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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

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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

News

Trust & confidence key issues for finance directors, says poll

Increasing transparency, communication through financial reports, and corporate culture are at the top of FD's list in improving public trust in corporates

08 Sep 2014

News

Investors urged to reject Betfair’s accounts

Pirc recommends investors reject Betfair's accounts after it paid illegal dividends out of capital between 2011 and 2013

04 Sep 2014

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

13 Aug 2014

Analysis

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

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

11 Aug 2014

Analysis

Doubtful country-by-country tax disclosures will become norm

Barclays leads the way in first country-by-country report, but widespread adoption remains unlikely, finds Calum Fuller

11 Aug 2014

News

IASB scraps dual lease accounting model

IASB reverts to single model for lease expenses, scrapping the dual approach agreed with US counterpart FASB last year

11 Aug 2014

News

Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

Feature

The weight of non-financial rules

Will the new EU non-financial information rules be a burden? asks Professor Krish Bhaskar

24 Jul 2014

News

FRC issues amendments to FRS 101 and FRS 102

FRC amends hedge accounting rules under new UK GAAP

24 Jul 2014

Blog

Off Balance: FRC loves Mark 'Amour' Armour. Fact

Financial Director's 'back page' look at the FRC's love-tinged typo

17 Jul 2014

News

FRC warns of ‘engagement deficit’ among investors

FRC raises concerns of emerging "engagement deficit" among investors in mid-market companies

17 Jul 2014

News

FRC faces Lords committee grilling over going concern

Watchdog's bosses will answer questions over controversial proposals, as investors blast plans

07 Jul 2014

News

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

News

Barclays publishes first country-by-country report

Barclays' worldwide effective corporation tax rate 53%, disclosure shows

01 Jul 2014

News

Integrated reporting needs clarity, says 100 Group chair

Clarity needed about what businesses need to do differently in order to adopt integrated reporting, 100 Group chair tells Financial Director Conference

27 Jun 2014

News

FRC publishes strategic report guidance

FRC guidance will help companies look beyond current year earnings to provide a broader picture of shareholder value creation

09 Jun 2014

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Latest Opinion

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

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

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

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

Latest Analysis

New AA FD will hope governance potholes are filled

With AA CFO Andy Boland to leave the newly-listed business alongside the departure of its CEO, will governance concerns be answered prior to a new finance chief's arrival?

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

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

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