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Wheel of Fortune: The Audit Fees Survey 2014

Auditor-client relationships have undergone great change. Richard Crump looks at the impact on fees in the latest Financial Director audit survey

26 Feb 2014

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The 2014 FD Salary Survey

In Financial Director’s annual salary survey, we reveal the top earners and biggest bonuses among FTSE 350 finance directors

16 Jan 2014

News

UK corporates sitting on £69bn cash pile

Value of unused capital held by UK companies hits £69bn, Deloitte report shows

18 Dec 2013

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Surviving the bear market: Recession Strategy Survey

The economy may be starting to get back on track, but how have UK businesses kept themselves afloat in the meantime? asks Kevin Reed

24 Sep 2013

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REL Working Capital Survey 2013

Working capital has risen up the agenda of Europe’s largest companies, but represents little more than a token effort, finds Richard Crump

27 Aug 2013

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Finance Network 2013: Degrees of separation

Kevin Reed and Calum Fuller explore the links between finance executives in the FTSE 100

27 Aug 2013

News

Employee benefits comms failure costing UK firms £2.7bn a year

Businesses are failing to communicate value of employee benefits, research finds

11 Jul 2013

Special

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 2013

Special

The Financial Director 2013 Salary Survey

FTSE finance directors managed to book an increase in average pay in the face of unprecedented economic turmoil

30 Jan 2013

News

Exec pay to be frozen at third of FTSE 100 companies

PwC survey finds 38% of FTSE 100 companies planning to freeze salaries for executive directors in 2013

28 Jan 2013

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CFOs upbeat in face of stagnant growth

A poll of 200 senior finance executives by American Express finds that 81% of finance directors are anticipating an increase in revenues in 2013

12 Dec 2012

News

CFO confidence belies concern over recession

CFO sentiment improves compared to last quarter's low-point, but cost-cutting and cashflow are still priorities

08 Oct 2012

Research

REL Working Capital Survey 2012

Companies are failing to sustain improvements to working capital performance made during the recession, finds Richard Crump

30 Aug 2012

Opinion

Unlocking mid market innovation

It’s time to boost the UK economy with an innovation revolution, writes David Gill

13 Dec 2011

Feature

Key performance indicators must be shared

Companies that fail to share data will find themselves at a distinct competitive disadvantage

22 Nov 2010

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Financial Director's Auditor Relationships Survey

To switch or stick? Our survey on auditor relationships offers insight in getting the best from an auditor, old or new

24 Mar 2010

Feature

Special Report: Knowledge of CPO role is FD power

Adopting facets of the CPO role as core to the FD job will consolidate the reputational gains finance heads have made in the recession and empower them to drive growth

26 Jan 2010

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Understanding the financial cost of staff turnover

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover, including logistical costs and the impact of lost productivity as new employees are brought up to speed

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Moving to VOIP can be filled with glitches, test it ahead of time

The mobile and flexible working revolution is breaking down the thinking of the bygone telephone era

IRIS Software's CFO on how it stayed afloat during the floods

Mark Lewis explains the lessons learned in coping with the floods at a key time of year for customers

Editor's letter: Being an FD's a risky business

When you're surrounded by risk, how do you manage it?...and what about the known unknowns?

Latest Analysis

Tesco turmoil deepens as embattled FD departs

Laurie McIlwee resigns as Tesco FD amid speculation of rift with chief executive and investor unrest

Crowd control the focus of new funding rules

New crowdfunding rules will improve access to finance through schemes like EIS, writes Matthew Phillips

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