A Humorous Look at a CFO's Top Duties
As an aside, The Motley Fool is at it again. The online pundit of finance and business-related issues has observed the latest goings-on at Microstrategy, and developed a list of the top five new duties of the recently appointed CFO.
They are (drum roll, please):
- 5. Remove the company's 1999 annual report from the microwave,
- 4. Hire Fawn Hall - shred, shred, shred,
- 3. Strip stock-option wallpaper from office restrooms,
- 2. Send e-apologies to existing shareholders, and
- 1. Update resume.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.