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Ernie Humphrey
Title: CTP, Experienced Financial Professional
Company: 360 Thought Leadership
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(CTP, Experienced Financial Professional at 360 Thought Leadership )
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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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
(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
(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
(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
(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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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
(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
(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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Ernie Humphrey
Title: CTP, Experienced Financial Professional
Company: 360 Thought Leadership
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(CTP, Experienced Financial Professional at 360 Thought Leadership )
I am thankful that I get to moderate webinars that deliver thought leadership to finance leaders at companies of all sizes across a wide-spectrum of industries that make them better at their jobs. I have a front row seat in how the best of the best in corporate finance get...
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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
(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...