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Deloitte CFO to step up after CEO Echevarria’s retirement

Frank Friedman will take the interim CEO post prior to elections to find Joe Echevarria's successor

18 Aug 2014

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Rake lined up for chair role as RAC mulls IPO

Sir Mike Rake lined up for RAC chairman role, as the private equity-owned breakdown business eyes up listing

05 Aug 2014


Jann Brown to chair UK's representative accountancy body

Former Cairn Energy CFO to chair the CCAB

04 Jul 2014


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

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New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

Latest 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

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

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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