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What does Robert Ewalt think?

n/a  EducationMBA, Finance / International Business : Stern School of Business (at New York University ) - [1974 to 1978]BA, Economics / Math : Colgate University - [1966 to 1970]  See full profile

I agree - D&B does have too many mistakes. The individual credit reporting agencies (Experian, etc) also are full of errors.
Anonymous, you have described attributes of a dysfunctional company. Leaving out disagreeable info in public financial reports is illegal of course;...
The problem of using a template, as I see it, is that the KPIs or metrics are specific for the individual company. As Edward says, financial,...
Very important question! The organization I will soon retire from - Institute of Management Accountants - has some research and training on this, and...
As a practioner and instructor in FP&A, it seems to me the role of the analyst is to identify facts and trends that the decision-makers may not...
Back to the original question, if your goal is working in private, do that rather than public. Keep your CPA active for now at least, it may help in...
I am not sure I agree with the above post from Director, Performance Improvement. Some people have excellent careers in FP&A with NO audit...
Many accountants move from CPA firms to industry, as controllers, FP&A, CFO's, and other postions. Who have you been dealing with among your...
Emerson, standby l/c's are often used where a bank is guaranteeing another party's financial performance. The trade-related l/c's (usually...
A couple of words of advice for anonymous (student). First, if you missed the campus recruiting, try to get in the next go-round, even if you have...
Here is a quick suggestion. Start with finding a point of agreement. Maybe it is a sales goal your group has to meet. Then address the various...
It is possible (maybe) that he actually likes you and your work, but is uncomfortable expressing this. A shrink once told me that many of us are...
Would you want to go to the music festival even if she did not invite you? Would you want to meet socially with this woman even if she did not have a...
There are companies in the business of leasing fleets of cars to businesses for sales people to use. They can do the maintenance, probably can buy at...
I like the Economist, great for world news as well as business.
Let me echo Cindy's comment. Compare your academic and work experience with your mid- and long-term goals. Do you have the academic course work...
Are you talking about questions intended to select candidates to invite for interviews from a stack of resumes? Or questions candidates are supposed...
1. Be sure the suspicion of termination is based on facts. It often happens that we overhear part of something, or mis-interpret something, leading...
How acceptable is this to the consultants? They may need the cash to pay their expenses, and the concentration of so much risk may not be appropriate...
You need to make a distinction as to where the mistakes in service are coming from. Are they from the specific account officer you are dealing with?...
I agree with the other posters - it is appropriate to ask to see financials. Financial executives are hired for their expertise in this area.
I grew up on the US side of the border with Canada, so I have been intrigued with different usages in English. Note that "scheme" is often used in...
Would the bank, or other investors, consider a fixed-term loan, secured by the inventory? Or a guaranteed line? This would eliminate the fear of the...
"CEO was an idiot" is not a good answer. If someone is going to bad-mouth a former boss, will he/she bad-mouth me later on? Maybe "not growing" or "...
It depends on (a) the job, and (b) the course. Does your boss / HR Dept approve of your classwork? If so, maybe your boss can work your assigned...