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Finance Director

Zarin Patel

News

Ex-BBC CFO Zarin Patel resurfaces at Grass Roots

Zarin Patel, the BBC's longest-serving CFO, joins Grass Roots in the same role

26 Aug 2014

Beverley Wright

News

Wright builds career at architects Aukett Swanke

Beverley Wright to head the finance function at the newly-expanded architectural firm

22 Aug 2014

Interview

Interview: Guardian Media Group CFO Darren Singer

Losses keep racking up at the Guardian, but, explains CFO Darren Singer, the publisher is on course to become a sustainable, global business

21 Aug 2014

News

Williams to lead Palletower's drive to enhance finance

Julia Williams to head up finance, as the business looks to the function to aid its commercial strategy

21 Aug 2014

News

Fenner division director handed group FD role

Current FD Richard Perry announces retirement from FTSE 250 company, with John Pratt set to replace him

19 Aug 2014

News

Deloitte CFO to step up after CEO Echevarria’s retirement

Frank Friedman will take the interim CEO post prior to elections to find Joe Echevarria's successor

18 Aug 2014

News

Essex fire authority discovers £15m accounts black hole

Authority and its auditors PwC and EY fail to identify £1.8m annual shortfall since 2006 accounting change

15 Aug 2014

News

Admiral promotes Geraint Jones to CFO

Owner of confused.com names new CFO as Kevin Chidwick focuses on role as CEO of Admiral's US insurance business

13 Aug 2014

News

Former Autonomy FD accuses HP of cover-up

Former Autonomy FD Sushovan Hussain hits back at claims he is a 'fraudster' and accuses HP of 'corrupt' cover-up

13 Aug 2014

News

Rupert Soames hires Aggreko lieutenant as Serco CFO

Angus Cockburn leaves Aggreko to join former boss at scandal-hit outsourcing group

12 Aug 2014

Feature

The CIOs that changed their colours to CFO

CIOs are starting to muscle in on the finance function and make the jump to CFO. Should finance chiefs be concerned? asks Calum Fuller

11 Aug 2014

News

FatFace CFO departs following IPO u-turn

Helen Cowing leaves retailer to 'pursue career opportunities elsewhere' months after planned flotation shelved

07 Aug 2014

News

Sirius CFO leaves as board quits Sydney for York focus

Sirius Minerals' focus on York potash sees CFO Jason Murray leave during its relocation process

06 Aug 2014

Interview

Q&A: Matt Button, finance director, Arista

Matt Button, FD of insurance underwriter Arista, likes 'structured' boardroom discussions and suggests you should never take a job you're sure you can do

05 Aug 2014

News

Babcock promotes financial controller to CFO

Babcock International Group financial controller replaces FD, who leaves to

30 Jul 2014

Blog

Off Balance: Tesco's case of the 'invisible' CFO

Tesco's newly appointed CFO has mysteriously disappeared

29 Jul 2014

News

Former Tesco CFO Higginson to take Morrisons chair

Former Tesco finance chief leaves Poundland chair role for Morrisons

29 Jul 2014

News

CFO departure casts shadow over Pace profits

Pace CFO Roddy Murray announced immediate departure as company delivers better-than-expected profits

29 Jul 2014

News

Mothercare CFO resigns as US rival scraps takeover bid

Matt Smith resigns as Mothercare CFO as US rival pulls plug on takeover bid

28 Jul 2014

News

Former Rothschild FD takes 3i non-exec role

Sir Adrian Montague (pictured) welcomes Caroline Banszky's appointment as a non-executive director

17 Jul 2014

Upcoming Events

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0930, Tue 26 Aug 2014

New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

Latest Opinion

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

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

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

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

Latest Analysis

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

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

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

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