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SFO halts HP/Autonomy probe

Serious Fraud Office closes investigation into long-running HP/Autonomy spat but US probe continues

20 Jan 2015

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Sutcliffe resigns as FRC standards chair over Quindell share options

FRC chairman of codes and standards committee steps down after Quindell share deal appears to put him conflict with watchodg's code

16 Jan 2015

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FRC urges deeper engagement with stewardship code

FRC expresses disappointment that "too many signatories fail to follow-through on their commitment to the code"

15 Jan 2015

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Directors suspected of wrongdoing in 30% of insolvencies

Company bosses in a third of insolvency cases are referred to the Insolvency Service's Disqualification Unit for unfit conduct, research finds

01 Dec 2014

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FRC consults on new interim reporting requirements

FRC to scrap half-yearly financial reports and preliminary announcements in favour of new requirements based on international rules around interim reporting

12 Nov 2014

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Six FTSE 350 companies fail to meet FRC reporting standards

Ten UK company reports, including six from the FTSE 350, determined to have fallen short of FRC requirements

14 Oct 2014

Opinion

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

06 Oct 2014

News

Accounting watchdog criticised over lack of SME representation

FRC lacks SME representation on its board and councils, ICAEW council member claims

03 Oct 2014

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FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

Blog

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

19 Sep 2014

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FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

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CFOs appointed to FRC advisory councils

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

04 Sep 2014

News

FRC addresses confusion over pensions impact of FRS102

Reporting watchdog responds to fears accounting standards changes could add millions to corporate liabilities

20 Aug 2014

Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

13 Aug 2014

News

FRC chairman Bischoff to head JP Morgan’s European arm

Watchdog denies any conflict of interest in the chairman role, which has been approved by UK financial regulators

13 Aug 2014

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IASB scraps dual lease accounting model

IASB reverts to single model for lease expenses, scrapping the dual approach agreed with US counterpart FASB last year

11 Aug 2014

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Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

News

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

Blog

Off Balance: FRC loves Mark 'Amour' Armour. Fact

Financial Director's 'back page' look at the FRC's love-tinged typo

17 Jul 2014

News

FRC warns of ‘engagement deficit’ among investors

FRC raises concerns of emerging "engagement deficit" among investors in mid-market companies

17 Jul 2014

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The CFO Agenda 2015

Financial Director has launched a new flagship one-day conference for senior finance professionals

Latest Opinion

Election will play key role in timing of first tightening in monetary policy

The Conservatives and Labour are pursuing policies that could produce market jitters

Computers and the internet surpass inventions of the past

Has a single invention since 1970 has been worth a dime? The short answer is ‘yes’

Editor's letter: CFOs to be digitally 'challenged'

Boards desperately require digital expertise - but can CFOs fill the gap, and do they want to?

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New Mothercare CFO can expect 'more relaxed' balance sheet

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Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

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