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Ahmed Elhawary
Title: Controlling and Accounting Manager
Company: Hoffman LA Roche
(Controlling and Accounting Manager at Hoffman LA Roche)
Hi, I am Controlling and Accounting Manager. But I left my current role 3 months ago. I am now looking for another job and my target job is Finance Manager. Could you please advice which certification is most relevant to my target job as a Finance Manager. CMA , CPA or...
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Title: CFO aspirant
Company: none
(CFO aspirant at none)
Anonymous Member
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...
Anonymous Member
(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...
Anonymous Member
(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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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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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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M. Feldman
Title: Controller
Company: Private
(Controller at Private)
I have an opportunity to partner with a very capable person I've known for a long time. Upon further contemplation I have to admit that I haven't really given the notion fair consideration, but merely reacted with INR. That is Initial Negative Reaction, based mostly...
Anonymous Member
(Director of Finance)
Recently, I have been seeing more of the CGMA as a professional designation. I wanted input from those who in the US as to their thoughts/feelings regarding this designation. I know it is co-sponsored by AICPA. I want to know how well regarded it is and how much weight is...
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Kim Amisi
Title: Planned Maintenance Assistant
Company: Mine Maintenance Services
(Planned Maintenance Assistant at Mine Maintenance Services)
Am currently studying ACCA because i have always wanted to be an accountant, but with the current situation in my country am stuck in engineering. That was the only good paying job i found that could help me to continue my studies, now i can't find any work elsewhere...
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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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Title: Associate
Company: EY
(Associate at EY)
Hi. I am an audit associate at EY with a master's degree in commerce from university of Delhi. I want to pursue a career in finance, preferably investment banking in the States. For that purpose I have enrolled myself in CFA and I also plan to get a MBA in Finance in...
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Event Questions
Title: Event Questions
Company: Proformative
(Event Questions at Proformative)
  "What is the path for a standard accounting career background to move to a more strategic finance position? What skills should one attain and how can they be obtained?" This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand: "How ‘...
Anonymous Member
(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...
Anonymous Member
I got a lot out of this article, but was wondering what the community believed to be the case more specifically re: a CFO job search.
Anonymous Member
(Corp Accountant, officer)
Hi all, I have obtained my CPA license and then internal transferred as a Corp Accountant 2 years ago. Due to some dissatisfaction in job, I am planning to start job search. My question is, should I search for public accounting experience? If my final goal is still getting...
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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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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
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(President & CFO at
To join as their CxO. The job seems ideal, they are wining and dining you. The offer is light on cash and heavy on stock and options. They aren't public, and if they were to go public it wouldn't be for a year or two and at least a million they claim they don't...
Anonymous Member
I am stuck in a situation. I had two job interviews in a TEXTILE FIRM and I was selected. On 15 Jan this year, I was called for final interview of confirmation. So, I was confirmed and asked to join the company on 1 Feb. But when I went there on 1 Feb, they told...