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Analysis

Government CFO post could be overburdened

The government’s proposed CFO post may not do all it says on the tin, writes Calum Fuller

16 Jan 2014

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News

Government CFO will need to be ‘superhuman” says ICAEW chief

New chief financial officer for central government combined too many roles, Izza warns

17 Dec 2013

Opinion

An education in raising investment

Government funding decisions meant UPP had to find new ways to draw investors into higher education

25 Nov 2013

Blog

Maths and commercial acumen: the perfect marriage

In reality I spend more time on strategy and business development and a smaller proportion of time on detailed finance

17 Jun 2013

Blog

Public sector branding: Ignore it at your peril

Effective public sector brands are about engaging with people, understanding their beliefs and behaviours and delivering a business model they can buy into

09 May 2013

Analysis

Government accounts criticised by Public Accounts Committee

Public Accounts Committee says Whole of Government Accounts are “elaborate”, reports Kevin Reed

23 Apr 2013

Feature

Local audits go back to the future

Will bringing the audit appointment process closer to local authorities cause independence problems? asks Peter Bateman

18 Apr 2013

Blog

Living by Thatcher's old adage

Thatcher, whatever your personal political view, opened up the public sector to the world of efficiency and commerce

17 Apr 2013

Opinion

Juice left in economic policy despite triple-A downgrade

The UK’s rating downgrade is a long way from being Osborne’s 1992 Norman Lamont and the ERM moment

21 Mar 2013

Analysis

Charities lacking clarity over pensions accounting

Charity FDs should pay attention to plans that could see pension accounting standards become much more onerous

30 Jan 2013

Feature

Outsourcing financial services is an accident waiting to happen

The collapse of Mouchel brought the pitfalls to outsourcing financial services into stark relief, writes Peter Bateman

28 Nov 2012

Feature

Reporting rules a bad fit

Implementing IFRS for public sector accounting is like putting a square peg in a round hole, writes Peter Bateman

25 Oct 2012

Opinion

Private discipline in the public sector

Public sector FDs can develop a corporate culture without undermining their organisation’s principles

30 Aug 2012

Blog

Keeping a bit aside for a rainy day

The strategic importance of reserves and their relevance to the charity's overall financial strategy and proper resource management can be overlooked

01 Aug 2012

Opinion

Reining in public procurement spending

Controlling government procurement card spend needs common sense and decent technology, writes Shane Bruhns

02 Jul 2012

Blog

In the National Interest: Panic on the streets of London

Civil disorder presents key challenges for public sector finance directors

16 Aug 2011

Interview

FD Interview: Costas Ioannou

The finance director of the City of London Police has a £20m funding black hole to fill. He tells Richard Crump how he is learning to do more with less

20 Jul 2011

Blog

In the National Interest: The right to choose

Stephen Fitzgerald welcomes local authorities being empowered to appoint their own auditors

22 Jun 2011

Blog

In the national interest: Look for the talent within

Public sector organisations should look to their own talent to deliver in the age of austerity

09 May 2011

Opinion

The FD blog: Amid budget pain, councils are devaluing their FDs

Our latest In The National Interest blog from the public sector shows FDs being laid off or having their opinion devalued

14 Mar 2011

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