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FD pack by Bill McConkey

Opinion

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

21 Aug 2014

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News

Profit warnings reach three-year high

Profit warnings reach highest first half total since 2011, EY finds

29 Jul 2014

News

Mothercare CFO resigns as US rival scraps takeover bid

Matt Smith resigns as Mothercare CFO as US rival pulls plug on takeover bid

28 Jul 2014

News

HMRC pay up first powers could trigger 'wave of insolvencies'

HMRC's ‘Accelerated Payment' rules due to come into force in July could trigger bankruptcies or insolvencies, Moore Stephens warns

03 Jul 2014

News

La Senza goes into administration

PwC appointed as lingerie chain goes into administration for second time in two years

02 Jul 2014

News

Zolfo advisers secure Bella Italia/Café Rouge CVA

Zolfo Cooper team's delight as landlords agree to restaurant chain CVA

23 Jun 2014

News

Pre-pack administrations to face voluntary scrutiny

Review into pre-pack administrations supports voluntary scrutiny, but legislation could follow if measures fail to have 'desired impact'

17 Jun 2014

Opinion

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

News

Half a million new jobs expected in next 12 months

An increase of 2.2% is expected in employee numbers over the coming year

12 May 2014

News

SMEs struggling despite economic recovery

Limited access to funding, the risk of over-trading and increased competition dragging down SMEs

22 Apr 2014

News

RSA considering rights issue among capital raising measures

Rights issue one of a number of measures being considered by RSA to strengthen its balance sheet

24 Feb 2014

Opinion

Business be wary, despite positive indicators

Conflicting stats cast doubts over the economic recovery, so mind your back, says John Alexander

19 Feb 2014

Opinion

Stop firing your best assets

Cutting too many jobs can damage quality control and undermine company performance, writes Proxima's Guy Strafford

12 Feb 2014

News

UK business confidence at record high

Confidence among UK businesses reaches highest point in 22 years, BDO report finds

10 Feb 2014

Blog

Carney will keep markets guessing about BoE course of action

The sharp increase in yearly growth will prompt speculation about when the Bank of England could raise its benchmark interest rate

29 Jan 2014

News

UK profit warnings spike in final quarter

UK-quoted companies issued more profit warnings in the final quarter of 2013 than in any three-month period since the height of the financial crisis

27 Jan 2014

News

Rangers FD quits club

Brian Stockbridge leaves Rangers, with former Liverpool CFO Philip Nash holding the reins

27 Jan 2014

Interview

Interview: Xchanging CFO David Bauernfeind

Xchanging’s CFO, David Bauernfeind, is in the middle of a major organisational transformation while managing the demands and pressures of a listed company

16 Jan 2014

News

RSA CFO takes advice on action against auditor Deloitte

Group CFO could consider action against its ex-auditor following revelations of misleading and inaccurate information in accounts

09 Jan 2014

News

BDO positive on economic prospects

Business confidence increases for the tenth consecutive month, BDO finds

11 Dec 2013

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Latest Opinion

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

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

Latest Analysis

New AA FD will hope governance potholes are filled

With AA CFO Andy Boland to leave the newly-listed business alongside the departure of its CEO, will governance concerns be answered prior to a new finance chief's arrival?

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

Investor group uses Betfair as example of disconnect between law and accounting rules

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