The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM hosted our bi-annual CFO Conference on Tuesday, June 3 at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus.
We have hosted these half-day conferences since the Fall of 2012 in hopes to both further the professional education of CPAs as well as to offer thought leadership to the financial leaders in the Memphis community.
Tuesday's event focused on the CFO's role in mergers and acquisitions.
"The interest of the Memphis financial community is of the greatest importance to us as we plan for our future CFO Conferences. We noted the high-level of concentration surrounding the M&A process in our past evaluations, particularly in the role of the chief financial officer," comments Megan Murdock, Practice Development Manager.
As a result, the event highlighted the M&A transaction process with presentations from Atlanta-based Doug Hubert of De NES Partners, LLC, Tampa-based Dave Enick of CBIZ MHM, and our own Steve Dunavant, Managing Director.
The program closed with a panel of local CFOs including Steve Martin of TruckPro, David Dunavant of Monogram Food Solutions, and Joe Lyons of Barr Brands International. This session was moderated by Eustis Corrigan, Senior Managing Director of CBIZ MHM Memphis.
Perhaps he said it best in his closing remarks, "I think the key takeaway we can share with our respective organizations is that the CFO is a trusted advisor on both sides of the deal."
We are already planning for the next CFO Conference to take place on November 11th. For more information regarding this conference as well as our past conferences, follow @CBIZCFOConf on Twitter and use #CFOConf.