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Mark Carney

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

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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

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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

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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

Editor's letter: Being an FD's a risky business

When you're surrounded by risk, how do you manage it?...and what about the known unknowns?

31 Mar 2014

Moving to VOIP can be filled with glitches, test it ahead of time

The mobile and flexible working revolution is breaking down the thinking of the bygone telephone era

25 Mar 2014

IRIS Software's CFO on how it stayed afloat during the floods

Mark Lewis explains the lessons learned in coping with the floods at a key time of year for customers

24 Mar 2014

Markets ignoring warning signs at their peril

Even if a new European conflict involving Russia can be avoided, the global recovery is facing serious challenges

24 Mar 2014

Border economics at heart of questions over Scottish independence

There are both costs and benefits of Scottish independence, but how would a rational economist vote?

20 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: SME capital allowances is the chancellor’s yo-yo

The allowance has become a highly malleable tool for Osborne and his predecessors to use

19 Mar 2014

Does growth mean consulting rethink?

Growth, and downturns, give CFOs spending headaches - particularly on consulting. Alan Leaman, CEO of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), explains the new choices at hand for buyers

17 Mar 2014

The Secret FD: Interim appointment impacts long-term thinking

Bringing in an interim FD for one of the Secret FD's subsidiaries has proved a great decision

10 Mar 2014

Prioritising prudence and conduct in a regulated market

Jim Muir looks at the role of the regulator in creating a more controlled market as the financial services outlook continues to improve

05 Mar 2014

Calculating the true costs of commercial property

Before making a final decision on property, FDs should take into account hidden costs that could create a ‘black-hole' in their balance sheet

03 Mar 2014

Financial Director - March 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

03 Mar 2014

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Latest Opinion

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

SMEs bear the brunt of the toxic forex double whammy

It's horrifying that SMEs are unwittingly being sucked into the complicated machinations of the foreign exchange markets

Editor's letter: CFOs to be digitally 'challenged'

Boards desperately require digital expertise - but can CFOs fill the gap, and do they want to?

Latest Analysis

Balfour Beatty takes hit as it looks to follow KPMG turnaround plan

KPMG's review of Balfour Beatty sees the construction business

Balfour Beatty's clawback from brink gathers pace with new CFO appointment

Harrison has been poached from travel firm, Hogg Robinson, and will take up his new role, a seat on the board and £400,000 basic salary, later this year

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