Category Archives: Recent Statistics

CFO Volatility – 2014

The latest Crist | Kolder Associates volatility report was recently released. Those releases are always fun reading in my office as I compare what they say with what I’ve been seeing. This report is no exception! Here are a few … Continue reading

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The Value of a CPA Credential

Nothing generates responses – positive and negative, mostly the latter – like the discussion of the CPA credential. So here goes. Perception is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of the hiring process, the beholder is the … Continue reading

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Internal vs. External CFO Candidates

There is an ongoing discussion in my Linkedin CFO Careers group over an article written by executive search consultant John Touey about the shrinking CFO candidate pool. While that potentially spells good news for those who are seeking their first … Continue reading

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CFOs or Chief Everything Officers

Can you even remember the days of being “just” a finance guy? If you can’t, it’s no surprise since those days seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur. Just in the last week, I’ve read numerous articles that … Continue reading

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Discrimination of the Unemployed

Following up on last week’s post, I found this link to an ERE article that confirms my belief that the unemployed have a much tougher time in the job market. If last week’s blog didn’t jolt you into beginning to … Continue reading

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Today’s CFO: Growth vs. Numbers

Last week I conducted a poll in SmartBrief for CFOs asking if the ability to grow a company trumps accounting wizardry when you are CFO. I was a little surprised that only a slight majority responded that it did. My … Continue reading

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Be a Purple Cow, not a Chameleon

At the FEI Dallas chapter meeting a couple weeks ago, I talked about the difference between Purple Cows and Chameleons. What are you? And, why does it matter? For candidates generally and for Finance Chiefs specifically, it matters greatly! According … Continue reading

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Poaching & Promoting

It’s the new job search game … poach a qualified candidate and then leave the poached company to promote from within. Well, maybe not “new” as much as today it comes with different rules. Take, for example, the recent poaching … Continue reading

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CFOs Really Can Move On and Up!

Business Finance Magazine recently published an article about the many choices open to CFOs, once they’ve made the decision to move on to bigger and maybe better options. The author included 8 keys he felt would provide career attractiveness to … Continue reading

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Mattisms

I always enjoy reading the FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group) newsletter Matt Bud sends out several times a week. If you are a financial executive or CFO and you aren’t a member of FENG and receiving the newsletter, I do … Continue reading

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