Finance Professionals' Programme
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 Finance Professionals' Programme or call us on +44 20 7951 9378.
ITEM Club – Autumn 2013
With UK GDP now projected to grow by 1.4% this year and 2.4% next year after a 0.1% rise in 2012, it’s increasingly evident that the reinvigorated consumer — emboldened by a reviving housing market — has pushed the UK economy into a higher orbit.
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.
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 – September 2013
The Eurozone is emerging from its longest recession in at least three decades.
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.
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.
Audit Exemption webcast
For financial years ending on or after 1 October 2012, a new audit exemption is available for those subsidiary companies which do not meet the small company and small group exemption requirements but have a European Economic Area parent willing to guarantee their debts and liabilities.
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.
Drought or drowning
We explore key considerations for the CFOs of cash rich and cash poor companies, to help them seize the opportunities, manage the complexities and steer their company through this unusual economic environment.