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Investment Banker to CFO

by Rahul 01/11/2017 CAREER DECISIONS

I am a Chartered Accountant by qualification; been an Investment Banker through most of my career (one small stint in Corp…
Recommendations please

by rachel 10/10/2017 OTHER

Hi everyone If anyone has a consulting firm that they would recommend to provide a review and advice on implementing shar…
A call for mentees

by lkabb 02/10/2017 NETWORKING

Hi there, I am currently a CFO for an entity of a multinational luxury retail company and an international globe trotter …
The Unknown

by Mark 01/10/2017 FINDING A JOB

Hi everyone I was made redundant in January this year from a role I really enjoyed and was slowly developing into my care…
A little bit about me...

by Peter 27/09/2017 PERSONAL BRAND

I am CPA qualified with over 20 years commercial experience, many of those years working as a Financial Controller in vary…
Defining the Attributes of High Performing Cultures

by holmy 24/06/2017 TEAM MANAGEMENT

What attributes should organisations develop and promote to create high performance cultures? Please contribute to my book…
Implementing performance frameworks and change can be challenging to businesses....

by holmy 12/06/2017 LEADERSHIP

A motivated, inspired workforce can be the difference between success or failure. I'm writing a book called “Inside Out…
Networking = Opportunity

by Ash 19/05/2017 NETWORKING

I recently attended a celebration of the launch of The Outperformer and was fortunate to meet some highly skilled finance …
Decentralised finance function to shared services centre?

by hides 27/04/2017 OTHER

Hi everyone I'm hoping to connect with people who have been involved in transformations within companies from a decentral…
The awesome power of networking

by Henrik 26/04/2017 NETWORKING

A short note and a thank you for providing the platform and networking opportunities that you do. I probably had not quit…
Non Linear Career

by JustV 25/04/2017 CAREER DECISIONS

Hi Guys, I am looking for some inspiration.   I was wondering how many people here have had what you would call a "non …
Seeking advice and a mentor!

by SARAH 26/02/2017 CAREER DECISIONS

Hi there,   Searching for my next career move, would be open to ideas on reaching a wider network, given 70% of jobs ne…
Company Secretary - formal requirements

by Chris 24/02/2017 CAREER DECISIONS

Hi all,  Are there any formal requirements to   become   a Company Secretary? I’d think it might vary depending on t…
Permanent role vs contracting

by Cher 22/02/2017 CAREER DECISIONS

I am curious to get the perspective of other on the possible impacts on career development when considering switching from…
Mentors Mentors Mentors

by Luke Rosen - Community Manager 16/02/2017 NETWORKING

In the last few weeks I have had the absolute pleasure of facilitating introductions of mentees with mentors. We often thi…
Defining moment / Best career advise

by Henrik 15/02/2017 CAREER DECISIONS

I think this is always an intersting question. A lot of people, a lot of mentors, coaches and managers out there. I would …
Loyalty Programs

by Richo 05/02/2017 NETWORKING

Guys, I currently work within the loyalty industry with the provision of customised loyalty program solutions, are there …
Eyes on the prize

by Brad 02/02/2017 LEADERSHIP

A fantastic article about one of The Outperformer's mentors and speakers, Paula Kensington FCCA. Paula's ambitions are cle…
Your career plan and professional goals

by Brad 31/01/2017 CAREER DECISIONS

Hi all, Glad to see many of you are enjoying and getting a great deal of value and insight from our webinars. Don't forge…
Looking to interview senior leaders (less than an hour) for research purposes

by Vincero 20/01/2017 OTHER

Hi Guys I am currently doing some large research to support the development program i facilitate "Compliance to Commercia…
LinkedIn - is it for current or ex colleagues?

by RichardP 20/12/2016 CV’S AND LINKEDIN

Hi everyone,   I have a question to ask the OutPerformer community and I would genuinely like to hear your views... We…
Why is hiring still so painful...it now doesn't have to be.

by Lance 08/12/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

Have you ever had the experience of hiring someone and the process you go through is so painful.  But you finally hire th…
Adapting to a new country like an expert expatriate

by lkabb 24/11/2016 INTERNATIONAL CAREER MOVES

Is there a way to accelarate adaptation to a new country, following an international career move? Here's my thoughts: ht…
Seeking feedback

by Brisbane.Accountant 23/11/2016 FINDING A JOB

Does anyone know if there is any preferred method for seeking feedback on an unsuccessful job application?
ERP Transformation Project

by PK 22/11/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

Hi,   I am a finance manager and part of a working group for a major ERP finance transformation project for the next 12…
Big Hairy and a little Scary! What's your BHAG....?

