audit firm. Chrisdeveloped the requirements for a trade directory and drove theimplementation process for a global financial institution. As an example of her process transformation work, Chris worked with a large university to improve internal controls and implement automated account payable processes. She also develops educational content for several P2P solution providers.

    Chris works with the riskcloud product team at Oracle where she developed the initial set of automated P2P controls and collaborates with the Oracle team on a frequent basis to discuss improvements. She is a long-time speaker at Oracle’s Open World conferences.She leads the risk advisory practice for an Oracle partner and supports the implementation of risk cloud for large enterprise clients. 

    Chris is acertified accounts payable professional (CAPP) and holdsa certification in controls self-assessments (CSA). She is a certified professional controller (CPC) and a certified internal controls auditor (CICA). Chris holds a BA, BS, MBA, and a graduate certificate in project management. Chris is a member of the Institute for Internal Controls (IIC), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). She is onthe advisory board for the IIC and the Exchange Summit.Chris is the author of The Internal Controls Toolkit and The Fiscal Close Toolkit published by Wiley in 2019. The Controller’s Toolkit and The AP Toolkit will be published in 2021.

  • Forfaiting: Increase Your Competitiveness & Improve Cash Flow

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/19/2021

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase. Like a lot of things lately, trade finance has experienced its share of disruption. Forfaiting offers companies a way to have more control over their cash flow and eliminates the risk of payment. Join Greg Bernardi, of London Forfaiting Americas Inc., as he explains what forfaiting is, how it works and some of its benefits and advantages. This webinar will also explore the costs involved and acceptable risks as well as sample transactions that highlight its value and application. Come find out if forfaiting is something your company should consider in today’s economic environment.

    This on-demand webinar is available for 14 days after purchase.

    Like a lot of things lately, trade finance has experienced its share of disruption. Forfaiting offers companies a way to have more control over their cash flow and eliminates the risk of payment. Join Greg Bernardi, of London Forfaiting Americas Inc., as he explains what forfaiting is, how it works and some of its benefits and advantages. This webinar will also explore the costs involved and acceptable risks as well as sample transactions that highlight its value and application. Come find out if forfaiting is something your company should consider in today’s economic environment.

    About the Speaker

    Greg Bernardi, President, London Forfaiting Americas Inc., New York, NY

    Greg Bernardi joined London Forfaiting Americas Inc. (LFA) in 1994 and was appointed President in 2002. His primary responsibility is overseeing LFA’s North American origination and distribution efforts. Greg has specialized in trade finance since 1990. In addition to forfaiting, Greg is well experienced in international factoring, EXIMBank finance, back to back LC facilities and structured trade finance. He is a past-three term president of the Association of Trade and Forfaiting in the Americas (ATFA). He holds an MBA from Saint John’s University, New York.