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Aug 16
2012

CFOs expect to raise prices, but not employee pay

Posted by annearf in pricesJapaneconomyCFOCEO compensationcareer/management

annearf

The good: CFOs think the economy is on an upswing. The bad: They also believe the Japan disaster will impact the US. The ugly: More of them than before plan to raise prices. The uglier:  Even as CEO pay soars, most other employees can't expect the same for their compensation.

That's according to a biannual survey of CFOs conducted by Grant Thornton. It questioned 318 CFOs and senior comptrollers, 59 of whom were from the Northeast.

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.

Apr 15
2011

Bank of America names new CFO

Posted by Stephen Taub in chief risk officerchief financial officerCFOsCFOCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Bank of America named Bruce Thompson chief financial officer. He replaces Chuck Noski, who will become vice chairman of the banking giant.

Thompson will succeed Noski as CFO by the end of the second quarter. 

Mar 10
2011

GM CFO Liddell to leave April 1

Posted by Stephen Taub in TreasurerGMGeneral MotorsCFO resignationsCFOCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Chris Liddell announced that he will leave General Motors on April 1.

In a press release Thursday morning, the company stressed  Liddell is stepping down after completing the largest public stock offering in history and stabilizing the company's financial operations.

Feb 17
2011

Ex-Freddie Mac CFO gets Wells Notice

Posted by Stephen Taub in Wells NoticeSecurities and Exchange CommissionSEC enforcementFreddie Maccompliancechief financial officerCFO resignationsCFO

Stephen Taub

The former chief financial officer of Freddie Mac will probably face civil charges for his role in the collapse of the mortgage giant.

Anthony Piszel abruptly resigned as CFO of CoreLogic, after receiving a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission staff in connection with certain disclosure matters during Piszel's tenure at Freddie Mac from November 2006 to September 2008.

Feb 02
2011

CFOs more upbeat these days

Posted by Stephen Taub in RiskFinancial Executives InternationalCFOsCFOCashCareers/ManagementBaruch College's Zicklin School of Business

Stephen Taub

Chief Financial Officers are more optimistic than they were three months ago.

According to the latest survey of CFOs conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, an index measuring CFO optimism for the US economy rose more than 10 points and the outlook for CFOs' own companies' also increased nearly four points.

Feb 02
2011

CFOs won't cry if Obama-care dies

Posted by Stephen Taub in Riskheatlh carehealth care reformFinancial Executives InternationalCFOCashBaruch College's Zicklin School of Business

Stephen Taub

If recent court decisions lead to the repeal of the Obama health care plan, don't expect chief financial officers to cry.

This is because most of them think it is a bad law.

Jan 28
2011

Breaking up is easy to do

Posted by Stephen Taub in splitspin-offdividendsdivestituresDealsCFOCashCareers/ManagementCapitalactivist investors

Stephen Taub

Sara Lee is the latest company to break itself into two or more separate companies.

The split announcement comes in the same month that Motorola divided into two separate companies.

Jan 19
2011

How can you tell if the CEO is lying?

Posted by annearf in your careerquarterly earningslyingCFOCEO

annearf

Wouldn't it be nice to know whether the CEO or CFO is, well, being less than candid?

Well now there may be a way to tell.

Dec 01
2010

CFOs must better communicate global risk management strategy

Posted by dbedell in risk mitigationrisk managementRiskcompliancechief financial officerCFO

dbedell

 

Although chief financial officers, risk managers, and other corporate executives recognize the importance of strategic risk management, many are as yet unable to put it into full practice and linking it effectively with overall corporate strategy is a still-elusive goal.

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