#218: The 12 Kern Rules of Accounting & Finance Christmas Part 2

with Karl Kern

Our Guest Mentor:

Karl Kern is a finance influencer. 

Karl’s role as a finance influencer began as an accountant.  As an accountant Karl has influenced his employers and clients to improve their financial health.  The improvements exist in the form of results. 

Karl Kern has a BBA degree in Accounting from Temple University, an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance from Babson College, and is a member of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).  As a finance influencer Karl has an approach suitable for your organization and its challenges.  Karl is always interested in a challenge.  

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Key Points From the Episode:

-Why Problems do not work 9-5 Monday to Friday. 

– On how using the Pre-mortem strategy by will help you deliver more value to the business. 

-Do not show people how smart you are but show them how helpful you are for you to be understood and help the organization progress. 

Time Stamped Show Notes 

[03:10] – Do not show people how smart you are but show them how helpful you are for you to be understood and help the organization progress. 

[06:33] – Problems do not work 9-5 Monday to Friday” from the experience of Karl’s father being a fireman. 

[08:42] – Look for that opportunity that people will accept who you are and not just rounding up square holes to fit the round pig.  

[11:12] – We are not meant to be able to fix every situation, the choice is ours to change ourselves by having those essential skills.  

[13:09] – Essential skills in one situation might not be essential to another. 

[15:49] – Create a team having those essential skills to maximize the positive and minimize the negative. 

[18:24] – It is all about priorities even as priorities change for we will be judge by it at the end of the day. 

[19:44] – Best advice Karl ever received during job interview. 

[22:44] –   Resources Karl recommend to our audience to check. 

[25:43] – Use of Pre-mortem strategy by finance and accounting professional that will give more value to the business.  

[27:28] – Best way to connect to Karl  

[28:32] – Know the data that is coming in and how its affect the organization. Karl parting thoughts to our audience. 

Resources Mentioned: 

Website: https://www.cfodive.com/ 

Books:  Amazon Hardcover  

Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production by Taiichi Ohno 


Amazon Hardcover 

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman  


Connect with today’s guest: 

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlhkern/ 


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