NAVUG Academy recently interviewed NAVUG All-Stars, and Controller’s Boot Camp instructors, Kerry Rosvold and Amanda Mayer, to understand a little bit more about this training.
Who is this training for?
AMANDA: Controller’s Boot Camp is really for all financial professionals – anyone who is a decision-maker or manager at a company who has the responsibility to handle Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Month End Close, Financial Reporting, and all the related areas necessary to ensure the company accounting is complete and correct.
Why did you start offering this class?
KERRY: We really wanted to offer a class that is exactly what we would have wanted to attend when we were Corporate Controllers, and using Microsoft Dynamics NAV to run the companies where we worked. Every topic in this week-long class is designed to solve real-world business problems, using the ERP software as a solution.
What’s special about the class?
AMANDA: The incredible thing about this class is that the students get to spend an entire week of dedicated time with other professionals who understand exactly what they do! The number of side conversations at breaks and at lunch are just as valuable as the class content, as attendees discuss how they apply concepts learned in class back at their companies and help each other.
What do you bring to the table, as instructors?
KERRY: We’ve got over 20 years of experience working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, many of them as Corporate Controllers. We understand what it takes to pay vendors, collect from customers, administer payroll, close a month end, create compelling financial statements that tell the company’s story, and organize all that in a way to be ready for an annual audit. We’ve done all those things using Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and want to share our experiences with other financial professionals to make their daily jobs easier, and to make them more successful and efficient using the software they use every day.
Why should students sign up for this class?
AMANDA: Don’t take our word for it. Look at some of the comments from our most recent class of Controller’s Boot Camp students.
I really appreciated how Kerry and Amanda were able to provide answers to “why” things need to be done in NAV a certain way. Their real-world experience gave them unique insight and they were able to explain how to use the system the right way to avoid mistakes and errors down the road.
The trainers with New View Strategies who lead this class are amazing! I learned so much more from them than I ever expected. Their many years of good and bad experiences with Nav make them perfect for teaching others. I would definitely recommend them if you use Nav now or are considering it in the future!!!
Even though I have been using NAV for a number of years, I still learned a great deal in this class. I wish something like this had been offered when I first started with NAV.