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Words mean numbers

The language a business uses is pretty low on most FDs’ list of priorities. But changing how you communicate can make a big difference to the bottom line, argues Neil Taylor

23 Nov 2011

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A question of trust

One in four employees do not trust the senior leaders in their organisation. Rena Rasch reveals the truth about trust and what CFOs can do to improve it

21 Nov 2011

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Popular placings

Placing and open offers have surged in popularity for AIM companies, yet institutional placings remain the preferred form of fundraising, writes Alexander Keepin

16 Nov 2011

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Changing the finance function mindset

Simon Court asks why there is so little evidence of business partnerships benefitting business

15 Nov 2011

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When pain does not mean gain

Paul Marry looks at some of the top ERP headaches for finance directors in mid-size firms

11 Nov 2011

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Greece: The saviour of the euro?

Germany should realise that Greece may have already saved the euro, writes Stephen Gallo

11 Nov 2011

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Fit for success

Steve Clayton shares his insight on how the right finance team structure can really set your business apart from its competitors

09 Nov 2011

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Back from the brink

Alistair Darling’s new book touches a nerve with The Secret FD, who recognises his own relationship with an over-promoted ex-chief executive

27 Oct 2011

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The Golden Rules

The chief executive of Coca-Cola has given a endorsement for business in China, but FDs should understand the Chinese ways of doing business, writes Junie Tong

27 Oct 2011

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Career rehabilitation

Losing your reputation for integrity as a finance director is something that you may have to struggle to come back from, writes Mark Freebairn

27 Oct 2011

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In need of legal advice

Choosing your legal counsel is a decision that could save you millions in a strategic transaction. Evelina Kurgonaite reveals what finance directors should bear in mind when selecting legal advisor

26 Oct 2011

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Smart service

Customer service cost cutting strategies have damaged long-term revenue streams from customers. But adopting Smart Service could save money and boost returns, writes Jo Davies

26 Oct 2011

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Six steps to policy excellence

The right approach to risk mitigation will help your organisation meet regulatory requirements, manage the costs of compliance and realise competitive advantage, writes Dominic Saunders

25 Oct 2011

The costs of employment

The cost of workplace pension reform

FDs must make a distinction between the direct and indirect cost of auto-enrolment, says Nick Griggs

25 Oct 2011

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Unlocking cashflow

To tackle cash flow, bridges must be built, writes Joe Kelly

20 Oct 2011

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Resilient leaders

Investing in building your personal brand and developing strong work-based relationships will help you succeed as a leader, writes Nik Pratap

19 Oct 2011

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Takeover rule impact on staff issues

Takeover rule changes prompt due diligence on people issues, writes Peter Baynham

19 Oct 2011


Make finance less opaque to your business

A lack of transparency continues to hamper efforts to align non-financial impacts to business strategy, writes Jyoti Banerjee

13 Oct 2011

Oiling a set of cogs

Oiling the insurance cogs

When it comes to claiming on your insurance, co-operation and clear channels of communication will go a long way to oiling the cogs, writes Roger Flaxman

11 Oct 2011

IT health check

A clean bill of health

A health check can reveal the early warning signs of a floundering IT project and help you get it back on track, says Peter Osborne

10 Oct 2011

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