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Chris Shumate
(Corporate Accountant at Empire Corporation of Tennessee, Inc.)
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...
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
Let's say you're providing management training seminars to your staff. Who do you send? Who do you send together (i.e., managers and subordinates, peer managers, etc.)? Does it...
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Anonymous
(Business Operations Manager)
MBA professional who wants to take on a job as a controller needs some help. Please let me know where to find online class or someone who is willing to show me how to close the books...
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Wayne Spivak
(President & CFO at SBAConsulting.com)
From reading Proformative one could make the following statement: "It is almost universally agreed that encouraging professional development is extremely beneficial to both the...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
I have recently had the opportunity to conduct two 5-day international training sessions.  A common topic in both sessions was how to build and manage effective relationships...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
I have been very active on Proformative since 2009, and I am proud to be an instructor for Proformative Academy (https://www.proformative.com/courses), Proformative's online...
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Chris Shumate
(Corporate Accountant at Empire Corporation of Tennessee, Inc.)
What are new staffers missing when it comes to their knowledge of financial analysis? It becomes easier for us as we progress in our career to read financial information and know what...
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Jill T
(Controller at UTA)
I'm looking for a quality leadership skill assessment test or assessment center for a group of Director Level employees. I have experience with the Dale Carnegie 360 program, as...
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Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe)
A new year comes with new opportunities and if you’re a finance professional this is no different. For some people, a year is just a switch from one day to the next or an...
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Anonymous
(CFO)
I graduated from undergrad in the late 90's but never took the CPA exam. As I prepare to study for it now, both due to the time I've been out of school as well as changes to...
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Sarah Jackson
(Associate Editor at Proformative)
As you probably know, Proformative offers a robust slate of free webinars with free CPE. What subjects would you like to see covered in a webinar in 2016? Let us know and we'll see...
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Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
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(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe)
It’s been almost a year since I started blogging on LinkedIn which was only the latest step in my own personal branding strategy. I have previously shared in 7 Steps To...
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Jenny Okonkwo
Title: President and Founder
Company: Transform Consulting
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(President and Founder at Transform Consulting)
We are all aware that the most powerful source of knowledge is in people’s heads and is rarely ever written down. From my experience leading continuous process improvement...
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Anonymous
(Senior Accountant)
Hello all, I understand this topic has been widely covered here, and I have already read through those discussions. Nearly all discussions I was able to find are a few years old and...
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Jenny Okonkwo
Title: President and Founder
Company: Transform Consulting
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(President and Founder at Transform Consulting)
Is ‘business partnering’ a consciously chosen career path, or more like a role you discover? When considering a career in finance, it’s important to understand...
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Jenny Okonkwo
Title: President and Founder
Company: Transform Consulting
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(President and Founder at Transform Consulting)
As a Process Improvement Specialist continuously project managing new initiatives, I've observed that coaching skills that form a winning hockey team aren’t so very different...
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Anonymous
(Director of information systems)
Dear Friends, I am a CPA with more than ten years of accounting experience, worked from staff accountant to accounting manager, then controller. Also I received the CISA license 2 year...
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Anonymous
(Financial Analyst)
I find it very interesting and weird that most of the CFOs and others with prestigious designations in financial management have CPA, CMA or CGMA etc etc. All these certifications have...
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Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
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(CEO at Lucidity)
In an interview today National Public Radio reported on home construction data that the U.S. Commerce Department had been reporting erroneously for ten years. Not a sexy...