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Melanie Stern

Melanie was Financial Director's editor from September 2009 to May 2011.

Articles by Melanie Stern

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No quarter given

The requirement for listed companies of any size to publish quarterly and interim management reports could disappear under EU plans, writes Melanie Stern | 27 Oct 2011

john bason

Associated British Food's Bason’s career pointing in the right direction

Shortlisting for FTSE-100 FD of the Year and his imminent move to Compass makes John Bason one to watch | 20 May 2011

Darren Shapland

Sainsbury’s Shapland abruptly quits key commercial position

Shock departure less than one year into critical board role comes as like-for-like sales see increasing pressure | 20 May 2011

The FD Interview: Philip McLelland

Far from quietly winding down some bad loans, Philip McLelland is preparing UK Asset Resolution for a commercial future beyond reimbursing the taxpayer | 20 May 2011

It's time to take stock and set out priorities

FDs find themselves well placed to influence the future direction of business during times of austerity | 20 May 2011

The FD Interview: Julie Southern, chief commercial officer, Virgin Atlantic

Julie Southern is using her finance background to drive Virgin Atlantic’s commercial strategy as that rare animal in British business – a chief commercial officer | 15 Apr 2011

Richard Douglas made head of Government Finance Profession

Ex-NHS FD replaces Ministry of Defence FD Jon Thompson | 15 Apr 2011

FDs lambast Lords’ SME IFRS about-turn

The Lords says no to IFRS for SMEs, but our LinkedIn group sees no wisdom in a U-turn | 15 Apr 2011

Blathering heights

Why Melanie Stern has had to eat her words over Twitter | 15 Apr 2011

The state of relationship banking

Financial Director wants your views | 30 Mar 2011

Nomura banks on Junko Nakagawa

Japanese investment bank appoints first woman CFO | 24 Mar 2011

Survival instinct

Japan's contingency plans ahead of the recent devastating earthquake mean it may end 2011 on a better fiscal footing | 24 Mar 2011

Japan's economy shows remarkable stoicism following the tsunami

An earthquake powerful enough to shift the planet’s axis may not throw Japan off its course to economic recovery | 24 Mar 2011

Has Stevan Fowler been unfairly treated over Farepak collapse?

Some former colleagues ask why his predecessor Chris Hulland has not been implicated | 24 Mar 2011

BlackBerry nation

The Financial Director LinkedIn group has been debating its dependence on technology | 24 Mar 2011

Budget 2011: Charity FDs welcome Gift Aid, travel duty reductions

Caron Bradshaw lauds the Budget for having listened to the sector, but seeks more on shared service VAT for charities | 23 Mar 2011

The FD blog: Amid budget pain, councils are devaluing their FDs

Our latest In The National Interest blog from the public sector shows FDs being laid off or having their opinion devalued | 14 Mar 2011

From the blog: would a five-quarter year make the FD's life easier?

The FD Centre's Matthew Howes ponders why accounting life is dominated by the calendar | 23 Feb 2011

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