In sports, the manager knows the score right at the moment and can make adjustments on the spot. Yet in business, we can be well into a month before we know how last month went. In finance, we can feel like we move from one month close to the next, with little time in-between to analyze and improve results. Fortunately, that can change with leadership and knowledge.
In this course you learn how to approach your closing process differently and come up with a number of ways you might speed up your process. Learn how to prepare ahead for the month's end, along with techniques to make sure your numbers are more accurate, while coming out even faster. Less time closing means more time for strategic, value-add opportunities to advance your company and your career. This course walks you through a real-world example at a pharmaceutical firm that transformed its operations to report numbers the first morning after month-end after previously being many weeks behind in their financials.
Illumeo, incorporated in 2009, is revolutionizing the hide-bound world of corporate learning. Illumeo works with corporate professionals and organizations of all sizes to build the skills and capabilities that help everyone be an expert at their job.
Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Illumeo serves thousands of corporations and corporate professionals across Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing. The platform offers assessments, industry-benchmarked competency analyses, hundreds of expert-developed courses, collaborative tools, and the ability for companies to self-publish internal courses that promote institutional knowledge retention and dissemination.
Illumeo is the place for expertise management and we are dedicated to the proposition that everyone can be an expert at their job.
Helped several firms earn first profits and become industry leaders. Owners sold firms at significant multiples; some became financially set for life, retired early. Idea generator who listens and fits in well while moving teams to higher levels. Network helped clients in marketing, operations and technology. Mentor who persuades owners to change direction. Enables owners to focus on core strengths. Lined up better bank financing through contacts and persuasive business plans. Awarded Black Belt for sales training- grew consulting 310%. Kept on by clients for long term relationships
• Interim CFO Leadership & Handoff
• Insightful, Financial Reporting & Analysis
• CEO Sounding Board, Mentoring, Coaching
• Strategic & Acquisition/Divestiture Guidance
• Team Assessment and Development
• Better Bank & Equity Financing/Relationships
• Cash Flow Growth- Working Capital Decrease
• Technology Useful for Inside & Outside Users
Harvard Business School Club of Chicago
Evans Scholars Foundation
Finance Leaders Association- Founder
Institute of Management Consultants
FENG Chicago- Founder
St James Lutheran Church
President : Value Added Finance Resources - [1991-06 to Current]
CFO : Vitarine Pharmaceuticals - [1984-08 to 1991-05]
Director of Finance & Operations : Kidco / Marchon - [1980-06 to 1984-03]
Senior Accountant : Arthur Andersen - [1975-05 to 1978-08]
MBA, General Management : Harvard Business School - [1978 to 1980]
BS, Accounting : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - [1971 to 1975]