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Babcock promotes financial controller to CFO

Babcock International Group financial controller replaces FD, who leaves to

30 Jul 2014

HM Revenue and Customs

HMRC business record checks up 60%

HMRC steps up business records checks despite scaling down scope of operation

29 Jul 2014

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Former Tesco CFO Higginson to take Morrisons chair

Former Tesco finance chief leaves Poundland chair role for Morrisons

29 Jul 2014

Profit warnings reach three-year high

Profit warnings reach highest first half total since 2011, EY finds

29 Jul 2014

CFO departure casts shadow over Pace profits

Pace CFO Roddy Murray announced immediate departure as company delivers better-than-expected profits

29 Jul 2014

Companies must raise billions to service growth demands

Companies need an extra €103bn of cash each year to sustain current working capital levels without impacting capital investment, PwC study finds

28 Jul 2014

Mothercare CFO resigns as US rival scraps takeover bid

Matt Smith resigns as Mothercare CFO as US rival pulls plug on takeover bid

28 Jul 2014

EY wins £2m Sage audit contract

PwC to step down as auditor for FTSE 100 software company after 26 years

28 Jul 2014

UK economy passes pre-crisis peak with growth of 0.8% in Q2

The UK economy expands 0.2% past its original peak

25 Jul 2014

Philips scheme completes second pension liability buy-in

Second transaction for Philips as it insures a further £300m of liabilities

25 Jul 2014

Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

FRC issues amendments to FRS 101 and FRS 102

FRC amends hedge accounting rules under new UK GAAP

24 Jul 2014

Ex-Virgin Atlantic CFO joins Rentokil board

Julie Southern, former CFO of Sir Richard Branson's airline, joins Rentokil

23 Jul 2014

Lidl publishes UK tax bill for first time

German supermarket Lidl reveals its UK tax contribution for first time

23 Jul 2014

Ex-Autonomy CFO seeks to block HP/shareholder deal

The former CFO of Autonomy is attempting to prevent HP and its shareholders teaming up against ex-directors of UK software company

23 Jul 2014

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

Economic threats persist despite recovery – ACCA

Economic recovery disguising persistent flaws leftover from the financial crisis, ACCA & IMA find

22 Jul 2014

DB/DC transfers allowed under new retirement regime

Members of private sector defined benefit schemes allowed to transfer to a defined contribution arrangement

21 Jul 2014

Lib Dems to open up companies' gender pay gap data

Liberal Democrats announce large companies will be compelled to publish gender pay data as part of drive to eliminate pay gap should they win next election

21 Jul 2014

Darty FD to leave after Paris HQ move

Dominic Platt to leave retailer Darty after helping move support functions to Paris, from London

21 Jul 2014

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Latest Opinion

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

Old systems and technology can never scale to meet new demands, writes Peter Cochrane

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

Short seller Gotham City seemed pretty much spot on with Gowex, Off Balance notes...

Latest Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

Key pre-pack measures are unworkable

Teresa Graham’s pre-pack recommendations are in the right spirit but are unworkable, insolvency practitioners tell Accountancy Age

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