finance directors

Ashmore recruits ACA qualified Tom Shippey as FD

Shippey promoted to FD from head of corporate development

27 Nov 2013

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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

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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

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

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

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

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Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

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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