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Sally Spencer - PKF Cooper Parry CFO


PFK Cooper Parry appoints first CFO

Sally Spencer is to oversee firm's internal operations and expansion plans

05 Dec 2014

A copper mine


FD to step down and focus on his accounting practice

Shane Moloney to step down from the expanding role of EME FD, and focus on his role at Shipleys

02 Dec 2014


Divisional John Wood Group CFO to step up after Semple departure

David Kemp to take John Wood Group CFO role when Alan Semple steps down next May

21 Nov 2014


Ex-KPMGer takes CFO role as Chinese online gambling looms

Clive Hyman takes PCGE CFO role as company looks to grab a slice of the online Chinese gambling market

20 Nov 2014


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


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

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