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Bob Stenz
Title: Controller
Company: Silicon Valley start-up
(Controller at Silicon Valley start-up)
Excel and data management (including working with large volumes of data and databases) skills are often assumed upon finance and accounting professionals. However, some...
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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...
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scott graves
Title: CFO
Company: Duke Manufacturing
(CFO at Duke Manufacturing)
We are in the process of implementing Performance Boards in the Finance / Accounting department to document, track and drive performance.  Initially, we discussed tracking on a...
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Bob Stenz
Title: Controller
Company: Silicon Valley start-up
(Controller at Silicon Valley start-up)
Excel and data management (including working with large volumes of data and databases) skills are often assumed upon finance and accounting professionals. However, some positions...
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Robert Breedlove
Title: CFO
Company: Xpert Exposition Services
(CFO at Xpert Exposition Services)
I currently manage two company files within Quickbooks Pro 2012 which cannot be open simultaneously. This makes for a frustrating and time consuming user experience. We are now in the...
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Kelly Zawalski
Title: Corporate Controller
Company: Lavante, Inc.
(Corporate Controller at Lavante, Inc.)
We are a 75 person private Company looking to transition from an independent payroll service provider to a SAS 70 Type II provider this year. We are in the process of...
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Simon Westbrook
Title: CFO
Company: Aargo Inc.
( CFO at Aargo Inc.)
In recent years I have seen a number of companies switch from having separate vacation, sick, and personal time off to an integrated PTO system. Regardless of the reason for not...
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Josie Co
Title: Controller
Company: DataStax
(Controller at DataStax)
Someone came to ask me and I thought I raise it out here.  This is HR related.Is it legal for a prospective employer to request for a copy of the W-2 from a candidate that the...
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Mike Farrow
Title: CFO
Company:
(CFO)
If an employee has an annual performance bonus as part of their compensation and they resign in January (after working the full year) before the amounts have been paid out, is it...
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Christie Jahn
Title: CFO
Company: Atlantic Wireless Communications
(CFO at Atlantic Wireless Communications)
In Jan 2014, as a result of Obama Care; employer paid health benefits will be taxable as a fringe benefit. I'm looking at it from the perspective of increased tax brackets possibly...
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Liz Armstrong
Title: Controller, consulting
Company: Consulting
(Controller, consulting at Consulting)
My client is implementing a cloud based (SaaS ) financial system and wants to capitalize the implementation costs under the computer software developed or obtained for internal use...
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Daniel Magliari
Title: Principal.
Company: Magliari and Associates
(Principal. at Magliari and Associates)
I am working for a privately held company that has recently acquired a couple of subsidiaries internationally.  We currently need to provide an intercompany loans to two of the...
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Anonymous
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I am helping out a colleague who is trying to fill an opening in his company. It is a retailer doing over 25M. The current person that is leaving holds the title of Finance Director....
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Lee Andrews
Title: P/T CFO, Business Consultant
Company: Pacific Bag, Inc./Other Clients
(P/T CFO, Business Consultant at Pacific Bag, Inc./Other Clients)
Hypothetical #1 -- say a company is in the business of making auto wheel rims and uses lathes in the manufacturing process. If they sell off a used lathe, then I have always...
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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...
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Andy Tan
Title: Supervisor
Company: AVS System Networks
(Supervisor at AVS System Networks)
In the company we are working now, it's required that Manager of each department has to set up annual targets/objectives for the department. It's quite easy for Sales or...
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Tim Williams
Title: CFO
Company: Private
(CFO at Private)
I am being asked to "shop for" an audit firm that can handle the growth we plan  to experience. What are the main differences between the big four accounting firms? Are...
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Kim Supercynski
Title: CFO
Company: Lincolnway Energy, LLC
(CFO at Lincolnway Energy, LLC)
I am trying to put together an incentive plan for my accounting employees.  Any ideas on goals to include for accounting personnel?  
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M. Feldman
Title: Controller
Company: Private
(Controller at Private)
I’m part of a small group tasked with planning a corporate retreat. The purposes in general are relaxation, team-building and brainstorming new ideas. I’ve got the...
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Anonymous
(Manager)
I’m in HR at a medium-sized company and am tasked with conducting an initial phone screen of applicants, in this case for the position of BI Analyst. What would be some good...
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