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Stepping Down as CFO: How to Handle the Transition

Maybe you’ve had enough of the corporate life and it’s time to retire, maybe you’ve found a new opportunity, or maybe a new opportunity has found you — whatever your reason for leaving your current job, how you say goodbye is an...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending May 30, 2014

Vendavo announced that Christine Russell has joined the company as chief financial officer. Most recently, Russell was CFO at EAG. Prior to EAG, Russell held executive leadership positions at Virage Logic (Synopsys), Outerbay Technologies (HP...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending May 23, 2014

Kony, Inc. announced the appointment of John R. Joyce as chief financial officer (CFO) and vice chairman. Joyce served in a variety of senior posts during his 30-year career at IBM, which included successful stints as CFO, head of IBM Global...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending May 16, 2014

Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (NYSE: AHP) announced thatDavid Kimichik, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will retire on June 13, 2014, following a career spanning over 32 years with the Company and its predecessor.  Deric Eubanks,...
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Setting the Tone and Culture for Ethics in the Finance Department

Aaron Beam, the founding CFO of HealthSouth, knows all too well why the topic of ethics should regularly be raised in corporate finance departments. He was one of five finance chiefs who pleaded guilty in one of the most oft-cited cases involving accounting...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending May 9, 2014

Target announced that John Mulligan, Target’s chief financial officer, has been appointed as interim president and chief executive officer. Mr. Mulligan will serve in his role until a permanent replacement is named. Auction.com has named...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending May 2, 2014

Demandware, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE) announced that Timothy M. Adams, will join the company as Chief Financial Officer effective June 2, 2014. Mr. Adams will replace Scott J. Dussault, who announced in February that he was transitioning from...
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Managing Up: Tips for Becoming a More Influential Finance Leader

Much is said about managing down but managing up is an often overlooked factor in both career and organizational success.  In their roles as both leaders and employees, effective CFOs must be adept at managing up.  Ideally, they have the clout of E....
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The Importance of Soft Skills for CFOs: Becoming a Strategic Business Partner

In 2010, international shipping and energy conglomerate A.P. Moeller-Maersk called on its finance professionals to take a more active role in business operations. Since then, the finance department of at least one of its divisions, Maersk Drilling USA,...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending April 25, 2014

The Coca-Cola Company elected Kathy N. Waller as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As announced in February, Waller is replacing Gary Fayard who is retiring after 20 years with the Company. Waller, a highly...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending April 18, 2014

Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, announced that chief financial officer Kevin Charleston has been promoted to president. Kevin will continue as CFO, a title he has held since 2000. Kevin began his...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending April 11, 2014

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) announced that the Company has appointed David Lee as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Lee succeeds CFO and CAO Mark Vranesh who will be leaving the company. Lee will be working with...
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A Toolkit for CFOs: Everything You Need for the Job Hunt

Prospective employers have a checklist for the type of CFO they want, and at the top of that list is well-roundedness. It’s a character trait that’s not always to summarize on a one-page résumé. “CFOs need a combination of the...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending April 4, 2014

University of Phoenix announced that it has named Timothy P. Slottow as the new president of the University. Slottow currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Michigan. He will assume office...
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The Realities of Fraud and Ways to Prevent It

To Jeff Haslow, CFO at hospitality solutions firm the Knowland Group, fraud is an issue that senior finance executives don’t discuss enough. It’s a taboo topic. “I think anybody that’s been stung by fraud, they don’t really want...
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