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  • The Road Less Traveled: IRO to CFO

    Spectra Energy's now-finance chief wasn't sure an investor relations role was the best thing for his career, but it ended up allowing him to see the workings of a corporation in a whole new light. March 24, 2008

  • The Long Arm of the Big Four

    The public firms' massive recruiting presence on campuses steers colleges' focus on auditing at the expense of broader corporate skills, professors admit — with caveats. March 21, 2008

  • The Rap on Accounting Education

    Are colleges focused too much on preparing students for public accounting and not enough for their later corporate careers? March 19, 2008

  • Moving On Up

    What does it take to make the grade as CEO? Recent promotions in financial services provide some clues. March 3, 2008

  • What's Wrong with the Kids?

    Coping with the newest generation in finance requires tact, patience — and restraint. February 1, 2008

  • Call Ended: Sprint Nextel CFO Is Out

    Paul Saleh leaves the company amid a larger management shake-up. January 24, 2008

  • Best of 2007: Careers

    As always, finance executives were seeking guidance about how to move up in 2007 — at their current companies, or elsewhere. For tips on how to climb the career ladder, they were willing to learn from both the failures and successes of others. December 19, 2007

  • The Right Role

    Looking for a new job? Here's what to expect. December 10, 2007

  • Wharton's CFO Course Evolves with the Times

    The frequent changes to "The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner" drawn in large part from student suggestions, track changes in the CFO's role. December 3, 2007

  • Today's Accounting Crop: The Kids Are Alright

    At a variety of companies, a creative meeting of the minds aimed at bridging finance's generation gap seems at hand. November 6, 2007

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