Next session in April 28th and 29th 2015, Orlando, FL
Give us a few days and we’ll give you a profit-focused General Manager, Dealer, Super Controller, CFO, or Office Manager - "Nadine & Sandi are extremely knowledgeable and teach a thourough and solid class. I have definately leraned a huge amount of content in a short period of time that I look forward to taking back to the dealership with me - thank you! Carole Reh, D'Arcy Buick GMC "Valuable 3 days to refocus and drill down on most critical areas to increase profitability - learned some great technology in Excel to improve efficiency in analysis and reporting" - Stan Horner, GM, Myers AutoWorld. "Vlookup is the best tool I have ever learned for Excel! Can't wait for the next class!" Tammie Manwarren, Chevrolet of Watsonville "Gave me a lot of great ideas and tools for making my office more efficent!" Chryl Procarione, Bill Jacobs Auto Group. "You can teach an old dog new tricks! After 35+ years in the car business I still picked up new concepts and ideas." Ellen Crum, D'Arcy Buick GMC
Course PA1 – April 28th 9-4pm, lunch provided This course is all about Metrics and Monitoring Expenses. Your profit-focused attendee will learn how to create the types of metrics needed to monitor expenses, analyze gross profit, and provide internal control over key risk areas. Included are lessons in Excel to get you up to speed with the technology you need. You’ll learn how to get the operational managers enthused about gross and net profit by writing the kind of reports they will love! Please bring a laptop with Excel 2003-2010 (2007 preferred) if you want to participate in the hands on portion or the seminar.
Course PA2 – April 29-4pm lunch provided This course is about running a profit-focused accounting office - Time management, cash flow, and closing the books faster.. Topics include staffing guidelines, training, and assigning tasks based on skill levels of your accounting office. Discussions will center on time management and creating technology shortcuts to help the profit-focused attendee operate the best accounting office! Please bring a list of your office staff and their job duties if you want to participate during the hands on portion of this seminar. We'lll discuss how to manage cash better and create tools to find that hidden cash quicker and easier. In addition to performing a cash flow analysis, the profit-focused attendee will learn how to encourage the other managers to help squeeze that cash out of assets. Please bring 2 financial statements from different periods if you want to participate on the hands on portion of the course.
Price for Profit Accounting Academy - $1295
Optional Advanced Course (for prior graduates of the academy) – 9-4pm Lunch Provided - April 30th, 2015
In this advanced session for attendees of prior Profit Academy workshops, we'll use Excel and do more hands on! We'll also discuss how to detect "mis-behaving" in dealerships. Using case studies of part shortages, trade-ins gone missing, shop supplies removed from repair orders and other real life problems, we'll use the technology skills we have learned like VLookup and pivot tables to see if you have a problem in your dealership. Next, we'll show you how to make a plan to prevent it in the future. We'll do more metrics, cash management, and discuss problem areas in your office and the dealership. Lots more in Excel!
Price for Advanced Profit Accounting Academy per attendee (for attendees of prior workshop) $495
Seminar for all 3 days Price per attendee - $1595
"It was great to have the opportunity to learn from our peers. There were lots of ideas that I can use to make myself more profit focused as well as time savers! "Laura Pratt, Sam Leman Automotive Group. "I learned a lot especially in Parts and Service about gross profit and other great ideas that I will share with the dealer" Jose' - Bella Auto Group. "I like the concept of Profit Accounting and searching for the 'why'", Duke Mercer, EuroMotorCars Group "I like not only the savings techniques that will make us more efficient, but areas to look into that will put $$$ back into the dealership!" Corey Boucher, Port Lavaca Auto Group. "As my first Sandi Jerome seminar I was very impressed and enjoyed it a lot. Very imformative. Trish Covey, The Car Store. "I found out that there are many reports that we are doing using basic Excel that can be expideted by using the advanced Excel that I learned such as Vlookup and Pivot tables." Roland Frankel, Rosen Motors "I liked the Why approach instead of the What. It is very important to understand our operations and make it more profitable" Irvin - Bella Group.
