Re: Make a phone call
You seem to have a Financial Director who has something between his ears. Call me a cynic but I most certainly don't put him in the majority category.
Most would look at the email they receive, and even if they think to make a phone call, would see a phone number in the email, and dial that number (rather then taking the two seconds to actually look up the phone number in the company directory). Then the CEO's "secretary" would confirm that he really does want the wire transfer but I'm afraid he's in a meeting at the moment. That's more then enough to get most things moving in most of these cases.