The ARC Consulting Group, Inc.

Rick Balog

ARC is a NASBA-Certified training group formed in 1988. We bring you accounting, audit and finance-based CPE programs representing years of "Hands-On" practical and training experience. Our program developers bring you the latest in "Best Practices" and current promulgation. Each of our Faculty Members have over 15 years experience as finance, audit and accounting professionals and seminar leaders. We continually update our offerings and bring the latest applicable technology into your learning experience.Our use of laptops and the latest software as an integral part of every program's learning experience . You come away with models and applications that you can use in your every-day professional careers. Our class size is limited to 6 participants to ensure a personalized learning experience. At ARC, your complete satisfaction is our utmost Goal. Call Rick Balog, CPA\CFF, CIA, DACFE, CGFM at 904-945-1220 for a personal discussion about your professional development objectives

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  • COURSES: ARC021 - ARC's Effective Corporate Controller's Course: Meeting the Needs of Internal and External Customers

    The tasks and demands placed on today’s corporate controller have evolved significantly in all companies and industries. The threat of Fraud and Abuse are greater than ever in companies of all sizes. Today’s successful controller must continually add value while being acutely aware of how your actions both impact others in the company as well as how you are impacted by your customer’s enhanced expectations. Today’s successful corporate controller needs to be a financial professional, business analyst, asset manager and business partner all at the same time. Today’s controller must recognize that internal management is their customer base that they must continually support. Whether you are a seasoned professional, or someone new to the job of the controller, our course will help you discover how to improve your effectiveness and benefit to the organization. This course is specifically designed for corporate controllers, division and plant controllers.
  • COURSES: ARC020 - ARC’S ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COURSE: FROM PAYMENT TO FRAUD PREVENTION

    The advanced technologies of today have forced the Accounts Payable to evolve far beyond the processes of the past. Today’s AP professionals are still responsible for collecting, filing, and processing invoices and making payments to vendors, customers, and other third-party companies. However the task of fraud prevention and detection is more formidable than ever. AP Professionals must take every precaution to ensure accounts are protected and safeguarded as well as reconciled while ensuring the accounting entries are complete and accurate. This fast-paced, “hands-on” program will provide you with the essential skills and tools to ensure your latest tools and techniques to optimize the completion of other AP duties include 1099 and other tax form preparation, assisting the company with the year-end closing, and coding accounting documents. This One Day program will provide the latest tools and techniques for invoice handling, checks, 1099s, e-invoicing, and audits.
  • COURSES: ARC019 - ARC's Audit Report Development Course: The Audit Report as a Business Plan

    The Internal Audit Report can be the single greatest strategic advantage a company can possess - if it is developed with the success of the company in focus. The One-Day program will provide you with the skills, structure and tools essential to create an effective Internal Audit report that will be read and get results. You'll learn the five elements of an effective audit item, how to take ownership of the recommendations, and develop a report that is truly a business plan for the future! Make your audit reports truly value added. This is not a grammar course, but a true is not a grammar course. It is a true, hands-on "Let's sell the change" HOW-TO program.
  • COURSES: ARC013 - ARC's Financial Statement Workshop Using Excel: How to Create, Read and Analyze Financial Reports

    Reading the financials is one thing, finding if they tell the truth is a totally different level! This interactive program goes far beyond the typical financial analysis program; identifying the strategic drivers that can dramatically enhance the profitability of your organization, to a higher level; determining if they are hiding fraud! Using the power of Excel©, you will learn how to master the tools and techniques it provides to master the latest financial analysis techniques, understand what the numbers are saying, and be better able to predict the outcome of strategic and tactical decisions. You will learn how to use this information to create wealth, find fraud, prevent disastrous acquisitions, and understand what the numbers are really saying. Don’t get blinded by fancy photos, cut through the hype and get to the facts.
  • PRODUCTS: Taking Stock of Your Company: Are You Ready to Hit the Streets Running?

    Learn the six key actions any business needs to take to beat the competition.
  • PRODUCTS: Creating More Profits by Managing Your Customers

    Is ti time to FIRE your customer? Learn how your customers can REDUCE your profits. Not all business is good business and the customer is not always right.
  • SPEAKERS: Richard T. Balog, CPACFF, CIA, CGFM, DACFE

    Mr. Balog is a captivating, award-winning and internationally-recognized keynote speaker leading sessions in more than 17 countries. Listed in Who's Who in the World. A leader in audit, accounting and finance-related thought and consulting.
  • SPEAKERS: Rick Balog, CPA/CFF, CGFM, DACFE

    Rick is an internationally recognized, award-winning professional development facilitator, specializing in accounting, finance, audit, financial management and financial modeling and forecasting, and strategic management programs.
  • CONSULTANTS: Forensic Accounting Services

