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Gamucci Electronic Cigarettes appoints CFO

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

03 Sep 2013

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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

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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

Former Kazakhmys CFO joins African Minerals

Matthew Hird replaces outgoing CFO Miguel Perry from 1 October

15 Aug 2013

Barclays FD Lucas steps down early due to ill health

Chris Lucas is to step down from Barclays six months earlier than expected, leaving the bank without an FD when it conducts £6bn rights issue

14 Aug 2013

PPF takes on BDP scheme to stave off insolvency

Pension Protection Fund takes on pension scheme of architectural business BDP which will save the company from administration

13 Aug 2013

Early Equity forced to change auditors

Haysmacintyre replaces Clement Chan as auditors of Early Equity after FRC highlights jurisidiction issue

13 Aug 2013

Only 25% of finance departments ready for GHG reporting

ICAEW and Verco research shows just 25% of companies have accounting software for incoming green reporting requirements

12 Aug 2013

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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