Former HealthSouth CFO Aaron Beam to Offer Keynote on Corporate Ethics

MFM & BCCA’s 59th Annual Conference scheduled for May 20-22 in New Orleans
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The 59th annual conference for the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, will be held May 20-22 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA. The conference, themed “Big Ideas in the Big Easy,” is a must-attend for all media and entertainment finance professionals. Early Bird Registration for the conference ends April 12.

Aaron Beam, former CFO, HealthSouth, will be the keynote on Tuesday, May 21. He will also be the featured speaker at a CFO Roundtable later that day. Beam was a co-founder of HealthSouth, a company he helped grow into a Fortune 500 company as their first CFO. However, in 1996 he took part in an accounting fraud that resulted in one of the largest corporate frauds in the history of the United States. In 2003 he pled guilty to the crime and was sent to federal prison. He began his public speaking career in 2008 and as of 2018 has spoken to over 500 different groups. His primary message is about corporate fraud, who is actually responsible, how they take place, and what can be done to prevent frauds such as Enron and HealthSouth.

“The three days of the MFM & BCCA conference are the most cost-effective professional development and educational opportunity for members of our profession,” said Mary M. Collins, president, and CEO of MFM and BCCA. “Attendees will experience a full year of benefits in the form of new and greater knowledge that can be directly applied upon returning to their workplace.”

About Media Finance Focus 2019

Chaired by Ralph Bender, CFO of Manship Media and vice chair of MFM’s board of directors, and co-chaired by Melissa Mitchell, corporate controller for Bonneville International and MFM board secretary, Media Finance Focus 2019 will feature presentations from more than 150 industry experts, who will provide timely information on topics relevant to media industry finance professionals, including accounting, economic projections, valuations, M&A, taxes, human resources, regulatory and technological developments, and internal audit. BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, will provide a full track of sessions designed to meet the needs of today’s order to cash professionals. The event will also offer formal and informal networking activities to foster idea-sharing and will host an exhibit hall featuring the latest in products and services for addressing the industry’s financial management and credit and collections requirements. Registered participants can earn 20 or more CPE credits. Information and a current draft of the agenda can be found on the conference website – https://www.mediafinancefocus.org.

About MFM and BCCA:

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is the premier resource for financial professionals for media industry education, networking, and information sharing throughout the U.S. and Canada. More information about MFM is available on its Web site: https://www.mediafinance.org and via its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Its BCCA subsidiary serves as the media industry’s credit association. BCCA’s revenue management services encompass a variety of credit reports on national and local media advertisers and agencies, including Media Whys, a credit report for media businesses which offers a credit score based on industry-specific aging combined with trade data from Experian or D+B. More information about BCCA is available at https://www.bccacredit.com and Https://www.mediawhys.com as well as its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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