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An outsourced business financing partner

For finance to have a greater role in the overall business, outsourcing companies can take on traditional business partnering responsibilities, finds Jaimie Kaffash

27 Oct 2014

Trees in fog

Feature

Big data: Seeing the wood for the trees

One of the major problems with big data is that finance functions can become swamped with information. Jaimie Kaffash reports

27 Oct 2014

Feature

FD Roundtable: Must expenses be expensive?

Financial Director and Concur roundtable highlights challenges of gaining visibility and control over travel and entertainment expenses

24 Oct 2014

Opinion

Tech: Ignoring an increasingly complex world is not an option

Making things simple has been a hallmark of our past, but it won’t do for the future

24 Oct 2014

Opinion

Guest column: Gaining an R&D advantage

How developing your R&D can make all the difference in gaining a competitive edge

24 Oct 2014

Opinion

When predictions aren’t cutting it: the golden rules of financial forecasting

Instead of trying to help managers perfectly predict the future, FP&A teams should focus on the most common causes of bad forecasting and seek to improve them

03 Oct 2014

Opinion

The Secret FD: The FD futurist

The Secret FD has doubts about the role of the CFO as a chief future officer

29 Sep 2014

Feature

30 years of FD: The shape of things to come

The Financial Director editorial team make some loose predictions about how the profession will change over the next 15 years

29 Sep 2014

News

KPMG and Oracle partner to provide cloud offering

KPMG and Oracle to provide finance and tax transformation services through tie-up

25 Sep 2014

News

SAP acquires GlobalExpense-owner Concur for $7.3bn

Deal for business expense management software provider sees SAP attempt to strengthen its position in the cloud

25 Sep 2014

Analysis

No relief of payment obligations for third-party users

The use of third-party service providers does not relieve companies from payment card industry compliance obligations

24 Sep 2014

Opinion

Automation has made certain professions an endangered species

The list of professions that have been automated or redistributed out of existence is growing fast

24 Sep 2014

Web seminar

Gaining control of expense compliance: Policy, people, tax and technology

This web seminar explains how FDs can gain control and visibility into their travel and entertainment spend so they can report accurately, both internally and externally to HMRC

22 Sep 2014

Opinion

The sharing economy has gone mainstream

Big businesses would be foolish to ignore the growing sense that the sharing economy has gone mainstream, writes John Hawksworth

22 Sep 2014

News

Oracle founder Larry Ellison steps down as CEO

Mark Hurd and CFO Safra Catz take the reins as Ellison focuses on product

19 Sep 2014

Interview

Q&A: Keith Butcher, FD, Optimal Payments

Optimal Payments FD Keith Butcher on why to avoid telling the market what it wants to hear, rather than what you can actually deliver

09 Sep 2014

News

Investors urged to reject Betfair’s accounts

Pirc recommends investors reject Betfair's accounts after it paid illegal dividends out of capital between 2011 and 2013

04 Sep 2014

News

Former Autonomy FD accuses HP of cover-up

Former Autonomy FD Sushovan Hussain hits back at claims he is a 'fraudster' and accuses HP of 'corrupt' cover-up

13 Aug 2014

Feature

The CIOs that changed their colours to CFO

CIOs are starting to muscle in on the finance function and make the jump to CFO. Should finance chiefs be concerned? asks Calum Fuller

11 Aug 2014

Opinion

A clear and tangled vision to benefit from the cloud

Be innovative, brave and use a multitude of suppliers to make the cloud work effectively - and be safe, writes Peter Cochrane

04 Aug 2014

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