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Year-End Financial Reporting: What Your Company Needs to Know

By Sheryl Nance-Nash This time of year not everybody is celebrating. All organizations are required to complete a period-end financial close monthly, quarterly or annually. To say that this process is demanding and labor intensive is an understatement....
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Proformative Reaches 100,000-Hour Milestone in Delivering Educational Programming

By Ernie Humphrey It has been a pleasure and honor to have had a front row seat as Proformative's first full-time employee to watch the company grow, and see tens of thousands of corporate finance professionals embarce the vision of John Kogan and Greg...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending December 12, 2014

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that it has appointed Kenneth L. Bedingfield as corporate vice president and chief financial officer, effective after the company files its 2014 annual report. Bedingfield will succeed ...
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Relative Performance Management: Defining the Path to Market Leadership

By Livia Gershon How can you tell if your company's revenues, growth rate, and profitability  are as high as they should be? What's the best way to set compensation levels? How do you make sure your sales staff is doing its best work? For decades...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending December 5, 2014

Velcro Industries announced that Fraser Cameron, formerly Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Cameron joined Velcro Industries in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and MD of Velcro Holdings B.V. Prior to...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 28, 2014

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) announced thatGregory J. Hayes, UTC Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been elected President, Chief Executive Officer and a director. Mr. Hayes is a 25-year veteran of UTC who has served...
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The New World of Revenue Recognition: What it Really Means for Your Company

By Livia Gershon On May 28, 2014, the FASB and IASB issued their very long-anticipated converged standard on revenue recognition.  Over the next four months there was much speculation and conjecture over what the new standard meant for private and public...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 21, 2014

Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) has promoted Gail Mandel to President and CEO of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. Mandel had previously been serving as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Exchange and Rentals since...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 14, 2014

Lionstone Investments announced the appointment of Andrew J. Bruce as chief financial officer. Mr. Bruce served most recently as the CFO for two public non-listed REITs advised by Behringer Harvard, a real estate investment firm. He also headed...
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Hiring for Upside Potential vs. Current Fit as the CFO

Ernie Humphrey A top challenge faced by any CFO is recruiting, nurturing, and keeping engaged the talent needed to deliver on the ever evolving list of responsibilities that fall under the umbrella of the CFO: According to a recent study by the Corporate...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 7, 2014

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) announced the appointment of Mike Smith to the role of Senior Vice President Finance – Capital Markets and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) North America. Mr. Smith joined McCormick in 1991...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 31, 2014

FORMA Therapeutics announced that Helen M. Boudreau has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer. For the past six years, Helen has served at Novartis, most recently as Chief Financial Officer, Novartis Corporation. Previously...
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The CFO as Chief Future Officer

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Along with the usual mandate to deliver accurate financial insights and analysis, the “chief future officer” is tasked with managing risk, identifying opportunities, understanding...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 24, 2014

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) announced that it has appointed Mitchell R. Butier as president and chief operating officer, effective November 1. Mr. Butier has been the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer...
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Owning the Role of Multi-Dimensional CFO

Livia Gershon Dan Kardatzke isn't a CPA, and he doesn't have an MBA. Years ago, that might have hurt him in rising to his current position as CFO of Chicago-based mobile technology firm Solstice Mobile. But what Kardatzke does have is the thing that...
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