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Training & cpd

Business woman towering over male employee

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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Financial Director event: Driving business decisions by interpreting data

Analysing Excellence: How CFOs can drive business decisions by interpreting data

Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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