TRAINING & EVENTS

Personalized Training

Industry information is readily available using the internet.  Our training specialists take it to the next level, taking information and combining it with an understanding of your needs. The results are tailored, hands-on training with the substance needed to make a difference.

To find out more, email us at training@finley-cook.com

Industry Educational Sessions

Sharing our knowledge and experience is an important part of who we are, as our goal is to enable our clients to grow and succeed.  Our participation through speaking engagements and panel discussion through industry events sets out to accomplish just that.

Here is a list of industry events you can find us at:

2020 Educational Sessions

January 23 & 24, 2020
Hard Rock Casino, Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma Tribal Finance Consortium

OTFC

Mission:  To advance Tribal economics and strengthen Tribal finance within the state of Oklahoma.

Vision:  Native Tribes and Nations throughout Oklahoma will gain financial and economic synergy through collaboration and enriched inter-tribal relations.

Function:  Connect locally with tribal finance leaders, share expertise, and exchange ideas.

Finley & Cook is a Corporate Foundation Partner

January 28 - 30, 2020
Isleta Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Raving NEXT: Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference

Kevin Huddleston, Partner

Tuesday January 28, 2020

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

What Should Player Reinvestment Be in Today’s Highly Competitive and Entitled Market?

Setting a goal for investing in our players is a good thing.  We need targets to be able to measure how we’re doing.  What is a “normal” rate these days?  How do we measure it? What factors does it depend on?  Are we considering all the ways we are rewarding players?  Does each of those investment types have a specific purpose/goal? What are we trying to achieve with each? Are we checking ourselves against the goal?  In this session, we’ll explore player reinvestment and prompt everyone to think about how we set this goal and evaluate performance against the goal.

Moderator: Lynette O’Connell, Raving VP of Data Science and Operations

Panelists: Kevin Huddleston, CPA, CGMA, CFF, Raving Strategic Partner, Accounting and Auditing, and Partner, Finley & Cook; Tara Ezzell Clark, VP Casino Services & RECON Systems, Red Circle; Aimee Barnes, Database Manager, Isleta Resort & Casino; Trevor Taylor, Director of Marketing, Route 66 Casino Hotel

Kevin Huddleston, Partner

Wednesday January 29, 2020

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Top Five Things We’re Getting Wrong Financially and How to Fix Them

Are we thinking and refreshing our perspectives and policies when it comes to analyzing performance or justifying spending? If not, we may be reaching inaccurate conclusions about what we’re doing. In this session, we’ll learn from our industry’s leading finance resources what marketers are missing in their analysis or lack of analysis. Their tips will help you do a better job analyzing your promotions and offers. If you start implementing these techniques you might even make your CFO smile.

Moderator: Deana Scott, Raving CEO

Panelists: Kevin Huddleston, CPA, CGMA, CFF, Raving Strategic Partner, Accounting and Auditing, and Partner, Finley & Cook; John Cirrincione, CEO, Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel; Harold Baugus, CEO, Isleta Resort & Casino

Finley & Cook is a Raving Strategic Partner – Accounting and Auditing

February 10 - 13, 2020
Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon, California

The 25th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference & Trade Show

Century of Innovation

The Western Indian Gaming Conference & Trade Show has proven to be one of the most informative conferences in Indian Country. Join tribal leaders, casino operations managers, regulators, policy makers and industry professionals from throughout the country to discuss issues facing the tribal government gaming industry. From Internet gaming, to state and federal regulatory issues, this conference and trade show is a don’t miss!

March 1-5, 2019
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Reservation Economic Summit

Building Bridges of Opportunity

RES2020 is the Summit to attend for those looking for high caliber networking, winning teaming opportunities, business development sessions, one-on-one consulting, all centered around the American Indian Enterprise.

The event features tribal leaders, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, state and local officials and top CEO’s on a national platform. It’s just one more example of how the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is building bridges of opportunity for today’s American Indian Enterprises.