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FLS lending to small businesses shrinks

Lending to SMEs via government Funding for Lending scheme contracts, Bank of England figures show

29 Aug 2014

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Reinsurance FD steps up to divisonal CEO in shakeup

JLT group FD Mike Reynolds takes the top role at its JLT Towers Re reinsurance business, as the parent company announces US merger deal

29 Aug 2014

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Tax figures point to economic recovery, claims BDO

Analysis of official statistics shows improving economy, top ten firm claims

28 Aug 2014

CFO and CEO to leave the AA

Months after the association's stock market listing, Andy Boland and Chris Jansen to depart

28 Aug 2014

Riitters leaves Google for Pure Storage CFO role

Former Google European payments chief takes CFO role at enterprise storage company

27 Aug 2014

Tax inversions ‘unsurprising’, says Taxand chairman

The US's harsh tax climate is driving companies to seek to create foreign tax centres, says Frederic Donnedieu, chairman of tax practice network Taxand

26 Aug 2014

Ex-BBC CFO Zarin Patel resurfaces at Grass Roots

Zarin Patel, the BBC's longest-serving CFO, joins Grass Roots in the same role

26 Aug 2014

Big Yellow secures refinancing package

Self storage business Big Yellow Group refinances with Lloyds, HSBC and M&G Investments

22 Aug 2014

Wright builds career at architects Aukett Swanke

Beverley Wright to head the finance function at the newly-expanded architectural firm

22 Aug 2014

Williams to lead Palletower's drive to enhance finance

Julia Williams to head up finance, as the business looks to the function to aid its commercial strategy

21 Aug 2014

FRC addresses confusion over pensions impact of FRS102

Reporting watchdog responds to fears accounting standards changes could add millions to corporate liabilities

20 Aug 2014

Punch outlines share dilution survival plan

Major restructuring of debt outlined by Punch, which will leave shareholders with 15% equity

19 Aug 2014

Fenner division director handed group FD role

Current FD Richard Perry announces retirement from FTSE 250 company, with John Pratt set to replace him

19 Aug 2014

Mid-sized UK business more upbeat than foreign counterparts

Mid-sized businesses confident about the economy and their company's prospects - more so than their counterparts in other countries

19 Aug 2014

Deloitte CFO to step up after CEO Echevarria’s retirement

Frank Friedman will take the interim CEO post prior to elections to find Joe Echevarria's successor

18 Aug 2014

One in seven FTSE 350 companies to tender audit in 2014

Tenders double year-one-year ahead of Competition and Market Authority compulsion, PwC finds

18 Aug 2014

Essex fire authority discovers £15m accounts black hole

Authority and its auditors PwC and EY fail to identify £1.8m annual shortfall since 2006 accounting change

15 Aug 2014

Auto-enrolment hits four million milestone

Pensions Regulator reveals 21,000 employers are now compliant with auto-enrolment

15 Aug 2014

Admiral promotes Geraint Jones to CFO

Owner of confused.com names new CFO as Kevin Chidwick focuses on role as CEO of Admiral's US insurance business

13 Aug 2014

Former Autonomy FD accuses HP of cover-up

Former Autonomy FD Sushovan Hussain hits back at claims he is a 'fraudster' and accuses HP of 'corrupt' cover-up

13 Aug 2014

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0930, Tue 26 Aug 2014

New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

Latest Opinion

Is the Commonwealth good for British business?

Most research finds that being a former British colony has, at best, a neutral effect on economic growth

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

New geopolitical threats are accentuating concerns that the global economy may be facing a prolonged period of low growth

The Secret FD's moral dilemma over pre-pack administrations

Pre-pack administrations raise questions of morality and integrity for finance directors

Latest Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

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