Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education

Financial Boot Camp

Please note if you are making airline arrangements, we strongly recommend purchasing refundable tickets due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. We are monitoring the situation closely and will let registrants know immediately if there are any changes to the program.

May 16-19, 2021
Tempe, Arizona

The Drill
What you don’t know CAN hurt you — especially where your firm’s financial statements are concerned. Register for this Bootcamp and participate in drills based on real-world exercises. You will have the option to evaluate your organization’s financial conditions using your own financial statements. Learn to:

  • Interpret financial statements for better company performance
  • Calculate and interpret ratios and indicators, including R-scores 
  • Understand business entity types 
  • Work with credit 
  • Develop cash flow projections 
  • Understand equipment acquisition and leasing 
  • Use financial information for strategic and business planning and risk assessment 

Using a variety of case studies, participants learn real world management techniques. The case studies simulate real-world business experiences where there are seldom “yes or no” answers. 

This program will increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of those individuals within a firm who are considered “non-financial personnel” but need to have the best understanding of the firm’s financial situations. 

Time Commitment and Dress Code 

Attendees should arrive Sunday, May 16, 2021.  A welcome reception is prepared for Sunday at 6 p.m. Attire for all events is casual. 

About the Instructor

John Murdough, CPA, MBA, Partner, Henry and Horne. Back by popular demand, Mr. Murdough presents an easy-to-understand approach to accounting and financial issues for contracting and construction firms. He is a nationally recognized instructor and workshop leader who combines in-depth construction industry experience with a rare gift for teaching. His course in the business of construction at ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction (DEWSC), and his many seminars are among the most powerful and popular classes available in the construction community. In Mr. Murdough’s consulting and accounting practice, he is a key element in the success of many contractors of all types and sizes, using his insight and experience in a variety of business and financial areas.

Registration Information

The registration fee includes program materials, breakfast and lunch each day. Accommodations are paid separately by attendees. To reserve your place in the program, submit the online registration form with payment no later than April 15, 2021. 

Registration fee: 

  • $1,885 before April 15, 2021
  • $2,085 after April 15, 2021*

*Additional registrants from the same company will receive a $200 discount which will be applied upon verification of second registrant application. 

Hotel Accommodations
Hotel accommodations are booked for you at the host hotel, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, on a first-come, first-serve basis, upon payment of the meeting registration fee. The room rate is $179, plus a $15.95 hospitality fee per room, per night, plus applicable taxes.
*Cancellations must be received in writing. In the event of a cancellation before March 31, 2021, tuition is refundable. For cancellations from April 1 - April 15, 2021, there will be a $300 cancellation fee. If canceled after April 15, 2021, there will be no refund.
For further information contact Bridgette Bienacker, Director, Business Management and Membership at