New - Advanced Profit Accounting Academy - for previous graduates of our Profit Accounting Academy
More Hands On - all day! - Coming in April 30th 2015 9-4pm Orlando Florida
In this advanced session for attendees of previousr Profit Academy workshops, we'll discuss how to detect "mis-behaving" in dealerships. Using case studies of part shortages, used trade-ins gone missing, shop supplies removed from repair orders and other real life problems, we'll use the technology skills we have learned like VLookup and pivot tables to see if you have a problem in your dealership. Next, we'll show you how to make a plan to prevent it in the future.We'll do more metrics, cash management, and discuss problem areas in your office and the dealership. Lots more hands on!
I came up with the idea of this book after reading this news report; “The former controller of an auto dealership is headed to jail after embezzling $10 million. She was convicted of systematically transferring money from the dealership’s online account to her own for seven years…she covered up the thefts with a series of fake transactions as well as listing phantom cars in inventory so they could be recorded as assets.” You might not like online transfers, EFTs, and electronic payments but they are not going away. It is easy to blame the fraud on new technology, but theft was common in the accounting office even when we had the two signer method of controlling payments. Super Reporting is only $295 This guide discusses your top 10 risk areas for theft and how to use financial, operational, and outside reports to determine what accounts need to be investigated - whether you're trying to monitor a group of dealerships - or even your own small accounting staff. It includes my "Risk Rules" and lots of reports to run to help you find suspicious entries. View Contents
Do you need more time in your day? Are you doing your office tasks the easiest way possilbe? This guide is over 120 pages and inlcudes over 300 tasks that Super Controllers should be doing Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, or during the Close and who should do the task by skill level. It also includes 3 free months to TasksMaster, a new module for DealerStar that helps you organize your tasks and assign to the right person plus the forms and spreadsheets that you need. To see Table of Contents, click on Products to the left, Super Controller 3.
About the Super Controller Group Started in 1995 by Sandi Jerome, the Super Controller Group is a collection of dealership accountants, professional trainers, CRM/BDC consultants, system administrators, and former office managers/controllers. With hundreds of combined years of experience, this group of talented "Super Consultants" can help you get your accounting office into this century by combining computer skills and best practices for streamlined accounting processes - or help you get better utlilization from your DMS system; ADP or R+R. The focus of the Super Consulting and Controller Group is to maximized profits for your dealership - and the heart of this is to create the reports that your departmental managers need to make profit generating decisions. Yes, the Super Consulting Group makes sure that your controller is doing all the required functions but we teach your controllers how to do them quicker and better so they have more time to become a Super Controller that participates in profit generating ideas. We teach your controller about the parts, service, and sales departments and pull this person out of the role of a "bean counter" into a full member of your management team. We are office manager and controller consultants and advocates but realize that nothing happens with a well-informed and supported sales and service staff. Our job is to bring everyone together and give them the tools they need to increase profits.
Today, Sandi Jerome is busy bringing the newest (and best) DMS system to market, DealerStar. Sandi Jerome has over 30 years experience in the car business and was the perfect designer for a new DMS. She started in the parts department and then went into the accounting office. She was one of the first group of female F&I managers and eventually became a CPA, office manager and controller of a large mega store. She has managed a dealership group as CFO and been a fixed operations manager and assistant General Manager. She was the first editor of Digital Dealer magazine and a recognized industry expert on dealership technology. She consults on about eleven DMS systems including R+R and UCS and is a certified ADP consultant. She speaks most years at NADA on technology and her seminars are usually ranked in the top 10%.
She has done the "Americanization" project for three DMS system from other countries, the most recent one was Quorum from Canada which was then selected as a GM IDMS provider. She has done product consulting for five DMS companies over the past 10 years and DMS sales training for three major DMS companies. Nobody knows how DMS systems should work better than Sandi - both as a user and designer. This project has been her dream.
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