During my time at Kellogg Company, the Retail Sales Team encouraged the mantra Organization, Preparation, Execution in the form of an acronym, OPE.  It guided our approach in the field, and it continues to offer inspiration years later.  In planning for this year new, let OPE be your guide.   We...
While working in public accounting, I had the chance to dive into the COSO integrated control framework for a large utility client. A couple observations stuck with me about this experience.   First, the tone at the top of an organization is key. Leadership determines an organization’s values, models thos...
Keeping pace with the ever-changing rules, regulations, and technology of the accounting industry can be a daunting task. Doing it without any support from your company’s finance leadership seems downright impossible. In a new survey of 2,200 U.S. CFOs, Robert Half found that only 26% of companies support empl...