Google is not afraid to lure in top executive talent, as was shown by the hefty $70m the company paid Morgan Stanley's CFO Ruth Porat – enticing her to defect from her job in New York. Keen to secure “Wall Street's most powerful woman” the company offered Porat stock valued at $25m. But what is the company's true intentions?
While the giants of venture capital and major investors in the technology sector have long since embraced Twitter as a vital communication tool, the wider private equity industry has been slow to follow. But signs are now emerging of greater engagement with Twitter by private equity bosses, lawyers, capital investors and consultants as a way of demonstrating thought leadership and industry presence.
Having proper guidelines in place is critical to maintaining control on spend when it comes to employee expenses.
In our fast-paced business world, successful companies are realising that they need to introduce a new culture of change and innovation. Central to this transformation is the CFO, who must work closely with his or her CEO to develop and implement strategic changes that will deliver sustainable growth.
If you’re an enthusiastic entrepreneur looking to start a new venture, have you truly stopped to consider the financial aspects of setting up and growing a business?
A lack of under qualified finance staff means that every SME in the UK could have lost an average of £1,277, due to issues such as tax miscalculations, unpaid invoices and fines – the equivalent of £2.9bn across the UK economy.
Benedict Smith has announced he will be leaving his post as CFO at high street and online entertainment retailer GAME Digital after two years on the board.
As businesses grow, the need to look overseas becomes a positive eventuality. One issue this throws up is dealing with foreign currency and the most cost-effective way of doing this.
Andrew Finn, finance director at Wax Digital, explains how his business recently moved to a subscription basis – recounting the struggles encountered and offering advice for others considering the option.
Uber's chief financial officer Brent Callinicos has resigned to spend more time with his family, according to the Wall Street Journal, which has started the ignition on rumours of an IPO.
eBay has conducted research into the broken bond between British banks and small businesses and found the financial institutions have remained unsupportive of lending, even more so following the coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.
Business chiefs need to break a "culture of acceptance" amongst their employees to curb expenses fraud and save over £100m a year.