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Business leaders concerned by lack of change capabilities

Barometer of Change report from consultants Moorhouse finds business leaders concerned by lack of change management skills

16 May 2014

Tim Score

Interview

Interview: Arm Holdings CFO Tim Score

ARM Holdings’ CFO Tim Score explains the finance function’s contribution to a very British success story

23 Apr 2014

Opinion

What’s ahead for Apple’s new CFO, Luca Maestri

Apple’s new CFO will have to deal with the tech giant's massive cash reserves, as well as building a strong finance team in the first 100 days

22 Apr 2014

Feature

Chile's copper standard

Chile is pulling ahead as the most open and developed economy in South America, but there are still serious challenges to be faced, writes Gavin Hinks

20 Mar 2014

Opinion

Does growth mean consulting rethink?

Growth, and downturns, give CFOs spending headaches - particularly on consulting. Alan Leaman, CEO of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), explains the new choices at hand for buyers

17 Mar 2014

News

Companies cash stacks grow after strong 2013

Companies who have seen cash build up have done so by an average 26%, according to Capita Asset Services/Financial Director survey

11 Mar 2014

Opinion

Northgate FD drives home centralisation

Chris Muir, FD of vehicle hire business Northgate, discusses centralisation, rebranding and the patience and honesty required to make such difficult tasks a success

28 Jan 2014

Interview

Unum and Pizza Hut share their 2014 finance thoughts

Steve Harry, CFO at FTSE 100 income protection insurer Unum, and Piza Hut UK Restaurants FD Henry Birts look at the challenges their company and the finance function will face in 2014

23 Dec 2013

Interview

Hostage to fortune: FD predictions for 2014

Financial Director asks five UK FDs what lessons they have learnt in the past year – and what they expect from the next 12 months

25 Nov 2013

Feature

A right royal management challenge

Royal Mail CFO Matthew Lester has a lot to deal with post privatisation. Dr Paul Simmonds looks at the management challenges

25 Nov 2013

Opinion

Green shoot optimists

The challenge is to capitalise on improved conditions to repair balance sheets and to invest for growth

30 Oct 2013

Feature

Sunset on Turkey’s boom?

Turkey looks like a good prospect for UK exporters but economists expect trouble ahead if the government stays on its current course, finds Gavin Hinks

30 Oct 2013

Interview

Interview: Mimecast CFO Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell might have helped cobble together office space while managing £7k in the bank for Mimecast - but 2006 is a long time ago, writes Kevin Reed

07 Oct 2013

News

Finance chiefs turning to growth strategies

Pursuing expansion is more important for CFOs than cutting costs and stockpiling cash, finds Deloitte survey

30 Sep 2013

News

Don't spend money like a drunken sailor

Finding the right balance between being optimistic and retaining a bit of healthy scepticism is not easy these days

24 Sep 2013

Research

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

Feature

Indonesia: An Asian showcase for UK business

Indonesia is a trading partner with big potential for the UK but there are signs of creeping protectionism, finds Gavin Hinks

24 Sep 2013

Opinion

In Your Business Series – Exiting the business

In the last of this series charting a business from start up to exit, Garry Jesson looks at the exit strategy

15 Jul 2013

Feature

Seven steps for CFOs to stay ahead of the curve

Deloitte's Marcus Boyle delivers a seven-point checklist of what CFOs should be thinking about this summer

26 Jun 2013

Interview

Interview: MasterCard UK & Ireland FD Giulio Rindi

The world of payments is undergoing considerable change. Mastercard’s UK & Ireland FD explains how finance is tackling the challenge of benchmarking new success

19 Jun 2013

Latest Opinion

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

A clear and tangled vision to benefit from the cloud

Be innovative, brave and use a multitude of suppliers to make the cloud work effectively - and be safe, writes Peter Cochrane

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

Latest Analysis

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

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

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

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