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Betfair

Analysis

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

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

18 Sep 2014

AA sign

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?

12 Sep 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

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

Analysis

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

10 Jul 2014

Analysis

Opposing claims in Scotland debate leaving companies in limbo

Business left in limbo over conflicting official figures on Scotland’s potential independence, writes Calum Fuller

13 Jun 2014

Analysis

Soft landing for SEPA as businesses ready themselves

Fifteen years in the making, the Single European Payment Area will soon be fully operational, but it's not without its hiccups, writes Calum Fuller

05 Feb 2014

Analysis

Government CFO post could be overburdened

The government’s proposed CFO post may not do all it says on the tin, writes Calum Fuller

16 Jan 2014

Analysis

Autonomy/HP analysis: The accounting argument

How can accounting standards form a part of the battle between Autonomy and HP? Stephen Bouvier explains

16 Jan 2014

Analysis

PwC: RSA's problems limited to Irish operation

Reviews involving auditors, external assurance and internal audit, outline extent of financial and control issues at RSA's Irish division

09 Jan 2014

Analysis

Corporate tax affairs lead to new round of controversy

There is once again trouble on the horizon as questions are asked about the tax affairs of Vodafone and Starbucks, writes Calum Fuller

25 Nov 2013

Analysis

Insurer sees week of disastrous news

RSA had a bad month in November, with severe weather, multiple profit warnings and governance issues, reports Kevin Reed

25 Nov 2013

Analysis

Female board quotas shunned by finance professionals

The latest Financial Director/Accountancy Age online Debate saw the audience vote in favour of Melanie Richards' opposition to Frances O'Grady's proposal for female board quotas

10 Oct 2013

Analysis

On balance sheet lease accounting looms large

The days of off balance sheet accounting for leases appear likely to end, despite concerns about more reporting complexity

04 Oct 2013

Analysis

Miliband’s tax policies divide advisers

Business and tax advisers dubious over Miliband's proposed tax policies after pledged cut in business rates and freeze in corporation tax

27 Sep 2013

Analysis

Tax avoidance “not legal duty”, according to law firm

There is no duty for companies to mitigate tax bills for shareholders’ benefit, says law firm Farrer & Co, reports Calum Fuller

24 Sep 2013

Analysis

ICAEW claims government CFO is urgently needed

Government needs a permanent CFO if it hopes to stop its slew of problem projects, such as universal credit and HS2, finds Rachael Singh

24 Sep 2013

Analysis

Public scrutiny making football FDs cautious on compliance

FDs in football clubs are focused on corporate governance, finds Rachael Singh

16 Aug 2013

Analysis

Five-year audit tender costs disproportionate

Forcing companies to tender audit work every five years could prove costly, finds Richard Crump

16 Aug 2013

Analysis

Government accounts criticised by Public Accounts Committee

Public Accounts Committee says Whole of Government Accounts are “elaborate”, reports Kevin Reed

23 Apr 2013

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Latest Opinion

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

Financial Director – October, 2014

The latest issue of Financial Director is now available for all subscribers. Download the latest Financial Director iOS App Edition on the App Store or read the Financial Director Digital Edition online

Latest Analysis

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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