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Bill Swanson is North America CEO of Cartridge World, but he’s also the company’s global chief financial officer. I recently asked him how he came to hold both roles, how he balances and weighs those responsibilities, and how other companies might study a similar strategy and structure.

You have a finance background and came to Cartridge World as global CFO before adding the North America CEO role.[…] Continue Reading »

Bennett Stewart is an expert in shareholder value and corporate performance management, and CEO of EVA Dimensions, a financial technology firm that provides software tools, databases and training and support packages that help companies to test and automate Best-Practice EVA, and investors to earn excess returns. This article was excerpted with permission from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, from “Best-Practice EVA” (March 2013).[…] Continue Reading »

Why asking good questions is essential for effective management; what percentage of CFOs think the country will dodge a double-dip recession; and why your co-workers might be psychopaths.

It’s all in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief for CFOs:

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What employees really care about; annoying habits you should avoid; and how many years it took one man to eat 25,000 Big Macs.

It’s all on this past week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief for CFOs:

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Research firm Accountemps recently asked more than 1,000 CFOs what their favorite interview questions were. 42% of CFOs preferred questions that related to the applicant’s personal attributes. 34% said that they preferred questions about a candidate’s qualifications and 24% were partial to job or company-specific questions.

While standard interview questions such as “Where do you see yourself in five years?” and “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” were cited at a high rate, CFOs also had more interesting choices for their “‘go-to” questions.[…] Continue Reading »