I was fortunate enough to attend the ‘Quick month end’ workshop you presented at the Toyota National Accountants Conference 2011 in April and would like to provide you with some feedback.
Admittedly, after your opening statement, in which you stated that you would show us how to report by work day 3, I had to restrain an urge to throw something at you J.
Your presentation had a profound affect on the way I approached a month end, not only was it engaging and enlightening but it was relevant and most changes could be actioned immediately.
As a result, I returned to work after the conference with a renewed sense of purpose, immediately won Director support and subsequently transformed our reporting timeframe around from workday 10-11 to day 2 within 1 week!!
Before writing to you I wanted to be sure that our new process was airtight and that I would be able to continue to achieve this going forward. I’m happy to advise that once again in May, both our factory reporting and board reporting was submitted on workday 2. I now honestly feel that workday 3 reporting would be worst case scenario for us but that this would now be considered a disappointment to my team – a significant change to our previous mindset!
I was going to summarise the aspects of your presentation that had the greatest impact on the way we do things now but, as most businesses are different either structurally, procedurally or both, it would serve no real purpose as it is important that your workshop content remains unchanged. All businesses stand to benefit from the philosophies and principles that your workshop contains and although many may only be able to implement 80-90% of your suggestions, if it enables them to achieve workday 3 it is a win for both parties.
As it turns out, I’m now a ‘reformed month ender’ and now positively don’t want to throw anything at you! Instead, I sincerely thank you for your insightful and necessarily blunt approach.
I have since recommended you at every opportunity and will continue to follow your website updates with interest.
I look forward to the prospect of attending another of your presentations in the future.