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(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 which I was approached for a different opportunity also within the organization. While...
Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com) 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 range for the ask, if possible based on company size and which C-position (lets say CEO, COO,...
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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?
Wayne Spivak
Title: President & CFO
Company: SBAConsulting.com
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(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com) 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 matter anyone else would buy from a company and/or their sales representative that starts a...
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Matt Capozzi
Title: Controller
Company: Brogan Landscaping
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(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 in business management and just completed the CMA certification. My dream is to become a...
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(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 salary increase and one of the data points I used to support my request was salaries of...
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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 multi billion dollar companies and/or divisions of multi billion dollar companies. I have a...
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(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 quarter) before the amounts have been paid out, is it common to not pay anything? This would...
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(CFO) I want to calculate the ROI for adding a new Director of Sales. The management team agrees with my analysis and owners do not. Looking for recommendations on how others would calculate this.
Chris Shumate
Title: Accounting Manager
Company: Dominion Development Group, LLC
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(Accounting Manager at Dominion Development Group, LLC) I am curious, I have a sort of education-a-holic type thing going on where I continue to want to gain more knowledge. I am working toward my CPA currently. My ultimate goal is to become a CFO or Controller of an organization some day. I have been as high as a Senior...
Chris K Kim
Title: CPA candidate in Virginia
Company: Federal
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(CPA candidate in Virginia at Federal) Dear everyone, I recently passed one part of CPA exam (FAR) and plan to finish other 3 by December of next year (18 months). I will be 42 assuming I pass all on my first try. I don't expect any employment from big 4 but how likely is smaller regional/local CPA firms...
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! I'll start things off. On the most basic level, I enjoy talking with people. My job...
Bob Stenz
Title: Controller
Company: Silicon Valley start-up
(Controller at Silicon Valley start-up) When expanding in Europe (say sales, support, or maybe R&D of less than 5 employees in any one country), I've been faced with trades-off between 1) local incorporation/employee hire, 2) branch office/employee hire, or 3) independent contractor. These three...
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(Manager) Can someone please share  the main components of a solid CFO Job Description, plus optional extras that are sometimes included? Also, are there free resources with examples of CFO job decsription by industry?
Ben Paramore
Title: Chief Financial Officer
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(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 are not the same and neither of these is the same role as accountant. Some companies combine the...
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(cfo) We want the best coverage for very little money. Any recommendations?
Jason M. Jones LPA
Title: Business Finance & Operations Strategist
Company: N/A
(Business Finance & Operations Strategist at N/A) Over the last 4-5 years, there has been a significant increase in accounting and finance practitioners marketing themselves as part-time/interim/fractional/outsourced CFOs, and I am curious as to what some of you, as CFOs, controllers, or otherwise think of this trend. Is...
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(Controller/CFO) I'm currently an Outsourced Controller for 2 small companies. I want to get into doing Consulting CFO work for small-to-medium sized privately held companies. In a nutshell, I want to get out of being a guy that's in the office 4-5 days a week for 2 companies, and...
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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 deduction and earnings codes, various incentive programs-commission & bonuses, fringe...
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(Finance Director / Controller) I had an interview recently where the question "how do you determine the right time to add staff in non-operational roles?" Seems like a simple question but I wanted to pick the brains of the Proformative community. In your collective experience, how have you...