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  • Work-life Programs: How the Big Seven Flex

    Employees at audit firms can pretty much write their own work-life script. Here's a roundup of how the seven largest firms approach flexible work arrangements. July 23, 2008

  • McAfee Sues Law Firm that Defended CFO

    McAfee stopped paying legal fees to WilmerHale for its ex-finance chief after he was convicted of fraud. Now it's alleging the lawyers overcharged the company for five years. July 22, 2008

  • Earnings Misses Mean Big Career Risks for CFOs

    A new study finds that falling short of analysts' profits forecasts hits CFOs directly where it hurts: in their wallets and their chances of getting fired. July 18, 2008

  • "I Meant 'Loser' in a Good Way!"

    After American Apparel's CEO insulted his CFO, the latter (surprise) flew the coop. The ensuing spin control fell flat. July 15, 2008

  • Eight Isn't Enough

    BearingPoint, the consultancy that used to be part of KPMG, burns through its eighth CFO in nine years. The latest to go lasted just three weeks. July 15, 2008

  • Industry-Hopping CFOs Gain an Edge

    To round out your résumé you don't have to go into operations or overseas. Another route: When you have one industry down, move to another. Repeat as needed. July 14, 2008

  • Which Cities Rule in Building Net Worth?

    Surprise: Look to Plano, Aurora, and Omaha for the really big bucks. New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco? Not so much. July 9, 2008

  • Talking to the Board: Risk & Reward

    A CFO's interactions with a company's directors can be a career maker or breaker. July 8, 2008

  • CIO to CFO? If It's a Blue Moon Tonight

    A mid-career detour into IT can have unforeseen consequences. An unlikely one is a later promotion to finance chief, but you never know. July 7, 2008

  • New Perspectives

    Forward-looking finance executives can benefit from a past in investor relations. July 7, 2008

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