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Mothercare recruits new CFO from Rexam

Baby clothing retailer recruits Rexam group finance director Richard Smothers to replace incumbent Matt Smith

09 Dec 2014

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Robert Walters sends stock up 11% after beating profit goal

Mid-market recruiter's early-year flurry sees full-year figure boost

08 Dec 2014

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FD to step down and focus on his accounting practice

Shane Moloney to step down from the expanding role of EME FD, and focus on his role at Shipleys

02 Dec 2014

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John Lewis names Loraine Woodhouse as acting CFO

John Lewis Partnerships promotes Loraine Woodhouse to acting CFO, as Helen Weir prepares to join M&S

01 Dec 2014

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Marks & Spencer goes shopping for John Lewis CFO

Highly-rated John Lewis group finance director Helen Weir defects to rival Marks & Spencer in lead up to crucial trading period

18 Nov 2014

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FD of Scandal-hit Quindell quits

Quindell finance director Laurence Moorse exits the board a day after joint broker Canaccord Genuity ends its relationship with the business

18 Nov 2014

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AA anoints Clarke as new CFO

Ex-private equity executive at Perima - which jointly owned the AA for 10 years since 2004 - will take over from Andy Boland

14 Nov 2014

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Capita FD to step down after 19 years

Gordon Hurst to leave Capita group FD role in February; Nick Greatorex to step up

12 Nov 2014

News

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

News

£1.5bn writedown sees Serco go cap in hand to the market

Outsourcer faces huge writedown; covenant negotiations; and rights issue as poor contract controls and strategic blunders take their toll

10 Nov 2014

Analysis

CFO departs as Rolls-Royce announces job cuts

Mark Morris steps down as CFO amid financial turbulence at world's second-largest maker of jet engines

05 Nov 2014

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Tesco scandal spawns flurry of supplier audits

Companies such as Unilever, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble reviewing supply chain practices, it is understood

29 Oct 2014

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Highest level of profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies for six years

Retailers issued the highest number of warnings over the summer since 2011 - typified by Tesco and its succession of announcements that has seen its value halve in a year

27 Oct 2014

Analysis

Dew drops into FD role at Kier with 'relevant City experience'

Dew joins a resurgent Kier riding high on wave of optimism as turnover leaps by 50%

27 Oct 2014

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MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

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LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

Welcome to the Accountancy Age/Financial Director live blog, where we will cover all the relevant issues and opinions that arise from Tesco's crucial trading update

23 Oct 2014

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Few small business owners see themselves as entrepreneurs, poll finds

'Celebrity' entrepreneurs damaging perception of the word among UK's small businesses - unless you're a North East builder

21 Oct 2014

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Shire loses finance chief to Severn Trent

UK drugmaker Shire to lose interim CFO to Severn Trent early next year

20 Oct 2014

News

Piranie to join Skipton Building Society as group FD

Piranie will be heading up the M1 to Skipton after seven years at the mutual

17 Oct 2014

Analysis

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

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