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CFO view: one man act

CFO view: one man act

In our last teaser of our upcoming CFO communicati...

CFO view: communication

CFO view: communication

In our third installment of our CFO communication ...

New measures introduced to enforce the National Living Wage

New measures introduced to enforce the National Living Wage

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced new m...

Manage your way to mindfulness

Manage your way to mindfulness

 

Palma Michel explains why CFOs need to learn...

UK companies’ cash in bank drops 25% in one year

UK companies’ cash in bank drops 25% in one year

The total amount of money UK companies had in the ...

Director of Finance awards report available

Director of Finance awards report available

 The Digital Report from the inaugural D...

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Governance

CFOs as a CEO’s number two

CFOs as a CEO’s number two

Tuesday, 25 August 2015  |  Lucinda Borrell

In the second snippet of our future communication feature due to be published in a future edition of Director of Finance, Rebecca Morland, senior clie...

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Financial management

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is the first to reach £100 million milestone

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is the first to reach £100 million milestone

Thursday, 03 September 2015  |  Letitia Booty

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has become the first of its kind to raise £100 million. The platform has now helped 290 businesses secure i...

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HR

CFO view: one man act

CFO view: one man act

Thursday, 03 September 2015  |  Martin Thorneycroft

In our last teaser of our upcoming CFO communication article, Martin Thorneycroft, CFO, Brady plc, gives his view from the frontline.

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Legal

Blog: A guide to diverse pay reporting

Blog: A guide to diverse pay reporting

Wednesday, 29 July 2015  |  Lucinda Borrell

With a report launched looking into the way gender pay is reported, David Whincup, Partner and Head of the London Employment Team, Squire Patton Boggs...

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Revenue & Savings

RBS reports £153m financial losses

RBS reports £153m financial losses

Thursday, 30 July 2015  |  Lucinda Borrell

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a half year loss, according to reports.

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Technology

Transforming how FDs talk to investors

Transforming how FDs talk to investors

Thursday, 30 July 2015  |  Jon Barker

London Stock Exchange's Luca Peyrano argues that its new ELITE Connect service will transform the investor relations profession.

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Governance

Bank chiefs tested on culture and ethics

1 MONTHS AGO
Bank chiefs tested on culture and ethics

A city banking task-force is set to write to lenders quizzing them on company ethics.

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Gender diversity - why it pays

1 MONTHS AGO
Gender diversity - why it pays

In 2016, new legislation will be implemented to encourage gender diversity in business. But why is equality and issue, and how can encouraging it impact on the finances?

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Majority of ASEAN businesses want more ambitious trade pacts

1 YEAR AGO
Majority of ASEAN businesses want more ambitious trade pacts

The Economist Intelligence Unit and HSBC report shows ASEAN exporters see it as important that their governments sign FTAs with more comprehensive provisions, rather than just cutting tariffs.

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Former HSBC boss believes more checks were needed

1 MONTHS AGO
Former HSBC boss believes more checks were needed

Former HSBC boss has admitted that more stringent checks should have been done on the bank's Swiss arm.

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Questions to ask when joining a board

1 YEAR AGO
Questions to ask when joining a board

How new directors can be equipped for the unique set of challenges faced by members of a board.

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Single tax on earnings proposed

1 MONTHS AGO
Single tax on earnings proposed

Income tax and national insurance (NI) may be merged in a shake-up of the tax system.

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Business leaders warn against "Google tax"

9 MONTHS AGO
Business leaders warn against

Business leaders have warned against the chancellor's plan for a so-called "Google tax" of 25% on the profits that multinationals seek to divert outside the country.

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Financial management

Scottish Referendum: A weak pound needn’t mean disaster for the UK’s importers

11 MONTHS AGO
Scottish Referendum: A weak pound needn’t mean disaster for the UK’s importers

With polls suggesting the Referendum is running a tight race, no one can predict the outcome of Thursday’s vote. However, with a sophisticated FX strategy in place, CFOs can ensure that their margins are protected, no matter which way the vote goes.

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How Big Data can help FDs to de-risk

1 YEAR AGO
How Big Data can help FDs to de-risk

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about how Big Data analysis can be used, and the companies it can be used by.

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Starbucks sales soar

1 MONTHS AGO
 Starbucks sales soar

Starbucks has seen global sales increase by 18% in the quarter to 28 June.

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Toshiba overstates profits by £780m

1 MONTHS AGO
Toshiba overstates profits by £780m

The chief executive of Toshiba will resign following irregularities with the company accounts.

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M&S triumphs in CSR category at Director of Finance Awards 2015

1 MONTHS AGO
M&S triumphs in CSR category at Director of Finance Awards 2015

Marks & Spencer won the award for corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the inaugural Director of Finance Awards.

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UK Companies Export Their Way To Growth

1 YEAR AGO

 

In the first year of the financial crisis the pound fell further against other currencies than it crashed during Black Wednesday in 1992. It plunged almost twice as much as in the official 1967 devaluation. Yet despite sterling’s decline, exports have been slow to increase. Only now, six years...

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HR

FCA announces consumer protection ahead of pension freedoms

7 MONTHS AGO
FCA announces consumer protection ahead of pension freedoms

The Financial Conduct Authority will be introducing additional protection for those accessing their defined contribution (DC) pension pot from April.

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PMI axes merger talks with NAPF

7 MONTHS AGO
PMI axes merger talks with NAPF

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has closed talks on a merger with the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF).

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Barclays to cut jobs

1 MONTHS AGO
Barclays to cut jobs

Barclays is planning to cut more than 30,000 jobs in the next two years.

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Reddit CEO resigns

1 MONTHS AGO
Reddit CEO resigns

The chief executive of news sharing platform Reddit has resigned.

