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Finance function is ‘root of small company underperformance’

SMEs and small caps slow to apply shared services, ‘right-sourcing’ and technological best practice, research finds

05 Nov 2013

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EY resigns as NCC auditor following audit fee disagreement

Big Four firm steps down from listed security software business after it was unable to agree an audit fee

04 Nov 2013

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AstraZeneca names new CFO as profits dip

Marc Dunoyer replaces Simon Lowth as AstraZeneca CFO, as British drugmaker battles falling sales

31 Oct 2013

PwC administrators save 255 jobs at refrigeration company

PwC administrators sell major contracts at collapsed refrigeration business to UK supermarkets W R Refrigeration

30 Oct 2013

PwC administrators appointed to WR Refrigeration

Eddie Williams and Rob Hunt ppointed joint administrators to the national refrigeration service

23 Oct 2013

Quoted companies hit by spike in profit warnings

Profit warnings issued by UK quoted companies reach highest level since 2008

22 Oct 2013

FIA accounts criticised for lack of transparency

PwC audited Formula One accounts criticised for lacking disclosure, specifically around personnel spending

21 Oct 2013

HMRC toughens up scheme registration to tackle liberation fraud

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has made its scheme registration process more stringent in an attempt to prevent pension liberation fraud.

21 Oct 2013

FRC: Company reporting not up to scratch in smaller businesses

FRC investigation into company reporting finds evidence of straightforward non-compliance in smaller companies

17 Oct 2013

Ex-Centrica finance chief to head up Cable & Wireless

Phil Bentley to take on Cable & Wireless as the business focuses on Latin America

17 Oct 2013

Tesco FD on receiving end of shareholder criticism

Tesco management under fire as shock central Europe profit slump questioned

15 Oct 2013

Turnaround expert recruited for ailing pawnbroker

Colin Whipp called in to help restructure pawnbroking business Albemarle & Bond

09 Oct 2013

KPMG: More assurance needed following reporting changes

KPMG has called for greater assurance in narrative reporting following changes to Companies Act, introduced on 1 October

02 Oct 2013

Reporting update could see auditors assure entire report

Institute claims auditors will need to assure all of the annual report if that is what investors want

01 Oct 2013

Begbies sees no improvement in insolvency market

Begbies chairman Traynor flags up revenue fall as 'subdued' market continues

01 Oct 2013

AIM FD leaves in boardroom reshuffle

Adrian Simpson leaves Pan European Terminals

30 Sep 2013

FTSE 100 cash pile swells to £166bn

UK biggest companies fearful of splashing the cash, as they defend against tough market and economic conditions

16 Sep 2013

Olympus in court for allegedly misleading EY auditors

Serious Fraud Office alleges Olympus and UK subsidiary made false or misleading statements to its EY auditors at Westminster magistrates

13 Sep 2013

KPMG's Oliver Tant to take Imperial Tobacco FD role

After missing out on the KPMG chair and Legal and General CFO role, Tant finds a home at Imperial Tobacco

12 Sep 2013

Coventry City directors face prosecution over late accounts

Letter from Companies House confirms Coventry City FC directors risk criminal proceedings unless late accounts are filed

06 Sep 2013

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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