Stories by Beverly Lieberman, Mark Polansky and Gerry McNamara

Follow the money

FRAMINGHAM (11/18/2003) - Q: Recently, the CFO of our company asked me if I would like to accept a position in our accounting department. The responsibilities are not yet known. I currently have more than 20 years of experience in IT, ranging from IBM systems programming to management of IT infrastructure (mainframe, midrange, NT, telephony, voice and data network, security, and so on). I have applications experience in implementing SAP and PeopleSoft. My background is well rounded in operations, applications and management. Would a move into a user area of accounting help or hinder my desire to become a CIO?