    A typical CPA can only go so far. When you suspect financial fraud or any other discrepancy, you need more than just an audit – you need a Forensic Audit. Our Forensic Audit team finds the perpetrators and show you how they did it, AND show you how to prevent it from happening again! Our certified forensic accounting professionals have the skills and experience that is second to none. Past clients include manufacturing, medical practices,health care, school districts, municipalities, privately-held service companies, and transportation companies. Mr. Balog,who leads our team, is a Member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA, and had lead seminars and conferences for American Management Association and other international training organizations. He has over 35 years of hand on Fraud Investigation and Expert Testimony experience. If you have doubts about the validity of your financials, you need a Forensic Accountant.
  • CONSULTANTS: Business Profitability Consulting

    We simply help you make more money! Our Profit Enhancement team brings more than 25 years of hand-on experience in a wide-range of industries. Using our unique ProfitPlus Framework, we identify the root causes of your profitability issues and work with you and your team to develop and implement systemic changes that will drive your profits up. We can provide everything from simple bookkeeping to Virtual CFO Services, to Total Back Office Support. We help you see the view from the windshield, while never losing sight of the rear-view mirror. We let you focus on the revenue and client support while we take care of the bottom line.
  • CONSULTANTS: Business Planning, Modeling and Forecasting Services

    We help develop your business planning model. Our experts ensure that your Business Plans are definable, measurable and achievable. We empower your staff to develop objectives, assumption sets, and identify the causes of budget variances.
  • CONSULTANTS: Product Cost System Consulting

    We identify the true cost of production. We rapidly identify the key drivers of overhead, processes and work centers rapidly determining actual profit by product. We then work with your teams to develop turnkey solutions.
  • CONSULTANTS: Virtual CFO Services

    We provide Cash Flow Analysis and Projections, Operational and Capital Planning, Budgeting, Tax Planning and Tax Management, Financial Statement Preparation, Management of Payroll, A/R &A/P, to establishing or revamp your entire Accounting System.
  • CONSULTANTS: Richard T. Balog, CPACFF, CIA, CGFM, DACFE

    Mr. Balog brings over 30 years of successful hands-on experience assisting companies exceed their strategic goals and profitability objectives. He has saved over 50 companies, bringing them to profitability from near bankruptcy.
  • CONSULTANTS: Internal Audit Advisory Services

    We conduct operational and financial audits, provide on-site training and perform QARs. We bring over 30 years hands-on internal audit and training experience.
  • CONSULTANTS: Earn Great Commissions by Selling ARC Consulting Group Seminars

    Earn great commissions by selling ARC's proven seminars. We provide finance, audit, accounting and business development on-site programs on a world-wide basis.
  • COURSES: ARC006 - ARC's Introduction to the Accounting Process: Acctg. 101

    This is accounting Boot Camp! Learn the language of business! This program will give you the basics of accounting, and help you understand the inner-working of the accounting system – from the entry to the financial statements. You will learn how to make better business decisions and move business forward by better understanding the internal and external financial reports of your company. The language of business in every industry is rooted in the basic “accounting equation.” Learn how to use basic accounting principles to uncover and correct problems quickly by double-checking how your organization records sales, expenses, equity and debt. Developed for business professionals who have no work experience in accounting, this seminar walks you through basic accounting and gives the skills and confidence to speak the “language of business” like a pro. The language of business is accounting.” Don’t get lost in staff meeting don’t just accept what the accountants tell you.
  • COURSES: Internal Audit: ARC001 - ARC's Framework for Effective Internal Auditing

    ARC is the leading provider of Internal Audit training. This program will provide you with a structured Nine-Step Framework® that ensures your audits are competed on a professional basis and SOX compliant. This "Audit 101" program is a must for all new auditors.Through interactive team exercises, group case studies, and interactive group presentations, you will gain the "tools and techniques" that will ensure you can conduct a successful audit. You will learn how to develop achievable audit objectives, complete a thorough preliminary survey, completely document and evaluate controls, develop audit guides and create effective and efficient workpapers, and learn "best practices" evidence-gathering techniques. finally, you will learn how to put it all together in an audit report that gets the attention of management and encourages positive actions and change. along the way, you will also explore new and creative interviewing techniques and be aware of the "Red Flags" of fraud.
  • COURSES: ARC004 - ARC's Advanced Cost Accounting: Using Product Cost Information as a Strategic Weapon

