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Tim Williams
Title: CFO
Company: Private
(CFO at Private)
I just had to deal with a few of my colleagues as they had done one of the worst thing anyone can do at work, lie. There was an issue, and when investigating what happened I saw a few colleagues go into CYA mode, and try to lie to me. Of course I am dealing with it, but I...
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Kathleen Reardon
Title: Controller
Company: South Shore YMCA
(Controller at South Shore YMCA)
Hi all, we leased some capital equipment and the leases began quarterly as equipment was delivered across branches. We were charged rent for the space of time we had the equipment before they started the lease on quarterly cycles. Has anyone made a case for capitalizing...
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Lynn Fountain
Title: MBA CGMA CRMA, Past Chief Audit Executiv..
Company: Business Consultant
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(MBA CGMA CRMA, Past Chief Audit Executiv.. at Business Consultant)
A woman's  place in the workforce has evolved over the past thirty years. What hasn't changed is the existence of the "good ole' boys club" and the challenges women face navigating those waters.  Organizations often maintain these "clubs...
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Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
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(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International)
Any executive who has negotiated their own compensation appreciates that it can be stressful to make the case to be appropriately compensated. Whether they are being offered a new career opportunity or they are taking steps to ensure they continue to be paid fairly for the...
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Diane Robbins
Title: VP Finance
Company: Private
(VP Finance at Private)
We've all been a part of meetings that seem to accomplish nothing more than wasting our time. So what do you do to make sure all your meetings are productive as possible? Do you limit them to only a certain number a week or month and get it as much in at once? Or do you...
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Anonymous
(Controller)
We're considering have our bank issue a LOC for a new lease where we don't want to pay the large security deposit. All of the guidance I find is related to the bank/guarantor but I cannot locate anything about our side. I think there would be no balance sheet impact, we...
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Anonymous
(CFO)
I am just tired of hearing a few "catch phrases" and about a few topics at work and I wanted to see if others were having the same experience and/or had other phrases that "get on their nerves" they would like to share. A few that are getting like nails...
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Chris Shumate
Title: Corporate Accountant
Company: Redline Contract Services, LLC
(Corporate Accountant at Redline Contract Services, LLC)
Have you taken any part of the CPA exam? How hard did you find the exams to be? How many times did you have to retake it? I had just graduated from college with an undergrad in Accounting. I decided against finishing school to get the 150 hours needed to sit for the CPA...
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Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
(CEO at Lucidity)
I am speaking next week at the annual national conference of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) in Washington, DC. Since financial planning & analysis (FP&A) professionals are a key AFP constituency, I thought now would be a good time for an...
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Anonymous
(FM)
I work in an environment where the shareholders & executive director compromise my ethical & moral code on a consistent basis through their continued tax evasion practices, exchange control contraventions & general dishonest business manner. The time to move...
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Marie Shippley
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: ASB
(Accounting Manager at ASB)
Currently, finance is requesting for a 01/01/2015 date and OPS is requesting 12/01/2014. We in finance would like to have a completed quarter/year in one set of books. Would like to hear anyone's suggestions and/or experiences. Thanks.
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Anonymous
(Financial Strategy)
Are there any standard approaches to value the benefits reaped from Cause Marketing? For example, we might advertise that every time you buy one of our products we will donate $X to "Y" charity to end world hunger, fight a disease, etc. How do we calculate the benefit to...
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Proformative Team
Title: Team
Company: Proformative
(Team at Proformative)
"Sell-through: can you provide more clarity? Lots of transactions do happen through dealers. Should we go ahead and recognize them? Would it encourage channel stuffing again?" This question was asked at this Proformative Webinar: "The New World of Revenue...
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Proformative Team
Title: Team
Company: Proformative
(Team at Proformative)
"My company does contract manufacturing of capital equipment. We currently use a cost to cost measurement to calculate POC and recognize revenue on WIP. How does this change under the new rules?" This question was asked at this Proformative Webinar: "The New...
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Anonymous
(Controller)
I'm looking for successful strategies for inspiration. Feel free to answer anonymously, if you like.
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Ernie Humphrey
Title: CTP, Experienced Financial Professional
Company: 360 Thought Leadership
(CTP, Experienced Financial Professional at 360 Thought Leadership )
This week’s Thought Leadership in Finance blog will feature a review of a Proformative webinar which focused on how an effective accounting close is accomplished in theory and practice. Accountants have been "closing the books" since the profession was...
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Anonymous
(CFO)
My company has two very distinct product lines. Distinct enough that we are moving to re-brand and separate the second product line and spin it off into its own entity. The questions are, a)when is the best time and b)what is the best method for doing this? Naturally, we'd...
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Doug Sleeter
Title: President
Company: The Sleeter Group, Inc.
(President at The Sleeter Group, Inc.)
  Choosing the right payment provider to process payments for your business is an important task. There are different factors to consider if you are getting paid online vs. getting paid offline at a brick and mortar location. Let’s talk about some of the factors...
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John constantine
Title: Global Business Launcher
Company: searching for an overseas business who n..
(Global Business Launcher at searching for an overseas business who n..)
I see one near LAX in late September, but none near home in the East Bay of SF.