| 2019 Tamara Koopman~ Communicating Financial Information: Talking about dollars in a way that makes sense

Communicating Financial Information: Talking about dollars in a way that makes sense

 

Presented By:

Tamara Koopman

Abstract:

Is your finance team wondering why its financial reports are not resonating with management and other leaders in your organization? In this session, learn how to identify information that’s valued by various levels of management, how to present information in a compelling and easy-to-absorb manner, and how to continue to elevate management’s level of understanding of the financial information critical to your organization’s success.

Objectives:

In This Session You Will Learn…

  • Determine information relevant to your target
  • Identify how to effectively communicate critical
  • Understand how to continue to elevate your audience’s level of understanding

About the Facilitator:

Tamara is currently a business unit controller at Daktronics, Inc., in Brookings, SD. Her responsibilities also include financial planning and analysis, credit management, and mergers and acquisitions. Over the last 12 years at Daktronics, Tamara has worked with a variety of levels of management within a continuous improvement environment.  Her time at this world-leading international manufacturer has also included projects in the areas of implementing rolling forecasting, five-day financial close, sales and operations planning, international acquisitions, and the development of a corporate-wide credit policy. Prior to her employment with this publicly traded LED sign manufacturer, Tamara worked in public accounting for two regional firms. Her time in public accounting culminated in her serving as audit partner. Tamara holds degrees in business and accounting and earned her MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She is a licensed CPA in both South Dakota and Minnesota. Tamara is a past presenter at regional and national IMA conferences as well as a past Lean Leadership presenter.