Finance Professionals' Programme

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The finance environment is continually changing, with new legislation and emerging issues impacting the way we work every day. The structure of finance teams within organisations has to be able to manage this continuous change, with new roles being created to cover emerging areas.

To encompass this changing audience, the Financial Controller and Finance Leader Network name has been changed to the Finance Professionals’ Programme, illustrating the relevance to all members of finance management as well as the breadth of the information we cover in our workshops, seminars and e-bulletins.

The Finance Professionals’ Programme is one of a suite of three role based networks for finance specialists:

  • Finance Professionals' Programme – essential updates for finance management
  • Future Finance Leaders Programme – for high flying individuals who aspire to becoming a FTSE350 CFO or equivalent in their next two or three career moves
  • Chief Financial Officer Programme – for the CFO community

To find out more, please email us at Contact Us Finance Professionals' Programme or call us on +44 [0]20 7951 9378.


Thought leadership

Financial Reporting Outlook conference report 8.3Mb, February 2014
There is a general agreement on the need for greater transparency in annual reports and accounts and that participants in the financial reporting system still support the goal of a single set of high quality global accounting standards.


2013 year-end technical update polling results
Companies in the UK are considering different strategies for adopting the new UK GAAP and reduced disclosure IFRS standards, with 21% considering full EU adopted IFRS, 28% IFRS with reduced disclosures, 34% New UK GAAP and 17% don't know. This was the view of over 800 respondents at EY’s annual technical update series held across the UK and Ireland.


EY ITEM Winter Forecast
Predicts improving labour market will see the UK hit its unemployment threshold two years early. With the economy predicted to grow by 2.7% in 2014, followed by 2.4% in 2015, consumer confidence and housing continue to drive the recovery.

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Under cyber attack - EY's Global Information Security Survey 2013
Explores the role CFOs should play in protecting their organisation against cyber attacks including securing board level support, aligning information security risks with organizational strategy, and making the right information security investments.


CFOs and supply chain leaders partner for performance
70% of CFOs and 63% of supply chain leaders say their relationship has become more collaborative, and companies with strong business partnering between the CFO and the supply chain report higher growth than those with a traditional finance model.


Reporting Magazine
The latest reporting magazine covers articles on cyber security, rethinking global risks, tax and reputational risk and groupthink.


Capital Confidence Barometer
The latest report suggests a return of deal activity after a five-year period of falling M&A globally.


Eurozone – December 2013
Forecast 0.9% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2014, followed by annual growth of about 1.5% in 2015–17.

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Accounting for asset impairment: a test for IFRS compliance across Europe
This paper, sponsored by EY, was released at the Cass Business School in London. It examines the impairment disclosures of companies across Europe as a way of testing their compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Although a number of studies show that IFRS has had a positive impact on markets and companies, the report shows there's still room for improvement in the way companies across Europe apply it.


Tax Transparency
This paper looks at how Boards can prepare for the possibility of substantive tax transparency reporting for the first time, or improve existing reports by enhancing data collection processes and financial statement and other disclosures.


The future of UK and Irish GAAP
The FRC’s changes to the framework of financial reporting represent a new challenge and potential opportunity for all companies currently reporting under UK and Irish GAAP. Read more about the future of UK and Irish GAAP.