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More than half of British firms not using interns

5 MONTHS AGO
More than half of British firms not using interns

More than half of British firms have never used an intern, a YouGov survey has revealed.

Businesses in London are more likely to offer internships compared with more than 70% of businesses in the Midlands having never employed a paid intern, closely followed by the North (67%) and the East (61%).&nbs...

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Mind The Skills Gap

1 YEAR AGO
Mind The Skills Gap

As UK business begins to talk more assuredly of a recovery, the biggest thorn in the country’s side remains skills shortages. Even with unemployment at above 2m, there remain about 600,000 unfilled vacancies in the UK – the highest number for five years.
This affects businesses of every size and in e...

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Apple and Facebook are to freeze eggs for female staff: Should UK firms offer the same?

10 MONTHS AGO
Apple and Facebook are to freeze eggs for female staff: Should UK firms offer the same?

Gender imbalance is particularly high in the tech sector, so Apple Inc and Facebook Inc have decided to try and attract female talent a different way; by offering to freeze their eggs.

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Employee share schemes: too good to be true?

1 YEAR AGO
Employee share schemes: too good to be true?

It was recently in the news that BT Group plc staff shared a "£1.1 billion pay-out" from an employee share scheme. Could other companies set up their own share scheme to deliver high levels of reward for strong performance?

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Leaders 'play it safe'

1 YEAR AGO
Leaders 'play it safe'

What is needed is real leaders who challenge convention and innovate, cultivate creativity, lead by example in driving change, create an inspiring view of the future, challenge behaviours that are unproductive, make those decisions that might be unpopular but are the ‘right’ things to do, and tackle...

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Why financial services workers leave, and what firms can do to make them stay

1 YEAR AGO
Why financial services workers leave, and what firms can do to make them stay

Retention is one of the most pressing concerns of employers worldwide, and financial services is no exception.

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Legal

A basic guide to trademark law

1 YEAR AGO
A basic guide to trademark law

A trademark is any sign which is capable of being represented graphically and distinguishing the goods or services of one business from those of another.

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UK finance professionals believe Scottish independence makes no financial or economic sense

1 YEAR AGO
UK finance professionals believe Scottish independence makes no financial or economic sense

Research shows that just one in ten finance professionals support the financial and economic arguments for Scottish independence, with 22 per cent remaining on the fence.

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Contracts That Do Not Guarantee a Minimum Number of Hours

1 YEAR AGO
Contracts That Do Not Guarantee a Minimum Number of Hours

The latest information was published in the report Analysis of Employee Contracts that do not Guarantee a Minimum Number of Hours published on 30 April 2014.

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Revenue & Savings

Why should FDs adopt a ‘Bid/No bid’ process when tendering for contracts?

11 MONTHS AGO
Why should FDs adopt a ‘Bid/No bid’ process when tendering for contracts?

When it comes to tendering for contracts, it’s important that a company knows its capabilities and limitations, and this is an area in which FDs must take an increasingly influential role.

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Massive Marketing Opportunity for SMBs Through Customer Sales Data

1 YEAR AGO
Massive Marketing Opportunity for SMBs Through Customer Sales Data

 

Partnership between Xero and Constant Contact empowers small businesses to turn financial data into hyper-targeted marketing campaigns.

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Seven things financial directors must ask their marketing teams

11 MONTHS AGO
Seven things financial directors must ask their marketing teams

Under the constant pressure of managing the finite resources of a company, it’s not always easy to make budgeting decisions on departments whose expertise may be far removed from your own.

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Why is marketing essential to a CFO?

1 YEAR AGO
Why is marketing essential to a CFO?

As marketing becomes an increasingly complicated and complex art form, collaboration and cooperation between the Chief Finance Officer and the marketing department has never been more important for success. Today, the speed of technological innovation is constantly changing the rules of the game.&nb...

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RWE npower CFO: Energy is a boardroom issue

9 MONTHS AGO
RWE npower CFO: Energy is a boardroom issue

Energy consumption needs to be discussed in the boardroom, says Jens Madrian, chief financial officer of RWE npower.

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Why ROI must be at the centre of your energy-saving plans

11 MONTHS AGO
Why ROI must be at the centre of your energy-saving plans

Across the board, FDs are frantically searching for new, innovative ways to curb their energy spend without having an adverse impact on overall productivity. In many cases, you need to spend money in order to save money in the long term, so FDs must constantly think about maximising ROI.  

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Technology

Automated recruitment: computer says no

10 MONTHS AGO
Automated recruitment: computer says no

According to the JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) employers are twice as confident about the economy as they were this time last year and are widely planning on taking on more staff in coming months.

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The quiet evolution

10 MONTHS AGO
The quiet evolution

What ten years ago was largely a tactical solution to immediate needs in finance and administration is now a strategic business model achieving world-class outcomes.

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Leading transformation: the CFO as digital change agent

10 MONTHS AGO
Leading transformation: the CFO as digital change agent

Determining the true market value of an enterprise is becoming increasingly complex.

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Only a third of finance officers claim to work closely with the CIO

1 YEAR AGO
Only a third of finance officers claim to work closely with the CIO

New research reveals the importance of closer collaboration between senior finance and IT functions for driving business growth and availability.

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Myths and misconceptions of cloud based phone systems

1 YEAR AGO
Myths and misconceptions of cloud based phone systems

It is clear that there are many misconceptions behind upgrading to cloud based phone systems. However, once explored these can more reliably be labelled "myths".

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The devil's in the data (location)

1 YEAR AGO
The devil's in the data (location)

As the cost saving benefits of cloud storage becomes increasingly more attractive to businesses, the need for companies to be more transparent with their data storage and more importantly the laws that govern them is even more paramount. So when it comes to the cloud, the mantra of "location, locati...

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