In 2013 it was found that only 14.5 per cent of respondents thought the government's interventions helped businesses in search of finance, but according to the 13th annual FDs' Satisfaction Survey, conducted in partnership with the ICAEW, this problem no longer persists.
A key challenge for any CFO or FD is how to balance day-to-day “heartbeat” responsibilities with significant one-time projects.
In 2014 a CBI and PwC report suggested that the UK's financial sector had a new-found appetite for recruitment, and if their rapid rate of hiring continues then there could be 26,000 more people employed in finance than that of Q2 2013. However, this is still 58,000 fewer jobs than at the end of 2008. Is this due to a skills shortage?
British Gas FD is set to take the top finance role in Heathrow, following José Leo's departure in March.
Deborah Findlay has been named the new finance director of law firm Taylor Wessing.
Paul Pomroy has taken over as managing director of McDonald’s UK, having first joined the business in 1996 as a real estate analyst.
Matt Powell is the financial director at Lending Works, but prior to joining the P2P lending startup, he was working at global audit firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and on the road to becoming a partner, so some would call him “crazy” for leaving.
The UK's professional recruitment firms have 29 per cent more vacancies to advertise year-on-year, according to data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), and IT and financial sectors are driving job opportunities.
Morgan McKinley's London Employment Monitor looks at how the City's employment landscape changed over this decade, not just in terms of raw numbers, but also in terms of culture and skills and the impact of globalisation on London's pre-eminence as a global financial centre.
Target Group, which has recently hired former Lloyds Commercial Finance MD as its CFO, has some aggressive growth plans in mind.
Business lending is set to grow for the first time in six years in 2015 as credit-crunch hit banks finally “find their feet” in the recovering economy.
Experienced high-growth technology company finance head Nick Williams examines the interception between FDs and the growing trend of big data.