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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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Dealing with IT suppliers: negotiating nous

Buying technology is one thing - outsourcing tehcnology requires even more rigour. Gavin Wakefield takes us through the key questions and pointers

09 Jul 2014

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Capitalising on culture

Effective risk culture is about achieving the right balance between the physical aspects of a risk management framework and those behavioural aspects

25 Jun 2014

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The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

23 Jun 2014

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Harnessing the power of the crowd

Crowd funding is all the rage for art projects, but is it a viable source of finance for mid-market FDs? asks Calum Fuller

16 Jun 2014

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Going hostile: The role of the CFO in a takeover

Bracing for a takeover attempt requires the FD to focus on value, with plenty of risk management thrown in for good measure, writes Graham Jarvis

13 Jun 2014

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Why hostile bids are rare (or not allowed at all)

Dr Roger Barker runs through the reasons why many jurisdictions disallow hostile takeovers - and why that may well be a good thing

19 May 2014

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Physically protecting data - the forgotten IT security problem?

Firewalls, encryption ad passwords are all important - but what about the physical side of IT security? asks Jane Frost

07 May 2014

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The Handover: Managing an FD transition

The handover between incoming and outgoing finance directors appears to be a dark art. What happens during that time? asks Calum Fuller

28 Apr 2014

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Nigeria: An African opportunity with giant potential

Politics, corruption and security issues mar the happy picture of Nigeria’s considerable upturn, finds Gavin Hinks

28 Apr 2014

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IPOs: It's all in the timing

Neil Hodge outlines the many hurdles that must be overcome to secure a successful listing

28 Apr 2014

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Cyber security: the weakest link in M&A transactions

Regular audits of cyber security and the security of potential acquisition partners should be at the very heart of the M&A due diligence process

22 Apr 2014

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Long road ahead as IASB remedies governance concerns

The international accounting standards setter has a battle to stave of pressure over IFRS, and its own governance

14 Apr 2014

Corporate Escape

Book Extract: Corporate Escape - The Rise of the New Entrepreneur

Corporate Escape is written by Maite Barón, CEO of The Corporate Escape, a consultancy that provides support to those looking to achieve success and happiness outside the world of big business

07 Apr 2014

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Latest Opinion

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

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