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Date:
Wednesday January 19, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am US/Eastern
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Agenda:

Title: Never Search For a Job Again - How to set up your own consulting practice

Speakers: Avani Doshi, Fractional CFO, Finance Consulting & Advisory, A. Doshi LLCand Sandy Petty, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner of Executive Financial Partners, LLC

Presentation: 
SIG Co-Chairs, Sandy Petty and Avani Doshi’s discussion at the September 2021 meeting on starting their own independent consulting practices was very well received with the majority of participants expressed interest in a follow-up discussion. At the January meeting, Sandy and Avani will discuss the basics of setting up such a consulting practice.

Speakers' bios:

Avani Doshi: 
Avani Doshi is the Founder and Principal of A. Doshi LLC, a consulting firm providing practical finance-based solutions to business challenges and fractional finance leadership – experienced strategic and tactical CFO services in part-time roles for growing and expanding businesses, including start-ups.

Avani combines over 20+ years of public accounting and industry experience at companies such as KPMG and Goodyear with her family’s entrepreneurial and business focus. Her solutions leverage the tools and techniques deployed by large corporations with the long-term perspectives and immediate priorities of owner-managed small and mid-sized businesses, optimally balancing limited resources for maximum benefit.

Avani’s expertize covers the span of finance functions including US GAAP accounting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis, budgetary compliance, cash and working capital management, internal controls, debt compliance, audits and SEC reporting. She also has significant experience on projects related to capex investments and divestitures, capital market transactions, treasury operations and external stakeholder reporting. Additionally, she has managed large teams and facilitated succession planning.

A CPA and fluent in 3 Indian languages, Avani has worked extensively with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds around the world, including a combined 10 years of working in India and China.
 

Avani Doshi
Avani Doshi is the Founder and Principal of A. Doshi LLC

Sandy Petty:
Sandy is a trusted advisor to company presidents and is known for her ability to build financial infrastructures and high performing teams. She brings over 30 years of accounting and finance experience, having served companies in every growth stage: from startup to companies experiencing exponential growth, to fortune companies. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. She is also certified in Human Resources with her SHRM-CP and PHR.

Sandy is the Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner of Executive Financial Partners, LLC, a virtual boutique accounting firm primarily serving women owned businesses with revenues in the $1M-$5M range.
 

Sandy Petty CPA, CGMA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Sandy Petty, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner of Executive Financial Partners, LLC
Description

- What is the Women's SIG about? Making friends who will help each other throughout their careers and job searches. This is not a women-only club: men are encouraged to join the SIG and attend our meetings. - How are we organized? We are a team of 5 Steering Committee Members, Women's SIG Steering Committee: Avani Doshi, [email protected] Brenda Grandell, [email protected]

- What is the Women's SIG about?

Making friends who will help each other throughout their careers and job searches. This is not a women-only club: men are encouraged to join the SIG and attend our meetings.

- How are we organized?

We are a team of 5 Steering Committee Members,

Women's SIG Steering Committee:
Avani Doshi, [email protected]
Brenda Grandell, [email protected]
Lorraine McDonald, [email protected]
Sandy Petty, [email protected]
Eileen Robbins, [email protected]

- Where and when do the meetings take place?

1. MONTHLY ZOOM:

We will be meeting monthly on the third Wednesday, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM US Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.

Meetings will now be held via Zoom. Each month there will be a new Zoom link. You must register on The FENG website by NOON (US ET) the day before the meeting in order to receive the new links. You will be sent the Zoom link late afternoon the day before the meeting. If you do not receive the instructions, please check your SPAM FOLDER.

Each meeting will start with a discussion of a topic of interest. Guest speakers will be invited from time to time. As always, these meetings are open to all members and guests to discuss whatever ideas, concerns or questions they have.

To participate in or to volunteer for the following initiatives, please write to:

* LinkedIn Group *
- Sandy Petty, [email protected]
- https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12244539/

* Cover Letter and Resume Review *
- Avani Doshi, [email protected]

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