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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
(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
(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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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
(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...
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Anonymous
(Finance Manager)
5 years ago I was a financial controller in corporate accounting and made a career plan to get closer to the business in order to understand how a finance professional can add more value to a company. Now 5 years later I have been a business controller at divisional...
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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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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBA * Consulting LTD
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(President & CFO at SBA * Consulting LTD)
There have been lots of Q & A on Proformative about great executive resumes, but none asks the simple questions of: For a high-level role, which resume format is better and why? (In alpha order) Chronological Functional Hybrid
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Angela Tillyer
Title: Administrator
Company: None
(Administrator at None)
I was just starting out on this job and only recently have the company set me up with the basic benefits such as company phone, laptop etc but there were a lot of discrepencies on their part and via the agency who informed me of the placement such as training not...
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winnie wang
Title: pmo manager
Company: db schenker
(pmo manager at db schenker)
Hello everybody, I'm an IT project manager in a large international company with over14 years of working experience in IT industry. Besides, I have over 4 years of experience in general management. I'm going to pursue an MBA in next few years and I'm planning...
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ann g
Title: Student
Company: University
(Student at University )
I am currently graduating with a bachelor’s in accounting and I am going to get an MS in accounting next year. I have a job lined up in tax at a Big 4 accounting firm in NYC when I graduate. I am considering going back for my MBA while I am working in public...
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Anonymous
(Finance Manager)
So a couple of weeks ago I received a connection request from a recruiter on LinkedIn and although there was no more information than the request itself I decided to accept never knowing what it might turn into. Some days later the recruiter wrote to me and asked if I would...
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Autumn Larson
Title: aspiring COO
Company: Dove Healthcare
(aspiring COO at Dove Healthcare)
I recently got my GED so I have to start at a tech school in libral arts to transfer to the university but I don't know what to major in and what emphases I should be concentrating on so I know what classes I should take. I have 4 boys, one of which has kidney disease...
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Carter O'Brien
Title: Controller
Company: Private
(Controller at Private)
If so, what kind of reward and what are the rules? Does the new employee have to stay on for so many months before the referral reward is given? Any employee referral bonus program guidelines appreciated.
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Anonymous
(Director of Finance & Accounting)
The non-profit that I currently work for has decided to change its by-laws, do away with the Foundation that I presently work for and implement a new model for running the non-profit (that is the short version). I have been with the Foundation for only 10 months. I am told...
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Mark Lysynecky
Title: Controller (former)
Company: Investor Analytics
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(Controller (former) at Investor Analytics)
I am currently in the market for a new opportunity (controller/FP&A director role) and was hoping that my fellow finance professionals here might have suggestions for a successful search - what has worked for you, what hasn't, etc? Thanks!
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Anonymous
(IT Help Desk Technician)
I just started the Master of Professional Accountancy program at my local university. But I am also interested in working full time as an auditor, however, I am aware that as an auditor you have to travel quite a bit (I know the travel amount varies). One of the...