Professional Development

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Bryan Fritz
(Taoist Finance Officer at Howlett Farms)
The Proformative community is great because it allows us all to develop ourselves as human beings and finance professionals much faster than if we did it alone. There is so much...
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Chris Shumate
(Corporate Accountant at Empire Corporation of Tennessee, Inc.)
Stephen Covey had a wildly successful book, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. It’s still successful even after his death. Those habits, when practiced,...
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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)
There is something about the beginning of football season that surfaces thoughts of "Leaving a Legacy".  Is it because we hear the term used in reference to football...
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(Event Questions at Proformative)
  "Do you need to be a CPA or other certification to be a Financial Leader?" This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand: "What is...
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Anonymous
(Finance and Accounting)
The CGMA credential is a joint venture of the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) out of London. It could appear to a pessimist (ahem) the AICPA did not...
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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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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
I'll assume (dangerous I know) that you want your employees, colleagues and peers to be not only current with changes in the landscape but to expand in areas they are not very...
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Jon Placa
(Operations Manager at NarrativeDx)
Proformative, **First, a bit of background:** A few years ago, I started my own company - we received investment funding, went through the #2 accelerator in the US, and generated a...
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Anonymous
(Director of Finance)
Recently, I have been seeing more of the CGMA as a professional designation. I wanted input from those who in the US as to their thoughts/feelings regarding this designation. I know it...
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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)
Aidan Cullen, CFO of CliQr The following is from an interview with Aidan Cullen, recently hired as CFO of CliQR, as announced in CFO Moves. This interview was edited for clarity....
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Jennifer Duff
(Partner at Management Stack, LLC)
I was recently engaged to review and give the Board of Directors my opinion about a client's internal control environment related to accounting for client funds. As a CPA, I want...
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Chris Shumate
(Corporate Accountant at Empire Corporation of Tennessee, Inc.)
On August 5 and 6, 2015 the Willow Creek Association is having its annual global leadership summit. A partial list of the faculty includes: Sallie Krawcheck (former president of BoA...
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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 are increasingly being tasked with defining and leading the growth strategy at their companies. I would like to offer the following as keys to success in this endeavor:...
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Event Questions
(Event Questions at Proformative)
  "Can you recommend any literature or books covering financial leadership?" This question was asked at a recent webinar, now available on-demand: "What is...
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Anonymous
(Assistant Controller)
I'm the assistant controller of a firm. A new controller has been hired and his wife is our new CPA. Is there an ethical issue here? What risk do I face? Any advice? Help???
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
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...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
  When my oldest son joined the cross country team at his middle school almost three years ago it inspired me to do a bit of running myself.  I hardly consider myself an...
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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...