Web-based accounting systems are said to be the latest IT fad. But they may prove more useful at doing business than merely booking it.
Thanks to Gordon Brown transferring monetary control to the Bank of England, demand management is now back in vogue, says Gerard Lyons. This policy looks set to bring about a period of interest rate stability.
Liz Airey, FD at Monument Oil & Gas, thought City life might leave her burnt out by 40. Instead, she's chosen long hours, complex accounting practices and an ongoing battle with the taxman.
Step forward if you want to give a personal guarantee on £30bn-worth of due diligence, says Peter Williams. But maybe the Big Five should be doing a different kind of job for their clients.
Lawyers - like policemen - must be getting a lot younger these days.
Meeting statutory requirements is one thing, but the real bottom line for annual reports is saying what you do - and how you do it.