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Canvassing the sentiment of FDs and finance professionals around the UK: Time to get voting

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As the biggest survey of the sentiment of senior financial decision-makers, we find out how happy each are with their banks, auditors, advisors and software vendors.

The survey in 2015 had a decidedly more political feeling to it, but this year we’ll be asking: what forms of finance are you likely to consider using in the coming 12 months; what current affairs issue is worrying you most; and what is your toughest challenge when managing your company’s business travel?

When asked how satisfied they were with the personal relationships they had with their bank, 66 per cent were resoundingly positive last year. The question of whether whether they were happy with their bank’s ability to deliver the required service and any “extra value” saw 52 per cent reveal their bank added real value by giving a score of five on a scale of five to one. A further 30.4 per cent awarded a four, with only 6 per cent giving any kind of negative score.

The results of the FDs’ Satisfaction Survey will be discussed at our maiden FD Surgery event, supported by Lloyds Bank, Bupa, Corporate Traveller, FCM Travel Solutions, webexpences and WorldFirst, on 18 May. This event is dedicated to curing the minor niggles and major headaches faced by finance directors, and we’ll also be announcing the UK’s very best accountancy firms, banks, technology providers and other suppliers and advisers as voted for in the FDs’ Satisfaction Survey.

Set at The Royal College of Surgeons in London, FD Surgery has been created to elicit challenges currently faced by FDs and their peers. Treating these conditions will be central to the day, with panel sessions on everything from cash flow and funding to HR and IT.

To incentivise you to share your opinions, the first 50 FDs to complete the survey will be eligible for a free ticket to the FD Surgery.

The survey runs until 6 April, but get your answers in now to be in with a chance to join us on 18 May.

Complete the 2016 FDs' Satisfaction Survey here

If you’re a finance director we’d welcome your contributions by telling us about your daily challenges and burning issues – or simply sharing advice here. All published authors (and you can choose to remain anonymous) become a part of the Real FD network, where you can share your experiences with like-minded FDs online and in person at our FD events.

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