finance directors

Ex-Sage CEO & FD joins Wandisco as chairman

Former SAGE CEO and CFO reunited at NYSE-listed IT business WANdisco

20 Mar 2014

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The Business Finance Awards 2014

Now in their second year, these prestigious awards recognise those in finance that have demonstrated success and innovation over the last 12 months. Entries are now open!

12 Mar 2014

SouthWestfd increases presence with two new recruits

Steve Moncur and John Fowler increase SouthWestfd's associate numbers to 16

25 Feb 2014

Higginson recruits former Sainsbury's CFO to Poundland board

Former finance chiefs of Tesco and Sainsbury's to work together as Poundland prepares to float

19 Feb 2014

Big Four and financial services dominate UK consulting

The UK consulting market is set for robust growth in 2014, with the Big Four scooping up market share

17 Feb 2014

Ex-RSA FD takes CFO role at Good Energy

Former Barclays FC and RSA regional FD takes CFO role at renewable energy business

03 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Will John Bason be tender with Compass audit contract?

Compass audit committee chair John Bason heads into the unknown as the finance chief looks to conclude tender process

03 Feb 2014

PwC: RSA's problems limited to Irish operation

Reviews involving auditors, external assurance and internal audit, outline extent of financial and control issues at RSA's Irish division

09 Jan 2014

Clean Air Power FD resigns for new opportunity

Pete Rowse leaves Clean Air Power after eight years

08 Jan 2014

New Year’s resolution: avoid burnout in 2014

The most driven accountants are most at risk of burning out young, explains consultant Maite Barón, but there are steps for prevention

07 Jan 2014

Former Cairn Energy deputy FD takes Bowleven role

Kerry Crawford has been promoted to FD at mining business Bowleven

06 Jan 2014

Debenhams CFO departs as tough trading hits home

Days after a profit warning, Simon Herrick steps down from the high street retail giant

02 Jan 2014

RBS finance director leaves to join Santander

Nathan Bostock quits tax-payer backed bank for deputy chief executive position at Santander UK after just ten weeks in the job

11 Dec 2013

Steve Best new FD arrival at London Overground

City Link FD takes London Overground finance role

03 Dec 2013

Ashmore recruits ACA qualified Tom Shippey as FD

Shippey promoted to FD from head of corporate development

27 Nov 2013

Putting together a successful ERP tender process

You need a new business IT platform - but what steps are needed for the process to be a success? Fergus Gilmore explains what to do

13 Nov 2013

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

Why BYOD belongs in the FD's in-tray

As more companies allow their employees to use personal devices for work purposes, Julian Swan explains why BYOD can be a legal quagmire for business.

13 Nov 2013

Sage ends search for new CFO

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

12 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

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

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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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