This was a great basic level accounting course that gave me a much better understanding of fundamental accounting.
Time we'll-spent! Great trainer and great program.
The instructor was very knowledgeable, very nice, plus had engaging stories.
The course work was very helpful. The instructor was very engaging and informative.
The course was GREAT!The class was small and comfortable (7 of us attended and we were all in different industries). We all had with the similar amount of minimal exposure to finance and terms.The teacher Karen was amazing. She was super sharp, professional and personable. Karen had a genuine interest to help us understand the work, vocabulary and pace.
Instructor very knowledgable in the field and can deliver great explanation to those that are not majors in the finance field.
Karen is an excellent instructor, she is well versed in the material for this course. She is very effective and kept us engaged in the learning process. I greatly enjoyed the class and learned a lot.
Jerry was a great instructor. He was very easy to ask questions to and get clear explanations.
Materials were excellent. Instructor was well qualified and had good professional experiences to share. Our class had five students, so the interaction was personal and we were able to bring our current jobs into the learning.
The course and instructor was excellent please consider presenting the course in the future by organizational type I.e. Non profit vs for profit as learner goals and objectives are different. Thank you!
This course was too high level for me. I would suggest offering a course with less difficulty.
Instructor was knowledgeable and able to expand discussions of topics in relation to various industries.
Jerry did a great job and moved the class along. I felt as if some of the heavier content should of been reviewed in the mornings instead of at end of day.
I enjoyed the instructor's personality. I felt that he should have focused more on the content of the course. Rather than simply crunch numbers, talk about the philosophy and theory more.
The course is very good and well taught. Heather and Bill are an awesome team. My only problem was that the amount of content was a lot for me to fully comprehend during the allotted time.
The course was excellent and the instructor was awesome! He kept everything engaging and made it interesting.
Nice speed made the topic easier to stick with, great instructor with a lot of experience to share.
this was a very great course. i received a lot of useful information during these 4 sessions. we were provided with opportunities to interact with the instructor as well as other participants during the sessions. the pace of the course was not too fast/slow and easy to follow. Overall, I felt engaged with the content, instructor, and other students in this course.
I always enjoy AMA training experience because it's deals with practical issues and hands-on job situations.
Course was great. Very informative. Karen our training was excellent! I would return for other courses.
I thought the class speed was perfect, the teaching style was effective and creative.. relating outside situations to the financial components of the class.
The content of the class was exactly as promised; the largest benefit for this training was the knowledge provided by the instructor, Susan.
Instructor was knowledgeable and kept the class engaged.
Overall, I found the content and pace to be very good and relevant. Exactly what I was looking for!
Great hands on training
In general, the subject matter was relevant and the instructor knowledgable. However, the instructor spent an inordinate amount of time on storytelling, that seemed to be aimed at impressing us with his financial acumen and accumulated wealth. This time spent on stories was at the expense of valuable time that could have been spent making sure the participants were fully grasping topics. I felt like most of the exercises, I was just following what he said to plug numbers into formulas (doing math), rather than understanding how the formulas really work and what they mean. I already know how to do math. I wanted to get a better understanding of the underlying principals. that said, despite the issue I did learn a lot of new concepts and terminology that were a benefit to me.The facility is ok in general, but the room we were in was next to a catering kitchen and there was constant noise and activity that were very distracting.
Good to excellent. However, there were some slides in the training manual and projected on the overhead screen that were impossible to read due to the size and contrast of the words.Also the pace of the course during the Exercises was too quick to fully grasp the material to be learned.
Frank was an outstanding instructor! Packed a lot into a short time frame but did so in an understandable manner.
Great class, sometimes went off topic and was hard to follow, but overall enjoyed it and learned a lot!
Good class with a very knowledgeable instructor.
I think Frank did a great job keeping everyone engaged
Instructor knowledge was excellent and was able to present in a manner that all levels of student could understand.
