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What does Thomas Aiken think?

Tom is a seasoned Chief Financial Officer with over thirty years of extensive and broad business experience as a proactive leader and key member of senior leadership teams in high tech industries. His expertise includes international acquisitions and merger negotiations, initial public ... See full profile

The CFO should review and approve. Assuming there is an Audit Committee, the CFO has a dotted line to the Audit Committee Chair and can/should bring...
I agree with Lyle. Get them in a routine to submit expense reports at the end of each week. You can pay them in a subsequent payroll, but at least...
Time to move on! Obviously the employee is not happy there anyway and life is too short. Ideally, the employee agrees he/she is not happy there and...
Key Performance Indicators of the position as opposed to financial performance measurements. This prevents the temptation to manage the numbers and...
Controller first. You can always find admin employees to help in the beginning with AP etc. but a controller can put the processes and systems in...
We, as many of our clients, reimburse monthly cell phone expenses for employees who need to use their cell phones for business. i.e. salesperson,...
The only advice I can give is to determine, to the best of your ability, who in the organization, CEO, VP Sales, VP Marketing, Sales Managers,...
I agree with Larry. I have seen cases where the T&Cs in the Acknowledgement superseded the T&Cs on the PO. I suggest you formally...
I agree with Stephen. There are a lot of great ideas, technology etc. out there, but the question is..."Can the management team execute on their...
I recommend the following: Finance be responsible for processing the payroll, ensure proper accounting, and proper tax withholding/filings. HR...
The ability to rapidly get up to speed by quickly assessing actionable items, staff cabilities, and pending critical issues and reporting...