Cover of the October 2014 edition of Financial Director

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

Business Finance Awards

Business Finance Awards 2015 launched

New categories: Corporate Finance Provider of the Year; and Accountant of the Year, launched at the latest Business Finance Awards

29 Sep 2014

A selection of newspapers

Tesco round-up: Internal leaks reveal more turmoil

Weekend papers provide more insight into the culture of Tesco in recent times

29 Sep 2014

Formula One group Williams appoints new CFO

Vodafone Group Enterprise FD joins Williams Grand Prix Holdings as CFO

29 Sep 2014

Nationwide scraps sales targets and reduces bonuses for employees

Sales targets dropped and subsequent bonuses reduced to focus on performance management

26 Sep 2014

Active Energy appoint Evans-Jones as FD

Brian Evans-Jones takes Active Energy FD role

26 Sep 2014

Ex-Anglo-American Rhodes takes Sirius CFO post

Rachel Rhodes joins Sirius after spells with Anglo-American and London Mining

26 Sep 2014

BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares

25 Sep 2014

Sir Phillip Hampton to be made GSK chairman

Former Royal Bank of Scotland chairman appointed by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline

25 Sep 2014

KPMG and Oracle partner to provide cloud offering

KPMG and Oracle to provide finance and tax transformation services through tie-up

25 Sep 2014

SAP acquires GlobalExpense-owner Concur for $7.3bn

Deal for business expense management software provider sees SAP attempt to strengthen its position in the cloud

25 Sep 2014

FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

Thousands of jobs go at Phones 4U, PwC confirms

PwC confirms job losses at Phones 4U following 'limited interest' in remaining stores

24 Sep 2014

US takes first steps against tax ‘inversions’

With US businesses increasingly looking to acquire abroad for tax purposes, the US Treasury has brought in powers to limit the viability of such moves

23 Sep 2014

Tesco fast-track Alan Stewart's CFO tenure to help allay crisis

Tesco fast-track incoming CFO Alan Stewart after M&S agree to release him from his notice period two months early

23 Sep 2014

Laird CFO steps down after 29 years

Jonathan Silver is to leave Laird after almost 29 years

22 Sep 2014

Tesco suspends execs and calls in Deloitte over overstating profits

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

Oracle founder Larry Ellison steps down as CEO

Mark Hurd and CFO Safra Catz take the reins as Ellison focuses on product

19 Sep 2014

Kier appoints new FD as revenues hit £3bn

Beverley Dew joins Kier as FD from rivals Balfour Beatty

19 Sep 2014

Businesses breath sigh of relief over Scotland 'no' vote

Businesses welcome 'no' vote but further constitutional change is very likely following the clear result of the referendum

19 Sep 2014

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New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

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Latest Opinion

The Secret FD: The FD futurist

The Secret FD has doubts about the role of the CFO as a chief future officer

Automation has made certain professions an endangered species

The list of professions that have been automated or redistributed out of existence is growing fast

Financial Director – October, 2014

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Latest Analysis

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

Micro-reporting gets smaller

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


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