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Is it just me?

Joelly Moran
Title: Senior Controller
Company: DL Property Management
(Senior Controller at DL Property Management)
Hi Everyone, Last year in February 2017, I saw a wire transfer to a dealership in Santa Monica. The wire description mentioned one of my staff's name. The wire was sent by one of our...
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Corporate Finance Job Titles: What do they actually mean?

Chris Shumate
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: Dominion Development Group, LLC
LinkedIn Profile
(Accounting Manager at Dominion Development Group, LLC)
There are several corporate finance job titles. Among them are CFO, Treasurer, VP of Finance, Director of Finance, Director of Accounting, Director of Financial Reporting, Corporate Con...
91593 Views | 10 Answers/Comments

Part Time vs Full TIme

Vernon Reizman
Title: CFO
Company: RCM Industries, Inc.
(CFO at RCM Industries, Inc.)
We are having trouble getting workers at $13 - $14/hr pay plus benefits. Thinking of creating part time positions at $15-$16/hr for 24-30 hrs. weekly without benefits. My HR manager thi...
64 Views | 1 Answers/Comments

What's my job title?

I work for a smaller company so I wear a lot of hats. How does one find a suitable job title in this situation? Some of the duties I perform include: -oversee and sometimes perform t...
52 Views | 2 Answers/Comments

Out of control CEO - should I inform Board Member?

(Director of Finance and Operations)
Long-story short, our CEO has made some critical decisions that, ultimately, will jeopardize the shareholder value of the company. From internal politics to short-sighted sales tactics,...
209 Views | 2 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...
192366 Views | 19 Answers/Comments

What do you like most about your job?

Susan Scott
Title: HR Manager
Company: Private
(HR Manager at Private)
Since this is not a job interview, although this question does get asked in interviews, please try to answer without regard to how it may reflect upon you. I know, that is not easy!...
434213 Views | 22 Answers/Comments

Should I provide my w2 to a recruiter?

22886 Views | 26 Answers/Comments

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...
9000 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...
55714 Views | 5 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 ...
456 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)
51752 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 ...
16411 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...
179635 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...
263781 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...
368 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...
262619 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...
495 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...
211 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...
196 Views | 0 Answers/Comments

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