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FD chemist by Bill McConkey

Opinion

Guest column: Gaining an R&D advantage

How developing your R&D can make all the difference in gaining a competitive edge

24 Oct 2014

A view of the City of London

News

Economic threats persist despite recovery – ACCA

Economic recovery disguising persistent flaws leftover from the financial crisis, ACCA & IMA find

22 Jul 2014

Research

FD Banking Relationship Survey 2014

Despite a period of restrictive covenants and onerous credit terms, FDs remain largely satisfied with their banks, writes Richard Crump

24 Jun 2014

News

Take part in the Financial Director Banking Relationship Survey

Gain an insight into the main causes of stress between your peers and their main banking partners

28 May 2014

Special

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

Special

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

Special

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

Research

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

Special

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

Research

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

Feature

FTSE 100 FDs: Secret to their success

International qualifications and experience are more important than ever for those wanting to sit at the finance directors’ top table, finds Rachael Singh

26 Apr 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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Computers and the internet surpass inventions of the past

Has a single invention since 1970 has been worth a dime? The short answer is ‘yes’

The Secret FD on keeping it in the family

In a family business, how is it possible to perform the FD role properly and still remain on side with the family?

One code to rule them all: ICAEW calls for new approach to business behaviour

There needs to be a set of high-level, fundamental principles to promote a good culture of corporate governance

Latest Analysis

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now

Employment Appeal Tribunal alters holiday costs for employers

Employers will need to make provisions for increased costs in light of holiday pay ruling, writes John Harding

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