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I used Cognos at DIRECTV before taking this role. I evaluated Host Analytics and Adaptive Insights as well as others but Host and Adaptive were in...
The penalty is $500 for every file that is not complete - even if the employee is not an illegal alien. Plus, the rules are very specific and anal (...
I agree with all of these but I think Emerson says it best. Don't be a leech.
I was with Resources Global Professionals from December 2003 until December 2007. They are not just CFOs. I used them as a resource when I was CFO...
Let's be clear. You are not INTERVIEWING. You are having a dialogue with a future friend. They're explaining why the company and job are right for...
I graduated with my MBA in 1988 and looked at the CMA at the time (because I didn't have enough accounting credits to sit for the CPA exam nor did I...
I agree with Randy. We have two accounts - 50% deductible meals and 100% deductible meals - to track these AND make it easier on our auditors. Of...
Peter, I just visited your LinkedIn page and if you don't mind me saying it needs work. I get pinged 1 - 3 times a month from headhunters and in...
I'm a member of FENG and I have been to one of the 'mixers'. I'm a fan of the organization but not the mixers. I hear the emails are a good source...
I have not worked with Century Group but they were referred to me by someone I trust. I was referred to Teresa Wright.
No one has mentioned it (unless I missed it) but QuickBooks Pro scales up with QuickBooks Enterprise. I am not thrilled with QB's habit of dropping...
We use Oracle for our main business but a couple small side businesses run on Sage and I'm not thrilled with it.
I agree with Anders. You are more likely to learn properly in a big pond than in a small pond. Process and structure are more important in a large...
EXCELLENT points here except I will quibble with #7 a tiny bit. The CPA is the gold standard but it is an auditing certification and the CMA is more...
Lots of great advice here so I am not sure my post is needed but I will make it anyway. 1) Being CFO of a firm 'in a few years' is completely...
Anonymous, the fact that you 'handle all HR issues' makes it part of your responsibility. I think the first step is to look at market salaries such...
I agree with Ernie that the school makes all the difference with an MBA or MS. I also agree that if someone has a CPA they know accounting backwards...
I agree with all of this EXCEPT in 27 years I only know of two of my coworkers in finance who had CPAs. Both were flawed finance people - although...
I completely disagree with Ernie this time. An MBA is an education whereas the CMA, CPA and CFA are certifications. A CPA is an auditor's...
I have an MBA and CMA and passed level I of the CFA before deciding I really wasn't interested in being a stock analyst in the telecom industry (...
Nick, I analyzed over a dozen CPM providers and the final three were Adaptive Insights, Host Analytics and Prophix. I was leaning towards Adaptive...
Most, if not all, of you made the leap from 'the devil' to cutting costs. I didn't interpret the question that way at all when I first read it. I...
I will reply to Wayne and Chris with some personal history. I was hired by First Interstate Bank of California in August 1990. We had our first...