Articles by Financial Director staff


A Postcard From...India: Smell the confidence

I could smell the confidence, pride and optimism in the air. Though not visible on the ground or in numbers yet, the change in momentum is evident | 16 Dec 2014

Adrian Colman

Year ahead Q&A: Adrian Colman, group FD, Wincanton

In the fourth in a series of CFO interviews, Wincanton CFO Adrian Colman outlines 2015 for him, the finance function, and the business | 08 Dec 2014

Boat in China

A postcard from… China - The future is upon us

The message is clear: China's economic boom is not being viewed within the country as a one-off event | 05 Nov 2014

The Secret FD: Black holes should be on CFO reading lists

At some point, some of us will have to face a potential black-hole problem. The Secret FD has experienced it twice | 22 Oct 2014

Off Balance: From number-crunching to berry-crushing

Stephen Marsh swaps his calculator for a still, as gin-distilling career takes off | 21 Oct 2014

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll | 17 Oct 2014

Post-Budget surge in DB to DC transfers fails to materialise

The anticipated slew of transfers from defined benefit to defined contribution pension funds has not taken place, consultancies claim | 14 Oct 2014

Insider dealing charges slapped on former Morrisons tax chief

FCA charges Paul Gerard Coyle with two offences of insider trading | 30 Sep 2014

30 years of FD: The shape of things to come

The Financial Director editorial team make some loose predictions about how the profession will change over the next 15 years | 29 Sep 2014

BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares | 25 Sep 2014

Tesco fast-track Alan Stewart's CFO tenure to help allay crisis

Tesco fast-track incoming CFO Alan Stewart after M&S agree to release him from his notice period two months early | 23 Sep 2014

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork | 19 Sep 2014

blur appoint new financial frontman

Ex-Microsoft CFO Stephen Harvey appointed by s-commerce company blur | 16 Sep 2014

Restaurant insolvencies up as costs rocket and spending falls

Utility bills and increased spending has put pressure on dining sector, says accountancy firm Moore Stephens | 12 Sep 2014

DB/DC transfers allowed under new retirement regime

Members of private sector defined benefit schemes allowed to transfer to a defined contribution arrangement | 21 Jul 2014

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence | 11 Jul 2014

European companies continue to be impacted by the sovereign debt crisis

Despite signs of improving stability in the European economy, strong headwinds from the sovereign debt crisis continue to impact corporate defaults | 16 Jun 2014

Carney tells UK rates may rise this year

The governor of the Bank of England tells the UK to prepare for a potential rise in interest rates this year | 13 Jun 2014

Steep rise predicted in employee pension contributions

Changes to pension rules made in March's Budget will encourage savers, claim Towers Watson | 09 Jun 2014

A Postcard From...Qatar: More than the 2022 World Cup

There is more to Qatar than the 2022 World Cup, but it's impact is evident everywhere | 21 May 2014

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