Tag Archives: CPA

The CPA and Other Finance Credentials

Does a CPA matter? What about a CMA? Or, the relatively new CCFO? Do any of them make you a better Finance Chief? That … is the age-old question and continuing debate. New year … same debate. See my 2010 … Continue reading

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The CFO Track

There is an interesting study from Ernst & Young on the career path to the CFO for the top EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa) companies. I’ve provided some of my thoughts compared to what I’m seeing in the … Continue reading

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CFOs as CEOs … Update!!

Over the past year and a half, I’ve penned a couple of posts (CFOs as CEOs and Decade of CFOs) on the trend of CFOs moving into the CEO seat. In  a new article for  CFO Zone, Christopher Langhoff, who conducts … Continue reading

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To CPA … or Not?

It’s tough love time.  A coaching session with one of my clients around what skill sets he might need as he moves towards his dream of being a CFO got me thinking about the old “to CPA or not” dilemma … Continue reading

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The Secret Weapon for CFOs is the Intangible

One of the discussions by the recruiter panel at the CFO Rising conference was around the intangibles of being a Chief Financial Officer. Intangibles … as in presence. It won’t matter how great your finance acumen, skill sets, and deliverables … Continue reading

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What Employers Want from CFOs

Executive coach Mike Smith did a great job of summarizing comments made by Spencer Stuart’s Karen Quint at a chapter meeting of FEI. Some very key points from that presentation include this one … “Karen mentioned that the time to … Continue reading

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CFO Recession Impressions

The November 2009 CFO Magazine contained a survey of Senior Finance Executives’ thoughts on the impact the recession was having on their role/career. Very interesting results particularly because responses were categorized by Chief Financial Officers, VPs of Finance, and Controllers. … Continue reading

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CFOs as CEOs

After Business Times Online posted an article on the rise of CFOs into CEO positions, one of my Linked In colleagues, a recruiter who works with private equity clients, asked for my thoughts on the topic.  In preparation for my keynote at the … Continue reading

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CPA CFOs

Back in March of 2007, I authored an article on CFO career trends. Here’s an exerpt: CPA CFOs are the candidates of the future. A CPA CFO with operational experience will offer a compelling value proposition. The catalyst for “Who … Continue reading

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CPA CFOs

There was an interesting Finance Quiz in CFO.com recently. For those who missed it, you can read it here: http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/7938502/c_7935456?f=home_todayinfinance For me, and for those of you on a CFO–track, this question should have caught your attention.3) What percent of … Continue reading

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