“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” (Benjamin Franklin). Obtaining knowledge gives a lifetime of benefit, especially when that knowledge is related to your day to day work.”
Position: Facilities Management Lecturer
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 and have held a number of senior management roles since then in sectors as diverse as transport, healthcare and IT. I co-founded a software company and was head of finance for that company from incorporation, through international growth and onto a multi-million dollar trade sale to a US based multinational corporation.
Kevin’s Teaching Philosophy
Its important students understand the “why” behind what they learn. When you understand the “why”, you will always know the “how”. Finance in particular, is an area of management practice that is full of terminology. Understanding why this terminology is used will make it much more understandable when you come across it in your own management career. A qualification should be more than a piece of paper, it should be a set of skills you can use for life. Understanding finance, especially areas such as budgeting and discounted cash flow is an essential skill for any Facilities Manager.