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BT will pay £1.5bn into DB scheme to tackle £7bn deficit

BT's finance director says the company is focused on supporting its pension scheme, as it agrees new deal with trustees

30 Jan 2015

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Shell slashes spending by $15bn as oil prices collapse

Oil giant announces $15bn in spending cuts over three years to contend with 60% fall in price of oil

30 Jan 2015

Digital edition

Financial Director February 2015

The latest issue of Financial Director is now available for all subscribers. Download the latest Financial Director iOS App Edition on the App Store or read the Financial Director Digital Edition online

26 Jan 2015

News

Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

23 Jan 2015

Analysis

Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

21 Jan 2015

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SFO halts HP/Autonomy probe

Serious Fraud Office closes investigation into long-running HP/Autonomy spat but US probe continues

20 Jan 2015

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Supermarket price war threatens 100 UK food suppliers, report claims

Research finds UK food retailers experienced ‘significant' financial distress, leaping 58% to 4,552 struggling businesses compared to the same quarter in 2013

19 Jan 2015

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Sigma Capital appoints new FD

Malcolm Briseldon appointed FD after joining in 2012 as group financial controller

06 Jan 2015

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easyHotel CFO to check out after 11 months

Darren Mee to leave the budget hotel chain, months after its AIM listing

24 Dec 2014

Interview

Year ahead Q&A: Jagjit Dosanjh-Elton, CFO, Gemserv

Dosanjh-Elton awaits the General Election - and its impact on her energy services business, plus a company-wide real-time reporting system will be rolled out during 2015

19 Dec 2014

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Board reshuffle at 4imprint

The 4imprint business is now made up of its US direct marketing business which generates 96% of group revenue, together with a small UK subsidiary, both managed from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

18 Dec 2014

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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

News

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

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Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

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The CFO Agenda 2015

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Latest Opinion

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

SMEs bear the brunt of the toxic forex double whammy

It's horrifying that SMEs are unwittingly being sucked into the complicated machinations of the foreign exchange markets

Editor's letter: CFOs to be digitally 'challenged'

Boards desperately require digital expertise - but can CFOs fill the gap, and do they want to?

Latest Analysis

Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

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