Frank Abbot was outstanding. I would take another seminar let by him. He did a tremendous job of taking a subject that is intimidating to me and making it both easy to understand and as fun as it could possibly be. Excellent knowledge of the subject and outstanding job of teaching and delivering. Materials were also very helpful and easy to follow. They will be great reference tools to use moving forward. Although the hotel was in a good location, it was a bit outdated and dreary. The meeting room felt like we were in a basement.
I thought the content was good and instructor did well keeping it moving and keeping it interesting
Really well done. Great educator
AMA Instructor was not very pleasant at times and would not allow anyone to check their phones. We are all adults and have full time jobs outside of the training. There were times when it was necessary to make a phone call or respond to an urgent email. Frank made the training feel like a high school classroom, and that is not what I signed up for. I did not enjoy how he made the learning environment feel or his demeanor.
Started out slow, but got better on the second day.
The course content (and the book) is excellent. The instructor did not manage our class time well, leading us to rush through some very important portions of the curriculum.
1 hour lunch break was too long. I would have preferred if the lunch break was 1/2 hour so class would have ended 1/2 earlier. Better yet, start the class at 8:30 instead of 9:00, cut the lunch break to 1/2 hour and end the class at 4:00 pm. Maybe we miss a little of the outrageous traffic.
I had hoped to become more facile with technical accounting concepts, and the material the course covered was very helpful in this regard.
Instructor was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. I liked that she was able to share real world examples from her professional experience on how to apply the principles that we were learning.
Dawn is a rock star.Wish she was my CFO. She make the class very interesting my relating it to real world scenarios.Kudos to you all for hiring her.Need BIGGER FONT on the slide pages of the book - you cannot read them.There is an calculation error on Module page 2-10 - lifo calc should be $6.30 not $6.20a cheat sheet of various terms would have helped. GM = margin, income statement = net income statement and other terms like this.only hiccup was doing the calcs by hand - as a class some people didn't follow so we slowed down. maybe have a ppt to guide where numbers came from? just a suggestion.otherwise Dawn was great!!
Ed was fantastic, I learned so much in 3 days it's hard to believe. Absolutely worth the investment.
Lots of good relevant information scaled down for managers; the course was not designed for accountants.
The instructor, Kimberly, was outstanding in presentation, delivery, and knowledge of subject. I found the subject matter level to be at a perfect level, not too hard and not to easy, for a non-financial manager
ann marie g.
One of the best training courses I have attended in terms of content and instruction. My primary objective was to build my vocabulary of key terms associated with financial statements. This was achieved along with a new found confidence for understanding how various business transactions impact a company's financial performance.Note to AMA team:1. The room set up was great for viewing the presentation and team activities. However, the room was freezing2. The slides in the back of the book are too small and very hard to read.
Dawn is an excellent instructor. She turned what I thought was going to be a very dry topic into one of the most engaging and interesting trainings I've attended. Dawn infused her real life experience into each of the topics and used her excellent story telling abilities to drive home the critical points. I highly recommend this training to other professionals with limited finance and accounting knowledge.
Absolutely loved the course! It took a boring and terrifying subject for most people and made it fun, understandable and relatable to every day work.
The only problem with the class is that the presentation provided at the end of the handbook are illegible.
She is smart, engaging and incredibly knowledgeable
I felt like I gained a good overall understanding of finance and accounting. At times I felt that the parts where we were following the book felt laborious and dry but the times when the instructor went off book that was most helpful.
Good over all review
Class was very informative. I learned a lot.
I thought the instructor was very effective. His experience and humor were timely and his personal stories enhanced the teaching. I do think that the material could have been a bit denser and I think that the initial introductions seem to take too long though it could have been my desire to just jump in.
The training was very well-organized and the amount of content covered was appropriate.
Very informative course. It was great that the instructor got information about everyone's finance/accounting experience and goals at the beginning so he could tailor the course appropriately.
Instructor was great, very knowledgeable and engaging.
