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Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
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(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International)
I am very fortunate to be involved with the careers of senior finance executives, whether I’m hiring them for my clients, coaching current and future Chief Financial Officers,...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
Another article on QuickBooks and PDF’s. This time I want to explain some “inner workings” of QuickBooks and PDF drivers that I didn’t understand before now....
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
A restaurant’s success relies on an effective back office accounting system, and QuickBooks financial software can be a critical part of that success. QuickBooks can be used for...
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Gregory Q. Jenkins
Title: President & CEO
Company: Quentasia Industries Inc.
(President & CEO at Quentasia Industries Inc.)
Part I: Introduction Productivity software has made an enormous contribution to the workplace.  Tasks that formerly took hours or days to complete can now be completed in minutes...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  Earlier in July, two tech titans announced a new partnership – “MobileFirst for iOS.” Over the past two years, IBM has developed more than 100 native iOS...
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Lynn Fountain MBA CGMA CRMA
Title: Past Chief Audit Executive
Company: Business Consultant
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(Past Chief Audit Executive at Business Consultant)
With my favorite time of year nearing (Fall) and the imminent sound of football talk (my favorite sport) I was reminiscing about the sport itself. As my mind wandered on the various...
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Richard Rafdahl
Title: President
Company: Cost Reduction Specialists Inc.
(President at Cost Reduction Specialists Inc.)
Prior to embarking on any new bid or negotiations effort, there are 5 main factors that should be considered in order to determine what is working in your favor and if it is prudent to...
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Pat Voll
Title: Vice President
Company: RoseRyan
(Vice President at RoseRyan)
It’s time to test your current events knowledge: Which major retailer acknowledged having to spend $88 million related to a mega data breach in its most recent 10-Q, with more...
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Charles Schrock
Title: SVP - Risk Management
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP - Risk Management at Inland Bank and Trust)
This post continues my “essence of ERM” series. The goal of this series is to address all manner of risk management topics in small sensible components. I’m writing...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
This is a long post.  I'll summarize and make some comments about new program IRS released in late June called the Annual Filing Season Program. This is in response to the IRS...
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Daniel Berube
Title: Controller
Company: Tensoft, Inc
(Controller at Tensoft, Inc)
 I recently read an interesting blog post by Omer Gotleim discussing how Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors manage to  give customers the individual attention they need,...
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Laresa McIntyre
Title: Vice President Finance
Company: Infinity Sales Group LLC
(Vice President Finance at Infinity Sales Group LLC)
Here are 10 accounts payable best practices in no particular order.  Hopefully your A/P department can put a check beside each of these items.   1. Always pay from original...
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Lynn Fountain MBA CGMA CRMA
Title: Past Chief Audit Executive
Company: Business Consultant
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(Past Chief Audit Executive at Business Consultant)
If at first you don't succeed, try...try again. That may be something you heard your parents say when you grew up. We would often be told "There is no shame in failure as long...
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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBA * Consulting LTD
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(President & CFO at SBA * Consulting LTD)
I talk with lots of CFO’s, both employed, unemployed, employed but looking and consultants (looking for consulting gigs, looking for employment, both, none; you have the idea)....
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James Weber
Title: President
Company: New Century Dynamics Executive Search
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(President at New Century Dynamics Executive Search)
Are you invisible?  Don’t laugh.  If your resume is not generating interest, you may as well be invisible.  If your resume is not read do you exist?  If your...
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Ben Paramore
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Company:
(Chief Financial Officer)
There are two types of financial leadership roles in a business - controller and CFO. There are two types of financial leadership roles in a business - controller and CFO. They are...
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Ken Kaufman
Title: President & CFO
Company: Aribex
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(President & CFO at Aribex)
How do you know if you are over or under-staffed? If sales are increasing, are you hiring too quickly or slowly to keep up? If your sales are dropping, are you cutting too many or not...
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James Weber
Title: President
Company: New Century Dynamics Executive Search
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(President at New Century Dynamics Executive Search)
  Companies have shed a lot of middle managers since 2009, many of whom have been highly compensated executives over 50.  Employers have learned to do more with less and to...
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Jennifer Duff
Title: CFO
Company: MPAY Inc.
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(CFO at MPAY Inc.)
What gets measured gets managed, right?  It's easy enough to come up with an alphabet soup of metrics to look at every month. Things like ROI, EBITDA, ROCE, COS, EPS, etc....
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Charles Schrock
Title: SVP - Risk Management
Company: Inland Bank and Trust
(SVP - Risk Management at Inland Bank and Trust)
In an earlier post I described risk management as the group of organizational activities that try to improve results by making the unpredictable a little more predictable. A risk...
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