The ARC Consulting Group, Inc.
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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Latest results show that employees, customers and suppliers, steal over 7% of your company’s revenues. You will learn how to create a "Fraud Resistant Organizationy®" by analyzing the structure of your key accounting and operational systems In this hard hitting program, you will see how crooks have taken advantage of systems that may be in your own organization, and learn how to create the “Fraud Resistant Company®!” While no one can guarantee to “Fraud-Proof” a company, this program will show you haw to make the commission of a crime more difficult, and how to establish an “Early Warning System” for early detection. By a combination of learning from the significant cases of fraud in the past, coupled with a structured Risk Analysis of the processes in place today, you will learn how to make your key accounting and operational systems a crook’s “Worst Nightmare!”
A budget is a road map of the journey a company is planning to take. It is a cost of the activities the company must perform to arrive at its destination as specific in its Strategic Plan. Excel® is the toolbox of choice for model development. Put these two concepts together, and you have THE leading-edge budgeting and forecasting course available. This program explains the budgeting process from beginning to end. You will explore the budget development process; how decisions affect the "bottom line;" and what budget variances are saying. At the same time, you will learn how to use the leading-edge tools available on Excel®. Using a wide array of budgeting techniques, you will leave this program with the tools, techniques and confidence to develop budget models that gives you the ability to explore alternatives using tools as Solver, Scenario, Goal Seek, Regression, and other statistical techniques. You will explore the issues relating to capital budgeting.
Can you trust the Financial Statements you are reading? Current studies show that external auditors were complicit in 50% of the financial statement frauds over the past 20 years. This course is for anyone who needs to be able to evaluate a set of financial statements to determine the possibility of fraud. Internal and External Auditors who want to expand their expertise into the world of forensic auditing and litigation support. Executive management, audit committee members and those who have personal responsibility for the proper reporting of financial results
This is for those who are new to management or who need to understand and use
financial statements. You will learn how to Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk. From how
the statements work, to how to read them, to how to calculate the ratios that provide
meaning. for new managers, purchasing and sales professionals and anyone who
needs to communicate with those accountants.
This interactive, information-packed program will show you how to evaluate the strengths and opportunities presented by your current accounting system. You will gain valuable insight into how to enhance shareholder wealth through the effective management and reporting of an asset’s total acquisition cost, operational maintenance costs, tax benefits,
Can your current Fixed Asset Accounting System answer tough questions like:
• What fixed assets do you have and where are they located?
• Are their maintenance costs spinning out of control?
• Is the current level of asset investment right for your organization?
• Does you organization need an “Asset Light” structure?
• Is Outsourcing right for your organization?
• Are you maximizing your organization’s Return on Invested Capital?
We designed and developed this intensive program specifically for accounting and cost professionals who serve health care entities. This program will give you a clear and concise grasp of health care cost accounting. You won’t find a better program to show you how to effectively determine the true costs of determining the true cost of services and protocols. The most successful health care facilities truly understand the cost of their operations including managed care, governmental-backed insurance entities, private insurance, pharmaceutical services and inventories, and other activities integral to your facility. 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.
The CFO is the financial “partner in strategy,” along with the CEO, COO, CIO and other Senior Managers. Learn how to focus on the multiple and often conflicting roles you will play and how to manage the priorities—and excel in both your strategic and tactical roles. You will learn how to boost your communication skills far beyond the financial aspects of the company while developing your people and management skills essential to effectively work with your CEO, line executives, shareholders, Board of Directors, regulatory agencies, employees and the financial community.
The compact 2-day program is for senior managers who need to understand the long-term vision of their organization, and how to make the hard decisions that impact the profitability and stability of your strategic business unit.
Facing cash flow problems as you wade through today’s economic difficulties? Learn solid money-saving strategies from top financial pros.
This is the most current introductory cash management seminar available. It is constantly being updated to reflect the current trends and best practices used by today’s leading, forward-thinking and profitable businesses who have found effective solutions to meet today’s business challenges. This “Nuts & Bolts” program is specifically designed for individuals taking on new cash management responsibilities and to lead new cash managers through the changing dynamics of cash management. It will provide the latest information and “Best-Practices” you can use today! It is also a great refresher for those who just need to “Re-Up!” Finally, you will understand how to bridge the gap between your company’s cash needs and your banker’s available services. Learn how to make your cash work harder--and your company’s profits soar higher!
This interactive Executive Level program will give you the tools essential to work with
the financial professionals in your organization. Through the use of real-world financial reports, you will learn how to “hold-your-own” with the financial professionals in your organization.
You will be able to project the:
• Benefits of Proposed capital projects, and how to determine which to pursue
• Feasibility of Bringing new products to market
• Potential Profitability from restructuring existing processes
• Potential of new suppliers meeting your needs long-term
• Ability of new Customers to pay their bills
• Proposed synergies from new acquisitions or divestitures
• Profit-Enhancement potential of new strategies, and more!
You will understand the business from both a financial and strategic perspective. You will learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of past strategic paradigms, critical decisions, and corporate initiatives.