Corporate Governance

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Tammy Buchanan
(Controller at Northern Credit Union)
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to present the monthly financials to the board without getting too much into details? Any thoughts on more analysis, variance explanations,...
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Simon Westbrook
( CFO at Aargo Inc.)
I am working with a Company that really hasn't addressed the issue of formal internal controls, documentation and compliance. Does anyone have a Sarbanes Oxley checklist, ...
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Teresa Bockwoldt
Title: CIO & Co-Founder
Company: Vibato, LLC & AccountingTemplates.com
(CIO & Co-Founder at Vibato, LLC & AccountingTemplates.com)
Entity Level Controls Entity-level, or “tone-at-the-top,” controls define an organization’s corporate culture. They establish guidelines for an organization’s...
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(Controller)
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Anonymous
(CEO/CFO)
I was contacted by a company called Execreps, which is essentially a talent agency for corporate execs. To wit, if you are a CFO and want to get on to corporate boards, they will help...
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Anonymous
(Manager)
I have been told not to receive on some service purchase orders in an attempt to help us hit a budget at the end of June. Is this against SOX compliance? Can someone show me some...
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Curtis Verschoor
Title: CEO
Company: C. C. Verschoor & Associates
(CEO at C. C. Verschoor & Associates)
Teachers’ convictions on racketeering charges might deter others, but fines and other minor penalties are proving ineffective in stopping unethical and illegal behavior....
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Anonymous
(Controller)
We are an early stage company that just completed our A round of financing. We are adding a non investor to our Board. I am wondering if anyone knows the standard for issuing this...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. CFOs need to own the role of Chief Trusted Advisor from break room to boardroom.  CFOs need to play the role of Chief...
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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)
How do you define leadership? Do you consider yourself a leader? Can anyone be a leader? If once a leader does that mean always a leader? Take a step away from the typical definition...
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James Mapes
(CSO at MyriadRBM)
I have been contacted by Exacrank and read an earlier chain of mostly negative comments in 2014 and before. Has anyone found them to be useful?
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
Does your business either offer current or former members of the US Armed Services something? This could be a discount at retail. This could be a focused recruitment campaign when...
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EMERSON GALFO
(CFO at C-Suite Services)
I just read that 14% of Zappos staff took the buy-out (3 month salary) opportunity from CEO Tony Hsieh. So I thought it would be a great topic for discussion and at the same time an...
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  "Does the CFO take the intiative to sit with each board committee chair and develop a joint board presentation or do the Chairs come to the CFO or do they not present...
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  "Should reporting details be provided to board members prior the meeting or upon request?" This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand: "...
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  "Is the approach and relationship different towards boards primarily consisting of investors such as venture-backed companies?" This question was asked at a recent...
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  "Is it ever appropriate for the CFO to bypass the CEO and communicate directly with the Board?" This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand:...
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  "If your board is new and not well versed in corporate finance do you spend time in meetings educating them on value creation or work individually?" This question was...
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  "How does a Finance leader create the opportunity to report to the board directly if he/she is only mandated to report to the CEO?" This question was asked at a recent...
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Carol Johnson
(Controller at Private)
How do you handle employees who return from maternity leave and need to take a break every few hours because they need to pump? Do you offer a "mom's room" in the...