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Anonymous
(Contract Accountant)
Hi- I recently started as a controller (a new position for both the company and me) at a very young company.  The owner is in his 20's with no formal business education.  Same goes for the rest of upper management.  The work environment is self-inflicted...
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Jon Placa
(Operations Manager at NarrativeDx)
Proformative, **First, a bit of background:** A few years ago, I started my own company - we received investment funding, went through the #2 accelerator in the US, and generated a modest revenue. Ultimately, we opted to shutdown the company. **Current Scenario:** Fast...
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Anonymous
(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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Anonymous
(student)
Hi, I have graduated from India in the field of commerce. I am unable to decide the career path to follow and the higher education needed so that after a span of 5 to 7 years from now i'll be a consideration for CFO position in company. I am a student right now and i...
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Susan Scott
(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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Anders Liu-Lindberg
(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe)
Earlier this week I published a blog (http://www.proformative.com/blogs/anders-liu-lindberg/2015/06/13/why-accountants-are-threatened-species#comment-26333) about how I saw a trend of accountants soon being out of a job. However, the discussion brought many more nuances to...
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Christie Jahn
(CFO at Atlantic Wireless Communications)
I was reading this article (http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2015/07/01/the-real-reason-for-the-40-hour-workweek/) about having less time to do things personally, as a result of working more hours during the work week. I attend a monthly peer group where we discuss business...
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Anonymous
(IT Help Desk Technician)
I am currently an internal IT auditor where I do reviews of technology risk and processes. I am interested in going into computer networking after say 2-3 years of doing IT audit (I have only been doing it for a little over a year now) and I want to know if it's...
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Anonymous
(Student)
I recently graduated from a top university with a double major in accounting and management & human resources. I was able to graduate with 133 credits. My plan was to get a job working in either public or private accounting and over the next few years I'd take...
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Anonymous
(IT Help Desk Technician)
I interned as an internal IT auditor for a large industry company that’s has more than 12 subsidiaries and over 2,200+ applications to support all business processes. During my internship I assisted on 4 engagements two starting from fieldwork to reporting and two...
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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
(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.I got a lot out of this article <a href="http://www.proformative.com/...
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M. Feldman
(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...
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Steve Harris
(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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Event Questions
(Event Questions at Proformative)
  "Do you think the finance outsourcing trend has contributed to finance not being an attractive career for new talent?" This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand: "The Management Accounting & Finance Talent Crisis: How to...
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Sandra Habiger
(Accounting Manager at Alliance Enterprises, Inc)
Today is my first day as an Accounting Manager. I will be managing a small group of 2. It is also my first time being in a manager role. If you are or ever were in a leadership role, what is it that you wish you knew sooner? What tips do you have for me?
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Baiju J Nair
(Student at ICMA)
Should I go for CFA immediately after CMA i mean after clearing the exam and without the post experience of 2 years or should I go for CFA after post experience
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M. Feldman
(Controller at Private)
With the recent passing of business tycoons Kirk Kerkorian (MGM, Chrysler, Las Vegas) and Ralph J. Roberts (Comcast), was wondering what you see as the difference or similarities in the factors required of founders from their heyday to today. Has what it takes to be a...
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Anonymous
(Contract Accountant)
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.