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Opinion

FD chef by Bill McConkey

Decision making has become difficult - everyone has an opinion

Tech savviness may be useful but it’s adding complexity to a CFO’s role, with too many opinions in the mix

16 Jan 2014

FD weather by Bill McConkey

Year starts on an early bright note for the economy

If it is ‘the economy, stupid', the chancellor has got his timing spot on

16 Jan 2014

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Comply or Explain - is it sustainable?

'Comply or explain' in governance requires trust between the corporate and stakeholders, while concerns over the regime should also be looked at head-on, says Jo Iwasaki

06 Jan 2014

Navigating the expenses tax minefield

It’s time for a change to the archaic UK tax system, but if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem explains Matt Lewis

23 Dec 2013

New funding methods needed for SMEs

The current lending system for SMEs is inadequate, writes Tradeshift CEO Christian Lanng

20 Dec 2013

Why the numbers add up for direct cash flow statements

Detractors must recognise that disclosure will bring benefits, not just for investors and analysts, but for businesses too

17 Dec 2013

Tackling late payment: An overdue consideration

To effectively tackle late payments companies should first understand the real root cause of the issue

25 Nov 2013

Editor's letter: New dogs, old tricks

Skipping beyond the cover, which illustrates an organisation that can trace its roots back 500 years, readers are confronted by a plethora of tech-based start-ups

25 Nov 2013

A festive workload is an unwelcome Christmas present

Like many other FDs, the Secret FD struggles to step away from the office without pangs of guilt

25 Nov 2013

Deceptive eurozone calm foreshadows new storms

ECB success produced complacency, and politicians failed to introduce vital but painful reforms

25 Nov 2013

Bring your own device, be your own boss

Social networking, mobility and clouds are empowering, but many businesses see them as an unknown threat

25 Nov 2013

An education in raising investment

Government funding decisions meant UPP had to find new ways to draw investors into higher education

25 Nov 2013

Shale gas could change the balance of economic power

Given the uncertainties surrounding energy supply, the government is surely right to encourage shale gas

25 Nov 2013

Audit exemption: reduced red tape or false economy?

Ditching your audit under exemption rules will be more detrimental to the business than the benefit of the short term cost saving

07 Nov 2013

Green shoot optimists

The challenge is to capitalise on improved conditions to repair balance sheets and to invest for growth

30 Oct 2013

Washington paralysis key factor in tapering postponement

By bailing out the politicians from the consequences of their folly, the Federal Reserve may fail to do its own job properly

30 Oct 2013

Kids have mastered real-time resource allocation. Have you?

Young people are addicted to gaming, but oldies must learn from their mastery of real-time resource allocation

30 Oct 2013

House inflation fears overdone

The chancellor’s scheme to help house buyers has created nervousness about housing market overheating

11 Oct 2013

Fast track your VAT

Applying for VAT registration is painful and goes against government policy to cut red tape, argues Bishopsgate Financial CFO Stephen Hay

08 Oct 2013

New reporting burdens will fall on audit committees

The blunt use of disclosure as a government policy tool could be punsihing the many for the sins of a few

04 Oct 2013

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