William Key did an excellent job
Very engaging instructor!
The instructor was extremely knowledgeable in this class. I really enjoyes her instruction.
Content is great, and I feel more knowledgeable. However, it's too much content for three days...which causes a rapid fire pace and little time for digesting the info.
Great experience, very interactive. However, would be great to have a bit more time with the material and breakout sessions o as to not feel rushed
The Financial Training for Non-Financial Managers was a great course, very informative and useful information
Bernie has a great style and tons of relatable experi mcento shar
Susan was very good at leading our class and providing the information.
This is the second seminar that I have taken through the AMA. Both were great learning tools. The teachers were very engaging. Loved this particular teacher. He made understanding Finance a fun learning experience.
The instructor was knowledgeable and well organized. He engaged the class in real life lessons and made the learning interesting.
Instructor was a very dynamic speaker who engaged everyone in the class. 8 hours went by in 8 minutes and the subject was finance and accounting!
The instructor was excellent. The information conveyed was all relevant to my current position.
The instructor kept the training interesting and kept our attention. Didn't nod off during it. Lots of class interaction. May have helped that it was a class of 6. Didn't go page by page in the book - hit all the topics though in ways that I think we will remember better.
His real world examples made the class interesting.
He was an excellent instructor. He was flexible and answered questions when asked.
Course was a little more advanced than I anticipated. I would have a 1 day pre course for dummies
Many good, practical examples based on the instructor's extensive experience
The course was well put together, highlighting the important ideas.
Great example based teaching. Made everyone comfortable to ask questions and interact. Would definitely recommend.
The best training class I ever attended! Joe the instructor was able to provide real world examples to the questions/topics he was teaching. He kept the class moving, made the class think and figure out the exercises ourselves but he was never too far to explain the answer.
Joe was awesome, he knew exactly what the audience (me) needed to learn from him in the 3 days. I was very impressed with his breadth of knowledge on multiple subjects and could teach us in a way that was practical and easy to understand.
Susan opened up a world of accounting and finance that I never thought I would be able to understand! I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to understand more about their company's financial performance and where they fit in in the grand scheme of things.
Very clear teaching & examples. Very knowledgeable instructor who could answer any questions asked. Interesting material and enjoyed the ability to apply the lessons learned to learn about our own companies.
The overall course was excellent, the Instructor ensure everyone understood the material, and generate exercises for the Students to have hands on experiences to grasp the concept of the lesson. However, I wish there more signs posted out in the public view for new comers of what building the course is actual located. I wish the parking was identified as well, because I received a parking ticket on the first day of the course.
Jerry did a great job of making this class interesting and relevant.
Susan did an excellent job conducting the seminar. It is apparent that she is very knowledgeable in Finance and accounting. She explained any and all questions thoroughly. nice mix of presentations and group interaction.
Day 2 and most of Day 3 were exactly what I came for. Susan is extremely knowledgeable on finance
Good training - engaging, knowledgeable speaker
Overall, very good training, however, wish it was about a day longer to better explain things with so much data to go over and comprehend for those of us with no finance background. Great facility, recommend not finishing the class on a Friday in Atlanta due to traffic, maybe do the class Monday - Wednesday/Thursday.
Great course, great instructor, great location!
Ed was a wonderful instructor. I received a lot of Great Information that I will use in my current position.
Content of the training was exactly what I was looking to learn as it relates to the fundamentals of finance and accounting.
I feel that the material covered required a more hands on, instructor, approach in order to fully understand and comprehend the financial concepts being covered. Our instructor provided real world examples that helped facilitate the learning experience.
The only feedback I have is it could have been paced a little faster.
The ratio's section has been most helpful. Not necessarily how to calculate them, but what they mean. The instructor was knowledgeable and made the dry material interesting. He tied learning material to stories, which really helps me understand and remember, so that has been great. The post seminar review was awesome. I provided my post-seminar assessment results to my manager, which positively reinforced her decision to approve my participation.
