Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Moves

When we see news about executives moving into roles where they might impact hiring, we'll pass it on. To begin the tradition:

Deloitte & Touche USA named Irvin H. Bisnov to the post of managing partner of its Carolinas practice, which includes offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Greenville and Columbia, S.C. A 20-year veteran of Deloitte, Bisnov most recently was the Assurance & Enterprise Risk Services (AERS) leader in the financial services sector for the Southeast Region. His predecessor, Michael Baker, will take on a new and as-yet unspecified role at Deloitte. Bisnov said he wants to maintain the Carolinas practice's "strong emphasis on growth."

The PMI Group promoted Robert H. Fore III to assistant vice president of global taxation, responsible for directing the global corporate tax function, including the management of tax risks and the establishment and maintenance of global tax accounting and reporting policies and procedures. Fore joined PMI's Corporate Tax Department in 2001. In 2004, he became manager of the accounting operations of CMG Mortgage Insurance Company, a joint venture that serves the credit union market. In 2005, he was promoted to Director of CMG Accounting. Based in Walnut Creek, Calif., PMI Group provides services in credit, capital and risk transfer.

Deloitte & Touche USA
PMI Group

Monday, October 30, 2006

The First Post

CareerWire is for accountants and corporate financial professionals who are interested in managing their careers. By that, I don't mean simply looking for their next job, but rather figuring what kind of life they want to live, what kind of work they want to do and how they can go about getting both.

One thing's for sure: It's a good time to be in accounting and finance. Accounting firms and public companies are struggling with recruitment and retention, especially for people with five or six years of experience under their belts. They're getting more aggressive with salaries, bonuses and perks, and they're working harder to address the long hours and crimped lifestyles that come with tax seasons, audits and compliance deadlines. This atmosphere isn't going to last forever, though most people expect it to go on for a while. We want to help you get the most of the good times while being ready to move strategically when things slow down.

We envision this as a companion to the articles we post on jobsinthemoney.com. Here, we'll point you to additional news as soon as we find it, gather your comments, even let you exchange comments among yourselves. I hope we'll hear from you enough to adjust our coverage based on your needs, the challenges you face and the kinds of questions you want answered. If we do our job right, along the way we'll have a little fun.

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