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IMA extends the thought leadership and expertise of its volunteer leaders through a recurring print and video blog featured on Forbes.com. “CFO Insights,” offers CFOs and their team insights and ideas related to challenges of the position, in light of market demands and global economic conditions.

In this recurring series, IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson, CMA, interviews some of IMA’s senior volunteer leaders to share views on issues facing the profession. Check back often for new videos and Q&As.

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CFOs: From Number Crunchers to Inclusive Leaders

October 23, 2012

In part two of my interview with Bill Knese, CMA, CFM, CPA, member of IMA’s global board of directors and CFO of Angus Industries, Inc., we discuss the unique job responsibilities of private company CFOs...Invterview on Forbes.com

Click here to read the first part of our interview: “Why Private Company CFOs Would Benefit from a Separate Standard Setting Body.”

William F. Knese is currently Chair-Elect of IMA's Board of Directors. Mr. Knese’s management accounting career spans 30 years.  A seasoned, ethical, energetic and effective financial executive, he has comprehensive finance and accounting experience in both corporate and operations financial management at publicly held and privately held companies. He joined Angus Industries in 2000 as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

In 2004, he was named Vice President, Finance and Administration and is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, audit, risk management, ESOP, legal matters and the Corporate Secretary function. Prior to joining Angus, he served in a number of financial management positions in treasury, corporate and subsidiary controllership and internal audit at a multi-national and multi-facility NYSE company. He began his career as an auditor with a Big 8 public accounting firm.  Mr. Knese holds a BA and an MBA and is a CMA, CFM, and CPA.


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