SW Riverside - Turning Human Resources Into a Profit Center Rather Than a Cost Center
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SW Riverside - Turning Human Resources Into a Profit Center Rather Than a Cost Center

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Claim Jumper Restaurant
29540 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California  92590
United States
Presenter: Pat Carney
West Region State &
Local Tax Leader, RSM
Contact: Stephanie Eisenhower

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Turning Human Resources Into a Profit Center Rather Than a Cost Center 


For decades the corporate HR department was seen as a back-office function, a cost center focused on administrative tasks. But HR is gaining importance like never before with an increased focus on higher-level leadership abilities and strategic implementation skills.

Where are you on the continuum of your career? Are you seen as a strategic advisor to the Company or a cost center? Do you know and understand your Company’s strategic plan? How well versed are you on the metrics that drive C-level decisions?

Please join Pat Carney, West Region State & Local Tax Leader for RSM US and former CFO and Big Four Partner, as he discusses expanding your financial vocabulary and shares ideas to create benefits that directly impact your Company’s EBITDA, EPS and FMV.

You will learn the following:

  • Speak new languages
  • Be a strategic partner at the “C” level
  • Capitalize on change
  • Identify cost saving ideas
  • Leverage information


Pat Carney, West Region State & Local Tax Leader, RSM

Pat began his career with Price Waterhouse in 1985. From there he moved to Coca-Cola Consolidated in Charlotte, NC, as a Finance Manager. Subsequently, he went to Ernst and Young where he eventually became Partner and led regional State and Local Tax (“SALT”) practices in Charlotte, NC; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA and San Jose, CA.

Upon leaving the Big Four, Pat worked in investment banking and was a CFO for a construction company before joining RSM US LLP in 2013. He currently leads the West Region SALT practice which includes WA, OR, CA, AZ and NV.

Pat attended the United States Naval Academy for two years and then completed his B.S. Degree in Accounting at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and California. After working across the country and uprooting his wife of 36 years from Minnesota, Pat and Dee are enjoying Southern California. They have been in the Los Angeles area less than two years and have already seen more than most of the people that have lived here their entire lives.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  



This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.




Claim Jumper Restaurant
29540 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92590 


Registration Rates 

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $35
Guest/Nonmember $45 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $30
PIHRA Student Member $25 $30

Online registration closes on Monday, September 19, 2016. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite. 


Cancellation Policy 

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events. Cancellation requests can be sent via email to programs@pihra.org or fax to 310-416-9055. 


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