We quiz Katherine Grover, CFO Semafone, on what it's like being in charge of the finances at a fast-growth startup.
Despite government efforts to cut red tape, new legislation such as auto enrolment is creating new challenges for finance directors.
We speak to Stephen Lane, finance director at Xtrac, and discover how he first took up the role to touch different parts of the business in a meaningful way.
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Lesley Stalker, tax partner at RJP, analyses what HMRC looks for in a claim when it comes to R&D tax relief.
The British government is urging the business nation to get exporting, but is doing business overseas too troublesome to start with?
The conventional wisdom runs something like this: we live in a “quantified world” where every action, interaction and decision generates data. The systems storing and analysing this data are smart – so we can start to take much better decisions, and much better quantified risks, than ever before.
Last week, the Bank of England (BoE) announced they would not increase interest rates.
This is the second in a series of posts prompted by responses to the annual 'FDs’ Satisfaction Survey', which was started by Real FD in 2001 and received over 1,500 submissions in 2014 alone.
Even though the financial director (FD) serves as an executive member in a company, is there a sense that their position as financiers make their opinions less worthy than CEOs or the board?
Many finance directors (FDs) harbour ambitions to transition from executive to non-executive (NXD) positions at some point in their career. However, understanding when this should be and knowing how to go about securing the first NXD role is not always easy.
There’s nothing new about controversial payments in supermarket supply chains or pressure form big retailers to force suppliers into penury. But one of the big lessons from Tesco’s latest troubles is that the finance function has a choice to make: be an enabler or a challenger of those kinds of unsustainable practices.
A new report from Reuters law division has found that HMRC prosecutions were up by almost a third in 2013/14.