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Are You Overlooking Email Security?

Cybersecurity is a major issue for companies - especially in the financial department. With so much confidential information being collected and transferred internally and externally, IT and CIOs aren't the only ones who should see digital...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 1, 2013

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) named Erin Gore, who was associate vice chancellor and chief financial officer at University of California, Berkeley, as co-head of its Education and Nonprofit Banking group. Gore had been U.C. Berkeley’s CFO since 2009...
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Performance measures may not take potential into account.

Measuring the Performance of Your Team

The finance department is a key cog to the organization, and ensuring it's as functional as possible requires the type of analysis that extends beyond spreadsheets. This work involves monitoring employees, tracking their progress (either through casual...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 25, 2013

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has initiated a transition plan for its new chief financial officer. Jeffrey Capello, Boston Scientific’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will transition out of the role effective...
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The B2B Credit Checklist: What to Know Before Extending Credit

Businesses rely on clients to pay their bills, but as many CFOs know all too well, clients will frequently take their sweet time paying invoices as part of their cash-management strategy, because their working capital is taking a hit from their own late-...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 18, 2013

CFO Moves - Week Ending October 18, 2013

The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) announced that Michael Geltzeiler will join the company as its chief financial officer. Geltzeiler is currently the chief financial officer and group executive vice president at NYSE Euronext. Prior to joining...
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Should You Send Your Budgets to the Cloud?

Slowly but surely, many CFOs have realized manually updating spreadsheets is incredibly risky. Several studies have shown close to 9 in 10 spreadsheets contain errors. JP Morgan Chase was just one of the many firms that have learned their lesson the hard way...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 11, 2013

HCA (NYSE: HCA) announced that William B. Rutherford will become Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company, effective January 1, 2014. Rutherford will succeed R. Milton Johnson as CFO when Johnson, HCA’...
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Study Ties Employee Trust to Business Performance: How to Get Trust Back

Most managers across the finance and accounting spectrum understand the need for clear communication and healthy relationships with their staff. While study after study links productivity to employee morale, engagement and overall job happiness, many...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 4, 2013

Capstone Financial Group, Inc. (OTC: CAPP) announced Hal Johnson as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Johnson joined Capstone in 2012 as one of the company’s founding partners. New York Life’s Investments Group announced the...
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Proceed with Caution: Why You Should Reevaluate Your Company’s Internship Program

Interns can seem like a near-perfect way to make a dent in labor costs. They’re often eager to please and work hard, and they don’t require a hefty paycheck – or even one at all. However, a recent high-profile court case should remind CFOs...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 27, 2013

Carlson announced that it has elected Brad Hall as chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer. Hall has been serving as interim CFO since August 2012. Hall has been with Carlson for 12 years, since 1998, and prior to assuming the interim CFO...
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How Has Say on Pay Affected Executive Compensation?

As expected, say on pay votes over the past couple of years has not led to a big swing change in how companies compensate their top executives. However, it has shifted the conversations between investors, directors, and those who make the big bucks at...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 20, 2013

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced that Troy Alstead, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, has been promoted to chief financial officer and group president, Global Business Services. Alstead joined Starbucks in...
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Keeping Strong Bonds with Recruiters

While social media is helping some job seekers make connections they couldn’t otherwise make and even helping them land interviews with potential employers, one traditional way of finding work is still holding strong – that of executive recruiters...
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