by paula 03/11/2016 PERSONAL BRAND

Where does your personal branding story start?   Essentially, it starts the moment you realise you have something to of…
Brisbane catch up

by Jarrad 20/10/2016 NETWORKING

hi team,   i am am looking to initiate a casual coffee catch up once a month with like minded professionals in Brisban…
The Spreadsheet is dead, long live the Spreadsheet

by Lance 19/10/2016 OTHER

I have no doubt that as a Finance community we have all had vast amount of hours in a spreadsheet. Whether it be planning,…
Resources for broadening your skills/knowledge etc

by Jarrad 16/10/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

I am regularly reviewing my goals and skills to accompany this but curious as to what resources (other than The Outperform…
Is it time to move on?

by Richo 03/10/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

When you are placed in the situation that you need to move on to further your career due to limitations of growth in your …
Hyper growth Companies

by Bret 17/09/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

I'm interested to hear if there are any non-traditional performance metrics that are being used to measure companies who a…
Are you "Board Ready"?

by Brad 15/09/2016 BOARD POSITION

After the recent webinar with Paul Smith, it really challenged the traditional perception of what it takes to achieve a Bo…
Key Behaviours of a Finance Leader

by Vincero 22/08/2016 LEADERSHIP

I am keen to hear what people think are the 2-3 key behaviours required of a finance leader. I am after behaviours rather …
SLA's for centralised finance teams?

by hides 17/08/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

I'm looking to implement SLA's between our central finance function and business units. Does anyone have any examples that…
SUNSHINE TO THE MASSES – UNLIMITED LEAVE

by Gavin 17/08/2016 CAREER LIFE BALANCE

Many of us will be familiar with the scene where there is a picture of an Island Paradise sat above an individual’s desk…
DOES YOUR WORK DRESS CODE IMPACT PERFORMANCE?

by Gavin 17/08/2016 PERSONAL BRAND

I meet hundreds of people every year, and company dress codes are as diverse as the employees themselves. From being so s…
It's who you know .... and not how good you are

by Topgun 15/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

A new employee starts at a management level. Within 6 months, he/she brings over 90% of their team from the previous emplo…
Leadership strategies with an underperforming team

by Richo 15/08/2016 LEADERSHIP

When becoming a leader of an under performing team what strategies and actions can be utilised to increase the existing le…
Does anyone have a plan to move into general management from finance?

by AC 10/08/2016 BREAKING OUT OF FINANCE

I have often contemplated moving from finance into a GM role as my recent roles are quite broad. However I feel that I may…
Rolling quarterly forecasts

by Vincero 08/08/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

I am keen to speak to anyone who has actually managed to introduce and embed rolling quarterly forecasts into their busine…
Leadership

by Cashman 07/08/2016 LEADERSHIP

demonstrate the values you stand for to others and they will buy I'm to your plans.
Leadership Development - Cultural Intelligence and the employing the Executive Brain

by holmy 07/08/2016 LEADERSHIP

I am looking to present at the American Professional Development convention in Atlanta in May 2017 on developing cultural…
Hard decisions?

by Brad 04/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

Interested to hear from anyone who has a hard decision coming up in their career? Changing jobs? Potential redundancy? Thi…
MEETUPS IN SYDNEY

by ZOLA 03/08/2016 NETWORKING

What are the best meet ups for in Sydney? I'm looking to be inspired by like minded peers.
THE VALUE OF ONE ON ONES

by THE MARQUESS OF MOBLE 02/08/2016 TEAM MANAGEMENT

What is the best strategy for a one on one. Weekly, monthly? How do you get the most of each session?
What advice do you have to help me find a new job and am I mad for considering roles that are paying 30% less?

by Clint 02/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

I've worked for the same company for 20years, I'm paid considerably more than the role is worth, I work good hours and clo…
Technology is improving accounting careers

by Anonymous 02/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

Great to learn how technology is improving accounting careers
To bridge the gap on success factors

by dbi 02/08/2016 PERSONAL BRAND

To bridge the gap on success factors based on self-actualisation to the success factors that is acknowledged by the societ…
How do I determine where I want to go and sell my skill set?

by MeaganH 02/08/2016 INTERNATIONAL CAREER MOVES

In order to find the right direction for me, how do I determine where I want to go and sell my skill set as to a path to g…
How are you developing your newest finance team members?

