From Great Books to QuickBooks
CFOs must have accounting and finance training to succeed, but undergraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences are what propelled these six executives to the top finance spot.
Liddell: No More CFO-ing for Me
The former finance chief of Microsoft and GM is looking for different experiences.
Too Much Cash?
Corporate balance sheets are swelling with cash, reaching $1.8 trillion at the end of 2012. Many accuse companies of hoarding, but there’s more to the story.
The Story Trumps the Data
Big data promises to revolutionize human-capital management, but it's the stories behind the data that will endure. We just have to find them.
Failure as a Teaching Aid
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In the Fast Lane at GM
Dan Ammann is wasting no time in his quest to make the auto giant a leaner, financially savvier machine.
Look Homeward, Accounting
Some companies that have outsourced finance and accounting functions are bringing those tasks back in-house.
Pension Plans Even Worse Off Than Sponsors Thought
This year’s downgrading of bonds issued by big banks will drive up plan liabilities and may catch sponsors off guard.
Controllers Eye Alternatives to Outsourcing
After outsourcing mundane finance and accounting functions for years, some companies are now insourcing those same tasks. What gives?