In 2010, the CFO role had broadened to encompass not only the traditional financial skills, but also strategic and market-facing responsibilities. Six years later, the role’s disruption has accelerated more rapidly than we would have thought possible.
Author Shané Schutte
Since the turn of the decade, Servest has made eight acquisitions – six of which it deemed to be major. As such, we asked its CFO, Phil Morris, to discuss the valuation process and the factors that play a vital role in mergers and acquisitions (M&As).
The internet is rife with the “skimpy” dress female tennis players are wearing at Wimbledon courtesy of Nike. But the dress saga itself seems to have spurred on a debate about sponsors and looks.
While often considered a dark and mysterious place, the online world is an area which can produce tremendous returns for young and ambitious companies – it just pays to know what is working these days.
Humanity is close to destroying itself – so say scientists and business leaders alike. However, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a few tips in mind for how we can prevent ourselves from becoming the all-star cast of the Terminator series.
The latest lawsuit to hit Apple suggested that despite the iPhone only being nine years old, it was designed in 1992 – and the tech firm's team had nothing to do with it.
It seems like yesterday that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla’s Elon Musk were fighting about which company had the bigger rocket – but while they compare sizes, there’s no doubt that both leaders have achieved much in their ambitions to conquer space.
Ignoring past traditions, the Sultan of Yogyakarta has become an unlikely champion for equality by making his eldest daughter heir apparent.
Watchfinder co-founder Lloyd Amsdon is of the belief that success is about recognising an opportunity when it knocks on your door – and given that the company had a record-breaking year in 2015 with an annual turnover of £55.5m, we’d say he’s done exactly that.
Growth is the goal for many entrepreneurs but building a much bigger business is no easy feat. That's where the CFO comes in – and who better to discuss scaling a company than the head of finance from one of our 2015 Growing Business Awards finalists.
What do NASA and Ernest Hemingway’s "The Sun Also Rises" have in common? A tiny typo. But while the book will now fetch its owner quite a hefty sum, to the space agency it meant the failure of Mariner 1.
A significant proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from Europe – including discrimination rights, holiday pay and maternity and paternity leave – so could our "out" vote bring drastic changes to the country?