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Healthcare FDs' diagnosis on NHS finance increasingly gloomy

Almost nine out of ten (82%) NHS Trust finance directors say rising agency staff costs are a major cause of pay cost pressures

09 Dec 2014

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Tesco UK FD leaves in wake of £263m overstatement

UK FD Carl Rogberg one of three senior executives shown the door at Tesco

28 Nov 2014

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MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

Opinion

The Secret FD: Black holes should be on CFO reading lists

At some point, some of us will have to face a potential black-hole problem. The Secret FD has experienced it twice

22 Oct 2014

Analysis

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

17 Oct 2014

News

BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares

25 Sep 2014

News

FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

News

Tesco suspends execs and calls in Deloitte over overstating profits

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

Feature

NHS Trusts in audit A&E

Better care, dwindling finance. NHS finance directors are again having to rethink the structures and processes that underpin their trusts

18 Sep 2014

Analysis

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

Investor group uses Betfair as example of disconnect between law and accounting rules

18 Sep 2014

News

Investors urged to reject Betfair’s accounts

Pirc recommends investors reject Betfair's accounts after it paid illegal dividends out of capital between 2011 and 2013

04 Sep 2014

Opinion

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

03 Sep 2014

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

10 Jul 2014

Feature

The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

23 Jun 2014

News

KPMG's audit discovers Portugese bank irregularities

Espirito Santo International, which holds a stake in Banco Espirito, in a "serious financial condition"

22 May 2014

News

UK accounting watchdog launches C2000 probe

FRC probe follows conclusion of independent investigation into distributor's UK and European accounting practices

13 May 2014

News

Redhall's finance function review leads to £500k provision

Redhall Group take a £500k exceptional provision as it looks to improve finance function systems and controls

02 May 2014

News

FRC to expose companies that fail to report accurate information

Companies will be forced to admit to FRC inquiries, under reporting watchdog proposals

16 Apr 2014

News

Co-op Bank to raise £400m as losses widen

Co-operative Bank to launch £400m rights issue following discovery of costs related to past misconduct

24 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

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