Finance Mastermind Group 1 - Spring 2018
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Finance Mastermind Group 1 -  Spring 2018

 Export to Your Calendar 2/23/2018 to 7/27/2018
When: February to July 2018
Where: United States


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This is a great opportunity to get financial management continuing education without the expense of travel!

 

A mastermind group is a dedicated group of professionals that meet on a regular basis to discuss issues important to them. VHMA peer-to-peer Mastermind Groups are typically led by a thought leader who moderates discussions and facilities organization of the group.

 

VHMA is pleased to announce the launch of our first Financial Mastermind Group facilitated by Marsha L. Heinke, CPA, Inc. (MLHCPA) staff - a leader in practice management, with special emphasis in financial stewardship through a team of accounting professionals.

 

Functioning as course content providers, the MLHCPA learning facilitators will focus on essential financial management skills which will be tailored to the extent possible based on course participant experiential and prior educational history.

 

The VHMA Finance Mastermind Group will run for a six-month term, February 2018 to July 2018 and will meet live online monthly for 90 minutes each month. Meetings will be held typically on the fourth Friday of each month.

 

Each monthly meeting will include: a reading assignment to help prepare participants in advance of the on-line facilitated session; instructor presentation of prepared content on selected veterinary practice financial management issues interspersed with group Q & A; and tools and resources specific to the monthly topic. Participants are encouraged to contribute problems, solutions, war-stories and best tips to help their colleagues and keep a lively discussion going, during the sessions as well as in the private forum between sessions.

 

VHMA's Financial Mastermind group members will belong to a private community within VHMA's MemberConnect to communicate and share resources throughout the six month term. This online community will be available only to course registrants and the instructors, and participants will have access to course materials indefinitely. Once the course closes, the instructors will cease monitoring and interacting in the online community.


Participation in the group will allow members to:

  • Learn and apply fundamental practice financial management principles
  • Have access to CPAs and accounting professionals who work exclusively with veterinary practices on expansive areas of management
  • Acquire templates and resources that support policy and procedure
  • Enhance data collection and interpretation skills
  • Improve practice systems and internal controls
  • Learn best practices and pitfalls through interactions with other VHMA professionals who have experienced the same issues
  • Receive advice on how to accomplish more efficient and effective practice operations

MEETING DATES:

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST

 

1.5 CVPM continuing education credits will be available monthly (9 continuing education hours for the full program). Attendance will be taken at each meeting.

The COURSE TOPIC AGENDA is as follows, and the level of teaching will be tempered to the group participants’ experience and education: 

  • Key to Patient Care and Client Service: Revenue
  • Safeguarding Revenue: Internal Controls
  • Data Collection Perfected: Using a Chart of Accounts
  • The Ins and Outs of Financial Reporting:  Financial Statements
  • Data Analytics and Determining Profitability
  • Planning and Analysis using Software Tools: Spreadsheet Basics

Please note that any group discussion relating to tax laws and regulations is focused on U.S. law only.

 

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING PRACTICE INFORMATION

(your practice's data will not be shared within the group - it is for the participating member's use only):

  1. QuickBooks or other bookkeeping program data.
  2. Financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows) as prepared by practice’s accountant. Otherwise, ability to generate said reports from QuickBooks or similar bookkeeping program.
  3. VPIMS data and reports such as production by doctor, revenue center, fee schedule, etc.

VHMA's Financial Fundamentals Mastermind Group is only available to VHMA Members. Registration is $695 to participate in the six-month group. Seating is limited to  15 participants - don't miss this opportunity, register now.

 

Assigned reading will be from Practice Made Perfect: A Guide to Veterinary Practice Management, 2nd Edition (AAHA Press) – purchase an autographed copy for $94, including shipping (a 12% savings from list) when you register, should you need a copy.


This is a great opportunity to get financial management continuing education without the expense of travel!

 

 

 

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