References

Hewlett Packard s.r.o., Martina Valentová, Customer Project Manager

Financial instruments: I would like to thank your colleagues for their excellent preparation and perfectly elaborated materials.

BASALT CZ s.r.o., lng. Tomáš Petrů, ředitel a jednatel společnosti

Training sessions on the protection of competition, taking place regularly already since 2013 and led by KPMG lecturers, are tailored to the requirements and goals of our parent company based in Germany. The lecture always includes specific practical examples considerably enhancing the training. Overall, the training sessions proved to be very beneficial and useful for us.

OGResearch, s.r.o., David Vávra, jednatel společnosti

ISAE 3402 issues: Professional training sessions led by experienced lecturer Radka Haluzíková, who manages to quickly and efficiently pass on a whole range of information in the area of ISAE 3402. Her exceptional identification with our requirements in the field of education is highly appreciated. Since the beginning of our cooperation, we have had no reasons whatsoever for any dissatisfaction. We are content with the course and the contents of the professional training, the selection of topics for individual groups of employees, practical examples and suitability for our company’s actual business activity, as well as the ability to promptly and flexibly adjust the topic according to real issues presented.

CHRPA sociální firma Slezské diakonie o.p.s., Petr Světlík, ředitel

Mentoring programme for social enterprices: Many thanks to KPMG for the mentoring experience. I found it immensely beneficial. Analysing our firm in such a pleasant company of mentors was a real experience. Both mentors (H. Pleskačová) were very pleasant and at the same time honest and able to communicate negative things (which is very important for me) while also being able to appreciate things that are positive. There’s nothing better than being able to discuss your firm’s issues with an unbiased professional who provides you with a completely independent view of your problem or concern and advises you on what to do next and how. Since we started cooperation with KPMG, big changes have been taking place at our firm – for the better. After this experience, I will be happy to pay for additional mentoring classes.

CHRPA sociální firma Slezské diakonie o.p.s., Petr Světlík, ředitel

Financial risk management for social enterprises: Since attending your training course, we have started reorganising the firm’s entire operation. We hired an accountant and started reviewing everything from the ground up and putting everything in order. Previously, we only used an external accountant. We now calculate expenses and revenues, and allocate costs to individual products. We monitor how long it takes to manufacture each product, etc. We are reorganising work procedures and so forth. I know, six years after the firm’s establishment, it may seem a bit late, but it was your course that finally opened my eyes. What’s more, we managed to obtain three new customers.

Kooperativa pojišťovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group, Ondřej Pilař – vedoucí odboru provizí

Be an Insurance Company CEO for a Day: A very good and sophisticated game. I recommend increasing price sensitivity; a high price of insurance not justified by higher costs guarantees very high profits – useful in games consisting of a small number of rounds (approx. up to eight rounds), where it will guarantee a win in the Equity category.

Kooperativa pojišťovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group, Hynek Vodička, výbor pro audit - nezávislý člen

Be an Insurance Company CEO for a Day: An elaborate game that is excellent for gaining experience in making decisions on an insurance company’s strategy, including the ensuing financial result. I recommend playing this game with sales people and agents, too. It’s a pity that it only covers non-life insurance. I recommend expanding the game to include other insurance companies as well.

Kooperativa pojišťovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group, MIchal Novotný, vedoucí odboru účetnictví

Be an Insurance Company CEO for a Day: The game impressed with its quick presentation of results and a very entertaining drawing of market scenarios and disasters. Although the extent to which each “setting” affected market shares and costs was not very clear, this added an exciting element of surprise. Subsequently, after several interactions, the impact could be estimated.