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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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Anonymous
(CTP, Experienced Financial Professional )
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....
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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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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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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
(Finance Director)
I have to make a choice between a VP Finance role with an old stable company in a volatile technology sector vs a Controller/Finance Director role at an internet startup with good potential. The VP Finance role will play an important role in trying to grow the company and...
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Anonymous
(Controller)
Is it technical knowledge? Leadership? Industry experience?
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Anonymous
(N/A)
I am perfect for a Controller position in an industry that I have vast experience in but I cannot get past the In-House Recruiter because they want a CPA. I am an ABA and a CMA. Any suggestions on how to convince this guy to look at the rest of my resume? He has a PHR...
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Anonymous
(Fraud Analyst)
I worked primarily as a mortgage underwriter for the past 10 years. Since I received my MBA a few years ago, I wanted to get out of the mortgage industry and transition into other areas of finance with no success. I have over 6 years of experience in accounting and am now...
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Anonymous
(Software Consultant)
I recently took a big risk and "crossed the aisle" from a construction accounting software user, for 19+ years, to a software consultant for a construction accounting software company. From long time user/manager to brand new implementer overnight. Although...
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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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Christie Jahn
Title: CFO
Company: Atlantic Wireless Communications
(CFO at Atlantic Wireless Communications)
Reading the comments in the post about going from controller to CFO then CFO to CEO got me thinking. What point if any, do you decide you are where you want to be and have no desire to move up into CFO or CEO? And is that okay?
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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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Tonya Crittenden
Title: Office Manager
Company: David Crittenden, PLLC
(Office Manager at David Crittenden, PLLC)
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Anonymous
(Accountant)
What would you do if you are having an overwhelming workload while your vice president is not doing anything except bossing around, pressing you to get the job done (even the jobs that are his own) by you? This situation is very stressful for me, since he’s the one...
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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
There have been lots of Q & A on Proformative about great executive resumes, but none asks the simple question, for a high-level role, which resume format is better and why? (In alpha order) Chronological Functional Hybrid
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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 probrems 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...