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Can Finance Afford to Ignore “Corporate Culture?” Why the Answer Is No

Six years ago, Atlantic Wireless, which operates U.S. Cellular retail stores, officially established a set of core values: fun, integrity, respect, and relentlessness. Even as the years passed and Atlantic grew from 20 employees and 4 stores to 70 employees...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending December 13, 2013

Findly, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, announced that Barak Ben-Galhas joined the company as its new CFO. He began his role in November. Prior to joining Findly, he served as CFO of solar energy company, Sunrun. Ben-Gal previously worked for...
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Networking has become very important for CFOs.

3 Networking Tips for CFOs

Whether it's getting to know other department heads, conversing with investors, or making contacts with potential employers, CFOs are in constant networking mode. Here are three ways to do it effectively. Don't Be Aggressive Right Away When meeting...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending December 6, 2013

Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) announced that Ted Hull, previously vice president of finance at Cisco since 2007, has joined Fusion-io as executive vice president and chief financial officer.  Prior to Cisco, Hull served as CFO at Isola, as well as vice...
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5 Ways Finance Executives Can Trump the Talent Shortage

These days, many CFOs say they have a problem. They can’t find the skilled professionals they need. A Manpower Group survey earlier this year found that accounting and finance positions are among the hardest jobs to fill in the current economy. But, as...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 29, 2013

Stater Bros. Markets announced the promotion of David Harris to the position of Executive Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Stater Bros. Markets. Harris joined Stater Bros. in 2009 as Vice...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 22, 2013

Reply! Inc. announced that it has appointed Tim Morse to the Board of Directors. Tim Morse is the former CFO and interim CEO of Yahoo! Inc. Tim spent the first 15 years of his career with General Electric Company in a variety of finance roles...
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Change Management: 7 Steps Toward a Successful IT Implementation

The beginning stages of a new technology system have such promise. The company may be about to gain better control over all its data, forecast more accurately, or quicken its reporting times. But when executives neglect to think about the people side of the...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 15, 2013

Vistronix announced that Holly Asher Beveridge has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Vistronix, Beveridge spent the last five years as Chief Financial Officer of Trinity Technology Group, and previous five years as...
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Your Burning Questions About the Health Care Act Finally Answered

With so many questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act, senior finance executives responsible for implementing it at their companies are understandably torn about how to deal with the health-care law. “CFOs like foregone conclusions and are most...
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CFO Moves - Week ending November 8, 2013

International Market Centers, L.P. announced that William F. Lacey has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO). Most recently, Lacey was an executive vice president/CFO for GSE. Prior to that, he held the position of senior vice...
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Know the signs of suspicious senders and messages.

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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