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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...
207879 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...
27 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...
41 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...
31 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...
41 Views | 0 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...
121152 Views | 44 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...
4878 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...
26362 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...
46806 Views | 27 Answers/Comments

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

88747 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...
46 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...
23406 Views | 9 Answers/Comments

I took the wrong job within my firm and want to take a different role in the organization

(Strategy consultant)
Earlier this year I started looking for new opportunities within the organization and found a team I really liked working with. The job transfer took quite long -6 months- at the end of...
62 Views | 0 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 ...
57 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

How much technical knowledge does a CFO need?

Carter O'Brien
Title: Controller
Company: Private
(Controller at Private)

Just the basics of the company's systems, or should they know it thoroughly in-and-out?

5787 Views | 7 Answers/Comments

Tis must be the season

Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
LinkedIn Profile
(President & CFO at
In the last several weeks I've received several with e-mails and phone calls from different companies trying to sell me their wares. What I don't understand is why I or for that matt...
177 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Career Guidance

Matt Capozzi
Title: Controller
Company: Brogan Landscaping
LinkedIn Profile
(Controller at Brogan Landscaping)
Short story: Got into accounting late and from a construction job costing point of view. Loved it and slowly moved over to general ledger accounting. At this point I have my bachelors i...
191 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

Use of internal salary data in personal salary negotiations

(VP Finance)
Hoping all senior finance execs can chime in with opinions on this one... I head finance and so am privy to all salary data within the company.  Recently, I requested a personal...
33029 Views | 9 Answers/Comments

Controllership vs FP&A

Anon Anon
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: SBD
(Accounting Manager at SBD)
Hi, I'm at the cross roads of my career and have about 8 years of experience. I have worked in public accounting, internal audit and as an accounting manager. All jobs have been for mul...
4621 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

Should quarterly bonus be paid to employee who was non-voluntarily terminated after the quarter ended?

(Product Marketing)
If an employee has a quarterly bonus as part of their compensation, which is tied to new bookings for the company, and they are non-voluntarily terminated (after working the full quarte...
238 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

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