Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association

Events & Education


Financial Bootcamp

This event was held in May 2018. Stay tuned for updates on the 2019 event!

May 6-9, 2018
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 6, 2018.  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.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are available at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel on a first come, first serve basis, upon payment of the meeting registration feel. Attendees will have accommodations made on their behalf by SMACNA at the program host hotel, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.

A credit card is required to guarantee your hotel reservation, and must be presented at check-in for payment of your room, tax and incidental charges. The room rate is $170/night plus taxes and $15 resort fee..

For further information contact Bridgette Bienacker, Director, Business Management and Membership at

Registration Information

The registration fee includes:

  • Sunday’s welcome reception
  • Breakfast and lunch each day
  • Program materials

Who Should Attend

  • Owners or future owners who currently rely on an accounting or CPA firms to assess your firm’s financial stability 

  • Those new to the construction contracting environment