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Marks & Spencer goes shopping for John Lewis CFO

Highly-rated John Lewis group finance director Helen Weir defects to rival Marks & Spencer in lead up to crucial trading period

18 Nov 2014

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FD of Scandal-hit Quindell quits

Quindell finance director Laurence Moorse exits the board a day after joint broker Canaccord Genuity ends its relationship with the business

18 Nov 2014

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AA anoints Clarke as new CFO

Ex-private equity executive at Perima - which jointly owned the AA for 10 years since 2004 - will take over from Andy Boland

14 Nov 2014

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Capita FD to step down after 19 years

Gordon Hurst to leave Capita group FD role in February; Nick Greatorex to step up

12 Nov 2014

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Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

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£1.5bn writedown sees Serco go cap in hand to the market

Outsourcer faces huge writedown; covenant negotiations; and rights issue as poor contract controls and strategic blunders take their toll

10 Nov 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Shire loses finance chief to Severn Trent

UK drugmaker Shire to lose interim CFO to Severn Trent early next year

20 Oct 2014

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Piranie to join Skipton Building Society as group FD

Piranie will be heading up the M1 to Skipton after seven years at the mutual

17 Oct 2014

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Steris gets UK tax base with Synergy acquisition

US medical technology firm will gain UK tax base in cash-plus-shares deal

14 Oct 2014

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Wetherspoon finance chief joins Greene King as CFO

Kirk Davis joins Greene King from FTSE 250 pub chain JD Wetherspoon

02 Oct 2014

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Carillion finance chief leaves Wincanton board

Richard Adam quits after just three months, weeks after the collapse of Carillion's merger with Balfour Beatty

30 Sep 2014

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KPMG called in to review project controls at Balfour Beatty

Big Four firm called in as Balfour Beatty's UK construction services division sees margins eroded

30 Sep 2014

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BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares

25 Sep 2014

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Sir Phillip Hampton to be made GSK chairman

Former Royal Bank of Scotland chairman appointed by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline

25 Sep 2014

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FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

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