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FTSE 350 profits to take £1.8bn pensions hits in 2015

The profits of FTSE 350 companies in 2015 could be at least £1.8bn lower than in 2014 due to pension costs, consultants Mercer finds

19 Dec 2014

Tesco needs help

Tesco accounting black hole could be even deeper than first feared

Revelations will heap even more pressure on the troubled supermarket group which has been embroiled in a wave of financial woes this year

18 Dec 2014

Victrex brings in fromer Hanson FD

Andrew Dougal joins automotive and aerospace polymer producer Victrex

18 Dec 2014

Board reshuffle at 4imprint

The 4imprint business is now made up of its US direct marketing business which generates 96% of group revenue, together with a small UK subsidiary, both managed from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

18 Dec 2014

Games Workshop company secretary takes FD role

Rachel Tongue steps up to group FD role at Games Workshop

18 Dec 2014

Saga sets joining date for new CFO Hill

Saga’s incoming chief financial officer Jonathan Hill will be joining the firm in April, the over-50s insurance specialist has revealed.

17 Dec 2014

GSK finance boss elected Hundred Group chairman

GlaxoSmithKline CFO Simon Dingemans elected chairman of 100 Group

17 Dec 2014

ICAP names interim CFO as Torrens leaves for TalkTalk

ICAP divisional CFO David Ireland acts as interim group FD following departure of group FD Iain Torrens to TalkTalk

16 Dec 2014

Dragons’ Den star Duncan Bannatyne’s FD arrested in fraud probe

The FD of Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne arrested on suspicion of defrauding the TV personality's spa and health centre business

15 Dec 2014

Tesco ropes in PwC for stock takes

The Big Four firm is set to assist the retailer with its plans to probe products that are lost, stolen or damaged in many of its 3,300 stores

15 Dec 2014

Business Finance Awards 2015: The shortlist

The shortlist of finalists for the new Business Finance Awards 2015 has been announced

11 Dec 2014

Small businesses pushed to ‘breaking point” by supply chain bullying

One in five businesses suffering from supply chain bullying, the Federation of Small Businesses finds

11 Dec 2014

Advisory fees drive KPMG global sales to $25bn

Consulting and transactional work drive KPMG to record fees; billion dollar data analysis investment proceeding well

10 Dec 2014

Hoad takes TT Electronics CFO role

Mark Hoad recruited as the firm looks to drive sustainable growth

10 Dec 2014

Tesco's financial woes roll on with fifth profit warning

Group chief executive says profit for the year ending February 2015 would not exceed £1.4bn - well below market expectations, of £1.8bn to £2.2bn

09 Dec 2014

Mothercare recruits new CFO from Rexam

Baby clothing retailer recruits Rexam group finance director Richard Smothers to replace incumbent Matt Smith

09 Dec 2014

MSBs outperforming smaller and larger companies

Research from Grant Thornton finds higher annual growth in capital investment, gross profits, and salary during 2014 for mid-sized businesses

09 Dec 2014

Analytics key to corporate agility, Accenture finds

Data from Accenture reveals companies are increasingly using and investing in data and analytics to make better decisions

09 Dec 2014

Healthcare FDs' diagnosis on NHS finance increasingly gloomy

Almost nine out of ten (82%) NHS Trust finance directors say rising agency staff costs are a major cause of pay cost pressures

09 Dec 2014

Deloitte partner steps in as Hargreaves Lansdown CFO steps down

Simon Cleveland on secondment at the famous retail investor, as Tracey Taylor announces plan to leave in June

08 Dec 2014

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Latest Opinion

Computers and the internet surpass inventions of the past

Has a single invention since 1970 has been worth a dime? The short answer is ‘yes’

The Secret FD on keeping it in the family

In a family business, how is it possible to perform the FD role properly and still remain on side with the family?

One code to rule them all: ICAEW calls for new approach to business behaviour

There needs to be a set of high-level, fundamental principles to promote a good culture of corporate governance

Latest Analysis

Slow and steady wins the IFRS 9 race

With a complex transition period ahead and the deadline for mandatory compliance set for 1 January 2018, financial services firms need to start thinking about the new standard now

Employment Appeal Tribunal alters holiday costs for employers

Employers will need to make provisions for increased costs in light of holiday pay ruling, writes John Harding

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