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Opinion

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

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

26 Jan 2015

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Opinion

Tech: Jobs for the bots

Supply chains have never been static entities – the speed of change is about to go up a gear

22 Jan 2015

Feature

Tech governance: Circuit boards

With only five FTSE 100 boards boasting two or more members with a digital background, Calum Fuller asks if boards are lagging behind and what can be done

21 Jan 2015

News

Must have apps for business or pleasure

For business or pleasure, there are key apps to make the day go quicker, or more smoothly, writes Peter Chadha

22 Dec 2014

Interview

In Conversation With...Frontera

Sue Nind, a UK practice director at Frontera, explains how companies can use technology to improve growth and innovation

19 Dec 2014

News

Analytics key to corporate agility, Accenture finds

Data from Accenture reveals companies are increasingly using and investing in data and analytics to make better decisions

09 Dec 2014

News

IIRC launches integrated reporting tech initiative

The International Integrated Reporting Council joins forces with technology companies to support adoption of integrated reporting

27 Nov 2014

Opinion

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’

26 Nov 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Twitter CFO accidentally tweets M&A plans

Twitter CFO Anthony Noto appears to accidentally tweet acquisition plans in DM fail

25 Nov 2014

Feature

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

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

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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?

Latest Analysis

New Mothercare CFO can expect 'more relaxed' balance sheet

Smothers set for turnaround focus as retailer makes changes

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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