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Accountant committed fraud to fund drug habit, court hears

An accountant working for Four Seasons Health Care residential homes siphoned off £184,000 from dead residents to fund a drug addiction

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

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Axa UK unveils new group chief financial officer

Bertrand Poupart-Lafarge unveiled as Axa UK CFO

05 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

Ex-PwC director takes FRC role

Financial Reporting Council recruits Marian Williams as codes & standards director, alongside equities and investment specialist Angus Bogle as director of investor engagement

03 Sep 2013

BDO International audit partner joins Dragon Oil board

Justin Crowley, audit and assurance partner at BDO International, joins Dragon Oil as an independent non-executive director

03 Sep 2013

Big Four alumni prolific as FTSE 100 FDs

46 of the FTSE 100 finance directors are Big Four alumni

02 Sep 2013

FDs’ salaries up nearly 5% at UK-listed companies

FTSE 100 FDs now earn an average of £1.7m a year

28 Aug 2013

Ex-M&S FD to take IHG non-exec role

Ian Dyson to expand his non-executive portfolio with InterContinental Hotels Group role

28 Aug 2013

G4S headhunts Mysys CFO Himanshu Raja

Mysys CFO joins G4S as company seeks to strengthen balance sheet

28 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

Kieran Poynter takes chair role at F&C Asset Management

Former PwC chairman steps up to the top non-executive role at investment managers

22 Aug 2013

Colin: Football FDs stripped

Football FDs band together in concerns about compliance

20 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

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

Former Invensys CFO joins BBA Aviation board

Wayne Edmunds, CEO and former CFO of Invensys, joins BBA Aviation as non exec

08 Aug 2013

Punch chief Ian Dyson takes ASOS non-exec role

Former M&S FD to serve as senior independent director at the online fashion retailer

07 Aug 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?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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