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Excessive directors’ pay must be red flagged in 2015

Pay packages should be transparent, linked to long term strategy and performance and adhere to binding votes

27 Jan 2015

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News

Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

23 Jan 2015

News

NAPF investment chief quits to join Aberdeen Asset Management

Senior corporate governance expert Paul Lee joins Aberdeen Asset Management

06 Jan 2015

News

IIRC launches integrated reporting tech initiative

The International Integrated Reporting Council joins forces with technology companies to support adoption of integrated reporting

27 Nov 2014

News

Towergate admits to operational cash flow "uncertainties"

Bondholder report shows insurance broker's net cash outflow of £59m before financing

20 Nov 2014

News

FRC consults on new interim reporting requirements

FRC to scrap half-yearly financial reports and preliminary announcements in favour of new requirements based on international rules around interim reporting

12 Nov 2014

News

European goodwill impairments fall by 25% in 2013, study reveals

The 2014 European Goodwill Impairment study, prepared by the global valuation and corporate finance advisor, shows a general improvement in the financial health of European companies in 2013, with goodwill impairments declining by 25% from previous year

05 Nov 2014

Feature

'Cut the clutter' call fails to gain full traction

The multi-headed beast that is the annual report now has to juggle strategic report, going concern issues, risk reporting, ensuring better synchronicity between the narrative and financial reporting threads - and be clear

04 Nov 2014

Analysis

Audit and risk committees must share greater responsibilities

FERMA and ECIIA outline need for collaboration between audit and risk committees following EU directive

22 Oct 2014

Opinion

The Secret FD: Black holes should be on CFO reading lists

At some point, some of us will have to face a potential black-hole problem. The Secret FD has experienced it twice

22 Oct 2014

News

Six FTSE 350 companies fail to meet FRC reporting standards

Ten UK company reports, including six from the FTSE 350, determined to have fallen short of FRC requirements

14 Oct 2014

Analysis

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance

03 Oct 2014

Feature

30 years of FD: The shape of things to come

The Financial Director editorial team make some loose predictions about how the profession will change over the next 15 years

29 Sep 2014

Analysis

Micro-reporting gets smaller

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

25 Sep 2014

News

BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares

25 Sep 2014

News

Tesco suspends execs and calls in Deloitte over overstating profits

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

Blog

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork

19 Sep 2014

Feature

NHS Trusts in audit A&E

Better care, dwindling finance. NHS finance directors are again having to rethink the structures and processes that underpin their trusts

18 Sep 2014

Analysis

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

Investor group uses Betfair as example of disconnect between law and accounting rules

18 Sep 2014

News

FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

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Latest Opinion

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

SMEs bear the brunt of the toxic forex double whammy

It's horrifying that SMEs are unwittingly being sucked into the complicated machinations of the foreign exchange markets

Editor's letter: CFOs to be digitally 'challenged'

Boards desperately require digital expertise - but can CFOs fill the gap, and do they want to?

Latest Analysis

Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

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