Great course, a very knowledgeable and engaging instructor.
Great class for a dry topic- Instructor did a solid job keeping the participants engaged.
"The stuff was very polite on my arrival.""Everything was very well prepared. We received everything we needed and more.""The programme was very useful and I learned more than what I had expected.""I expected to be bored out of my mind and I seriously had so much fun.Karen was really enthusiastic and I thoroughly enjoyed her presentation. Her interactive approach was enjoyable and I learned a lot from her.â€
This training was a worthwhile investment in time out of the office. Being away from the day-to-day work and focused on using a different part of the brain was helpful and energizing. I learned a lot of new skills, vocabulary and a broader understanding of financial analysis and techniques that will certainly help in my current job and may even help with career progression.
Karen is very knowledgeable and really tries to tie the subject to all the various industries being represented in the industry.
Best instructor I've experienced at AMA.
I was very satisfied with the structure and participation of the class.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and made the material easy to understand.
Jolly Jen was absolutely awesome!! Very knowledgeable, pleasant, and just a joy to listen to!
Instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject and kept it more interactive and less dry...
It was fast paced. I would say my overall understanding is greater, but I would not be able to complete accounting or finance work having gone to the class. I really enjoyed the instructor. She keeps the pace up and stays on task.
Instructor was awesome! Information was clear and concise; Thank you!
Overall, the course was very good. However, it felt like it could have been condensed into two days instead of three.
Good foundation course for understanding the basics of accounting and finance for those of us without a background in either area. Excellent instructor.
The Instructor was very knowledgeable and made connections to real life stories.
Frank is an excellent instructor. He was patient in answering our questions, and didn't give up when I was ready to give up.
Very good class - my only feedback is that there is a lot of information shared in the 3 day session. Perhaps there should be a part one and a part two in order for very novice participants to really grasp the level of information being delivered. Overall the facilitator was great!
the training And facility was actually better than before it was awesome
Very good info for non-financial people. I now have a better understanding of the different type reports.
Excellent course and materials. Instructor showed mastery of the subject and coupled in his real-life experience and examples to make the material easier to absorb and retain.
All questions were answered and everyone's understanding was a priority before moving onto the next subject.
The instructor was excellent and I hesitated to score it a 5 only because the material seemed very advanced for "Non-financial managers". I did learn a lot though and appreciated Pete's efforts to make sure I understood the material.
This course was really good, however, it was a lot of materials to cover in 3 days. Also, I would think the course should be considered as "Intermediate of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers."
Jerry was an excellent instructor and presented all of the material with the appropriate level of detail.
Overall I think the content was useful; however, I think I could have gained the same value in a one day course (maybe two day). The pace was quite slow (for me), which led me to be distracted for portions of the course. I also would have appreciated a larger cohort; there were only 7 people in the course, of which 2 discontinued after the first day. I enjoyed talking with Jerry - he was helpful, conversational, accommodating, and good-matured. I think his delivery is a little slow and at times goes on tangents that add little to my learning; sometimes tangents are enjoyable or valuable, but I found that given the slow pace of the course, I really wanted to just get to the point and start learning (the reason I came!) I was also slightly disappointed that the final two modules re: CapEx and Budgeting were left u till the final 1-2hours of the final day, and these subjects were arguably the most valuable for me.In summary, I think it was worthwhile to take the course, but it could have been much more valuable...or I could have received the same value in a much condensed period.
Miles is clearly an expert in his field. His manner in presenting is easy to listen to and his pace is ideal for a virtual learning environment. Great job.
Miles is an excellent instructor. He helped us navigate through the world of finance.Great interaction that kept me engaged throughout the entire course. He is knowledgeable on the topic and provided great real-world relatable examples. I leave this course with tools I can put to immediate use.
Bernard is very knowledgeable on the subject matter and it was obvious that he had many years of hands on experience. The location was also very agreeable for administering the training.
