Looking for an opportunity to speak at a CFMA hosted/and or chapter event?
Looking for an opportunity to write for a CFMA publication?
Looking for an opportunity to help CFMA review and/or develop content?
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer for CFMA a Committee?
Annual Conference Speaker
Are you looking for an opportunity to speak at the CFMA Annual Conference?
Are you looking for an opportunity to be a CFMA educational presenter?
CFMA Building Profits Author
Looking to become an author for CFMA Building Profits?
Content Hub Contributor
Looking for an opportunity to contribute to the CFMA Content Hub?
CCIFP Exam Question Writer
Looking to create exam questions for the CCIFP Exam?
Review and Update "The Book"
Review and update the Financial Management and Accounting for the Construction Industry, also known as "The Book."
Review and/or Develop Educational Content
Looking for an opportunity to contribute to CFMA's education?
Join a CFMA Committee or Task Force
Looking for an opportunity to join a CFMA committee or task force?
Join a Local CFMA Chapter Committee or Task Force
Looking for an opportunity to join a local CFMA chapter or committee task force?
Become a Speaker
During this five-day event, attendees have the opportunity to learn from industry experts during mini-conferences, general sessions, breakout sessions, construction technology forums, and roundtable discussions. In addition, attendees have numerous opportunities to network with peers and industry vendors at social events and the exhibition. Some of the benefits of becoming a speaker are:
- Establish Credibility and expertise in your field
- Expand your knowledge on a specific topic/issue
- Build your leadership skills
- Learn to persuade, listen, and communicate more effectively
Speaker submissions typically open in Sept. and are due by Oct. Complete the form below to be notified when the call for conference speakers opens up.
Become a Presenter
CFMA is known for offering high quality education to its members. We invite you to share your knowledge and insights by presenting a webinar or course to construction financial professionals. CFMA is seeking speakers on topics related to all areas of construction financial management, for example:
- Accounting & Reporting
- Budgeting & Planning
- Cyber Security
- Heavy Highway
- Human Resources
- Income Recognition
- Information Technology
- Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
- Risk Management
- Specialty Contractors
- Strategic Planning
- Workforce Development, Retention & Recruitment
If you are interested in presenting for CFMA, please complete the form below.
Become an Author
If you’re not familiar with the magazine or not a CFMA member, you can browse a recent issue to get a feel for topics that are covered and gain an understanding of the style and audience. When drafting your proposal, keep in mind that the publication’s mission is to inform and educate CFMA members with practical and unbiased content; articles are not intended to promote any products or services. When you’re ready to submit a topic, complete the form below:
Become a Contributor
CFMA’s Content Hub is comprised of articles that you have come to know and love from CFMA Building Profits magazine, but also features digital-only content.
The digital-only content varies from member profiles to industry insights. If you are interested in contributing to CFMA’s Content Hub, please complete the form below.
Become a Exam Writer
Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) item writers are key to the success of the CFMA CCIFP Designation Program. As experts in their field, item writers are responsible for creating test questions for the CCIFP exam. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who write items for the CCIFP exam can receive CPE towards their CCIFP recertification requirements. CFMA chooses new item writers for its programs frequently. No previous question-writing experience is necessary. We provide training and mentoring. If you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in becoming an exam writer for the CCIFP exam complete the form below.
Criteria for participation as a CCIFP exam item writer are as follows:
- Current designation as a CCIFP (highly preferred)
- Minimum of five consecutive years in construction finance
- Expertise in one or more of the eight domains covered on the CCIFP exam
- Sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement
- Ability to work autonomously when required
Applications are always being accepted for new writers. To be considered, you must be a CCIFP in good standing or a SME who is a practicing construction financial professional with expertise in one of the eight domains on the exam. Candidates must submit a resume and complete a demographic questionnaire and interest form.
Selected item writers participate in a half-day virtual training and work with a highly experienced item development consultant.
Please bear in mind, the more SMEs who are willing to share their expertise as item writers, the less of a time commitment it will be to the group. We realize time is precious and in this new era of conducting business there are multiple ways you can help. You will be required to participate in one of the following methods below.
Item writing will be conducted in the following ways:
- Virtually using an item writing/banking software (free training is provided)
- A mentor will be assigned to provide feedback while writing items
- You will write items independently, on your own time, with reference materials provided
- Write 15 items in a 90 day period (approximately 15 hours total)
- In person (when possible)
- A team of item writers will meet at various locations two-three times per year
- Sessions will 8-12 hours over a two (2) day period
- Allow one (1) extra day for travel
- Onsite training and networking
- A minimum team of 5 writers would be required
Review the Book
Interested in reviewing, revising, and developing content for the Financial Management and Accounting for the Construction Industry, also known as “The Book"? As a volunteer, you will get to work with other construction financial professionals to identify gaps, update text, and expand on content as it relates to construction finance. Volunteers must have knowledge of the various domains and be willing to research construction financial management topics.
Please note, if you have previously volunteered as a CCIFP question writer or helped develop the CCIFP exam you are not eligible for this opportunity.
Click here to learn more about "The Book".
Review/Develop Educational Content
Do you have ideas for new courses or webinars CFMA can offer? Or how CFMA can enhance and update courses such as Accounting & Reporting, Financial Management Essentials for Non-Finance Professionals, 360 View of WIP, and more? If so, this is a great opportunity to demonstrate your expertise by helping CFMA to review and/or develop new educational offerings.
Join a Committee
Are you a CFMA member and looking to grow as a leader by:
- Enhancing your leadership skills
- Strengthening your construction financial management knowledge
- Developing networks through interacting with construction financial professionals from across the nation
- Increasing visibility for yourself and your organization
If so, then volunteering with a CFMA Committee or Task Force is the perfect fit for you! Please complete the form below and select the volunteer opportunities in which you are interested and then look for an e-mail with more information! Membership in a Committee or Task Force is contingent upon application accceptance by the Committee leadership. All committee terms are April 1st - March 31st unless otherwise noted. Committees normally meet once per month via Zoom.
You can view CFMA committees here.
Click here to view CFMA committee roles.
Join a Chapter Committee
Volunteer for a local CFMA Chapter and make a difference! You can:
- Make new friends and expand your professional network
- Expand your professional skill set
- Shape the future of your chapter
- Be recognized as a leader in construction financial management
- Personal development of leadership and other soft skills in a non-threatening environment
Click here to find a CFMA Chapter near you.
If you are interested in volunteering for a CFMA Chapter, please complete the form below and be sure to select the Chapter that you are interested in volunteering for. A CFMA staff member will follow up with your via email.
Learn How Volunteering with CFMA Can Help Your Career
Explore the opportunities that fit your interests, expertise, and schedule. When you have found an area that you would like to participate in, complete the form, and a CFMA staff member will be in touch with more information.