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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 30, 2013

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston announced the appointment of Eric O. Anyah as the Museum’s Chief Financial Officer. Anyah comes to the Museum from the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was most recently Executive Vice President and CFO....
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Have You Misclassified Your Workers? IRS Will Help, But There’s a Catch

As part of an effort to close the tax gap and generate revenue, audits of employers on employment issues are increasing. Of particular interest is whether workers have been properly classified as employees or independent contractors. “There absolutely...
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How to Ask for a Raise

CFOs control the company’s purse strings. What happens when they want to tug a little harder on it for themselves? When CFOs want a raise, the process depends on the size of the company, the industry, and how it is organized. “In some cases, the...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 23, 2013

USAA Real Estate Co. has named Jim Hime as the company’s new chief financial officer, effective September 1, 2013. Mr. Hime joins USAA Real Estate Company from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) where he was employed...
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Proformative Announces Winners of 2013 CFO Dimensions Awards for Excellence

Corporate Finance Leaders from AT&T, Easter Seals New Jersey, The Knowland Group, Spansion, and Trulia Honored for Successes, Leadership Proformative, the pioneering leader in Enterprise Social Procurement™ for the office of the CFO, today...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 16, 2013

Roofing Supply Group, LLC announced the appointment of Shaun Mara as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mara joins from Dean Foods, where he was CFO.  He was also formerly with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and The Gillette...
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From a CFO in the Know: Getting the Most Out of Your IT Investment

Not too long ago, my company had a dilemma. We needed something to get to our data but didn’t really know what had to be done. It wasn’t until key managers gathered to discuss certain metrics that an answer started to appear. We discovered that...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 9, 2013

RichRelevance announced the appointment of Zach Koekemoer as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining RichRelevance, Koekemoer was the Chief Financial Officer at iPlay (acquired by iWin). Prior to iPlay, Koekemoer served as Chief Financial...
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IT outsourcing strategies

Making the Best Use of IT Outsourcing

Business leaders are responsible for gauging the needs of a company and determining the most cost-efficient means of acquiring the necessary assets to get the job done. There must be a balance between heavy investments to stay competitive and discounted...
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“Don’t Be Just an Accountant Your Whole Life”: Advice from Jack Judd of Proto Labs

Like most CFOs, Jack Judd has trouble finding the time to touch base with others in his role. That’s one of the reasons he’s participating in this month’s CFO Dimensions, Proformative’s annual conference created for senior corporate...
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When expanding into a foreign market, there are several things to take into co

Considerations for international business expansion

Expanding internationally can launch a business to the next level, or it can derail operations entirely. It's not always obvious what the correct strategy for foreign expansion is, but there are some things executives should consider before starting...
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CFO salaries increasing

CFO salaries at public companies gaining on CEOs

In case any of the CFOs of large publicly traded companies were hurting for cash, things are looking up. According to newly released survey data from Compensation Advisory Partners, indicate that overall, "increases in total compensation levels for...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 2, 2013

CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CCMO) announced that Richard J. Bressler will become President and Chief Financial Officer of CC Media Holdings, Inc. and Clear Channel Communications, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor...
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Is Social Media Really Worth Your Time?

Today's business world is moving faster than ever. Finance professionals don't have time to waste using social media if it won't create any value for them. However, there are several benefits to establishing an online presence, and social media...
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5 Form 1099 Myths Debunked

Fact or Fiction: 5 Form 1099 Myths Debunked

You may think Forms 1099 aren’t a big deal. Presumably your company sends them as matter of course to any independent contractor who does more than $600 worth of work for you. But the fact is, if you don’t use them correctly, the consequences can...
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