Whether you have held a management position for several years or are just transitioning to a role which requires you to manage other individuals, you will find that becoming and remaining a good manager is often an art rather than a science.
In today’s business world, with the many generations and cultures employed in any workforce, to be a good manager, there are many skills and techniques you must learn to employ. In addition, with the advancement of technology and its use in the business (including methods of communicating), it is important that managers understand all elements at play in their organization in order to develop a strong managerial profile.
You may have attained your position by displaying your technical skill level, but executing as a manager and leader requires a varied set of skills and personal attributes. Requisite in being a good manager is learning the proper leadership skills and traits as well as understanding your staff, their motivations and skills. This is Part One in a Two-Part Series.
More specifically, this webinar will cover:
• Helping both the new manager and the experienced manager excel in their roles
• Goals and traits of managers
• How to make the transition to manager
This webinar series will be of interest to Accounting, Finance, Treasury professionals; Internal auditors; Professionals considering the role of internal audit; Executive management; Board members and Audit Committee members; Legal and Compliance professionals; and All professionals in a corporate or private setting.
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This webinar is being presented by Lynn Fountain, BSBA, MBA, CPA, CGMA, CRMA:
Lynn Fountain has over 38 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.
Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own consulting and training practice. She is a highly sought-after trainer and international speaker. In addition, Ms. Fountain has assisted numerous companies with enterprise risk management frameworks, internal audit processes and financial accounting. She also serves as a discussion leader for the AICPA for numerous classes finance, accounting and risk management topics.
Ms. Fountain is the author of three separate technical books. Her first book released in 2015 by the Institute of Internal Auditors Foundation is entitled “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations”. Her second book “Leading the Internal Audit Function” was released in October 2015 by Taylor & Francis Publications. This book serves as the initial launch for a series of leading practice internal audit and information technology publications. Her third book “Ethics and the Internal Auditor’s Dilemma” was released in December 2016.
Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.