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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

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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

Special

The 2014 FD Salary Survey

In Financial Director’s annual salary survey, we reveal the top earners and biggest bonuses among FTSE 350 finance directors

16 Jan 2014

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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

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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

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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

Funds turn to non-cash assets

Use of non-cash assets to fund pension schemes is no longer the preserve of the FTSE 100, finds Richard Crump

27 Sep 2012

Special

Auto-enrolment: The employer’s nightmare?

Finance directors are at risk of sleepwalking into an auto-enrolment disaster, writes Anthony Harrington

27 Sep 2012

Special

Collateral damage

Push by the EU against derivatives trading opacity will hit pension funds, finds Anthony Harrington

27 Sep 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

Special

The rising cost of sickness

Finance directors need incentives to stop short-term illness turning into something longer, writes Peter Crush

23 Feb 2012

Special

Funds under pressure

High-yield bonds - a low-risk answer to the returns dilemma? Anthony Harrington reports

22 Feb 2012

Special

Swaps back in fashion

The stage is set for a flurry of longevity swaps in 2012, finds Anthony Harrington

22 Feb 2012

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Trend setters

An already difficult-to-predict workforce has only got more complicated. This has spurred a genuine revival in analytics, finds Peter Crush

22 Feb 2012

Special

FD Report: SME funding

Finance is the life blood of starting and growing a business. We look at whether banks’ attitudes towards lending have changed and if government initiatives will make a difference

15 Apr 2011

Feature

Project Merlin is no magic fix to lending

Finance directors must better argue their case if they want help with credit

15 Apr 2011

Feature

Trade and investment whitepaper offers risk and reward

Will moves to help SMEs expand overseas encourage them to start exporting?

24 Mar 2011

Feature

Business without borders

Experience managing a business abroad can give you a critical point of difference

24 Mar 2011

Feature

Lure of high-growth emerging markets is strong

The attraction of high returns must be tempered by the high risks they represent

24 Mar 2011

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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

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Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

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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

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Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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