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Governance

Carl Icahn

Blog

Staving off shareholder activism

Boards need to get on the front foot and play a pivotal role in seeking out opportunities for sharing with shareholders why decisions have been made

22 Apr 2014

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News

EU Parliament adopts non-financial reporting rules

Large companies must disclose a host of non-financial information in their annual reports

17 Apr 2014

Feature

Long road ahead as IASB remedies governance concerns

The international accounting standards setter has a battle to stave of pressure over IFRS, and its own governance

14 Apr 2014

News

Medlicott returns to fill e-Therapeutics FD role

Steve Medlicott, who advised the pharmacology company in 2012, returns to serve as FD

08 Apr 2014

News

CFOs enter spend mode as risk appetite increases

CFOs looking to take risk onto the balance sheet, acquire, and spend

07 Apr 2014

News

FRC Lab launches project on dividend disclosure

Financial Reporting Lab launches project on the effective communication and disclosure of dividend policy and capacity

02 Apr 2014

Opinion

Editor's letter: Being an FD's a risky business

When you're surrounded by risk, how do you manage it?...and what about the known unknowns?

31 Mar 2014

News

MEP calls for independent review into IASB

Syed Kamall wants EC to commission review into international accounting standard setter - "similar" to Philippe Maystadt's review of Efrag

31 Mar 2014

News

Key business personalities to speak at Financial Director Conference

David Bermingham, one of the NatWest Three, joins Pearson CFO Robin Freestone and FRC CEO Stephen Haddrill as a speaker at the 2014 Financial Director Conference

26 Mar 2014

News

IASB amends disclosure requirements in IAS 1

Standard setter plans narrow changes to the way financial statements are presented under IFRS

26 Mar 2014

News

RSA introduces 25% non-audit fee cap

RSA's auditors, currently KPMG, will face a 25% non-audit fee cap, based on the total audit fee

25 Mar 2014

News

BDO loses FTSE 250 Derwent London audit to PwC

PwC picks up the £300,000 audit of Derwent London from BDO

21 Mar 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Hundred Group FDs go spend crazy

The UK's top finance directors dip into the reserves for funky new website, Off Balance can reveal

19 Mar 2014

News

Ex-AstraZeneca CFO to chair HSBC's European unit

Jon Symonds to pick up a cool £345k as HSBC Bank plc chairman, HSBC's European subsidiary

18 Mar 2014

News

Non-execs on pay panels get larger wage rises

Non-executive directors sitting on remuneration committees received, on average, greater pay rises than their colleagues

17 Mar 2014

Analysis

Analysis: Morrisons woes continue as its plays catchup

A litany of issues bests Morrisons as it looks to reposition itself in the food retail market

17 Mar 2014

News

European ruling opens door for DC management VAT exemption

Danish case wins landmark European court case

14 Mar 2014

News

Pennycook takes reins at “ungovernable” Co-op

Co-operative Group CFO Richard Pennycook takes over as interim boss, as outgoing CEO makes withering assessment of group's governance

12 Mar 2014

Analysis

Landscape changes for landlords in corporate collapses

Devi Shah & Jessica Walker explain latest court ruling that will change the landscape of multi-site corporate collapses

11 Mar 2014

News

Companies cash stacks grow after strong 2013

Companies who have seen cash build up have done so by an average 26%, according to Capita Asset Services/Financial Director survey

11 Mar 2014

Upcoming Events

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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

Latest Opinion

A current account concern

Britain’s ballooning balance of payments deficit – grounds for concern?

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The mobile and flexible working revolution is breaking down the thinking of the bygone telephone era

Numerous geopolitical tensions endanger recovery

Heightened geopolitical tensions could derail the recovery unless they are managed carefully. The most acute threat is the impasse in Ukraine

Latest Analysis

Transfer pricing: a necessary evil?

Transfer pricing has received a great deal of bad press recently, but it is a useful tool for international businesses, says Lucas Bastin

Tesco turmoil deepens as embattled FD departs

Laurie McIlwee resigns as Tesco FD amid speculation of rift with chief executive and investor unrest

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