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Financial Reporting Council

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

The Co-operative Bank

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

News

Speedy Hire suffers £2.7m charge on accounting irregularities

Deloitte/Addleshaw Goddard review finds accounting irregularities deliberately undertaken by a small number of employees at Speedy Hire

03 Mar 2014

News

Trinity Mirror faces £925m impairment charges

Asset and investment revaluations lead to impairment charges

04 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

Analysis

PwC: RSA's problems limited to Irish operation

Reviews involving auditors, external assurance and internal audit, outline extent of financial and control issues at RSA's Irish division

09 Jan 2014

News

Speedy Hire CEO quits as accounting irregularities found

Certain control processes within rental group's Gulf-based international business "repeatedly and deliberately circumvented"

29 Nov 2013

Opinion

The Secret FD's consolidated headache

Tools only work when the FD has addressed the issues that form the backbone of the consolidation process

27 Aug 2013

News

RBS fined £5.6m over reporting blunders

City watchdog finds Royal Bank of Scotland failed to properly report 44.8 million trades between November 2007 and February 2013

25 Jul 2013

Opinion

A quest for efficiency: How Kempinski redefined the month-end close

Kempinski Hotels expansion has brought complexities into daily operations, including differing time zones, languages and operating practices

09 Jul 2013

Event

Evening With Financial Director: Consolidation

How can the number-gathering process across the business be turned into a strategic success?

08 May 2013

Analysis

Government accounts criticised by Public Accounts Committee

Public Accounts Committee says Whole of Government Accounts are “elaborate”, reports Kevin Reed

23 Apr 2013

Special

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 2013

Analysis

Charities lacking clarity over pensions accounting

Charity FDs should pay attention to plans that could see pension accounting standards become much more onerous

30 Jan 2013

News

Post Office to investigate accounting software over discrepancies

The Post Office will analyse whether its accounting software could have caused historic discrepencies

03 Jan 2013

News

HMV issues going concern warning over covenants risk

Disappointing sales figures sees HMV likely to breach covenants in January

13 Dec 2012

Interview

Interview: PwC chairman and senior partner Ian Powell

PwC's senior partner talks audit reform, international growth and why the firm should strive for something that is 'unobtainable'

06 Dec 2012

News

IASB proposes limited changes to IFRS 9 classification and measurement requirements

New category of financial assets could increase volatility for some financial institutions

29 Nov 2012

Feature

Outsourcing financial services is an accident waiting to happen

The collapse of Mouchel brought the pitfalls to outsourcing financial services into stark relief, writes Peter Bateman

28 Nov 2012

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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

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

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

Editor's letter: Being an FD's a risky business

When you're surrounded by risk, how do you manage it?...and what about the known unknowns?

Latest Analysis

Tesco turmoil deepens as embattled FD departs

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

Crowd control the focus of new funding rules

New crowdfunding rules will improve access to finance through schemes like EIS, writes Matthew Phillips

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