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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 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
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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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...
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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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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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...
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...
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Susan Scott
Title: HR Manager
Company: Private
(HR Manager at Private)
Anonymous
(Associate Director)
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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Mary Cowan
Title: Accounts Payable
Company: HasOffers
(Accounts Payable at HasOffers)
I have been working as a Accounts Payable Specialist for the past 2 years, but I have no formal accounting training. At this point I am interested in continuing my education, whether it be an accounting degree, online program, conference, etc! Does anyone have...
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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Mark Rome
Title: CFO, VP Finance
Company: SAIFE, Inc.
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(CFO, VP Finance at SAIFE, Inc.)
Any advice on how to get past life's series of "no" you can't do that? 1.) Members of our leadership team aren't playing to their strengths, can we realign roles and responsibilities to help them succeed? "No" 2.) Our product-to-market...
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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBA * Consulting LTD
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(President & CFO at SBA * Consulting LTD)
In a recent highlighted article on CFO.com, the article says in part: "Corporate finance executives rate few of their direct reports as effective in the behaviors and skills that drive the finance function to excellent performance." And in the opening paragraph...
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...
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.
Anonymous
(VP Finance)
I am a 51 year old VP of Finance in transition. Early in my career I did not go the Public Accounting route and therefore did not pursue a CPA certificate.  Now as I look at new opportunities most of them are insistent on having the CPA.  Do I go back and get...
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William Robertson
Title: Founder
Company: WLMR5 LLC
(Founder at WLMR5 LLC)
I saw this thought-provoking thread "What do you like most about your job" at http://www.proformative.com/questions/what-do-you-like-most-about-your-job and felt it warranted the flip side of that question. I'll kick things off. I least enjoy staying on top...
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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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Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBA * Consulting LTD
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(President & CFO at SBA * Consulting LTD)
A question on a Linkedin group. What's your feeling.
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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...