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Training & cpd

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Analysis

Davies report avoids female board member quotas - for now

Even if quotas were introduced today, it would still take 16 years for parity to be reached

24 Feb 2011

Firms turn to school leavers

Opinion

Should FDs give talks on their profession at schools?

The Financial Services Skills Council says FDs can promote accounting and boost UK competitiveness by engaging with students

24 Jan 2011

Opinion

The Financial Director Summit 2011

The best FDs, the sharpest commentary, the best forum for ambitious FDs and CFOs to meet and exchange views

25 Oct 2010

Event

Join us at the 2010 Accountancy Age Awards

Recognising the cream of the UK in accounting, audit, insolvency and business recovery

17 Oct 2010

Event

Join FDs and CIOs at the Financial Director Technology Forum

Explore the CIO-FD relationship, if cloud computing is worth the hype, and how you can improve IT efficiencies and systems

17 Oct 2010

Analysis

Business simulator takes off

Visualisation techniques will help accountants and non-financial staff to develop an intuitive understanding of the essentials of business

26 Mar 2008

Analysis

Personal trainers for FDs

Executive training programmes are helping FDs to look at broader business issues, leading to improved skills and performance

22 Oct 2007

Feature

How to get rid of the CEO

Companies must follow best practice on remuneration and severance payments, or risk falling foul of the law

28 Sep 2006

Feature

Treasurers and FDs get together

Treasurers may be corporate cash-handlers threatened with extinction. But the best of them can make it as FDs

28 Sep 2006

Analysis

Educate to accumulate

The three Rs: reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic. Now add personal finance to these basic skills and you have an ICAEW-backed initiative to teach children that money doesn't grow on trees

13 Jul 2006

Analysis

Preparing for life, part 2

Success doesn’t always guarantee happiness, so if you’ve achieved everything you wanted, but something is still missing, it’s time to reassess your objectives and get on with the rest of your life, writes Andrew Sawers

26 Apr 2006

Feature

Decisions Supplement: Training the finance team

Training is a good thing – but investment in this sort of intellectual capital ranks among the most nebulous, difficult to value and often hard to justify.

03 Mar 2006

Analysis

Insight: Time to bury the hatchet

Companies need to stop arguing over which function is more important and start encouraging the finance and marketing departments to work closer and more effectively

26 Jan 2006

Upcoming Events

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Understanding the financial cost of staff turnover

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover, including logistical costs and the impact of lost productivity as new employees are brought up to speed

Latest Opinion

A current account concern

Britain’s ballooning balance of payments deficit – grounds for concern?

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

Numerous geopolitical tensions endanger recovery

Heightened geopolitical tensions could derail the recovery unless they are managed carefully. The most acute threat is the impasse in Ukraine

Latest Analysis

Transfer pricing: a necessary evil?

Transfer pricing has received a great deal of bad press recently, but it is a useful tool for international businesses, says Lucas Bastin

Tesco turmoil deepens as embattled FD departs

Laurie McIlwee resigns as Tesco FD amid speculation of rift with chief executive and investor unrest

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