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October 2013
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What’s Wrong with Supply Chain Metrics?
By Debra Smith, CPA, and Chad Smith
The idea that ROI is maximized through the minimization of unit cost is a flawed concept at the foundation of most operational decision making and behavior. Challenging this long-held belief can be difficult, but it’s necessary in order to truly drive ROI. Part one of a three-part series defines the problem and outlines how to approach a Deep Truth.


Blazing a Different Path—A Career in Academia
By Thomas G. Noland, CMA, CPA, CDFM, and
Gregory L. Prescott, CMA, CFM, CPA

Many accountants in business have considered entering the world of academia after a successful corporate career, but the prospect of going back to school to earn a doctorate is a time-consuming and costly endeavor. Some universities now offer specialized programs for career professionals who want to move to a career in academia.


10 Best Practices for Business Student Internships
By Kurt F. Reding, CMA, CPA, CIA, and David O’Bryan, CMA, CPA, CFE
This list of 10 best practices will help any business or organization devise a high-­quality internship program that benefits all its stakeholders—from the students, to the business, to the university. Establishing a purpose for the program, creating open lines of communication, and ensuring meaningful work experiences are a few of the practices that a company can implement to get the most value from its program.


CFO 2.0: A View From the Top
By Ramona Dzinkowski
The role of the CFO has expanded over time to include business partner and strategist. External forces, such as increased globalization, new technologies, greater risk, and a growing emphasis on strategy, continue to generate pressure. The CFO’s new responsibilities can depend on a company’s size, industry, and many other variables. Making an impact and finding a voice while contending with this ever-evolving role will be a challenge for CFOs everywhere.

Columns

PERSPECTIVES
Building a Foundation of Trust


TAXES
Expansion of Equitable Relief Rules


ETHICS
Whistleblowers Need Encouragement, not Roadblocks


FINANCIAL REPORTING
Have We Lost Our Ability to Improve Financial Reporting?


LEADERSHIP
Creating an Environment for Your Team to Strive


IMA LIFE
The Inside Edge

Departments

SF BULLETIN
• Cross-Border Swaps Proposals Worry Business Groups
• Congress Urged to Force SEC’s Hand on Proxy Advisor Regulation
• FASAC Releases 2013 FASB Stakeholder Survey Results
• Sharing Your IMA Life
• Books: Managing Change


EXCEL
Counting Workdays in Nonstandard Workweeks


ACCESS
Master Budget Project: MOB Report


TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Apple iPhones, Galaxy Gear, Kindle Paperwhite


TECH FORUM
Creative Destruction—Through a Lens


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