MFM MEMBER BENEFITS – The Power of Membership
MFM is the greatest asset you need to succeed. From face to face and distance learning education, networking, developing best practices, creating helpful technology, providing deep and vast resources, and continually updating our services to keep them relevant, useful and fresh.
Year-round communications, webinars and annual conference provide you with information specially developed for your success.
Media Finance Focus
The Focus is on you. Your success. Your future. MFM’s premier event, the annual Media Finance Focus conference attracts and connects the most influential financial and business minds in the broadcasting, print and new media industries. In three days you learn inside information from industry luminaries as well as insights from professionals outside the industry (who directly affect how our organizations perform) and invaluable outlooks and analyses from your peers. Speakers and panelists provide the latest thinking on topics such as accounting, taxes, technology, human resources, management tools, new delivery methods and credit and collections. Imagine catching up on a year’s worth of innovations and being abreast of the next year’s forecasts and best practices to come—in three days! We know human capital counts more than anything, so breakfasts, luncheons, breaks and evening social events at exciting venues give you opportunities to exchange ideas, challenges and success stories with colleagues from across the country. Everyone from the top is here and we want to see you!
MFM takes the information to you with half-day seminars in selected cities, making it convenient for MFM members to attend.
Standing and Ad Hoc Committees
MFM committees: Accounting Standards, BCCA, Cable, Interactive & Digital Media, Membership Marketing/Member Services, Newspaper, Radio, Tax Advisory, Television, Young Professionals and The Financial Manager Editorial Board, play a key role in the direction of the Association. Committee members benefit from shared expertise and help the Association keep its focus on what members want.
Distance Learning Seminars & Group Internet Based Webinars
MFM’s regularly scheduled seminars (Group-Live) and Webinars (Group Internet Based) bring the information on the most current issues impacting our industries right to your desk. Recent topics have included Cybersecurity, Accounting & Tax Updates, Revenue Recognition, Spectrum Auction, Sequential Liability, Employment Classification and PCI Compliance. MFM brings you the experts with the information you need.
MFM is the only professional association dedicated to finance and business management in the media industry. And, MFM is the only place industry CPAs can earn Continuing Professional Education credits while studying industry subjects. Annual Conference attendees can earn up to 20 CPE credits, Regional Seminars offer up to 4 CPE credits, and Distance Learning Seminar participants earn up to 1.5 credits per seminar.
TFM - The Financial Manager
The official publication of Media Financial Management Association is now available online. TFM is published six times annually. Each bi-monthly issue of TFM delivers helpful and thought-provoking articles on all current issues including: finance; taxes; accounting; credit & collections; new trends in technology; along with one or more themed articles on a subject of specific interest to our industry. Our “Dear Experts” column addresses currents topics by some the industry experts.
MFM’s weekly electronic news digest with links to articles of particular interest to media financial professionals.
MFM’s monthly electronic newsletter highlights important information for members, upcoming events and current industry news.
MFM’s website – www.mediafinance.org – is members’ best source for a wealth of Association information. From online registrations for the annual Media Finance Focus Conference and seminars, conference information, Distance Learning Seminar updates and copies of MFM position papers, calendars, and links to other industry information, the MFM website has what you need when you need it. The Members Only area is where you will find an electronic archive of The Financial Manager magazine, the most up-to-date Directory listings and “Ask the Experts,” your interactive source for answers to your specific questions.
MFM’s Membership Directory is your “Who’s Who” of finance and business professionals in the media and print industry. The online version, available only to members, is easily accessed from the Member’s only area of the MFM website.
MFM‘s Operational Guidelines on Credit and Collections, Trade and Barter, Records Management, Revenue Recognition and Risk and Insurance provide MFM members with a resource guide on which to base policies and procedures for these specific function areas.
Understanding Broadcast and Cable Finance – A Primer for the Non-Financial Manager
The Second Edition is an improved informative and easy-to-understand publication covering various financial systems and measures as they are used in the broadcast and cable industries. It is an essential resource guide for industry managers whose area of expertise is not principally finance or accounting. It also provides new financial managers (and students) an excellent overview of areas in which broadcast and cable financial systems may differ from those in other industries.
MFM’s online Career Center is an essential resource for employers searching for qualified, highly skilled candidates to fill financial openings in the media industry. Postings are reasonably priced, appear immediately, and can be edited or changed at your discretion. Displaced members will also find it a source of career opportunities across the country.
MFM radio and television members can gain valuable industry trend insights by participating in industry-specific Days Sales Outstanding surveys. Other topical surveys provide members a snapshot of industry reactions to specific subjects.
Industry Position Papers
MFM has developed and filed official position statements in response to FCC, and other governmental activities and/or industry decisions which touch upon controversial financial aspects of broadcasting licenses, cable franchises, and other intangible assets. For complete information on this and other position papers, go to www.mediafinance.org.
BUSINESS & PERSONAL PROGRAMS
Commercial Insurance, a special program offered through Chubb Group of Insurance Companies for broadcast and cable properties.
Television Radio Cable Digital Newspaper