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Christie Jahn
Title: CFO
Company: Atlantic Wireless Communications
(CFO at Atlantic Wireless Communications)
At what point in your career do you need a title change?
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Steve Harris
Title: President
Company: The People Advantage
(President at The People Advantage)
Does anyone have a recommendation for a program (or other methods for that matter) for training an experienced business professional who is moving into a controller role as their first finance position? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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J Liwag
Title: Data and Reporting Analyst
Company: Volt
(Data and Reporting Analyst at Volt)
I graduated from CSUF 5 years ago and I am thinking of pursuing an MBA, with that same school being one of my choices for grad school. Attending their program deals a lot of advantages for me but my main concern is the issue above. I went to a few info sessions before for...
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Chris Shumate
Title: Corporate Accountant
Company: Redline Contract Services, LLC
(Corporate Accountant at Redline Contract Services, LLC)
There are several corporate finance job titles. Among them are CFO, Treasurer, VP of Finance, Director of Finance, Director of Accounting, Director of Financial Reporting, Corporate Controller, Controller, Divisional Controller, and this doesn’t even include their...
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Yoke Chen Fong (Jaane)
Title: Marketing Student Assistant (Part-time)
Company: California State University East Bay
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(Marketing Student Assistant (Part-time) at California State University East Bay)
Hello. I am currently study MBA in Finance in California. And I am one of the member of UK ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountant). I am thinking should I go for CMA or CPA? Because ACCA transcript does not show any Units, so this is the headache part. Anyone...
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Susan Scott
Title: HR Manager
Company: Private
(HR Manager at Private)
Since this is not a job interview, although this question does get asked in interviews, please try to answer without regard to how it may reflect upon you. I know, that is not easy! I'll start things off. On the most basic level, I enjoy talking with people. My job...
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Anonymous
(Accounting Professional)
I've been at my current company for just over 4 weeks and am actively looking for something new.  I left my last position for greener pastures (more responsibility, more money, shorter commute).  Without going into details, everyone (including my previous...
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Anonymous
(CFO)
I've been asked this question a few times at interviews.  I know that a good answer depends on the job but I was curious what others might say.  Assume position is a VP/CFO position at a small/medium size private company.    
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Matt Treat
Title: Sr. Accounting Manager
Company: Private
(Sr. Accounting Manager at Private)
If anyone has a good example or sample accounting career objectives,  that would be much appreciated. I'm also interested in any strategy involved. For instance, do I adjust it for every job I apply to? In what ways can this part of the resume help or hurt my...
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Anonymous
(Sr. Accounting Manager)
I know some are going to say "you have to answer honestly." I understand that point of view. It sounds like a great answer if it's not your problem. What if the honest answer to  "have you ever been fired or asked to resign" virtually guarantees...
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Anonymous
(Financial Planning Manager)
I have worked for a world giant very well known company for 8 years. Promoted twice and received several awards and recognitions within this 8 years time frame. 5 months ago I have quit my job to look for other opportunities outside the organization. I just wanted to have a...
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Anonymous
(Accountant)
I am a CPA and I cannot find work at a public accounting firm or private companies. In the meantime, what do you think about a CPA working for H&R Block? Would this look bad on my resume? Is H&R Block really that bad? Could I still prepare taxes on the side while...
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Anonymous
(Junior Audit Associate)
I have been working as an audit associate in a firm for over a year, and honestly, am not very happy with what I'm doing. As I am contemplating whether to resign from my job, I always find myself confused as to what career path I will take when I leave public practice....
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Biz Dimensions
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(CFO at Biz Dimensions)
I have previously shared a  few blogs , Why Certain Employees Are Irreplaceable, and Honesty: The Best Policy or Career Detriment focused on a few  business myth that I personally despise, which are "everyone is replaceable", and that "anyone who is...
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Anonymous
(Manager)
I got a lot out of this article http://www.proformative.com/articles/what-not-say-job-interview, but was wondering what the community believed to be the case more specifically re: a CFO job search.
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Anonymous
(CPA)
Okay, this may sound like whining and maybe it is, but really I’m just trying to describe the situation accurately to get the best advice. I’ve been with this employer for almost 4 years and have been passed over for promotion again and again. I work for a large...
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Neil Brown
Title: CFO & CIO
Company: KatalystFP
(CFO & CIO at KatalystFP)
I am wondering if others are experiencing problems with potential candidates having poor algebra skills?  In hiring for our accounting and underwriting skills it seems that people have a problem solving for x or any other other variables. Is this a fault of the school...
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Anonymous
(Entreprenuer)
Hello Everyone, I thought this would be the right forum to seek guidance from some very seasoned finance professional and coaches. Am desirous of changing my career from IT to finance. I have spend over 10 years in finance career in India in areas of corporate finance,...
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Christie Jahn
Title: CFO
Company: Atlantic Wireless Communications
(CFO at Atlantic Wireless Communications)
We are planning to hire an Administrative Assistant. It seems the trend is to call this an Administrative Support role. Does it matter? What are the trends in this type of position? I want to ensure we are looking for the right type of person and for some the title can make...
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Anonymous
(CFO )
I am getting the sense that my company may be changing direction, and that I might not survive the transformation. I am not as involved in certain areas as I have been in the past, and I notice that I am not involved in meetings where I would have been invited in the past....