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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

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Business Finance Awards 2015

Financial Director is delighted to launch the Business Finance Awards 2015

Latest 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’

The Secret FD on keeping it in the family

In a family business, how is it possible to perform the FD role properly and still remain on side with the family?

One code to rule them all: ICAEW calls for new approach to business behaviour

There needs to be a set of high-level, fundamental principles to promote a good culture of corporate governance

Latest Analysis

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now

Employment Appeal Tribunal alters holiday costs for employers

Employers will need to make provisions for increased costs in light of holiday pay ruling, writes John Harding

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