Kevin Koharki

Associate Professor of Accounting Purdue University

Kevin provides financial advising and acumen training so non-accounting/finance professionals understand and can communicate the financial value of their work, how it fits into the broader value of the programs and business units they manage, as well as their organizations as a whole.

Unless employees understand the interplay between their decisions and the financial impacts of those decisions on their firms’ performance, employees and their leaders are often unable to achieve peak performance because they simply do not speak the same language. It begins with Executives.

He advises Executives at all levels, using one-on-one sessions, cohort-based learning, keynote speeches, and Investor Day presenations, on how to speak the language of Finance with others both inside and outside of their firms. Executives who speak the same language will trust each other more and make better decisions together. This helps them reach new heights of performance, enhances their career progression, and ultimately benefits their firms. Their success is his success and he enjoy watching them succeed.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Accounting 2009 - 2014
Master of Business Administration - MBA, Finance 2007 - 2009
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Strategic Capital Allocation Can Help Businesses Leverage Employee Knowledge and Collaboration for Better Returns

Kevin Koharki - April 17, 2024

Strategic capital allocation, a critical aspect of business management often emphasized by investment experts like Warren Buffett, involves more than just distributing financial resources; it's about strategic investment that drives long-term value. Firms are increasingly recognizing the need to integrate capital allocation with broader corporate strategies, ensuring that investments are not only financially sound but also align with long-term goals and sustainability efforts, as noted by EY.

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Viewing Security as an Expense is Costing Companies More. Investing in Security is Actually a Profitability Strategy.

Kevin Koharki - October 4, 2023

The intersection between security and financial acumen often gets overshadowed in a constantly changing economic landscape. While security is essential for safeguarding assets and ensuring continuity, its perceived monetary value is mired in misconceptions affecting company profitability.

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