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The hidden costs of lease settlements

Upon vacating business premises at lease expiry settlement of the dilapidations claim commonly leaves a significant dent in the balance sheet

22 Oct 2014

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Feature

Dreaming of surpluses: IFRIC’s pension dilemma

In an era where UK pension fund deficits continue to be massive and pervasive, IFRIC is pondering whether there actually is such a thing as a pensions surplus, finds Anthony Harrington

06 Oct 2014

Opinion

When predictions aren’t cutting it: the golden rules of financial forecasting

Instead of trying to help managers perfectly predict the future, FP&A teams should focus on the most common causes of bad forecasting and seek to improve them

03 Oct 2014

Feature

Longevity swaps set to flourish in wake of BT deal

Following BT’s record-breaking deal, longevity swaps are set to flourish as money markets show keen interest, by Anthony Harrington

25 Sep 2014

Blog

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

News

Business leaders concerned by lack of change capabilities

Barometer of Change report from consultants Moorhouse finds business leaders concerned by lack of change management skills

16 May 2014

Web seminar

Understanding the financial cost of staff turnover

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

29 Apr 2014

Web seminar

Understanding the financial cost of staff turnover

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover, including logistical costs and the impact of lost productivity as new employees are brought up to speed

01 Apr 2014

Feature

A fleeting resource

Is it really better to outsource your fleet management than to keep it in house? Catherine Chetwynd looks at the pros and cons

26 Mar 2014

Opinion

Does growth mean consulting rethink?

Growth, and downturns, give CFOs spending headaches - particularly on consulting. Alan Leaman, CEO of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), explains the new choices at hand for buyers

17 Mar 2014

News

Big Four and financial services dominate UK consulting

The UK consulting market is set for robust growth in 2014, with the Big Four scooping up market share

17 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

Analysis

All the way to the top

The step up the career ladder to finance director can be tricky, writes Calum Fuller

16 Jan 2014

News

Employee sick days cost companies £29bn per year

Sickness absence is costing UK businesses almost £29bn a year

15 Jul 2013

Web seminar

Web Seminar: Modern Benefits for a Modern Workforce

This web seminar looks at how to tailor employee benefits to meet the needs of changing workforce

15 Jul 2013

News

Employee benefits comms failure costing UK firms £2.7bn a year

Businesses are failing to communicate value of employee benefits, research finds

11 Jul 2013

Opinion

Surviving the recovery

More companies become insolvent when the economy starts to pick-up than during a recession. John Alexander explains how to survive the recovery

28 Jun 2013

Feature

The ‘sold’ standard: golden rules for any sale

Michel Driessen looks at how companies can achieve greater value and make speedier disposals

17 Jun 2013

Feature

Keeping your currency hedge in shape

Every business has different reasons to hedge, and therefore different methods of hedging. Torrie Callander explains when and why to hedge your FX risk

17 Jun 2013

Event

Web Seminar: Modern Benefits for a Modern Workforce

This informative web seminar discusses how FDs need to proactively engage in developing employee benefits solutions for their organisations

23 May 2013

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Latest Opinion

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

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

Latest 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

Audit and risk committees must share greater responsibilities

FERMA and ECIIA outline need for collaboration between audit and risk committees following EU directive

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