Very informative and will add to my knowledge for my job.
well paced for a non financial professional.
The small class was awesome!. There was a lot more interaction in this format and it is better in my opinion for learning
Frank was not shy about questions and answered them. He was able to take everyday examples and turn them into lessons.
Good class, would have liked to spend more time on cap ex and budgeting principles, including more hands-on exercises.
Frank was a very smart intelligent instructor. I learned more in three day then I think I could have in a semester of college. Again, Frank taught our class common sense fundaments of business financial.
Very relative, practical learning.
Pauline is an exceptional instructor. The course material was thorough and her presentation spot on.
Very informative and engaging !
Pauline is awesome.
Pauline demonstrates a high level of passion not only for the subject matter but for making sure all the participants understand it as well.
Pauline was a wonderful instructor. She kept the seminar fun while still keeping it informative. She is VERY knowledgable.
Michelle was an excellent instructor! Real world examples, and could answer all our questions.
A lot to cover in a very limited amount of time. Some portions were very high paced.
The instructor (Karen Camden) brought high-energy and a comprehensive background in accounting to this entry level finance/accounting class. These factors were essential to guiding the class through the printed instruction material. In addition, she was responsive to the students' goals and made a point of emphasizing relevant course elements during instruction. The three-day program covers a significant number of accounting and finance concepts in a truncated timeframe, so Karen's instruction style and congenial demeanor were critical to student achievement and our sense of accomplishment. One caveat: although the course covers foundational concepts, it is best suited to for-profit versus nonprofit sector employees.
Overall, great course. I had trouble keeping up while trying to complete some excersizes while following the instructor.
I believe this was a great class. There was a small number of students so there was plenty of room for individual participation and feedback.
Very well structured and informative class.
The instructor, Michele was great. She was very knowledgeable on the subject matter, and also the in-class workshops and team activities were great.
Overall, great instructor, nice pace, hit on key topics I was looking to learn. I think the Excel examples where helpful, but I would have liked if the take away materials would have been meatier with more of the lesson content in it to refer back to definitions, concepts, and examples.
Bill was an excellence instructor, he made me feel comfortable. He would graciously offer help when he sense that I was struggling.
The instructor did a great job of framing up the topics and repeating the important parts to keep things fresh in your mind. The instructor also provided real business examples to keep things relevant.
Content was well organized and presently in good detail.
Very Informative and well put together. Great flow of information from start to finish.
Great high level overview of finance and accounting
Great course, great instructor!
Lot of info in short time. May be better to concentrate on some specific items and spend more time on them
Could have used an extra day to absorb material and have more examples provided. The pace really picked up on the second week.
I felt I learned useful information, and that no one was trying to sell me anything.
The instructor Karen, clearly showed a masterly of the course materials. She was able to take a very dry topic of finance, and make it a very easy to understand and interesting course...but please get some pencils. Taking a finance course, where we will be doing math, it would have been much smoother with pencils. Mistakes happen!
excellent course to provide an "overview" of how to read an annual report and evaluate the strength of a company.
Karen was very knowledgeable. She kept the topic interesting by providing current day examples or things we could relate to. Karen also had great twists to exercises to keep things interesting. I appreciated she brought in treats for us as there are no snacks provided at the facility. It would help a very long day to be more tolerable if this was provided. Pencils seem to be missing which was a bit odd when taking an accounting class. Overall Karen made the experience great.
Too much info in three days window
George has a way to make difficult topics easy to understand. This, combined with he deep experience and passion for the subject matter, made him a great instructor.
The content was clear and well presented. The combination of instructor lead training with group/independent exercises really helped to reinforce the material. Relating the material to real-life examples was also performed well to put the content into real-world context.
I would have liked additional time in specific Topics. Instructor was very Good, knowledgable and clear
I wish I could've paid closer attention. This was one of the most interesting courses yet.
Very good course. Information and timing was great!
