National Sales Director
GAF Material Corp
"Finance Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive sharpened my understanding of the role that finance and accounting play in my business segment. It also helped me communicate effectively internally when financial discussions are taking place as well to be able to better understand how my customers use financial information in their decision making. Specifically, the different manners of accounting for cost in a business were helpful for me in terms of application to what I do on a daily basis."
C.F. Capital Corporation
Dean Justin Blanchard
Vice President, Operations
Health Care Pharmacy
"The knowledge gained from the Finance for Non-Financial Executives was a key to making a solid, well-performing acquisition after returning from the program. However, it is the acquisitions not pursued that are most impressive and now several years later with the benefit of hindsight the decisions to walk away were absolutely correct."
"I come from a technical background. Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive has really changed my life and gave me the opportunity to read and understand and take strategic decisions from the accounting results and propositions that I've been getting from the finance department. I used to only stop at the balance sheet, the P&L statement but since going to FANE I have been able to go beyond that. Today I'm very comfortable looking at many figures, which is very important for my company."
Head of Market Planning Europe
Dishman USA Inc
"I come from a technical background, however, I do value the ability to read and digest and express the information that appears on financial statements. In the program, we were reviewing financial statements, doing ratio calculations, and then being able to get in front of the group and discuss not only what the numbers were but what the numbers meant.
"In the past, I would rely more on other people in a group and I felt like I could not offer positively as much as I could. After the course, I felt like I could look at financial statements, and look at things like cost of goods and EBITA and participate more actively in discussions."