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An FD family by Bill McConkey

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?

24 Nov 2014

A sign on Wall Street

Macro View: Global markets witness big setbacks as yields fall

It would be complacent to conclude that the recent rout was a trivial blip. European stock markets still show net falls

20 Nov 2014

swordfighters-web

Fighting BEPS: more is needed

eing challenged for adopting aggressive tax planning is well deserved; being challenged for keeping abreast of business trends is simply unacceptable

18 Nov 2014

Cameron's posturing putting the UK economy at risk

David Cameron is refusing to admit the unpopular truth that both immigration and the EU have provided big benefits to the UK

11 Nov 2014

CPO vs CFO: Bridging the gap

Can CPOs identify and report procurement savings that the CFO can appreciate and understand? Yes, says Olivier Chalon, but it isn't easy

07 Nov 2014

Surplus leases - Outsource them to the experts

With an LLT organisations can transfer all of their surplus leases to a third party who takes over responsibility for all surplus lease obligations

05 Nov 2014

Editor's Letter: Devolution revolution

As the Scottish referendum came to a no vote, some might have assumed that meant it’s now business as usual. They would have been wrong

27 Oct 2014

Tech: Ignoring an increasingly complex world is not an option

Making things simple has been a hallmark of our past, but it won’t do for the future

24 Oct 2014

Guest column: Gaining an R&D advantage

How developing your R&D can make all the difference in gaining a competitive edge

24 Oct 2014

The Secret FD: Black holes should be on CFO reading lists

At some point, some of us will have to face a potential black-hole problem. The Secret FD has experienced it twice

22 Oct 2014

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

07 Oct 2014

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

06 Oct 2014

When predictions aren’t cutting it: the golden rules of financial forecasting

Instead of trying to help managers perfectly predict the future, FP&A teams should focus on the most common causes of bad forecasting and seek to improve them

03 Oct 2014

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

01 Oct 2014

Financial Director – October, 2014

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29 Sep 2014

The Secret FD: The FD futurist

The Secret FD has doubts about the role of the CFO as a chief future officer

29 Sep 2014

Automation has made certain professions an endangered species

The list of professions that have been automated or redistributed out of existence is growing fast

24 Sep 2014

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

23 Sep 2014

The sharing economy has gone mainstream

Big businesses would be foolish to ignore the growing sense that the sharing economy has gone mainstream, writes John Hawksworth

22 Sep 2014

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

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Macro View: Global markets witness big setbacks as yields fall

It would be complacent to conclude that the recent rout was a trivial blip. European stock markets still show net falls

Cameron's posturing putting the UK economy at risk

David Cameron is refusing to admit the unpopular truth that both immigration and the EU have provided big benefits to the UK

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?

Latest Analysis

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

CFO departs as Rolls-Royce announces job cuts

Mark Morris steps down as CFO amid financial turbulence at world's second-largest maker of jet engines

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