Mark your calendar to attend one of the four ALA Business of Law Conferences. Brenda will be speaking on “Budgeting: Planning and Implementation for Financial Success.” Here is the snapshot from the conference brochure:

Its budget time…what’s your first thought?

“Where do I begin?” … “There’s no way to predict what is going to happen, so why bother?” … “There’s not enough time to do this.” … “I can build it, but no one will ever use it.”
Regardless of your thoughts on budgets, they are a workplace reality that is here to stay. Your budget maps out your firm’s plan for financial success. This seminar is designed to help you master the budget planning and implementation process.

How you will benefit:

Learn how to effectively use your budget to provide strategic direction for the upcoming year.
Accurately develop an operating budget based on forecasted revenues and costs.
Understand the importance of budgeting and monitoring cash flow, and how your firm can put this information to use.
Define variances so you can quickly implement changes to meet your company’s financial objectives.

Who should attend?
Managers and anyone with budget responsibilities who are interested in developing or improving their budget planning skills.
In addition, Brenda will be participating in
BOLD Bites on Day 1 of the conference. She will speaking on “Building Your Billing Rates Off Required Profit Margins.”
Are your billing rates a reflection of your desired profit margins? Do you know what rates need to be charged in order to meet the standards of your firm? We’ll look at the importance of understanding costs, profitability and projections, and how they relate to pricing your services.

Hope to see you there!

Please visit www.alanet.org for more information.

Brenda Barnes, CPA

Brenda focuses on implementation of new office set-ups and oversees a staff of accountants who handle the day-to-day accounting & billing functions for numerous B2 clients. Brenda also assists clients with developing business plans as well as budgeting, financial & profitability analysis and cash flow forecasting.
Brenda was a member of the Austin ALA for over 25 years and served as Chapter President 1999-2000.

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