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Adopting a Strategic HR Focus at Year-end

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Like most organizational functions, Human Resources entails a variety of deadlines and milestones for initiatives and actions throughout the year. Naturally, the year-end period is no different. But for some leaders, a focus on checking tactical HR items off the list during this time can mean insufficient attention paid to charting the broader strategic direction …

How Workplan Analysis Can Strengthen Your Business

As leaders consider how to make their businesses stronger, answers to important questions and decision points are not always obvious. A wide range of internal and external factors can contribute to this cloudiness and diminish leaders’ trust that they’re charting the best paths. Workplan Analysis is an effective tool for bringing greater clarity and confidence …

Do I Need a CFO?

Some form of the question, “Do I need a CFO?” surfaces in the course of conversation at a very high percentage of the lunches or professional events our vcfo consultants attend with business leaders. It’s a pivotal and not surprising question for CEOs to struggle with, especially when they have solid controllers and accounting managers …

Best Practices for Long-Term Incentive Planning

Written by Kelly Wells and Teresa Foltz Many elements go into the formula for attracting, retaining and developing the right talent for your organization. In assessing how you’re doing across each of these elements, one of the questions you’ll undoubtedly want to explore is “What kind of long-term incentive plan should our business have in …

The Rise and Impact of Paid-Sick-Leave Laws

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By Teresa Foltz and Kelly Wells Originally published August 5, 2019. Paid-sick-leave mandates for private employers continue to gain momentum across the United States. While there is presently no such mandate at the federal level, eleven states and even more individual cities (as of the date this post was published) have enacted some form of …

Senior Consultant Regina Walters Joins vcfo

Consulting CFO Regina Walters Joins vcfo vcfo welcomes Regina Walters as Senior Consultant for the Austin Market. Regina Walters joins the vcfo team as a Senior Consultant for the Austin market. Having served in the accounting and finance industry for over 20 years, Regina is experienced in leading companies to profitable growth and success. Regina brings …

Russell Naisbitt Announced as Houston Practice Manager

Russell Naisbit, Practice Manager Russell Naisbitt promoted to Practice Manager for our Houston Texas office. Russell is a strategic financial leader with a broad and diverse base of industry and functional experience. He brings demonstrated experience with acquisitions, divestments, mergers, strategic planning, business turnarounds and funding transactions. Previously, Russell has held leadership positions with Aquila …

Ashford Chancelor announced Practice Manager for North Texas Region

Ashford Chancelor, Practice Manager vcfo is pleased to announce Ashford Chancelor as the new Practice Manager for our North Texas office. Ashford is a profit-driven and visionary professional who excels at driving organizational and financial change, turning around struggling organizations, and launching profitable and stable startups in high-profile corporate, and nonprofit organizations. He has a proven …

vcfo Austin Grows with the Addition of Five Strategic Financial & HR Professionals

Talent additions bring diversified skill sets and decades of CFO, Controller and HR experience vcfo, a finance, human resources and recruiting services consulting firm, today announced the addition of four new hires to its Austin office. Deborah Doherty joins the firm as a consulting chief financial officer, Roxie MacHarg and Julie Churchill join as consulting …

The Guide to Long-Term Incentive Planning

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What kind of long-term incentive plan should your business have? vcfo breaks down best practices to avoid employee turnover and how to encourage your employees to reach new goals by using long-term incentives and benefits. The Guide to Long-Term Incentive Planning Whether you’re seeking to keep good employees in a tightening labor market or desire …