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BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares

25 Sep 2014

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Sir Phillip Hampton to be made GSK chairman

Former Royal Bank of Scotland chairman appointed by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline

25 Sep 2014

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FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

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Punch gains more support in restructuring bid

Pub group inches towards the requisite number of shareholders onside to allow it to financially restructure

05 Sep 2014

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Investors urged to reject Betfair’s accounts

Pirc recommends investors reject Betfair's accounts after it paid illegal dividends out of capital between 2011 and 2013

04 Sep 2014

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CFO and CEO to leave the AA

Months after the association's stock market listing, Andy Boland and Chris Jansen to depart

28 Aug 2014

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Big Yellow secures refinancing package

Self storage business Big Yellow Group refinances with Lloyds, HSBC and M&G Investments

22 Aug 2014

Interview

Interview: Guardian Media Group CFO Darren Singer

Losses keep racking up at the Guardian, but, explains CFO Darren Singer, the publisher is on course to become a sustainable, global business

21 Aug 2014

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FRC addresses confusion over pensions impact of FRS102

Reporting watchdog responds to fears accounting standards changes could add millions to corporate liabilities

20 Aug 2014

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Punch outlines share dilution survival plan

Major restructuring of debt outlined by Punch, which will leave shareholders with 15% equity

19 Aug 2014

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Fenner division director handed group FD role

Current FD Richard Perry announces retirement from FTSE 250 company, with John Pratt set to replace him

19 Aug 2014

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Mid-sized UK business more upbeat than foreign counterparts

Mid-sized businesses confident about the economy and their company's prospects - more so than their counterparts in other countries

19 Aug 2014

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One in seven FTSE 350 companies to tender audit in 2014

Tenders double year-one-year ahead of Competition and Market Authority compulsion, PwC finds

18 Aug 2014

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Essex fire authority discovers £15m accounts black hole

Authority and its auditors PwC and EY fail to identify £1.8m annual shortfall since 2006 accounting change

15 Aug 2014

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Rupert Soames hires Aggreko lieutenant as Serco CFO

Angus Cockburn leaves Aggreko to join former boss at scandal-hit outsourcing group

12 Aug 2014

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Greene King to appeal tax scheme ruling

Pub chain and brewer outlines plans to continue court action over tax structure

12 Aug 2014

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FatFace CFO departs following IPO u-turn

Helen Cowing leaves retailer to 'pursue career opportunities elsewhere' months after planned flotation shelved

07 Aug 2014

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KPMG retains £12m Old Mutual audit contract

The firm will be reappointed to continue its work after 2016, following the bank’s tender

07 Aug 2014

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FTSE 100 pension deficit falls despite drop in contributions

LCP survey finds less money is going into schemes despite auto-enrolment membership boost

06 Aug 2014

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Hodge queries Uber’s UK tax position

Margaret Hodge writes to Boris Johnson over allegations minicab app avoids UK corporation tax

04 Aug 2014

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New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

Latest Opinion

The Secret FD: The FD futurist

The Secret FD has doubts about the role of the CFO as a chief future officer

Automation has made certain professions an endangered species

The list of professions that have been automated or redistributed out of existence is growing fast

Financial Director – October, 2014

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

Latest Analysis

No relief of payment obligations for third-party users

The use of third-party service providers does not relieve companies from payment card industry compliance obligations

Micro-reporting gets smaller

A less onerous reporting standard regime looks set to benefit small entities, says Chris Warmall

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