- Terminable Offense
- Problems with working 40+ hours week
- Villain to Trusted Advisor: Leading across the Enterprise as the CFO
- Predicting Your Company’s Financial Health with Balance Sheet Forecasting
- Becoming a CFO (non-accountant background)
- How does your organization determine salary raises?
Jane Levin(Corporate Controller at Private)
Can someone please recommend a hosting provider for Quickbooks? We don't want to continue supporting it with internal hardware and IT for a variety of reasons. Thank you.
Sandra Hoyt(Owner at SCL Financial Consulting)
An employee states that he needed to replace his car's shocks due to constantly transporting materials to various events often. Due to this he's looking for us to pay for the parts. Is this company responsible? The car is older and we know he has many other non work...
I am looking at getting back into a corporate environment after running my own compnay, and it got me thinking about how different it will be to have a boss again.
I am assigned to implement budgeting system in a bank. The goal is to prepare annual budget per department, such as Marketing, IT, administration, HR, etc. after preparing them, the actuals should be checked versus the budgeted amounts and the favorable/(unfavorable)...
Anders Liu-Lindberg(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe)
In my former job they were doing reconciliations in Excel when I arrived and had literally 10,000s unreconciled lines in the accounting system and quite a few corrective postings were needed once I forced them to reconcile in the system. My current company is soon going...
John Olson(Associate at Radius)
By Stuart Buglass, VP Consulting There is a commonly held belief that a global employer will automatically own the inventions produced by its employees. The reasoning goes that an employer is legally “covered” because its employees have signed a standard US-...
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.
5 Ingredients that Make a Bad CFO It is no secret that CEOs are looking to the office of the CFO to lead more broadly across departments as well as more actively within the office of the CFO. The skill set necessary for nay CFO to do so effectively is a universe away...
Robert Kugel(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
Company: Ventana Research
Company: Ventana Research
The theme of transforming the finance organization is hot again. The term “finance transformation” refers to the longstanding objective of shifting the focus of finance departments from transaction processing to more strategic activities such as providing the...
Matus Porubsky(Founder at CFO.sk s.r.o.)
Does your company sales team's KPIs include collection related metrics, or you leave dealing with overdue receivables to the collection department and credit risk prevention (and then salespeople's bonuses do not depend on payment discipline of their clients)? I...
I recently gained some side work for a client who's previous GM (relative) woefully managed the books. I think it's at a point where I need to reconcile the bank account, create a trial balance, and start fresh. Any suggestions? I have not even looked at any...
Rama Nair(Independant Accounting Professional at Independant Practioner)
As per SIC 15, lease incentives should be spread over period of lease and not first break clause. I have an instance whereby, the lease incentives were spread over the period of the lease in respect of a lease covering 3 floors. The lease has a break clause and now the...
Dallon Christensen(Director of Finance at Mission Mercantile and Blue Artisan Grou..)
I'm setting up an accounting system as part of a ERP implementation, and I'm at a point where I am loading my expense and liability accounts related to payroll. We run our payroll in the ERP system (NetSuite), but our only G/L accounts for payroll are Gross Payroll...
Is anyone using Epicor or have you had experience with using this ERP system? Some reviews show it's a decent software for manufacturing-SMEs. Some of the complaints are the support fee cost in relation to the amount of support given is lacking. Support seems to be less...
As virtual meetings continue to become more and more prevalent, and are more challenging than in-person meetings in terms of delivering value to each and every meeting attendee, I decided it was time to offer my thoughts around how to avoid leading or attending virtual...
Client wishes to accrue the entire amount of a merit pool at the end of the year in which it was established. The reasoning to support the accrual is that the awards were presumably “earned” in that year because the awards will be based on performance rendered...
Dear colleagues: Can someone refer a good temp agency or recruiter in NY metro/NJ/CT specialized in accounting/finance? I am seeking a temp assignment as CFO or Controller. During the past few months, have visited website of so called "popular" agencies,...
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