CFO Revolving Door Spins a Bit Faster
The already-high turnover rate among large companies gets even more so; many of the departed are leaving the finance profession altogether.
The CFO Duality: Mixing Business with Integrity
Author of a new book, former GE general counsel Ben Heineman dishes out plenty of advice for finance chiefs about doing the right thing without sacrificing their companies' business goals.
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.
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.
Talking to the Board: Risk & Reward
A CFO's interactions with a company's directors can be a career maker or breaker.
Internal Audit Comes of Age
No longer a second-rate career move, taking an audit post can serve as a springboard to almost any finance role, including CFO.
Comp Consultant to Pay for Backdating
Harvey Benenson, former advisor to Cablevision, will be the first to do so. He owes $2 million as part of a $34.4 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by investors.
Flight Cutbacks to Whack T&E Budgets
Less availability not only will cause fares to rise, it also will push more business travelers to book full-fare seats.
Say What? The Battle over Executive Comp
Big investors and compensation consultants, both with much to gain and lose, dig in and defend their ground over "Say on Pay."
A CFO Wannabe’s Litany of Lies
A bid for a new job allegedly involved forged SEC correspondence and fake statements by a previous employer — which he claimed was his current employer.
To Keep Key Staff, Act Like a Grandparent
For CFOs, building relationships with high-achieving managers two levels down can help keep them on board and prepare the company for departures of department leaders.