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Managing Up: Tips for Becoming a More Influential Finance Leader

Much is said about managing down but managing up is an often overlooked factor in both career and organizational success.  In their roles as both leaders and employees, effective CFOs must be adept at managing up.  Ideally, they have the clout of E....
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The Importance of Soft Skills for CFOs: Becoming a Strategic Business Partner

In 2010, international shipping and energy conglomerate A.P. Moeller-Maersk called on its finance professionals to take a more active role in business operations. Since then, the finance department of at least one of its divisions, Maersk Drilling USA,...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending April 25, 2014

The Coca-Cola Company elected Kathy N. Waller as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As announced in February, Waller is replacing Gary Fayard who is retiring after 20 years with the Company. Waller, a highly...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending April 18, 2014

Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, announced that chief financial officer Kevin Charleston has been promoted to president. Kevin will continue as CFO, a title he has held since 2000. Kevin began his...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending April 11, 2014

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) announced that the Company has appointed David Lee as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Lee succeeds CFO and CAO Mark Vranesh who will be leaving the company. Lee will be working with...
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A Toolkit for CFOs: Everything You Need for the Job Hunt

Prospective employers have a checklist for the type of CFO they want, and at the top of that list is well-roundedness. It’s a character trait that’s not always to summarize on a one-page résumé. “CFOs need a combination of the...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending April 4, 2014

University of Phoenix announced that it has named Timothy P. Slottow as the new president of the University. Slottow currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Michigan. He will assume office...
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The Realities of Fraud and Ways to Prevent It

To Jeff Haslow, CFO at hospitality solutions firm the Knowland Group, fraud is an issue that senior finance executives don’t discuss enough. It’s a taboo topic. “I think anybody that’s been stung by fraud, they don’t really want...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending March 28, 2014

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced that Glenn Miller has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of its Global Rolled Products (GRP) business effective May 1. He succeeds Judy Schrecker who will retire from Alcoa after 34 years of service....
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CFO Moves - Week Ending March 21, 2014

GetWellNetwork, Inc. announced the appointment of Bart Witteveen as the company’s new chief financial officer. Prior to joining GetWellNetwork, Witteveen served as chief financial officer at Matrix Medical Network. Tiffany & Co....
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The Future of Doing Business in China

It’s a country that continues to fascinate and perplex, and a place that a U.S.-based CFO can’t ignore, whether or not their company is considering China as an option for outsourcing, distributing, selling or competing on a global scale. In some...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending March 14, 2014

Andrews Federal Credit Union announced that it has named Todd Olszowy as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Andrews Federal Credit Union, Mr. Olszowy served as Vice President of Finance at Water and Power Community Credit Union. He...
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Primer for CFOs: How to Climb the Corporate Ladder

When Mina Brown was helming the finances at a company that would be spun out of Ryder System a couple of decades ago, she let her superior know she was up for a challenge. She wanted to take on a more operational position and experience running a business....
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CFO Moves - Week Ending March 7, 2014

PT Development (PTD) announced the appointment of Mark Wheeler as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining PTD, he was the Executive Vice President and Regional Chairman of U.S. Bank, Louisville. Before that, Wheeler was Senior Vice...
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Pitching Your Business: How to Close the Deal on VC Funding

It’s the moment of truth for the CFO of a young company with billion-dollar dreams: The pitch to a venture capital firm. You have your flashy PowerPoint at the ready plus the hopes and dreams of the CEO and your employees as you try to win over these...
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