by Sonia 02/08/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

With the emergence of finance technology performing the traditional finance tasks of reconciliations, 3-way matching in P2…
Business Analyst Roles? How do I go about getting my foot into he door?

by Brisbane.Accountant 02/08/2016 FINDING A JOB

I've been in public practice for most of my career and want to break into a business analyst role or financial analyst in …
My dilemma. The trade off between company loyalty and obtaining the skills

by Michael 02/08/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

The biggest dilemma I have from a career perspective is the trade off between company loyalty and obtaining the skills set…
If you don't see yourself in a future position in your company, how do you reconcile and justify your time there?

by Alexander 02/08/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

If you don't see yourself in a future position in your company, how do you reconcile and justify your time there - both fo…
What would be the best way for me to break into the Australian market in a Finance Director/ CFO role?

by rvandekreeke 02/08/2016 INTERNATIONAL CAREER MOVES

I am a recent permanent immigrant to Australia with 20 years of finance, treasury and accounting experience in US and Lati…
I'm looking at options to move to a capital city and find a new job. Where?

by Joshua 02/08/2016 INTERNATIONAL CAREER MOVES

I'm looking at options to move to a capital city and find a new job or to an international location possibly somewhere lik…
What are some practical activities that people use for remaining creative with age?

by Hd 02/08/2016 PERSONAL BRAND

Creativity tends to diminish as we age through lack of use. What are some practical activities that people use to encourag…
Any tips on getting better at critical conversations?

by Andrew 02/08/2016 PERSONAL BRAND

I'm looking at how to get better at critical conversations. Often, putting difficult information (i.e. critically examinin…
How do you evaluate which career pathway is best when faced with different opportunities?

by Elevett 02/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

How do you evaluate which career pathway is best when faced with different opportunities? Do you stick with the start up, …
What steps have people taken to get a foot in the door within an industry where they have no previous experience?

by Anna 02/08/2016 FINDING A JOB

The Australian market is traditionally focused on industry experience as a first port of call rather than breath of experi…
How do you convince a nemployer to look past industry and Big 4 experience?

by Gajana 02/08/2016 FINDING A JOB

How do you convince a recruiter/employer to look past industry and Big 4 experience and consider others for the role?
I didn't find it easy to integrate in the Australian business community, any advices?

by Bassemfrancis 02/08/2016 INTERNATIONAL CAREER MOVES

I'm new to the Australian professional community. For the past 6 months I tried to build my professional network and conne…
The trade off between company loyalty and obtaining the skills sets required to take the next step in the career journey

by Ash 02/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

The biggest dilemma I have from a career perspective is the trade off between company loyalty and obtaining the skills set…
Recruiters - Are they honest?

by Adam 02/08/2016 WORKING WITH RECRUITERS

Recruiters are paid to 'trade' your person into a job vacancy. They are not paid to give unbiased career advice. Have you …
How are the most impressive female execs?

by CareerMole 01/08/2016 LEADERSHIP

Who's currently the most impressive female finance executive or CFO you have come across in the Australian market?
How can I move from a team of 5 to 14?

by khooey 01/08/2016 LEADERSHIP

The next move for me will be to shift from a team of 5 to over 14. I'm interested to hear suggestion on the best ways to s…
CFOs who have transitioned out of large companies

by Jonny 01/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

Interested to hear stories from CFOs of mid sized companies who have transitioned out of large companies. Especially if th…
Are there any execs/ CFOs seeking a modelling/ analytics consultant on a project or short term basis?

by Corporate Advisor 01/08/2016 NETWORKING

I'm currently consulting and enjoying the experience. I primarily have experience in financial modelling, strategic decisi…
I'm in a company I really enjoy. Though I'm not progressing as fast enough

by TennisClub 01/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

I'm in a company I really enjoy, and while I receive very good feedback, I'm not progressing as fast as I would like. I'm …
Is anyone connected to commercial accountants?

by Vincero 01/08/2016 JOB FUNCTION AND SKILL PROBLEMS

I've recently moved out of a corporate career as a commercial finance manager and work with accountants who are looking to…
What is the best lesson you've learnt at work during your career so far?

by Eggs 01/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

General question to the community. What is the best lesson you've learnt at work during your career so far?
The 'small' or 'large' company dilemma

by Anonymous 01/08/2016 CAREER DECISIONS

I'm at an impasse in my career where I want to progress while I'm still young enough but aren't being offered opportunitie…

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