The GSB Online Seminar Series

The GSB Online Seminars Series offers a convenient, cost-effective way to access quality educational opportunities. Please note ALL times below in CENTRAL TIMEZONE.

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Presenter:   Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting and Training This three-part program will be presented live on: November 27, December 4 & 11, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 11, 2019 Price: $555   This seminar follows the consumer lending process from taking the application to making the final credit decision. Using cases and providing best practices, participants will learn how to better navigate what can be a tricky process. Since consumer lending tends to be one of the most automated and regimented lending functions in banking, special emphasis will be placed on recognizing exceptions to established lending policies and practices, and how to properly mitigate these risks – when it makes sense for bankers to intervene and grant a waiver.   Specific topics to be addressed include: Current industry trends The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and emerging issues, such as qualified mortgages, ability-to-repay, and changes to existing regulations Re-thinking the predictive power of credit scores Rebuilding and repairing home equity lending Taking the loan application, getting the needed information, and issues with helping the customer complete the schedules Beyond W-2’s and pay stubs: Tips on how to qualify income and verify employment Myths and realities of credit bureau reports Getting beyond “the dog ate my homework” types of excuses for poor credit history A framework for dealing with applicants that have a previous bankruptcy Credit policy exceptions are serious business – your reasons for granting a waiver must be equally serious Collateral considerations Documenting the approval process Beyond the “big three” of credit score/history, debt ratio and loan-to-value: Tips on using other important factors to mitigate risks and underwrite a solid loan   Target Audience: Branch managers, consumer lenders, mortgage bankers, private bankers, small business lenders, credit analysts, loan review specialists, consumer lending managers and credit officers Read More

Presenter:   David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: September 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: December 18, 2018 Price: $275   This seminar will provide the banker with the basics/refresher of accounting. The seminar will demonstrate how the income statement, statement of owner’s equity, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows are developed and connect to each other.   The seminar will also cover the ten step accounting cycle leading up to the creation of the financial statements including the rules of debits and credits, accrual versus cash basis accounting, adjusting entries, accounting for inventory and receivables, long-term liabilities and depreciation, proper analysis of the notes to the financial statements, types of financial statements, and the CPA opinion.   The seminar will include several hands-on examples to reinforce the accounting concepts.   Items covered include:   The four financial statements- income statement, statement of owner’s equity, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows The ten step accounting cycle (business transactions to the post-closing trial balance) Rules of debits and credits Accrual versus cash basis accounting Adjusting entries Accounting for inventory and receivables Long-term liabilities and depreciation Analysis of the notes to the financial statements Types of financial statements and the CPA opinion Examples to reinforce accounting concepts   Target Audience:  Commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan documentation specialists, branch managers, private bankers, business development officers Read More

Presenter: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: November 19, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 19, 2019 Price: $275   This webinar will explore various cash flow techniques as they apply to a wide range of business scenarios and addresses the underlying drivers of cash flow. The cash flow models will include both business and personal (business owner) applications.  The business cash flow section will include traditional EBITDA cash flow, Fixed-Charge Coverage (FCC), Free Cash Flow (FCF), Cash Basis Cash Flow, and the UCA Cash Flow (using the Moody’s Risk Analyst software spreadsheet). Additionally, the statement of Cash Flows (both Direct and Indirect Methods) as prepared by the CPA will be reviewed.   The personal cash flow section will detail the cash flow analysis of the business owner using the 1040 tax return and personal financial statement. Additionally, the Global Cash Flow or combined business & personal cash flow model will be displayed.   The program will also include a commercial real estate cash flow analysis with several “what-if” situations.   Topics to be covered include: Business & personal cash flow analyses including direct applications to business scenarios EBITDA, FCC, FCF, cash basis cash flow, UCA cash flow analyses, statement of cash flows Personal cash flow analysis Global cash flow: combining the business and personal cash flows Commercial real estate cash flow analysis including “what-if” situations   Target Audience: Commercial lenders, commercial relationship managers, credit analysts, loan administrators Read More

Presenter: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: November 1, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 1, 2019 Price: $275   Attend this proactive webinar and learn an in-depth approach to financial statement analysis. The participant will be introduced to a five-part analysis model which will include the following:   Liquidity: How to determine the true cash position of a company by eliminating certain current asset accounts from the working capital, current ratio, and quick ratio calculations Activity: How to correctly interpret a company’s accounts receivable, accounts payable, and inventory turnover. The turnover rates will then be used to determine (and later improve) a company’s cash conversion cycle. Leverage: How to calculate the debt versus equity position of a business and use/misuse the subordination agreement Operating Performance: How to gauge a company’s true profitability and the impact of accrual versus cash basis income statements. Additionally, the effect of the timing of the recognition of revenues and expenses will be reviewed Cash Flow: Calculate, interpret, and apply several cash flow models including traditional EBITDA, Fixed-Charge Coverage, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Cash Basis Cash Flow, and Uniform Cash Flow Analysis   Additionally, the related topics of the Z-score (bankruptcy predictor) and the sustainable growth models will be reviewed.   An in-depth case study will be used to illustrate the various parts of the five-part model and allow the attendee experience in calculating and correctly interpreting the numbers.   Target Audience: Commercial lenders, commercial relationship managers, credit analysts, loan administrators Read More

Presented by: Ascensus  This 90-minute program will be presented live on: December 12, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: March 12, 2019 Price: $275   This course is perfect for individuals who are comfortable with HSAs and are looking to further enhance their understanding of these accounts. This course will take your knowledge to the next level with a review of difficult HSA issues regarding eligibility requirements, employer contributions, excess contribution issues, prohibited transactions, and reporting. Read More

Presenter: David Osburn, Osburn & Associates, LLC This 90-minute program will be presented live on: November 20, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Central Time Recording available through: February 20, 2019 Price: $275   This online seminar will provide bankers with an overview of several advanced tax return concepts and related analysis to help them more effectively work with their business customers. The program will begin with a brief review of analyzing a business owner’s personal “1040” tax return and the return of both an LLC and an S corporation including Schedules M-1 and M-2, Schedule K-1, pass-through transactions, and other deductions.   The remainder of the program will cover the following pertinent tax topics related to business clients: Corporate tax issues including business structure, Section 179 Depreciation, and bonus depreciation Investments including capital gain/loss issues and passive activities Real estate issues including rentals and home offices Employer provided benefits including qualified retirement plans and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Retirement planning strategies including defined benefit plans Estate planning issues including gift taxes Year-end tax planning strategies Recent changes to the tax code that impact business owners   Each of the program topics will be presented from the perspective of more effectively working with the bank’s business customers.   Target Audience: Commercial lenders, credit analysts, loan documentation specialists, branch managers, private bankers, and business development officers Read More

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