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Feb 06
2012

CFOs lukewarm about adding to staff

Posted by Stephen Taub in Robert HalfFinanceCareers/Managementaccounting and finance jobsaccountants

Stephen Taub

Chief financial officers are an optimistic group these days.

While a slew of recent economic indicators seem to point to a slower growing economy, 90 percent of the finance executives are confident about their companies third quarter growth, according to the latest quarterly survey by Robert Half. What's more, 43 percent say they are very confident.

Feb 03
2012

Hiring managers more hopeful

Posted by Stephen Taub in hiring managershiringDice HoldingsCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

A survey suggests that hiring should pick up as 2011 progresses.

Dice Holdings says slightly more than half (51 percent) of employers and recruiters anticipate hiring more professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous six months.  Companies expecting a step-up in hiring in the next six months represented a broad spectrum of industries, including energy, technology, telecom, media, internet, distribution, financial services, consulting and retail.

Sep 14
2011

CFOs lower plans to boost finance, accounting jobs

Posted by Stephen Taub in Robert HalfhiringFinanceCFOsCFOCareers/ManagementAccounting

Stephen Taub

Here is yet another reminder that job growth will continue to be slow for a period of time.

A survey by Robert Half found that an equal percentage of chief financial officers expect to boost hiring full-time accounting and finance professionals as those who plan to reduce their job ranks.

Sep 13
2011

Tech CFOs scaling back offshore outsourcing

Posted by Stephen Taub in R&DoutsourcingmanufacturingIT spendingITCash

Stephen Taub

Tech companies are souring on outsourcing.

According to a survey of 100 chief financial officers at technology companies by BDO USA, LLP, just 35 percent said they are currently outsourcing services or manufacturing to companies outside of the US. This represents a 43 percent decrease from the 2009 high when 62 percent of companies were outsourcing and a slight decline from 2010 (37 percent).

Aug 31
2011

Pessimism Continues to Grip Executive Suites, Wall Street

Posted by Stephen Taub in RiskISMEconomist Intelligence UnitCashBNY MellonADP

Stephen Taub

The doom and gloomers are growing in numbers.

On a day when the ADP employment report for May showed slower job growth than expected and the ISM Manufacturing Index plummeted in May, at least two new reports were released indicating the business community and investors are becoming increasingly nervous about the future.

Aug 30
2011

Gen X employees poised to lead job exodus

Posted by Stephen Taub in Millennialsjobsjob satisfactionjob dissatisfactionGeneration XDeloitteCareers/ManagementBaby Boomers

Stephen Taub

Employers beware. Your rank and file is becoming increasingly restless as the jobs picture brightens.

Don't be surprised if you see an exodus of employee as more and more of your rivals post "hiring" signs on their websites.

Aug 24
2011

San Fran tops list for finance jobs

Posted by Stephen Taub in jobsCareers/ManagementAccounting Principals

Stephen Taub

If you are looking for a finance-related job, move to San Francisco.

Accounting Principals, an accounting and finance staffing provider, says the Bay Area state tops its list of best cities to find a job in finance today. The ranking is based on internal data from its branches around the country, taking into account the volume of job openings in the past quarter.

Aug 18
2011

Succession planning a problem for many companies

Posted by Stephen Taub in succession planningCareers/ManagementCareerBuilder

Stephen Taub

If a top executive of your company suddenly wasn't able to work, who would take over? Chances are the answer is not clear.

It seems a large number of companies do not have a clear cut succession plan currently in place.

Jun 09
2011

Audit fees rose 2 percent to $3.3 million: Report

Posted by Stephen Taub in Financial Executives InternationalcomplianceBig Fouraudit feesaccelerated filer

Stephen Taub

Publicly held companies paid on average $3.3 million in total audit fees for fiscal year 2010, an increase of two percent from the prior fiscal year, according to a new report from Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), the research affiliate of Financial Executives International.

The nearly 250 executives surveyed cited internal audit staff work, and changes in company operations as some of their primary reasons for the difference in fees.

Jun 06
2011

American Tower subpoenaed by SEC

Posted by Stephen Taub in U.S. Attorneysubpoenastock optionsSecurities and Exchange CommissionSEC filingsJustice Departmentcompliancebackdating

Stephen Taub

American Tower has one again become a target of regulators.

The telecom company said in a regulatory filing it has received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting certain documents from 2007 through the present, including in particular documents related to the Company's tax accounting and reporting.

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