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06 Sep 2013

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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

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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

Vodafone may have no UK tax liability on impending Verizon sale

An £84bn disposal of 45% in US network could see just $5bn global tax bill

02 Sep 2013

KPMG warns of Co-op Bank’s going concern status

Auditors KPMG say material uncertainties exist over the Co-op Bank's £1.5bn recapitalisation plan

30 Aug 2013

G4S headhunts Mysys CFO Himanshu Raja

Mysys CFO joins G4S as company seeks to strengthen balance sheet

28 Aug 2013

Two major UK companies announce refinancing

Carphone Warehouse and Bovis Homes announce a total of £700m in refinancing

27 Aug 2013

Fast-track company Lo-Q changes year end for 'balance'

Moving Lo-Q's year end to 31 December will provide a greater balance between the two halves of the company's financial year

27 Aug 2013

21st Century Technology acting FD to serve as chairman

Mark Elliott is to serve as executive chairman of CCTV maker 21st Century Technology while it searches for a new CEO

23 Aug 2013

KPMG advisers appointed to Bglobal after boardroom tussle

Listed smart meter business calls in KPMG a week after shareholders ousted father and son from the board

23 Aug 2013

Colin: Football FDs stripped

Football FDs band together in concerns about compliance

20 Aug 2013

Vodafone in multi-million pound tax deal with HMRC

Telecoms giant paid millions of pounds to HMRC to settle dispute over the tax paid by an Irish subsidiary, according to reports

19 Aug 2013

Investors likely to receive scraps or nothing in RSM Tenon deal

RSM Tenon says Baker Tilly deal will return minimal, if any, value to investors

16 Aug 2013

Public scrutiny making football FDs cautious on compliance

FDs in football clubs more focused on management of corporate governance than if they were in a similar sized business outside of the industry

15 Aug 2013

Integrated reporting nudges closer with new FRC guidance

FRC publishes guidance on new strategic review which is due to replace the business review in annual reports this year

15 Aug 2013

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

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Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

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Taking Stock: TS match special

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