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.
The new Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom, announced Friday that a new financial partnership will be opened up between Britain and India.
As part of RealFD, we've written about the evolving role of the FD. Especially, his or her presence in the boardroom.
In order for an FD to have a clear understanding of the needs of an organisation and communicate with the CEO and board, he needs to leave the more functional roles to other people.
In this guest piece, Troels Henriksen argues why FDs need to get there reports done in the first three to four days – it saves time, and stress for the company.
According to two new reports from CBI and Astbury Marsden, the financial services industry has now seen a greater period of growth since the recession began.