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Governance

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News

CFOs’ risk appetite at all-time high, claims Deloitte

CFOs in confident mood and willing to take on more risk as UK grows

30 Sep 2014

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News

Insider dealing charges slapped on former Morrisons tax chief

FCA charges Paul Gerard Coyle with two offences of insider trading

30 Sep 2014

News

Business Finance Awards 2015 launched

New categories: Corporate Finance Provider of the Year; and Accountant of the Year, launched at the latest Business Finance Awards

29 Sep 2014

News

Tesco round-up: Internal leaks reveal more turmoil

Weekend papers provide more insight into the culture of Tesco in recent times

29 Sep 2014

News

BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

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

25 Sep 2014

News

Tesco suspends execs and calls in Deloitte over overstating profits

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

Blog

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

19 Sep 2014

News

Businesses breath sigh of relief over Scotland 'no' vote

Businesses welcome 'no' vote but further constitutional change is very likely following the clear result of the referendum

19 Sep 2014

News

FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

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?

12 Sep 2014

News

Trust & confidence key issues for finance directors, says poll

Increasing transparency, communication through financial reports, and corporate culture are at the top of FD's list in improving public trust in corporates

08 Sep 2014

News

Pennycook named chief of Co-op

One of the UK's most senior finance professionals confirmed as Co-op chief, after 15 months as interim head

05 Sep 2014

Opinion

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

03 Sep 2014

News

Financial uncertainty pervades university FDs

Higher educations FDs torn between spending and investment, against uncertainty in the sector, Deloitte finds

02 Sep 2014

News

Auto-enrolment hits four million milestone

Pensions Regulator reveals 21,000 employers are now compliant with auto-enrolment

15 Aug 2014

Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

13 Aug 2014

News

Standard Life: Still no clarity on Scottish vote

Financial services firm notes none of its concerns over Scottish independence have been addressed, less than two months before vote

07 Aug 2014

News

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

News

Walgreens abandons UK tax base plans as pressure tells

After soul-searching - and advice from tax advisers - Walgreens ditches plan to shift tax base to UK post-Boots takeover

07 Aug 2014

News

Philips scheme completes second pension liability buy-in

Second transaction for Philips as it insures a further £300m of liabilities

25 Jul 2014

Upcoming Events

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0930, Tue 26 Aug 2014

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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