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What does Mike Caruana think?

Strategic Executive Team Member that assisted in tripling the size of the Hilton Grand Vacations brand over 11 years and then helped execute the turnaround to profitability of Tempus Resorts International. Documented track record of operational excellence in strategic finance. Cultivator of ... See full profile

As you've likely gathered from Len's response, Product Dev is very complex. The development life cycle alone has 8-10+ steps (e.g. Prototyping,...
I agree with Sara...and have been at executive team retreats that haven't been awkward. The key is properly balancing time in soft activities with...
I assume you're in the EMA region. Either way, your controls should comply with the Basel III framework. There are many excellent books out there,...
I really like the quote "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence."
We use traditional credit reports (Experian, Equifax...) for domestic purchasers. We rely heavily on their information even if a customer has an...
As the others mentioned, the SEC filings will give you a good placeholder for compensation. As it relates to duties and responsibilities, an...
Your question doesn't indicate whether the enterprise is a true start up or an established company that is looking to take it to the next level....
An overall good article. I don't consider anything that gets my mental juices flowing a total waste of time, but I have to agree with many of the...
Can I please ask a clarifying question: Are you asking for the path to take to become a Financial Analyst? I assume that, but it isn't completely...
Can I please ask a clarifying question: Are you asking for the path to take to become a Financial Analyst? I assume that, but it isn't completely...
I don't think it is a good idea to give a recruiter your W-2. I really can't imagine a reason why they would need it? I mean, what does verifying...
I regularly use CTL~ (usually the top left key in the number row). It changes the screen view so I can confirm my formulas/fixed values have made...
I don’t believe we can infer economic trends/improvement from bankruptcy searches on the web. There were over 1 million bankruptcies filed in 2013 (...
They are very knowledgeable and responsive. Their website is fast, intuitive and informative. Users can see thier allocations, vesting schedules,...
I'm glad everyone that commented is in sync that there is nothing inappropriate about asking relevant questions for the position being interviewed...
We currently use Travel Incorporated, but only since Jan 2014.
There are several significant and relevant questions. Do you or your company have an established banking relationship? If not, I'd highly recommend...
No, Wayne. I would not join that type of organization.
You have some great programs out there. AMA (American Management Assoc) has a whole track of seminars like Budgeting, Fixed Assets, Cost Accounting...
Assuming you're using Microsoft Excel, there are several templates you can download from their website at www.office.microsoft.com. And yes, there...
I agree. Practical experience is essential, especially in this relatively tough job market. I get several dozen applicants for every opening I post...
Yes, we encourage our sick team members to stay at home until better or on antibiotics and no longer contagious. They get the fact that transmitting...
I agree...on both points. From the importance of exceeding expectations with every customer interaction to company's shortsightedness with cost...
It's great that you're already envisioning yourself as a COO in your organization. Assuming that you truly enjoy Operations, you likely already...
There really is no one-size-fits-all for such a crucial role because CFOs and Controllers play such different roles in different organizations. As...