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Chris Holtzer
(Senior Manager - Strategic Analysis at Sargento)
This is a piggy back off of another thread, which you can find here: http://www.proformative.com/questions/talent-shortage-or-unwillingness-teach . One of the reasons training budgets and efforts have been so slashed is because people don't spend a career with one...
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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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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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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
We've all been there... rejected by a potential employer... but sometimes you have to scratch your head.... Be the reason real, imagined, correct or with wild abandonment, some of us have gotten the craziest rejection letters. So let's have some levity.  What...
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Anonymous
(Director of information systems)
Dear Friends, I am a CPA with more than ten years of accounting experience, worked from staff accountant to accounting manager, then controller. Also I received the CISA license 2 year ago (graduated from UMCP with computer science degree.) Currently, I am in charge of a...
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Jon Placa
(Director of Finance and Operations 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
(CFO )
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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Anonymous
(Research Assisstant Professor)
I am currently an assistant professor in neuroscience with a heavy background in statistical analysis, matlab, ect... I have been moderately successful with 14 publications and two federal grants, however I am tired of the large burden of work for little pay (~55k). Risk...
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Anonymous
(CPA)
I'm a 43 year old CPA who works for a 25 person accounting firm. I'm feeling what I can only describe as a growing obsession for a sabbatical. If I could get a leave from my current employer, where I'm not a partner, I'd take it. If not, I would just give...
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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.
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Chris Shumate
(Corporate Accountant at Empire Corporation of Tennessee, Inc.)
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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Matt Treat
(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
(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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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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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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Anonymous
(IT)
I took the CISA exam in September of this year (2015). However, even before then I already found that IT auditing was no longer a major interest of mines like it has been 2 years ago and I no longer want to work as an IT auditor. I discovered my lack of interest back in May...
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Jill Thayer
(Accounting Student at Cal State San Marcos)
Good Morning Accounting Professionals, I am about to graduate in May with my accounting degree and I am looking to decide what certification I should get. I know I would like to end up in Auditing or Forensic Accounting. Could anyone provide real world advice on which...