Webinars

Webinar Replay: The Impact of Tax Reform and Financing Tools for Manufacturers

Part of First American's Future of Manufacturing Webinar Series

The Tax cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) overhauled the U.S. tax code, changing numerous tax code provisions important to the manufacturing sector. In this webinar, Mueller Prost and First American will cover the provisions having the most impact on manufacturers. 

What You Will Learn:

  • The increased value of the R&D Tax Credit
  • New methods of accounting available to manufacturers 
  • The elimination of the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) 
  • 100% bonus depreciation on capital expenditures and increased Section 179 value
  • New limitations on deducting interest expense and entertainment 
  • Financing tools available to combine with bonus depreciation and Section 179

Speakers:

                                                                 
      Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP                                      Tony Culiano, CLFP
    Partner and Director of Manufacturing                                       Vice President
   Distribution and Plastics Industry Services               
First American Manufacturing Finance
  Mueller Prost CPAs + Business Advisors 

 

Webinar Replay: Implementation of the New Lease Accounting Changes

Part of First American's Future of Manufacturing Webinar Series

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The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) on lease accounting. This ASU affects all companies that lease assets and can significantly change the way companies account for leasing arrangements. The new guidance is intended to increase transparency in lease accounting by requiring organizations to report most long-term lease liabilities on the balance sheet. In this webinar, learn about the financial reporting changes, impacts on covenants, and the timing and implementation of the new updates. In addition, hear how manufacturers are using leasing to fund growth.

What You Will Learn:

  • What the new standard is and why it was issued
  • Changes to financial reporting and the impact on financial statements
  • Timing of implementation, effective dates, and transition considerations
  • Other considerations with bank covenants, systems, and processes
  • The importance of leasing and how organizations are using leasing to fund growth

Speakers:

                                                                 
             Kelly Thompson, CPA                                        John Salter
                      Principal                                                  Vice President
              The Bonadio Group                      First American Manufacturing Finance

  


 

​Webinar Replay: Factory of the Future

Part of First American's Future of Manufacturing Webinar Series

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Manufacturers who have investigated the principles behind a smart factory realize this is an opportunity to significantly increase their revenues while at the same time slashing their operational costs. Whether you are simply trying to better understand the “Digital Transformation” and how it might improve your operations, or you are on the forefront of Industry 4.0, it’s important that you understand what factors to consider when evaluating the path forward.

In this webinar, EOS North America and First American Manufacturing Finance will share their insights on where the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry is headed and how manufacturers can acquire new technologies to get there faster.

What You Will Learn About:

  • Digital manufacturing processes that are shaping the AM industry
  • Challenges and best practices for acquiring the equipment and software of the Factory of the Future
  • Actionable lessons from companies already leveraging elements of Industry 4.                                                         


Speakers:

                                                 
                   Dr. Greg Hayes                                      Dave Neighbour, CLFP
              Director, Additive Minds                               Senior Vice President
                EOS North America                      First American Manufacturing Finance

   
 


 
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