TITLE OF SESSION
Finance for Non Financial Professionals
1. To increase awareness about the importance of understanding the numbers;
2. To understand how to read internal and external financial statements; and,
3. To be able to communicate the numbers effectively to your teamp.
Management of any business requires a flow of information to make informed, intelligent decisions affecting the success or failure of its
operations. No matter the role an employee holds in a company, it is vital that everyone understands the impact that their decisions have on the
bottom line and sustainability of a company.
This session will help anyone, no matter their level understand the principles of finance and their importance to an organization. Susan Ruhl,
President and CFO of ICC, Inc. will engage and teach the importance of knowing the numbers.
Susan is a founding partner of ICC Inc., and she is responsible for leading operations, finance and strategy. After starting operations in 2010, Susan
has successfully led ICC to be named a "Top 100 Women-Owned Company" in 2014, 2016 and 2017. With more than two decades of
business experience, Susan has developed a superpower for ending "business bloat" (inefficiencies, cross-purposes and miscommunication)
and retooling companies into sleeker, smoother, more strategically focused organizations.
Susan is currently the Board Chair for OI Global Partners, a worldwide network of outplacement professionals. OIGP is one of the largest
outplacement providers globally.
After graduating from Marquette University with a degree in finance, Susan jump-started her career working for The Chicago-Tribune and Chiquita
Brands. Entrepreneurial by nature, Susan also owned her own successful business working with clients that included Honey Baked Ham, Omni
Netherland Plaza, the NFL, Cincinnati Bengals and Museum Works Galleries.