HR, Finance and Accounting Professionals: Learn How to Work Smarter Not Harder at Collaborate 2018

In the construction industry, no two days are ever alike. Managing the hundreds, if not thousands, of moving pieces, people and processes and the data connected with each across each project can be an epic task. In the back office, accounting and HR teams are the workhorses that get these tasks done day in and day out. From tracking timely job cost data and WIP reports to handling purchase orders and invoices to recruiting, onboarding and training employees to managing payroll and benefits, it’s clear the back-office is the heartbeat of any construction company.

Viewpoint understands the challenges you face as an accounting, HR or other back-office professional. That’s why for 40 years now has been delivering software and technologies to make your lives a little easier by streamlining your work, automating processes and giving you the tools to dig deeper into data and make more informed decisions

We want to make sure you know what you have available today that can take some of the burden off, and some of the things coming soon that could streamline your work even more. That’s why we’ve created a special track just for you at our Collaborate 2018 User Conference (Oct. 15-18 in Portland, OR) and we want to see you there!

This is your opportunity to maximize the value of your Viewpoint software for your role in HR, finance or accounting with 76 sessions, along with labs and additional training opportunities specifically created for HR and accounting professionals. Create your own educational agenda and learn with others who work in the same field and understand the challenges of the job. We know you’re ready for a deeper dive into the capabilities of your ERP and how they can help you work smarter rather than harder.

To provide just a glimpse into the content you can expect, here is a sample of some of the sessions you can look forward to attending:

Addressing the Construction Workforce Dilemma — Strategic Recruitment and Retention Tools

One of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry continues to be recruiting and retaining employees. We’ll tackle head-on the common challenges faced and explore innovative solutions to improve your organization’s success. We’ll examine: 1) how our industry needs to change perceptions in order to interest young adults in construction careers; 2) the ‘ripple effect’ that the workforce shortage has on contractors, 3) best practices of innovation, community building and leveraging funding programs and strategic partnerships; and finally, 4) the fundamentals of utilizing leadership competencies to define positions, evaluate performance and develop talent.

Hiring the Right Talent: Beyond the Role, What Do You Need to Know Before the Offer

Hiring good people is one of the best decisions you can make, whether you’re a small business or a huge one. Making those decisions is always hard — you’re taking a risk — but there are ways to ensure you understand the most about your candidates before you sign them. Join us to learn the strategies you can employ to make sure you’re finding the best fit for your role — regardless of what that role is — and to make sure you’re bringing the best talent onto your team.

Spectrum: Using Workflow to Manage Payroll Time and Purchase Order Approvals

Learn how Workflow can be used as an approval engine in Spectrum. In this session we will focus on Payroll Time and Purchase Order approvals using the Workflow module.

Vista: Advanced Payroll Topics with the Vista Product Management team

The Vista product team will present recent Payroll enhancements, including prevailing wage, certified payroll, leave accrual rates and auto overtime processing. This session will allow for interactive discussion so bring your top questions and issues.

Tax Planning Strategies for Construction Contractors

What should you know about tax planning opportunities that you don’t know today — and how much is that costing you? The construction industry comes with inherent opportunities from a taxation point of view so we’ll review the potential gains to be had between large and small contractors, income tax accounting methods, tax law updates & changes impacting contractors, and, finally, IRS code Section 460. Don’t miss out!

So Much More

Click here to view the complete list of sessions for construction executives. We look forward to seeing you there!

Not a HR, finance or accounting professional? We still have great content for you! Check out our other roles we are offering tracks for by visiting:

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Posted by Samantha Biever

Samantha grew up visiting her dad on job sites, which sparked her initial interest in construction. After graduating with honors from George Fox University, she pursued this interest by becoming the Marketing Specialist at Viewpoint where she enjoys being part of a team that is transforming the construction industry.