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Howard Averill, CFO, Time Warner as of 2014

CFO Moves – Week Ending July 26, 2013

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) announced that Howard Averill will become the company’s next Chief Financial Officer beginning January 1, 2014. Mr. Averill will succeed John Martin when he assumes his new role as Chief...
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The ability to work from home is one of the new perks CFOs are providing to their teams.

The Changing Face of Employee Benefits

Have you had to make significant changes to your employee benefits changes in recent years? Changes in the economy and regulations have forced CFOs to revisit the programs they offer employees and turn to alternative solutions. In fact, a new study from...
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New CFOs have to be ready to take the reins.

You Just Got Promoted to CFO - Now What?

After becoming CFO, finance leaders usually don't have the time to get comfortable in their new roles; they have to take the reins and quickly make their mark on the organization. According to a report from audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG, the...
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To advance, do you need to have a CPA, MBA or both?

CPA, MBA, CMA: How Much Do the Letters Really Matter?

As a recruiter specializing in CFO searches, Dave Arnold knows that companies want a lot from their head finance person. In particular, he says, they want real-world experience. For the kind of venture-backed and small-cap public companies he works with, a...
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Are You on Top of Tech Trends?

As finance leaders' role has evolved over the years, so has their ownership over technology – and their need to understand it. They have to have a level of understanding not only of the systems their finance organization uses but also those all...
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CFOs can make decision-making in the C-suite more efficient.

Navigating Your Way Around the C-Suite

The vice president of sales doesn't necessarily have to work with the head of operations, and the CMO may not have to work with the CIO, but everyone has to work with the CFO. It's an inescapable and necessary fact. How you approach and build...
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John Martin, CFO turned CEO at Turner Broadcasting

CFO Moves – Week Ending July 19, 2013

Time Warner Inc. announced that John K. Martin will be the next Chief Executive Officer of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. beginning January 1, 2014. Mr. Martin is currently Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Time Warner Inc....
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Get all co-workers on the same page.

How to Deal with Problem Co-Workers on Your Finance Team

CFOs will often try to build a finance team comprised of people with a wide range of attributes that fit seamlessly with one another. However, hiring is simply not that easy, and requires management expertise to get employees to work as a cohesive...
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Can Your Business Act Responsibly and Still Profit?

The concepts of sustainable growth and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have moved beyond mere idealism to something that senior executives are looking at as a core part of their corporate strategy. To get there, they need to ask, How can business...
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CFOs are battling the growing insurance prices.

Many CFOs Seeing Insurance Price Increases

Businesses and residents in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy are still being impacted by the storm's damage, and organizations throughout the United States are feeling it too. While it may not be apparent at first glance, the natural disaster is...
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Employees want to find a company that reaches them in an innovative way.

Get Creative When Recruiting Your Next Finance Employee

CFOs who want their finance teams to be a primary asset to their companies know the importance of getting top talent to join the ranks. However, many recruitment strategies are outdated and leave some of talented members of the workforce waiting for offers...
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Tellabs acting CFO Lawrence Rieger

CFO Moves – Week Ending July 12, 2013

Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB) appointed Lawrence A. (Larry) Rieger its acting chief financial officer (CFO). Rieger succeeds Tom Minichiello, who resigned to become chief financial officer at Westell. As a partner with Crowe Horwath LLP, Rieger...
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Supply Chain and Finance: A Match Made for the Greater Good of the Business

Not all sectors of a business are going to seamlessly work together and cooperate with the requests of one another, especially when it comes to executives in supply chain management and finance. While these relationships don't always start off on the...
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Employee burnout can really affect the finance team.

Don't Let Employee Burnout Affect the Finance Team

CFOs understandably want their staff members working at optimal levels, but they have to watch out for a common ailment among their teams -- burnout. To avoid it creeping into their organization, managers need to make adjustments as they go about managing....
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5 Ways Your Company's Reputation Is at Risk

A company's reputation is one of its biggest and most important assets. When people hear and say great things about an organization and its good standing is reported in the media, it may receive more customer inquiries, see increased profit margins and be...
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