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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

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Finance function is ‘root of small company underperformance’

SMEs and small caps slow to apply shared services, ‘right-sourcing’ and technological best practice, research finds

05 Nov 2013

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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

Tesco FD on receiving end of shareholder criticism

Tesco management under fire as shock central Europe profit slump questioned

15 Oct 2013

Recruiter promotes FC to acting CFO

Michael Page (now PageGroup) promotes Kelvin Stagg following Andrew Bracey's prompt departure on Friday

14 Oct 2013

ICAEW appoints BBC exec as new finance chief

Liz Rylatt to head up finance and operations at the ICAEW

03 Oct 2013

Former Trader Media Group CFO joins Future

Future replaces CFO Graham Harding, who is leaving to "pursue other career opportunities"

01 Oct 2013

Finance chiefs turning to growth strategies

Pursuing expansion is more important for CFOs than cutting costs and stockpiling cash, finds Deloitte survey

30 Sep 2013

Petroleum business recruits new finance director

Former Hong Kong International Airport financial manager Stewart McGarrity takes the top finance role, succeeding Craig Gouws

27 Sep 2013

FTSE 250 FD bemoans auto-enrolment regime

Interserve’s Tim Haywood claims the government has thrown the cost and complexity of auto-enrolment back at business

27 Sep 2013

Reed Elsevier CFO to step down for family reasons

Duncan Palmer, CFO of Reed Elsevier, is to leave Anglo-Dutch publishing company by September 2014

26 Sep 2013

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

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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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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