People business

Mothercare

Former Halfords CFO joins Mothercare board

Nick Wharton, the chief executive at Dunelm Group, joins the babywear retailer with effect from 14 November

13 Nov 2013

New Look

CFO leaves New Look in pursuit of portfolio career

Alastair Miller steps down as New Look CFO after 13 years at the fashion retailer

13 Nov 2013

part-time-dressmaker

SMEs 'optimistic but cautious' on growth prospects

SMEs line up growth in 2014, but unsure about taking aggressive action to drive forward, finds Baker Tilly survey

13 Nov 2013

Sage ends search for new CFO

Sage appoints former Invensys CFO Steve Hare as its new finance chief

12 Nov 2013

CIMA-qualified Anite CEO takes role at Vitec

Christopher Humphrey expands portfolio with software company non-executive role

11 Nov 2013

Increase in female FTSE board appointments

Around a third of FTSE board appointments have gone to women over last six months

08 Nov 2013

Rangers appoints ACCA-qualified Somers as chairman

David Somers joins Rangers as acting chairman and will lead search for new chief executive

07 Nov 2013

Ex-International Power CFO named Imperial Tobacco chair

Current National Grid non-exec and former CFO of International Power takes chair role at listed tobacco company

06 Nov 2013

Costa FD swaps coffee for Moneysupermarket.com

Matthew Price takes CFO role at Moneysupermarket.com, succeeding Paul Doughty who leaves to pursue other interests

06 Nov 2013

Laffin to pilot Flybe as chairman

Former Safeway FD Simon Laffin takes chair role as Flybe looks to restructure

05 Nov 2013

AstraZeneca names new CFO as profits dip

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

31 Oct 2013

CFO steps up to CEO at AIM listed technology developer

Philip Spinks succeeds chief executive Adrian Meldrum at Oxford Advanced Surfaces

30 Oct 2013

Former Wrexham FC chief jailed for invoice fraud

Experienced chartered accountant Paul Retout jailed for submitting false invoices at a former business

25 Oct 2013

Pawnbroker FD to step down

Alex Maby to leave H&T Group, with commercial director Steve Fenerty stepping into the role

25 Oct 2013

Ex-BBA Aviation group FD takes non-exec role at Stobart

Transport and distribution business Stobart recruits Andrew Wood as its non-executive director and senior independent director

24 Oct 2013

Former HomeServe CFO to replace CEO

Martin Bennett, who spent three years as chief financial officer, to lead home repairs company

23 Oct 2013

Colin: Bare-faced ambition

Colin was rather tickled to read FDs are more open about their career ambitions

22 Oct 2013

FDs aiming for top job as role expands

Commercial acumen is increasingly important for finance directors looking to climb the career ladder

18 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

Reeves appoints new managing partner

Clive Stevens steps up to chairman with Nigel Fright taking the managing partner role

15 Oct 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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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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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.