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Jann Brown to chair UK's representative accountancy body

Former Cairn Energy CFO to chair the CCAB

04 Jul 2014

Mark Weinberger


EY appoints 675 partners globally as assurance leads the way

EMEIA promotions grow by 46% on 2013 figures, as 26% of worldwide partner roles go to women

02 Jul 2014


Work-life balance of most importance for one in ten accountants

Salary and career progression rated as top factors in choosing firms to work for

30 Jun 2014


Future stars of finance named in Accountancy Age’s 35 under 35

Accountants plying their trade in business recognised in the third annual Accountancy Age 35 under 35

06 May 2014


Intertek CFO pitches up at Experian

Lloyd Pitchford leaves Intertek to join Experian

29 Apr 2014


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


Ewing leaves Standard Chartered board for health reasons

Margaret Ewing has resigned from the board of Standard Chartered for health reasons

02 Dec 2013


Finance profession awarded in New Year's Honours

Tax law professor Judith Freedman picks up CBE in New Year's Honours list

02 Jan 2013


Interview: PwC chairman and senior partner Ian Powell

PwC's senior partner talks audit reform, international growth and why the firm should strive for something that is 'unobtainable'

06 Dec 2012


Power games - playing life and death in the sandpit

You might want to keep control of 'life or death' business decisions, but letting go is vital for leaders

19 Oct 2012


FDs need to be Mr Motivator to their staff

In times of austerity, maintaining morale can become a secondary objective, but it ought to be a top priority

29 May 2012


Merry times ahead at Tenon

A chartered accountant and former Clifford Chance CFO, Chris Merry finds himself in the top job at the listed-business advisory firm

22 Feb 2012


The invisible man

The chief accountant may be devoid of personality and anally retentive in the extreme, but they are perfect for the job

22 Feb 2012


FDs of the future

Finance directors should become more open-minded to employing non-graduate trainee accountants

26 Jan 2012


Public sector finances must go global

The strength of government accounts is just one reason why investors love Britain, writes Alan Edwards. So shouldn't we push for a global public financial management profession?

29 Nov 2011


Rhodes to recovery

Phil Thornton speaks to veteran economist Bill Rhodes about the future of the eurozone

24 Nov 2011


Fit for success

Steve Clayton shares his insight on how the right finance team structure can really set your business apart from its competitors

09 Nov 2011


Antonio Lorenzo not “most obvious” candidate to replace Tookey at Lloyds

Board and shareholders want a CFO who is "independent of thought"

21 Sep 2011


The real apprentices

Female FDs at the top of their game should take an active role in mentoring women rising up in finance

20 May 2011

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6.30pm, Wed 16 Jul 2014

Financial Director event: Driving business decisions by interpreting data

Analysing Excellence: How CFOs can drive business decisions by interpreting data

Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age


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