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Interview

Interview: Metro Bank CFO Michael Brierley

Metro Bank CFO Michael Brierley tells Financial Director how the bank is shaking up the established order

19 Sep 2014

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News

Oracle founder Larry Ellison steps down as CEO

Mark Hurd and CFO Safra Catz take the reins as Ellison focuses on product

19 Sep 2014

News

Kier appoints new FD as revenues hit £3bn

Beverley Dew joins Kier as FD from rivals Balfour Beatty

19 Sep 2014

Interview

Interview: Nisa FD Simon Webster

Nisa FD Simon Webster discusses the transition taking place at the retail consortium, and how the Icelandic bank crash in 2008 nearly saw his previous employer hit the wall

18 Sep 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Getting too old to add

Off Balance raises concerns that a retiring CFO is replaced by someone older...

17 Sep 2014

News

blur appoint new financial frontman

Ex-Microsoft CFO Stephen Harvey appointed by s-commerce company blur

16 Sep 2014

News

USS hires Halliday as chief financial officer

Former Quaker Chemical Corporation global FD joins Universities Superannuation Scheme as CFO

16 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

Blog

Off Balance: Captain Obvious strikes out at negotiation survey

The award for most self-serving press release goes to a sales and negotiation business

11 Sep 2014

News

‘Scottish independence makes no economic sense’, say finance professionals

Financial services sector concerned by potential Scottish independence

11 Sep 2014

News

Turbines business recruits first FD for next stage of growth

Andy Mill joins Earthmill as its first finance director

11 Sep 2014

News

Accountant jailed for swindling £100,000 from charity

Dominic Fox jailed for eight months after defrauding national charity

10 Sep 2014

Interview

Q&A: Keith Butcher, FD, Optimal Payments

Optimal Payments FD Keith Butcher on why to avoid telling the market what it wants to hear, rather than what you can actually deliver

09 Sep 2014

News

Corac COO renews CFO responsibilities

Mark Crawford to increase COO role with CFO responsibilities, following Jon Carter's departure from Corac

09 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

PE-backed finance chiefs have shorter tenure than listed peers

Private equity FDs don't stick around for as long as their privately-owned or listed counterparts

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

News

CFOs appointed to FRC advisory councils

Reporting watchdog makes raft of appointments to its accounting and assurance councils

04 Sep 2014

News

Reinsurance FD steps up to divisonal CEO in shakeup

JLT group FD Mike Reynolds takes the top role at its JLT Towers Re reinsurance business, as the parent company announces US merger deal

29 Aug 2014

Feature

The Millennial Code: Getting the most out of Generation Y

It’s not all Rickrolling and LOLcats: Millennial workers are key to the future of finance and understanding them is essential to unlocking their value

28 Aug 2014

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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

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

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

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

Latest 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?

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

Investor group uses Betfair as example of disconnect between law and accounting rules

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