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SFO launches criminal probe into Tesco

Probe comes just a week after the troubled supermarket group Tesco announced that Deloitte's investigation confirmed its profits had been overstated by £263m

29 Oct 2014

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Tesco scandal spawns flurry of supplier audits

Companies such as Unilever, Coca-Cola and Proctor & Gamble reviewing supply chain practices, it is understood

29 Oct 2014

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Sidders joins Dominvs as new group CFO

Sidders, who boasts over three decades in property and retail, joins from builder Fairview New Homes, where he was finance director.

28 Oct 2014

BIS: Investor governance key focus for FRC

Progress report on Kay Review into improving long-term investor culture flags up importance of FRC's stakeholder stewardship remit

28 Oct 2014

Highest level of profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies for six years

Retailers issued the highest number of warnings over the summer since 2011 - typified by Tesco and its succession of announcements that has seen its value halve in a year

27 Oct 2014

Rangers CFO and CEO quit as club confirms Mike Ashley loan

News of the pair's departure comes as the club confirmed it has agreed a £2m interest-free loan deal with Mike Ashley

27 Oct 2014

Tesco slapped with US lawsuit over accounting black hole

Case filed on Thursday in a New York federal court on the same day that the beleaguered grocer reported an even bigger hole in its finances

27 Oct 2014

Former Schroders CFO takes Standard Life non-exec role

Kevin Parry expands his portfolio of roles with Standard Life non-executive director position

27 Oct 2014

Vodafone move for Spanish operator Ono marred by fraud allegations

British telecoms network allegedly unaware of tax fraud investigation at time of deal

27 Oct 2014

Business Finance Awards 2015 judges revealed

Iain Richards and Simon Scott among the big-hitters on the Business Finance Awards 2015 judging panel

24 Oct 2014

Rio Tinto extends CFO’s contract

Mining company Rio Tinto hand executive pair open-ended contracts

24 Oct 2014

Freestone to step down as Pearson CFO

Robin Freestone is to step down as CFO of Pearson after ten years with he education and publishing company

24 Oct 2014

MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

Welcome to the Accountancy Age/Financial Director live blog, where we will cover all the relevant issues and opinions that arise from Tesco's crucial trading update

23 Oct 2014

EC urged to keep company "red tape" over human rights concerns

ECCJ report follows new European Commission announcement that it would prioritise cutting regulatory burdens for business over next five years

22 Oct 2014

UK government among most "SME-friendly" globally

UK has one of the most SME-friendly governments, accounting institutes find

22 Oct 2014

Few small business owners see themselves as entrepreneurs, poll finds

'Celebrity' entrepreneurs damaging perception of the word among UK's small businesses - unless you're a North East builder

21 Oct 2014

New Vue finance chief to help expansion drive

Experienced film finance chief Alison Cornwell is drafted in, as cinema chain Vue continues its acquisitive stance

21 Oct 2014

SSE first FTSE 100 firm to adopt Fair Tax Mark

FTSE 100 energy firm SSE granted Fair Tax Mark after making alterations to the way it reports its liabilities

21 Oct 2014

Small group of Tesco staff to ‘blame' for £250m black hole

Hotly anticipated explanation for overstatement scandal expected to shed light on events that led to current crisis

20 Oct 2014

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