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Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

23 Jan 2015

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Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

21 Jan 2015

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New Mothercare CFO can expect 'more relaxed' balance sheet

Smothers set for turnaround focus as retailer makes changes

19 Jan 2015

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

16 Dec 2014

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

24 Nov 2014

CFO departs as Rolls-Royce announces job cuts

Mark Morris steps down as CFO amid financial turbulence at world's second-largest maker of jet engines

05 Nov 2014

A new attraction to employee share plans

Rules changes have the potential to make employee share plans attractive to more private companies. Robert Postlethwaite explains the main changes

04 Nov 2014

Dew drops into FD role at Kier with 'relevant City experience'

Dew joins a resurgent Kier riding high on wave of optimism as turnover leaps by 50%

27 Oct 2014

Audit and risk committees must share greater responsibilities

FERMA and ECIIA outline need for collaboration between audit and risk committees following EU directive

22 Oct 2014

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

17 Oct 2014

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance

03 Oct 2014

Micro-reporting gets smaller

A less onerous reporting standard regime looks set to benefit small entities, says Chris Warmall

25 Sep 2014

Macro View: Exuberant markets continue to defy mounting threats

Interest and deposit rates are at rock bottom, as a cautious approach is taken to improving markets

24 Sep 2014

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

24 Sep 2014

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

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

18 Sep 2014

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

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

13 Aug 2014

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

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

11 Aug 2014

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

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

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Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

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