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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

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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

Opinion

EU data protection laws on horizon

Sweeping reforms to data protection legislation could cause significant pain to businesses that fall foul of the law, warns Grant Taylor

04 Jan 2012

Research

KPMG Survey: Auditing the upside

Risk is out: FDs are looking for auditors that provide more advice about business performance, finds KPMG’s audit relationship survey

01 Sep 2011

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The Secret FD: The FD futurist

The Secret FD has doubts about the role of the CFO as a chief future officer

Automation has made certain professions an endangered species

The list of professions that have been automated or redistributed out of existence is growing fast

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

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No relief of payment obligations for third-party users

The use of third-party service providers does not relieve companies from payment card industry compliance obligations

Micro-reporting gets smaller

A less onerous reporting standard regime looks set to benefit small entities, says Chris Warmall

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