    This program cuts to the chase. We aimed this program at serious cost professionals who are past the simple labor, material, and overhead variances, and are facing the challenge of identifying and reporting the true cause / effect relationship of the strategic and tactical activities of the company and their impact on the factory floor. You will take a step-by-step walk through typical cost accounting procedures. You will solve realistic cost-process problems than can be immediately applied to your unique environment...comparing job-costing and process-costing procedures...determining how to apply direct costing techniques...and developing a master plan that coordinates accounting and budgeting.
  • COURSES: ARC002 - ARC's Planning & Conducting Operational Audits: The Comprehensive Audit

    This is the Real Deal. This hands-on program is for experienced business professionals who want to see their organizational units in a completely new light. The focus on effective and efficient Operational (Process) Audits is more critical now than ever. With individuals challenged with the efficient, effective, and economical use of resources, you need the tools to quickly analyze key business processes to ensure they are providing the expected return.This comprehensive program gives you these tools to evaluate the critical environments of your organization essential for the enhancement of shareholders’ wealth. You’ll learn how to project the impact of proposed changes to the gains in shareholders’ wealth, determine the best use of limited funds, identify cash leakages, and much more.
  • COURSES: ARC003 - ARC's Cost Accounting Level I: Cost Concepts for the Profit-Oriented Organization

    This program will give you a clear and concise grasp of the basics of cost accounting. You won’t find a better program for developing a system that meets your cost accounting needs. Now you can understand what it really costs you to deliver a product and maximize profitability at the same time. The most successful organizations truly understand the cost of their operations including plant operations, supply stream management, joint and by-product costs, inventory management, and impact of overhead on specific product lines. You’ll learn how to develop budgets and standards, track and determine the true causes of variances, and use the cost information as a profit enhancement tool Also, you will learn how to determine pricing for goods and services and make the best use of people, money and materials.
  • COURSES: ARC007 - ARC's Financial Analysis Using Excel: Finding the Truth in Financial Reporting

    Reading the financials is one thing, finding if they tell the truth is a totally different level! This interactive program goes far beyond the typical financial analysis program; identifying the strategic drivers that can dramatically enhance the profitability of your organization, to a higher level; determining if they are hiding fraud! Using the power of Excel©, you will learn how to master the tools and techniques it provides to master the latest financial analysis techniques, understand what the numbers are saying, and be better able to predict the outcome of strategic and tactical decisions. You will learn how to use this information to create wealth, find fraud, prevent disastrous acquisitions, and understand what the numbers are really saying. Don’t get blinded by fancy photos, cut through the hype and get to the facts.
  • COURSES: ARC009 - ARC's Effective Audit Interviewing Course

    Obtaining the right information from others in a constructive and effective manner is a critical skill in today’s work environment. Sensitivity and concern for the rights and feelings of others is always the hallmark of a true professional. This program will provide you with the tools, techniques, and understanding necessary to plan, and conduct various types of interviews, from fact-finding to loss investigations, with a wide range of personalities, corporate levels, and manage conflict when the interview process delves into sensitive areas. You will see yourself, via videotape, working in a number of situations, deal with varying levels of conflict, and, along with your program leader, critique your approach, delivery, and handling of unique situations. This is a real MUST for anyone who needs to elicit critical information from others.
  • COURSES: ARC010 - ARC's Effective Leadership and Internal Audit Management:: Internal Auditing Level II

    This "Senior" level program emphasizes the skills essential for the planning and administration of the entire audit assignment. As an in-charge auditor, you have assumed management as well as technical responsibilities. You need to polish the planning, administrative, and audit strategy skills. As demands are placed on organizations to be more effective and productive, the in-charge auditor needs to ensure that the audit process provides the organization with the maximum return on the investment in audit. Today's in-charge must be able to provide the maximum coverage of auditable risk areas, while minimizing the investment in audit. You will learn how to effectively and successfully manage the internal audit project. You will understand how to identify the critical control components of a process, design audit tests that support assertions, and develop effective audit programs. You will fully understand how to develop an audit report that gets action.
  • COURSES: ARC011 -ARC's Financial Modeling & Forecasting Using Excel Course

    Using Excel®, the Financial Modeling and Forecasting process provides an effective tool with which the you and project the potential outcomes of various strategic and tactical initiatives. The ability to answer the question “What are the potential results?” is key and critical. Forecasting models empower mangers and process owners to “Walk the Walk” prior to any significant investment of corporate resources. Using Excel©, you will learn how to calculate the impact time has on future cash flows, how to project the benefit of capital projects, make lease vs. buy decisions, determine the cost of capital, and project EVA©. Also, using Excel©, you will learn how to evaluate organizations with which you are planning to do business; determine if they are able to provide strategic strength to your company. Participants will be provided Excel© templates for use during this session, and when they return to their organizations.

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