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Branded CFOs ...

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 02-18-2014
The branded Finance Chief is also the Chief Financial Officer who stands out from the competition with a track record of delivering value in a way that triggers an emotional connection with the buyer...
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Finance Chief Job Loss

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 02-04-2014
John Kogan, CEO of Proformative, relayed a heart-breaking, and all-too-common story in a past post. These are folks I hear from on a regular basis and without fail they will tell me ... I never saw...
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It’s Tough for the Unemployed

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 01-14-2014
Losing your job before you have secured another job just makes the difficult job search process that much harder. Those are not words any job seeker wants to hear. They are rarely well-received by...
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The difference between a Business Controller and a Financial Controller

Posted by
George M
Title: Business Controller
Company: Gambrax
(Business Controller at Gambrax) | 11-16-2013
Hi, Recently I have seen some discussion about the definition of two roles: that of a Business Controller (BC) and Financial Controller (FC). In most Western European companies, both roles...
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The Recruiter In-and-Around ... Think Twice

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 10-29-2013
I’ve covered this topic before. Probably numerous times. But like the old CPA vs. non-CPA topic, it just never seems to go away permanently. Going around a recruiter for a position for which a...
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No Job Is Safe Anymore!

Posted by
John Kogan
Title: CEO/CFO
Company: Proformative, Inc.
(CEO/CFO at Proformative, Inc.) | 10-11-2013
A good friend of mine was at one of the leading companies in the U.S. for the better part of two decades. He worked his way up the ladder to become a VP of Finance (one of about 20). He is a great...
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Mattisms

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 07-23-2013
Several times a week, Matt Bud of the Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) sends out an informative newsletter. If you are a financial executive or CFO and you aren’t a member of FENG...
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Proving an Attractive Resume to Be True

Posted by
Mark Richards
Title: SAP Cloud for Money
Company: SAP
(SAP Cloud for Money at SAP) | 07-20-2013
A resume is your advertisement that needs proof to be effective. Consider any advertisement that captures your attention to learn more by promoting the attributes of a product being faster, easier,...
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A Linkedin Primer

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 07-16-2013
As a follow-up to a previous blog, "The Evolution of CFOs and Linkedin," let’s look more closely at the questions I posed from the perspective of making a conscious decision to...
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The Evolution of CFOs and Linkedin

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 07-09-2013
A while ago, there was a very important post in the CFO Careers group on Linkedin. The CFO who posted the comment received an email from one of the top-tier recruiting firms saying that the firm...
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Truth or False Hope?

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 07-02-2013
Headline: “Wellpoint is committed to keeping management, CFO says.” Opening sentence: “Two weeks after Angela Braly was forced out as Wellpoint Inc. (WLP) chief executive officer,...
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CFO Linkedin Profiles & Recruiters

Posted by
Cindy Kraft
Title: CFO Coach
Company: Executive Essentials
(CFO Coach at Executive Essentials) | 06-25-2013
A while ago, ERE published an article that targeted recruiters. The article,“10 Steps for Navigating Linkedin Profiles,” provided some guidance to recruiters on filtering through the...
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