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Opinion

Social media marketing can get lost in translation

There is money in data, if only the business world were better at exploiting the potential of social media

28 Apr 2014

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Interview

Interview: Arm Holdings CFO Tim Score

ARM Holdings’ CFO Tim Score explains the finance function’s contribution to a very British success story

23 Apr 2014

Event

FD Breakfast Briefing: Empowering modern finance

This briefing will outline how modern CFOs can adopt emerging technologies to develop new capabilities and transform the role of finance

22 Apr 2014

Feature

Cyber security: the weakest link in M&A transactions

Regular audits of cyber security and the security of potential acquisition partners should be at the very heart of the M&A due diligence process

22 Apr 2014

Opinion

What’s ahead for Apple’s new CFO, Luca Maestri

Apple’s new CFO will have to deal with the tech giant's massive cash reserves, as well as building a strong finance team in the first 100 days

22 Apr 2014

News

Microsoft brings Office tools Word, Excel and PowerPoint to iPad

Firm finally succumbs to market strength of Apple's iPad

28 Mar 2014

Feature

Don’t wake the cyber shark

The cyber threat to business is growing at all levels, but what’s finance’s role in mitigating the risk? asks Calum Fuller

26 Mar 2014

Opinion

Moving to VOIP can be filled with glitches, test it ahead of time

The mobile and flexible working revolution is breaking down the thinking of the bygone telephone era

25 Mar 2014

News

Box to launch $250m IPO

Funds from IPO could be used for M&A, global expansion, data centre expansion or infrastructure improvement, CFO told Financial Director last year

25 Mar 2014

Opinion

IRIS Software's CFO on how it stayed afloat during the floods

Mark Lewis explains the lessons learned in coping with the floods at a key time of year for customers

24 Mar 2014

Feature

Transforming your business with data

Analysing payment data can help to forecast how customers will behave, which may help businesses to mitigate risks ahead of time

20 Mar 2014

News

Autonomy’s Lynch claims HP ‘misleading’ its shareholders

Mike Lynch reignites war of words with HP boss Meg Whitman in open letter sent to HP shareholders

20 Mar 2014

Feature

Using tech to tackle pension risk

Technology can help de-risk pension schemes. Graham Jarvis looks at how FDs are applying new systems

26 Feb 2014

Opinion

Accounting by design: Building cloud-based accounting architecture

Anne Howard outlines how the Cloud has provided the perfect architecture for agile and responsive accounting across her firm’s global operations

20 Feb 2014

News

Ex-Microsoft CFO takes Xero chairman role

Former General Motors and Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell leads Xero’s US expansion plans

13 Feb 2014

Analysis

Soft landing for SEPA as businesses ready themselves

Fifteen years in the making, the Single European Payment Area will soon be fully operational, but it's not without its hiccups, writes Calum Fuller

05 Feb 2014

News

Autonomy overstated profits by 80%, HP claims

HP drastically revises the 2010 performance of Autonomy in restated accounts filed on Companies House

04 Feb 2014

Opinion

Predictive selling to become part and parcel of commerce

Amazon is pioneering predictive selling, but will it work?

04 Feb 2014

News

V3 launches Enterprise Software Report 2014, ranking 24 key technology vendors

Readers give their scores for major software firms including HP, IBM, Microsoft and Google

17 Jan 2014

Feature

Like its 1999: FD looks back at predictions it made 15 years ago

Was the FD’s world of 2014 easy to predict in 1999? Andrew Sawers looks back at when Financial Director looked forwards

16 Jan 2014

Upcoming Events

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0930, Tue 26 Aug 2014

New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

Latest Opinion

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

Latest 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

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

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