February 23, 2021 12:30pm – 4:00pm Map & Directions 602-252-4144

Project Management for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (12:30-4)


Project management is a way of thinking and has proven to be an important path to increased success.

Most of the largest organizations have embraced project management due to its being considered a "best practice" way to manage. Many of the smallest organizations might practice management, but without an organized plan and system.

This course is designed to help the finance professional of a smaller organization practice project management in the finance function and also be familiar with the theories and practices making her more valuable on a project team.


ASCPA Learning Center
4801 E Washington St Ste 180
Phoenix, AZ 85034-2040

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  • Understand when and when not to apply project management thinking.
  • Know how to define success in a project.
  • Understand how to manage project stakeholders.
  • Understand the theory of constraints in project management.

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Designed For

CFOs, controllers and finance professionals.


Experience in financial management of a small or midsize company.

Event Leaders

Kral, Ron

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Ronald Kral is the managing partner of Candela Solutions LLC, a public accounting firm with a national focus on governance, SEC compliance, and internal auditing. He is an educator, advisor, and internal assurance provider for boards and management teams. Mr. Kral has worked with over 300 clients, many through Big Four firms. His clients include public companies registered with the SEC, private companies, and other organizations seeking practical accounting guidance and assessments.

Prior to forming Candela Solutions in 2003, Mr. Kral was a financial executive for a subsidiary of a multi-billion dollar company traded on the NYSE. He was also a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading operational audits and internal control projects. He began his public accounting career with a California CPA firm as a financial auditor where he signed audit opinions upon becoming managing director of the firm’s Orange County office. He launched his career as a performance auditor with the California State Auditor. He is a nationally recognized speaker on corporate compliance, risk assessments, controls, SEC disclosures, auditing standards, and accounting matters.

Mr. Kral holds an M.B.A. from Arizona State University and a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the FEI, IIA, IMA, and other professional organizations.

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  • Project management is a way of thinking and managing.
  • Identifying project needs and objectives, and deliverables.
  • Project feasibility evaluation.
  • Life cycle of a project.
  • What causes projects to fail.
  • Establishing the project scope and preventing "project creep."
  • Closing the project.
  • Measuring project success.

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