Transforming how FDs talk to investors

News Article - 17/12/2015 : automation, digitisation, finance directors, Technology, Finance, Technology

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

Digitisation, automation and other technological advances are transforming industries, financial markets...

Corporate Governance - the role of the Finance Director in developing ethical policy

News Article - 20/10/2015 : director of finance online, ethics, finance directors, General, governance, Finance

In the fourth and final part of our Director Of Finance Corporate Governance Feature Tanya Barman, head of ethics at CIMA talks about the vital role Finance Directors pay in developing ethical policy within a business.

“The financial...

Top firms turn backs on stock market listing and private equity cash

News Article - 01/04/2014 : Finance, finance directors, stock market listing, survey, Thomson Reuters Survey, Finance

The UK’s top law firms have become increasingly sceptical about listing on the stock market or taking on private equity investment, according to new research.

The poll of finance directors at the top 100 firms – conducted by...

Outsourcing isn’t just about the bottom line

News Article - 25/03/2014 : director of finance online, Finance, finance directors, outsourcing, Finance

Outsourcing has seen big changes in recent years. The mega multi-billion pound deals, which lasted for many years, are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

Businesses now are looking for agile, niche suppliers who are the ‘best in...

Impact of recession continues to dominate FDs’ views of the future for big firms

News Article - 28/02/2014 : finance directors, fixed fees, law firm finance directors, profit risks, risk and compliance, survey, The Thomson Reuters annual survey of finance directors, UK law firms, Finance, Risk & Compliance

A survey of top 100 law firm finance directors has shown the consequences of the recent economic downturn continue to dominate predictions for the future, with regulatory and compliance work forecast to grow fastest and public sector work...

HR wants a tighter relationship with the finance team

News Article - 08/01/2014 : director of finance, finance directors, HR professionals, HR Survey, HR technologies, Legal HR, Research, Talentia Software, Talentia Software whitepaper, Finance, Human Resources

New HR survey reveals need for stronger partnership with finance teams and more investment.

A survey of over 290 HR directors, professionals and company managers has revealed that 94% believe HR and finance teams should work together more...

Finance directors accused of stifling the IT department

News Article - 08/01/2014 : best of breed technologies, DatacenterDynamics Converged London, director of finance, Ed Ansett, Eddie Desouza, Enlogic, Finance, finance directors, finance news, i3 Solutions Group, IBM, IT, IT professionals, legal software, poll, poll by Enlogic, Research, Technology, Finance, Technology

Two thirds of IT professionals blame lack of freedom to choose best of breed solutions - senior finance function takes much of the blame.

When it comes to improving data centre efficiency, 67...

Best practice called for on firm expenses

News Article - 19/01/2012 : expense management, expense reporting, finance directors, Finance, Finance, Human Resources, Practice Management

Finance Directors and business owners have been urged to check their expenses policies and costs, following revelations about MPs’ allowances.

The call, made by Bishop Fleming, the South West accountancy firm, comes on the back of research...

Finance directors need more visibility over key information

News Article - 19/01/2012 : business intelligence, finance directors, procurement, Finance, Finance

CFOs and Finance Director’s poor visibility of key financial information is undermining confidence in their departmental and company performance, and ultimately leaving doubts around profitability, according to the annual The Cost of Control...

Direct Bacs vs internet banking

News Article - 19/01/2012 : bacs, banking, chaps transfers, finance directors, finance function, Finance, Finance

For the growing numbers of organisations, large and small, already using Internet banking to check balances and access statements, it is a logical extension to also use the system to make payments.

But how many organisations have...

Finance directors call for taxation review

News Article - 19/01/2012 : finance directors, grant thornton, tax, Finance, Finance

As party conference season starts the business community gets behind calls for corporation tax to be reduced.

The political debate is currently firmly focused on cutting the UK budget deficit with all parties talking of cutting government...

On top of discretionary spending

News Article - 19/01/2012 : budgeting, discretionary spending, finance directors, Finance, Finance

Finance directors can't hope to curb the excess until they can regain control of discretionary spending.

While the middle classes revel in their new-found frugality, so the Daily Telegraph recently claimed, welcoming the need to...

Handling accounts system access

News Article - 19/01/2012 : accounting software, finance directors, Finance, Finance

How do finance directors handle requests by junior directors to access the accounts?

As a finance director, you'll almost certainly have full access to your company's accounts system. If you don't, you really need to question your...

Beyond the credit crisis - A call to Finance Directors in the corporate sector...

News Article - 19/01/2012 : credit crunch, finance directors, merger, Finance, Finance

A call to Finance Directors in the corporate sector to be ready to take advantage of the next bonanza.

Is the recession over? Are we at the bottom of the curve, or still on a downward trajectory?

The world seems divided on...

New Finance Director at BLP

News Article - 19/01/2012 : berwin leighton paisner, finance directors, Finance, Finance

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced that Mark Tothill has recently joined the firm as finance director. Mark, who had previously been at Linklaters since 2002, will also sit on the BLP board.

Mark held the position of UK Finance...