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Crisis Agility Framework: Managing COVID-19 Challenges for Acct & Finance Depts


Cost Free
Presentation Length 2.0 hours

Recorded DateJune 26, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

In light of COVID-19 developments, Silicon Valley Accountants (SVA) is excited to offer a webinar discussion regarding our Crisis Agility Framework. Since COVID-19 impact has not come to full fruition there is still plenty of time for our teams to prepare. The preparedness topics we will discuss were cultivated with Accounting and Finance professionals proactively considering upcoming impacts. Our goal is to help those who join not only address and prepare for upcoming challenges but also emerge from this event with sustainable benefits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Organize best practice thoughts to address change challenges

  • Devise short-term actions to challenges with longer-term benefits

  • List & minimize negative impacts & maximize positive effects

  • Break down complex challenges into individual preparedness areas

Please note: Silicon Valley Accountants has created two different delivery formats of this content:

  • 2-hour session to cover all 8 topics

  • 2 one-hour webinars to cover all 8 topics in Sessions 1 and 2

Attendees will not be eligible for more than 2 CPE Credits for this content. Credits will be attained by either attending both 1-Hour sessions or the 2-Hour sessions.

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Gabe Zubizarreta is a CPA with over 20 years of experience ranging from Senior Audit Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Assistant Controller at a public company to Director of Finance at Buckaroo, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up and founder of his own CPA firm where the services are always guaranteed.  He spent over 8 years in PWC’s Audit and Advisory services managing SEC registrant audits, advising on M&A transactions and helping clients achieve Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.  Since founding Silicon Valley Accountants in 2008, Gabe primarily focuses on financial effectiveness; however, also advises clients on financial reporting matters, assisting with mergers and integrations, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance processes.

Gabe is a recognized expert in financial effectiveness and financial close optimization and has spoken at Financial Executives International (FEI), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Ohio State Society of CPA’s (OSCPA) and many other organizations.

Gabe also teaches professional education courses on topics including; Mastering Audit Management, FASB updates, Revenue Recognition, Business Combinations, Software Revenue Recognition, Credit Crisis and Optimizing the Accounting Close and Financial Reporting.


Felicity Sedmak started her career at Silicon Valley Accountants and has spent the last four years leading finance transformation readiness initiatives. Felicity leads results-oriented teams that support clients through an agile framework. This client-facing role challenges Felicity to coach individuals and teams across finish lines. Through SVA and involvement with her clients, Felicity is continually expanding her understanding of continuous improvement and encouraging and exercising that mindset in various environments and situations.

About Our Presenter

Silicon Valley Accountants is an accounting and consulting firm dedicated to helping companies improve their accounting and financial reporting processes, increase efficiency, and lower compliance costs.