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Commissioning the future: the new European commissioners

Growth, stability and tax are on the minds of the new European commissioners, report Meabh McMahon, David Haworth and Carmen Paun, in Brussels

27 Oct 2014

A patchwork quilt of the UK

A patchwork approach to UK devolution

The prime minister has fired the starting gun on negotiations to devolve powers to countries and regions. Phil Thornton looks at what this could mean for businesses

27 Oct 2014

The right business facilities

An outsourced business financing partner

For finance to have a greater role in the overall business, outsourcing companies can take on traditional business partnering responsibilities, finds Jaimie Kaffash

27 Oct 2014

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Big data: Seeing the wood for the trees

One of the major problems with big data is that finance functions can become swamped with information. Jaimie Kaffash reports

27 Oct 2014

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FD Roundtable: Must expenses be expensive?

Financial Director and Concur roundtable highlights challenges of gaining visibility and control over travel and entertainment expenses

24 Oct 2014

Corporate buildings in an earthquake by Gary Waters

Tax landscape shifts for multinationals

The OECD’s moves to impinge on tax avoidance by multinationals could have a profound effect on their finance functions, writes Calum Fuller

24 Oct 2014

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The hidden costs of lease settlements

Upon vacating business premises at lease expiry settlement of the dilapidations claim commonly leaves a significant dent in the balance sheet

22 Oct 2014

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Dreaming of surpluses: IFRIC’s pension dilemma

In an era where UK pension fund deficits continue to be massive and pervasive, IFRIC is pondering whether there actually is such a thing as a pensions surplus, finds Anthony Harrington

06 Oct 2014

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30 years of FD: Movers and shapers

Financial Director takes a look back at the CFOs that shaped the profession over the last 30 years

29 Sep 2014

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30 years of FD: The shape of things to come

The Financial Director editorial team make some loose predictions about how the profession will change over the next 15 years

29 Sep 2014

Party time

30 years of FD: Playing favourites

Recent incumbents of the Financial Director editor’s hotseat tell us which issues are their favourites – and why

29 Sep 2014

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Longevity swaps set to flourish in wake of BT deal

Following BT’s record-breaking deal, longevity swaps are set to flourish as money markets show keen interest, by Anthony Harrington

25 Sep 2014

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Country Profile: Big in Japan

Japan is clearly beset by problems but it remains an attractive export destination, writes Gavin Hinks

24 Sep 2014

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NHS Trusts in audit A&E

Better care, dwindling finance. NHS finance directors are again having to rethink the structures and processes that underpin their trusts

18 Sep 2014

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The Millennial Code: Getting the most out of Generation Y

It’s not all Rickrolling and LOLcats: Millennial workers are key to the future of finance and understanding them is essential to unlocking their value

28 Aug 2014

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Best in cars: A fleet that is fit for purpose

When selecting a fleet business need and the requirement that vehicles on the policy are ‘fit for purpose’over-rides everything else, writes Ashley Martin

28 Aug 2014

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REL Working Capital Survey 2014

Businesses are benefiting from an increased focus on working capital, but sustaining improvement remains a challenge, reports Richard Crump

28 Aug 2014

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The CIOs that changed their colours to CFO

CIOs are starting to muscle in on the finance function and make the jump to CFO. Should finance chiefs be concerned? asks Calum Fuller

11 Aug 2014

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What if... Scotland votes for independence?

Finance chiefs don't like uncertainty, and that's the one thing that seems guaranteed if Scotland goes independent, writes Peter Bartram

04 Aug 2014

Carrying a heavy load

The weight of non-financial rules

Will the new EU non-financial information rules be a burden? asks Professor Krish Bhaskar

24 Jul 2014

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