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FD combi by Bill McConkey

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

03 Sep 2014

FD pack by Bill McConkey

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

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

21 Aug 2014

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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

14 Aug 2014

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

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

11 Aug 2014

A clear and tangled vision to benefit from the cloud

Be innovative, brave and use a multitude of suppliers to make the cloud work effectively - and be safe, writes Peter Cochrane

04 Aug 2014

Off Balance: Short stuff signals end for Gowex

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

07 Jul 2014

European companies continue to be impacted by the sovereign debt crisis

Despite signs of improving stability in the European economy, strong headwinds from the sovereign debt crisis continue to impact corporate defaults

16 Jun 2014

Dissatisfaction with ‘European project’ threatens recovery

The basic obstacle to stronger eurozone growth is lack of structural reforms which hampers the region’s dynamism and supply potential

13 Jun 2014

The Secret FD on how to avoid merger indigestion

Having led countless acquisitions and disposals, the Secret FD has had some difficulties with larger deals

12 Jun 2014

Old technologies struggle to meet new demands

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

04 Jun 2014

Non-FD board members more open to alternative financing

FDs should listen to CEOs and other company board members as they will bring a wider view in terms of financing options

04 Jun 2014

Carney opts for delicate approach to raising interest rates

George Buckley finds there are good reasons for the Bank to be cautious in deciding to lift interest rates

02 Jun 2014

Long-distance relationship: New Zealand unit keeps FD awake

Mark Williams, FD of Moneypenny, talks through the process of setting up and managing all things financial with a second office - 13,000 miles away in New Zealand.

19 May 2014

After the lightbulb moment: An FD's view of starting a business

Baxter Freight FD Steve Rafferty explains how his new business dealt with banking, supplier credit, premises and recruitment

06 May 2014

Financial Director - May 2014

The latest issue of Financial Director is now available for all subscribers. Download the latest Financial Director iOS App Edition on the App Store or read the Financial Director Digital Edition online

28 Apr 2014

Internal audit detective work far from elementary

The Secret FD's internal auditor's powers of deduction leave much to be desired

28 Apr 2014

Social media marketing can get lost in translation

There is money in data, if only the business world were better at exploiting the potential of social media

28 Apr 2014

Numerous geopolitical tensions endanger recovery

Heightened geopolitical tensions could derail the recovery unless they are managed carefully. The most acute threat is the impasse in Ukraine

23 Apr 2014

A current account concern

Britain’s ballooning balance of payments deficit – grounds for concern?

23 Apr 2014

What’s ahead for Apple’s new CFO, Luca Maestri

Apple’s new CFO will have to deal with the tech giant's massive cash reserves, as well as building a strong finance team in the first 100 days

22 Apr 2014

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Latest Opinion

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

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

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

Latest Analysis

New AA FD will hope governance potholes are filled

With AA CFO Andy Boland to leave the newly-listed business alongside the departure of its CEO, will governance concerns be answered prior to a new finance chief's arrival?

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

Investor group uses Betfair as example of disconnect between law and accounting rules

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