Susan was excellent at explaining the course work literature and providing examples that made the material understandable to those of us that are not accountants
Right level class, great examples, good teamwork in groups, very educated and experienced instructor.
The class did not dig deep into topic. We covered lots of areas but only scratched the surface.
This seminar was an excellent learning tool. William took the time to answer/explain all questions that were asked by everyone in the class!
The course was great, but there were 20 people all at different levels of understanding so that we moved very slowly and the instructor had to repeat herself quite a bit.
The class moved quickly and we were able to make it through all material without it feeling rushed. I felt that I learned what I was hoping to learn.
The course content was exactly what I was looking for, and the instructor did an excellent job delivering it. The class was very interactive, level-appropriate, and well-designed. I am completely satisfied with the course, and would recommend it.
I did not feel that the training was relevant to what I signed up for. It was geared more towards finance managers and what they do and not for non financial managers which is why I signed up for the class
The instructor did a good job. She was in a difficult position because everyone came in with different levels of prior knowledge, and because everyone has different careers they expected to have the class apply directly to them. I applaud her for her efforts to try and accommodate to everyone and make it as relatable as possible.
Should be more tailored to audience
I thought it was a great course. I would recommend pre-reading for the course or a list of terms for students to review before taking the class so they are more familiar with them when the course is in session. Also, tell students to bring a pencil or have pencils available onsite.
The overall content was very good and provided a comprehensive overview of Finance and accounting. I did not get any notice that there was a pre-seminar evaluation so I did not participate in that which was disappointing. It may have been something I just missed but I went back to look and still didn't see it.
The instructor did not do a good job of explaining concepts. He was hard follow and understand.
Jerry was extremely knowledgeable. He was passionate about the subject matter and he was very patient, which was impressive considering the diversity of the audience. He was very thorough and covered a wide range of topics. The pace of learning was fast, but consistent. This was important, he helped us stay focused and provided enough time to retain the main topics.
This was an intense class and it is definitely a manager or higher level type of class. Very good class, full of information.
I liked that she put the numbers in context and helped us understand the why which is really what matters when you are making a case to leadership or making decisions
Instructor taught in basic terms - it was easy to understand.
John Michael P.
Very good course.
There was a lot of information to cover in a short amount of time. Good overall, just a lot to take in.
Good interactive session
This was a great refresher of basic accounting as well as a good hands on application of those principles. I enjoyed getting back to basics.
The course was well laid out informative. The conference room was to small for the class size.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The course content met my expectations. It was a good class group, that enabled positive interaction.
She kept finance and accounting interesting and I really enjoyed her class.
I thought the course met expectations for a 3-day fundamentals class that was meant to incorporate all levels of knowledge. I did think that there was more time allotted for some of the exercises than what was needed and we could've covered additional material in that extra time. But there didn't seem to be any complaints, so perhaps others would not agree.
The course content was well arranged. The instructor was very good at relating financial principles to real world situations
Very good interactive class. The instructor was engaging, knowledgeable and effective..
I'd taken this course with another facilitator and it was rather dry. Lauri made everything relevant, vital and usable. She has a true gift to engage the class in a learning journey, and her use of stories brought the financials alive.
Content was on target with my needs. Jerry is knowledgeable and very effective teacher with supportive real-case scenarios. He has a great teaching style.
Overall a well balanced course, good pace, Jerry make it look all so easy, as we walked with him through the whole course in a pleasant, but very comprehensive way. He clearly adjusts to the group's needs / interests.
Very well-balanced seminar. Provided great materials augmented by real-world applications. Humor and knowledge mixed well.
I felt like a bit more of a grounding could have been included on what the balance sheet and the cashflow include and how they are different - in the front end of the class because we used examples to understand the difference which was a bit confusing.
Very qualified instructor who made the course very beneficial
I would say very good. Clarified a lot of financial and accounting terms, formulas and processes.
Our instructor was very engaging and knowledgable.
