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seeking Integrated time/attendance, payroll, hris system, recruiting for multi-state retail

I'm seeking input on integrated systems that can offer employees a great front-end experience, keep HR sane and assure that accounting gets what it needs efficiently and easily (amazing...
252 Views | 11 Answers/Comments

How hard is the CPA exam?

Chris Shumate
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: Dominion Development Group, LLC
LinkedIn Profile
(Accounting Manager at Dominion Development Group, 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 Accounti...
34831 Views | 5 Answers/Comments

Job Title CFO vs. Controller vs. Finance Director what is the proper pecking order

I am helping out a colleague who is trying to fill an opening in his company. It is a retailer doing over 25M. The current person that is leaving holds the title of Finance Director...
157095 Views | 18 Answers/Comments

Impressions of Zenefits payroll?

Paul Shapiro
Title: Startup CFO Consultant
Company: Paul G. Shapiro, CPA
(Startup CFO Consultant at Paul G. Shapiro, CPA)
I have a startup client using Zenefits for benefits and Xero for payroll. We need to switch the payroll for a few reasons and thought that combining benefits and payroll is the way to ...
166 Views | 3 Answers/Comments

What are the best tools to manage a remote employee?

Carrie Scott
Title: VP Finance
Company: Private
(VP Finance at Private)
25394 Views | 16 Answers/Comments

Does anyone have a broad template for C-Level employee contracts

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at
I'm interested more in the asking points than the legalese. For example, a bonus structure based on what KPI's (and breakdown if multiple) or Stock Grants/Options, etc. Lastly, a ...
7637 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

Does Payroll report to HR or Finance?

Liz Armstrong
Title: Controller, consulting
Company: Consulting
(Controller, consulting at Consulting)
I'm interested in getting feedback from large employers (over 100 employees) with out-of-state employee and have somewhat complex payroll (lots of deduc...
161816 Views | 45 Answers/Comments

Difference Between CFO and Controller

Ben Paramore
Title: Chief Financial Officer
(Chief Financial Officer)
There are two types of financial leadership roles in a business - controller and CFO. There are two types of financial leadership roles in a business - controller and CFO. They a...
245380 Views | 15 Answers/Comments

Is it time to seek a new CFO job?

Vincent Ryan
Title: Editor in chief
Company: CFO
(Editor in chief at CFO)
This is a question to ask yourself. has created an interactive decision tree to help you organize your thoughts on whether it’s an apt time to test the employment waters. Clic...
220 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Vacation vs PTO (Paid time off)

Simon Westbrook
Title: CFO
Company: Aargo Inc.
( CFO at Aargo Inc.)
In recent years I have seen a number of companies switch from having separate vacation, sick, and personal time off to an integrated PTO system. Regardless of the reason for not attendi...
243801 Views | 49 Answers/Comments

Which job offer should I accept?

Taylor M
Title: consultant
Company: consulting firm
(consultant at consulting firm)
Hi can anyone kindly share your opinion on which jobs should I take? Offer 1 :I got an offer as a Financial Analyst from a government contractor that can sponsor my security clearance...
315 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

PTO Policy

Sherry Morris
Title: Human Resources
Company: ARCW Insurance
(Human Resources at ARCW Insurance)
We are implementing a new PTO policy. Of course change makes people upset. Question we have is this. We are going to a 1/1 reset of PTO. Our PTO goes from 0-1 year, 5 days. If we hire s...
141 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

Resume Preparation Professional or Service

(Tax Consultant)
Has anyone on this forum ever engaged the services of a resume preparation service? How much did it cost? And was it worth it? Were you satisfied with the results? I am in need of a R...
119 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Relocation package

Hello, I am interested in understanding current relocation package for Director level positions in Biopharma industry in the west coast. Last time I was relo was through ha Medical D...
132 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

What should we do about a Canadian who worked in the US for 7 years and is now 3 years short for Social Security?

(General Manager)
A Canadian worker of ours worked at our US facility for 7 years and we paid US social security for those seven years. As they did not work the minimum 10 years, they cannot collect US s...
5296 Views | 5 Answers/Comments

I Took The Wrong Job - Now What?

(Financial Planning Manager)
I have worked for a world giant very well known company for 8 years. Promoted twice and received several awards and recognitions within this 8 years time frame. 5 months ago I have quit...
29354 Views | 25 Answers/Comments

Part-Time CFO

What should be the going rate for a contract CFO? We are a $20mm Reseller organization with 60+ employees. Also, when is the right time to hire direct? Our contract CFO is reluctant...
61830 Views | 27 Answers/Comments

When hiring a CFO, is a Qualified Accountant or an MBA preferable?

112547 Views | 37 Answers/Comments

Has anyone had difficulty leaving ADP TotalSource PEO in terms of final payroll?

(Director of HR)
We are moving out of the ADP TS PEO model to a new HRIS system for processing. The new provider does not do mid-month "go live" implementations, but ADP TS is saying we MUST process the...
162 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Payroll processing company for one employee

Mark Perlin
Title: Business Consultant
Company: Self Employed
(Business Consultant at Self Employed)
I have a client with one employee - we are looking for a payroll processing company to pay the employee, pay the taxes and file all tax returns. Of course it has to be reasonably priced...
29211 Views | 9 Answers/Comments

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