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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

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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

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

Latest Opinion

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

A clear and tangled vision to benefit from the cloud

Be innovative, brave and use a multitude of suppliers to make the cloud work effectively - and be safe, writes Peter Cochrane

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

Latest Analysis

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

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