Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00pm
Venue: University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, 906 – 8th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Check lobby screen for event room number.
Day of Registration: 7:45 – 8:15
Meals provided: Light breakfast snack, morning coffee break, Lunch, afternoon coffee break
Please advise of any dietary restrictions
Finance is a core pillar of knowledge for production accountants. Many production accountants are the liaison between the field and finance and as such, need to have a solid understanding of the type of information finance is looking for and how finance interprets results.
This workshop is geared toward production accountants who are looking to enhance their financial knowledge and analytical skills. At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
As a result of the above learning outcomes, participants should find that their financial knowledge provides them with additional insight that ultimately will increase their career growth and potential.
Who Will Benefit
The workshop will be beneficial to production accountants, managers, senior managers, and directors who are looking to enhance their knowledge of finance. It will also be useful for individuals who are responsible for managing a cost centre or those who are evaluated on financial results.
Karine Benzacar, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, CPA (Del)
Karine Benzacar is Managing Director of Knowledge Plus Corp., an organization which specializes both in business training and in providing financial, accounting, and management information services. As a professional accountant, certified both in Canada and in the U.S., Karine’s practice has involved organizations all across North America. Her clients include many companies – large companies, such as the Bank of Nova Scotia, Magna, and IBM, start-up firms and the public sector, such as various departments of the Government of Canada.
Karine is a seasoned industry professional with over 20 years of solid industry experience. After beginning her career in the finance departments of Kraft Foods and Avon Products, she held senior financial management positions at three major Canadian Banks – Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Bank of Montreal. Her career has spanned many areas including budgeting, accounting, finance, project management, re-engineering, and strategic management. She is fluently bilingual in English and French.
Karine obtained an MBA from McGill University in Montreal. In addition to her industry experience, Karine has been teaching undergraduate, MBA, and Masters of Finance courses at several leading universities which include University of Toronto, Queens University, Concordia University, and Ryerson University. She is a highly acclaimed industry expert, has presented at national industry conferences, and has been facilitating Strategic Leadership seminars for the Society of Management Accountants for the past 15 years. She has published numerous articles in leading journals such as the National Post, Financial Post, CMA Management Magazine, HR Reporter, HRPA Magazine, Bottom Line and the RMA Journal and has been quoted as an industry expert in industry publications. She was awarded the FCMA designation an honorary designation where she was selected by her industry peers for her outstanding contributions to the industry, profession, and the community; this designation is held by less than 1% of CMAs in Canada. Most recently, she was involved in training accountants throughout Canada on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), new financial standards which are reshaping the financial profession in Canada.
Members $398 plus GST
Non-members $478 plus GST (not a member? Click here to apply for membership)
Non-member plus new CAPPA membership $547 plus GST
Please note there are no walk-up onsite registrations.
Registration deadline: midnight June 1, 2017
Cancellations must be received by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to cancel event registration.
The following refund policy applies to this event:
Full refunds will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to midnight on May 23, 2017
A 50% refund will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to midnight on May 30, 2017
Refunds will not be given after May 31th.
A $20 administration fee is applies to full and partial refunds.
Registration, however, may be transferred to another attendee without an administration fee. Please notify CAPPA of the transfer to another attendee. The original registrant would be responsible to sort the payment out offline with the new attendee.