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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

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Kier appoints new FD as revenues hit £3bn

Beverley Dew joins Kier as FD from rivals Balfour Beatty

19 Sep 2014

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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

HMRC scores £93m penalty in 'Spot the Ball' victory

Sportech shares drop 22% following ruling

18 Sep 2014

FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

No difference between big banks, say UK SMEs

Britain's SMEs notice little or no difference in the service they receive from the biggest banks

16 Sep 2014

blur appoint new financial frontman

Ex-Microsoft CFO Stephen Harvey appointed by s-commerce company blur

16 Sep 2014

USS hires Halliday as chief financial officer

Former Quaker Chemical Corporation global FD joins Universities Superannuation Scheme as CFO

16 Sep 2014

PwC edges towards £3bn revenues after broad growth

Consistent performance across PwC's service lines sees another £120m added to its fee income

15 Sep 2014

Businesses lack resources to manage tax risk - EY

Large businesses are struggling to manage their tax risk profile, EY finds

12 Sep 2014

Restaurant insolvencies up as costs rocket and spending falls

Utility bills and increased spending has put pressure on dining sector, says accountancy firm Moore Stephens

12 Sep 2014

‘Scottish independence makes no economic sense’, say finance professionals

Financial services sector concerned by potential Scottish independence

11 Sep 2014

Currency risk costs British SMEs £10bn a year

SMEs must tread carefully to avoid falling into foreign exchange pitfalls

11 Sep 2014

Turbines business recruits first FD for next stage of growth

Andy Mill joins Earthmill as its first finance director

11 Sep 2014

Accountant jailed for swindling £100,000 from charity

Dominic Fox jailed for eight months after defrauding national charity

10 Sep 2014

Corac COO renews CFO responsibilities

Mark Crawford to increase COO role with CFO responsibilities, following Jon Carter's departure from Corac

09 Sep 2014

Trust & confidence key issues for finance directors, says poll

Increasing transparency, communication through financial reports, and corporate culture are at the top of FD's list in improving public trust in corporates

08 Sep 2014

PE-backed finance chiefs have shorter tenure than listed peers

Private equity FDs don't stick around for as long as their privately-owned or listed counterparts

08 Sep 2014

Pennycook named chief of Co-op

One of the UK's most senior finance professionals confirmed as Co-op chief, after 15 months as interim head

05 Sep 2014

Punch gains more support in restructuring bid

Pub group inches towards the requisite number of shareholders onside to allow it to financially restructure

05 Sep 2014

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New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

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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

Latest Analysis

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?

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

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

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