The presentation over the screen and a six students size class was indeed great for topic discussions and interface with the instructor.
There was a lot of information presented. While I understand that this is a fairly basic topic, Kimberly went a little too fast for me to keep up. Granted I was the weakest on the subject, so she really was just following the overall understanding of the group. She did nothing wrong, and was very helpful/thoughtful with responding to my questions. The only suggestion I can provide would be to somehow make the teams interact a little more. As the class continued the teams did not work as well and so I retained less. Again, not being critical, just an observation. It was worth every penny, and I did walk away with a much better understanding of how bookkeeping processes work. When it came to analysis of a company's worth and future value, I kind of lost the battle. Maybe a little more preparation on my part would have alleviated this, so it was more self inflicted than any fault of the course. Kimberly was very professional and understanding, so I would rate her presentation with an A-. Thanks Kimberly!
Instructor took the time to ask each student if they had in specific questions or expectations for the class or learning objectives. We were encouraged to ask questions and instructor did his best to provide answers and relevant examples.
Class went at a good pace, plenty of examples and learning by doing.
A lot of Information. Not sure it applicable for Government Funded Facility.
Feedback for William BrockhausStop forcing students to split up into groups and silently read through course materials and then teach each other the course materials.Stop giving long rambling anecdotes that have no relevance to the topic at hand.Feedback for CourseGet rid of this instructor.
I didn't learn anything in this class. I'm upset with the instructor. It was not worth the cost
The facilitation of this program was poor. Being a Sales Training professional I was very displeased with the program and due to it, left one day early (I was not the only person to do so). I called the AMA offices to complain (I spoke to Dawn) and I am expecting a follow up call to resolve the issues, of which include the money spent on such a poorly lead program. All in, I spent approx $4,000 due the cost to attend, flight, hotel, and food. My return on investment is terrible . . . not to mention the soft cost of my being out of office during this period of time. To validate that I am not being an extremist, my peers in the class felt the same (Joe, Debra, Julia, Kelly, etc).
Overall I was very dissatisfied with this course. My manager and several co-workers recommended this course as they have previously taken it and got a lot out of it. Over a 3rd of the attendees in this course left the class early and did not come back because they weren't getting anything out of it and were very frustrated, I however, decided to stay. Every attendee seemed to have the same frustration. It seems my frustration was with the instructor and not necessarily the material. He didn't seem to know the material or know how to relay (teach) the information to the attendees, explain what some terms meant and what they mean in the real world, understand the examples, etc. We spent a lot of time reading certain sections and telling the rest of the group what we learned and he didn't give much more information besides what others said. We also spent a lot of time sitting and doing nothing and he didn't effectively utilize the time we were in class. When questions were asked, you had to repeat them several times because he couldn't hear you or he didn't understand and then he wasn't able to answer them for the most part. I would have gotten more information if I would have just read the book and skipped the class. I recommend AMA sit in random attendees to their courses so they can evaluate the instructors.
Instructor's knowledge was excellent and he was able to communicate this knowledge and experience to us in an understandable manner.
A perfect start for those of supervising finance and finance related employees as it opens an insight into the fundamentals of accounting and assessments of projects based on financial ratios and indicators
I thought the instructor did an excellent job in covering the broad contents.
Bernard was a pleasure. The material was easily understood and carefully explained. The class time was fluid and information packed. I can't say enough about Bernard. Never a dull moment.
Instructor seemed to have a very good knowledge of Accounting.
The training met or exceed all my expectations. The curriculum was very good and Bernard added value to the curriculum with his presentation style, personal experiences, and expertise.
Overall, it was a good course. It touched on pretty much all basic aspects of accounting.
Frank really teaches and makes lectures interesting. He is accommodating to all questions and makes it a point that all attendee inquiries are answered and thoroughly explained. He has made appreciating finance and accounting easier.
The instructor was awesome, very effective and knowledgeable!
Trainer was excellent
The facilitator (Frank Abbot) is a very s