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REL Working Capital Survey 2014

Businesses are benefiting from an increased focus on working capital, but sustaining improvement remains a challenge, reports Richard Crump

28 Aug 2014

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FD Banking Relationship Survey 2014

Despite a period of restrictive covenants and onerous credit terms, FDs remain largely satisfied with their banks, writes Richard Crump

24 Jun 2014

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The 2014 FD Salary Survey

In Financial Director’s annual salary survey, we reveal the top earners and biggest bonuses among FTSE 350 finance directors

16 Jan 2014

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 2013

The Financial Director 2013 Salary Survey

FTSE finance directors managed to book an increase in average pay in the face of unprecedented economic turmoil

30 Jan 2013

Auto-enrolment: The employer’s nightmare?

Finance directors are at risk of sleepwalking into an auto-enrolment disaster, writes Anthony Harrington

27 Sep 2012

Collateral damage

Push by the EU against derivatives trading opacity will hit pension funds, finds Anthony Harrington

27 Sep 2012

Funds turn to non-cash assets

Use of non-cash assets to fund pension schemes is no longer the preserve of the FTSE 100, finds Richard Crump

27 Sep 2012

The rising cost of sickness

Finance directors need incentives to stop short-term illness turning into something longer, writes Peter Crush

23 Feb 2012

Time running out for DB schemes as pension fatigue sets in

Rafts of regulatory change may prompt companies to abandon their DB schemes, writes Neil Hodge

23 Feb 2012

Funds under pressure

High-yield bonds - a low-risk answer to the returns dilemma? Anthony Harrington reports

22 Feb 2012

Trend setters

An already difficult-to-predict workforce has only got more complicated. This has spurred a genuine revival in analytics, finds Peter Crush

22 Feb 2012

Swaps back in fashion

The stage is set for a flurry of longevity swaps in 2012, finds Anthony Harrington

22 Feb 2012

Getting in a twist

The US Federal Reserve’s Operation Twist is putting pension funds in a knot, writes Anthony Harrington

27 Oct 2011

A case of the jitters

Market fears are challenging companies’ pension fund strategies. Anthony Harrington examines the causes

27 Oct 2011

The incredible shrinking share

Anthony Harrington looks at share option schemes in a flat and failing economy

27 Oct 2011

The road to ruin

A report from Cass Business School has identified common factors that underlie apparently disconnected corporate crises and failures. Alan Punter discusses the lessons

18 Aug 2011

Relationship banking survey

Financial Director polled 580 FDs to find out the state of relationship banking services

24 May 2011

FD Report: SME funding

Finance is the life blood of starting and growing a business. We look at whether banks’ attitudes towards lending have changed and if government initiatives will make a difference

15 Apr 2011

FD Report: International

We look at export finance, corruption risk and what international experience adds to a finance director’s CV

22 Mar 2011

Upcoming Events

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0930, Tue 26 Aug 2014

New masterclasses: FRS 102/cashflow/small biz accounting

Accountancy Age expands on last year's successful masterclasses with new series of courses

Latest Opinion

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

Geopolitical threats endanger growth prospects

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

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

Latest Analysis

FRC nears end of Sisyphean task of implementing going concern

The FRC’s third set of going concern proposals attempted a compromise. Naomi Rainey looks at the corporate and investor positions

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?

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