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Analytics key to corporate agility, Accenture finds

Data from Accenture reveals companies are increasingly using and investing in data and analytics to make better decisions

09 Dec 2014

Trees in fog

Feature

Big data: Seeing the wood for the trees

One of the major problems with big data is that finance functions can become swamped with information. Jaimie Kaffash reports

27 Oct 2014

News

Oracle founder Larry Ellison steps down as CEO

Mark Hurd and CFO Safra Catz take the reins as Ellison focuses on product

19 Sep 2014

News

Growth revision shows 2009 recession shallower than thought

GDP may have reached pre-recession peak, according to data revision from the ONS

01 Jul 2014

Research

FD Banking Relationship Survey 2014

Despite a period of restrictive covenants and onerous credit terms, FDs remain largely satisfied with their banks, writes Richard Crump

24 Jun 2014

Feature

Physically protecting data - the forgotten IT security problem?

Firewalls, encryption ad passwords are all important - but what about the physical side of IT security? asks Jane Frost

07 May 2014

Opinion

Social media marketing can get lost in translation

There is money in data, if only the business world were better at exploiting the potential of social media

28 Apr 2014

Feature

Transforming your business with data

Analysing payment data can help to forecast how customers will behave, which may help businesses to mitigate risks ahead of time

20 Mar 2014

Special

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

News

CFOs look to up IT spend in 2014

Gleaning more value from data, and driving down costs are the key aspects of increased IT investment in 2014

05 Dec 2013

Special

Surviving the bear market: Recession Strategy Survey

The economy may be starting to get back on track, but how have UK businesses kept themselves afloat in the meantime? asks Kevin Reed

24 Sep 2013

Research

REL Working Capital Survey 2013

Working capital has risen up the agenda of Europe’s largest companies, but represents little more than a token effort, finds Richard Crump

27 Aug 2013

Special

Finance Network 2013: Degrees of separation

Kevin Reed and Calum Fuller explore the links between finance executives in the FTSE 100

27 Aug 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

Special

The Financial Director 2013 Salary Survey

FTSE finance directors managed to book an increase in average pay in the face of unprecedented economic turmoil

30 Jan 2013

Research

REL Working Capital Survey 2012

Companies are failing to sustain improvements to working capital performance made during the recession, finds Richard Crump

30 Aug 2012

Feature

FTSE 100 FDs: Secret to their success

International qualifications and experience are more important than ever for those wanting to sit at the finance directors’ top table, finds Rachael Singh

26 Apr 2012

Opinion

Coping with the data deluge

The deluge of data relating to our businesses has the potential to keep us from seeing the wood for the trees, says Steve O'Neill, CFO EMEA North, EMC Corporation

12 Apr 2012

Feature

Spreadsheet risk: The devil is in the data

Companies have to accept that spreadsheets need to be used but they must know when and where they are being used, writes Ralph Baxter

26 Mar 2012

Feature

Spy hard

In many organisations, data leakage is a disaster waiting to happen, warns John Walker

06 Jan 2012

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Computers and the internet surpass inventions of the past

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

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

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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

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

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