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Timothy Marx
(Student/Intern at Queens University Belfast)
Hello everyone, I am asking an age old question here, however, my circumstance is slightly unique. See I'm graduating next year from a respectable university in the UK with (major/...
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Anonymous
(CFO)
I have a controller who has been the top accounting person for 25+ years. She is very loyal, hardworking and most of the time detail oriented and yet she is an absolute disaster for me...
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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)
Mary Driscoll wrote another valuable piece for CFOs for CFO.com. The article cuts to the chase on a subject that many Chief Financial Officers face. CFOs have told me that it is hard...
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Gregory Q. Jenkins
Title: President & CEO
Company: Quentasia Industries Inc.
(President & CEO at Quentasia Industries Inc.)
Somewhere in the bright light of the movies and the folklore of business journals, barking, “just make it happen” to your team became mistaken for good leadership.  As...
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Anonymous
(Personal finance educator)
Hello, I have never had audit experience, and with my current career track, I don't think I will ever get it. I still want to be certified. Would having a non-reporting CPA license...
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Anh Chung
(Personal finance educator at Moving from Debts to Assets)
HI, Does CMA license only make sense if you work in manufacturing companies? Which work make more sense for a financial analyst at a non-manufacturing company: CMA or non-reporting CPA...
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Anonymous

I have my thoughts on this but was curious what the group thought was better training to be CFO and/or controller? MBA or CPA or CMA or what? I recognize they are two different...
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Gregory Q. Jenkins
Title: President & CEO
Company: Quentasia Industries Inc.
(President & CEO at Quentasia Industries Inc.)
 After nearly two decades of working on projects touted as the ultimate transformation of an organization's finance operations, I realized all of them had some of the same...
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Anonymous
(Accounting Manager)
Hi, I'm in the cross roads of my career and have about 10 years of experience. I have worked in public accounting, I've been an Accounting Manager, FP&A Manager and...
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
An article on the FEI website talks about how the CFO's of today, definitely tomorrow need different skill sets than 15 years ago. If that is the case, and I agree with Mike Kovar...
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Randy Miller
(Partner at CFO Edge)
I would be interested in your thoughts on how you deal with a back-office employee who doesn't fit with the company norms. This employee is not a poor performer, in fact, in terms...
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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...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
CFOs of companies of all sizes are being challenged to lead across the enterprise.  There has been much written of how should be done, and I have had the privilege of listening to...
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Keith Perry
(Consulting CFO and Business Operations A.. at Growth Accelerator)
Randy Dean has training in this area: http://www.proformative.com/courses/email-overload-solutions I'm specifically wondering if others have alternative approaches that are "...
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Sandra Habiger
(Accounting Manager at Alliance Enterprises, Inc)
Today is my first day as an Accounting Manager. I will be managing a small group of 2. It is also my first time being in a manager role. If you are or ever were in a leadership role,...
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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)
Christine Russell, CFO of UniPixel The following is from an interview with Christine Russell, recently hired as CFO of Unipixel, as announced in CFO Moves. This interview was edited...
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Baiju J Nair
(Student at ICMA)
Should I go for CFA immediately after CMA i mean after clearing the exam and without the post experience of 2 years or should I go for CFA after post experience
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M. Feldman
(Controller at Private)
With the recent passing of business tycoons Kirk Kerkorian (MGM, Chrysler, Las Vegas) and Ralph J. Roberts (Comcast), was wondering what you see as the difference or similarities in...
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M. Feldman
(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...