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News

Standard Life could exit Scotland over independence

Standard Life puts contingency plans in place should it leave Scotland

28 Feb 2014

Cover of the March 2014 edition of Financial Director

Research

Wheel of Fortune: The Audit Fees Survey 2014

Auditor-client relationships have undergone great change. Richard Crump looks at the impact on fees in the latest Financial Director audit survey

26 Feb 2014

Opinion

Training is essential for equipping first time directors

Directors now have to juggle operational responsibilities with ensuring proper corporate governance across their organisations

24 Jan 2014

Feature

Discounting the future: The furore over long-term incentive plans

Gavin Hinks looks at the dangers of using long-term incentives in executive remuneration plans

16 Jan 2014

News

Financial Director writer wins ethics journalism award

Gavin Hinks' "corporate wrongdoing is all connected" article for Financial Director wins professional ethics prize

15 Jan 2014

News

Standard Chartered FD stripped of risk role

Bank moves risk oversight away from FD, following pressure from the Bank of England's financial watchdog

16 Dec 2013

Analysis

Insurer sees week of disastrous news

RSA had a bad month in November, with severe weather, multiple profit warnings and governance issues, reports Kevin Reed

25 Nov 2013

Feature

Corporate wrongdoing is all connected

Following the scandals surrounding News International, Gavin Hinks looks at how a culture of wrongdoing can arise in a business

25 Nov 2013

News

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 Nov 2013

Opinion

Audit exemption: reduced red tape or false economy?

Ditching your audit under exemption rules will be more detrimental to the business than the benefit of the short term cost saving

07 Nov 2013

News

Competition Commission waters down audit reforms

Competition watchdog retreats from contentious plans and imposes ten year audit tendering rules

15 Oct 2013

Analysis

Female board quotas shunned by finance professionals

The latest Financial Director/Accountancy Age online Debate saw the audience vote in favour of Melanie Richards' opposition to Frances O'Grady's proposal for female board quotas

10 Oct 2013

Feature

The failure of “hierarchical” management structures

If companies want to adapt quickly, they need a “second operating system” in addition to their existing management structures, writes Gavin Hinks

27 Aug 2013

Opinion

On the same page: Keeping boards informed and engaged

Increasing travel commitments, frequency of meetings and disparate sources of information contribute to distractions inside and outside the boardroom

01 Aug 2013

News

Unilever puts PwC audit up for tender

Consumer goods giant first FTSE 100 business to change auditors following Competition Commission measures

30 Jul 2013

Opinion

Should your network be broad or deep?

To add value to the boards you sit on, or to the boards of your clients, Hilary Briggs advocates you need both breadth and depth in your network

17 Jun 2013

Feature

Local audits go back to the future

Will bringing the audit appointment process closer to local authorities cause independence problems? asks Peter Bateman

18 Apr 2013

News

EC pushes for more environmental and social disclosure

Companies with more than 500 employees will need to disclose more information about environmental and social impact in annual reports

17 Apr 2013

Opinion

Audit: The time is right for change

Quality, independence, objectivity and a responsibility to shareholders are the key tenets of an audit and must remain at its heart, writes PWC's James Chalmers

17 Apr 2013

News

Consultation launches on integrated reporting framework

A consultation on draft framework to integrate non-financial data into financial statements is launched through 15 events worldwide

16 Apr 2013

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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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