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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

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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

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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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Interviews with Mazars, HW Fisher, Pizza Hut, BSI, plus the Finance Network chart of how FTSE 100 accountants are connected

06 Sep 2013

Average directors’ pension pot increases to £4.73m

FTSE 100 directors' pension pot is worth 25 times the average employee occupational pension

06 Sep 2013

Former May Gurney FD joins Silverdell

Mark Hazlewood appointed CFO of Silverdell as company tries to lift the suspension of trading of its shares

05 Sep 2013

BDO administrators called to energy efficiency business

Administrators called to environmental business that partnered up with British Gas

05 Sep 2013

SFO charges Olympus over accounting scandal

Serious Fraud Office brings prosecution against Olympus and its UK subsidiary in connection to a £1.1bn accounting scandal

04 Sep 2013

Gamucci Electronic Cigarettes appoints CFO

Gamucci has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Peter Jordan as chief financial officer

03 Sep 2013

FRC director and ex-Reed CFO takes Tesco board role

Tesco recruits SABMiller non-executive and FRC board member Mark Armour to sit on its audit committee

03 Sep 2013

CFO takes over at Spirent as CEO steps down

Eric Hutchinson takes charge of telecoms company Spirent Communications following the immediate resignation of chief executive Bill Burns

03 Sep 2013

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

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Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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