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Rupert Soames hires Aggreko lieutenant as Serco CFO

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

12 Aug 2014

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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

Analysis

BoE policies impinge lending

Think-tank claims Bank of England’s own policies are leading to a dearth of credit for small businesses, writes Richard Crump

19 Apr 2013

Analysis

Integrated framework provides capital gains for reporting

In essence, the IIRC framework aims to create more concise reporting that better communicates to investors how the business creates value over time

18 Apr 2013

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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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