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Monday, September 16, 2019 Roseland

Critical Thinking for Finance (E1909152)

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Registration: 8:00 AM EDT

NJCPA Learning Center

105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300
Roseland, NJ 07068

4.0 CPE Credits in MT


According to a 2011 Deloitte survey, strategy setting has doubled in importance for CFOs. Yet 75 percent of CFOs indicate that their staff needs training to perform in a strategic role. So how do you change your focus from historical financial presentation to future strategic planning? Get you and your team prepared for the challenges by learning how to analyze data, define decision-making options, present effectively, gain consensus and develop action plans.


Members of the finance team.


Learn about the major components of strategic planning including:
  • Various methods for data collection & analysis
  • How to determine what is relevant
  • How to create and communicate a successful implementation plan


  • Identify data collection techniques
  • Determine the relevant data
  • Conduct financial analysis
  • Prepare a strategic action plan
  • Generate alternative solutions
  • Make recommendations








Course materials are distributed electronically. To access the materials visit Download to your laptop or tablet prior to the seminar, handouts are added as received.
Help Feed Those in Need
  • The NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Please bring your nonperishable items and canned goods to this event. Peanut butter and tuna fish are always needed.


Jennifer Elder

Jennifer Elder, CPA, MS, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA

AICPA/Professional Development Institute

Jennifer Elder, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA, MS helps accountants advance their careers and organizations increase retention by developing powerful communication skills. Jennifer works with companies and their emerging leaders to increase employee engagement and client value by understanding personality styles, generational characteristics, and communicating clearly, concisely, and persuasively.

As a consultant and keynote speaker Jennifer is known for being energetic and enthusiastic. She has conducted seminars for the Fortune 500, the US Government, State CPA Societies, and CPA firms in 45 states and 5 countries. She is both a business strategist and an accounting expert who can make the complicated simple, practical and useful. She is a published author, writer for the AICPA’s CPE Direct, named a “2015 Woman to Watch” by the AICPA and MACPA, and been awarded Outstanding Educator by the AICPA for the past five years.


$189.00 - Member

$239.00 - Non Member

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