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The CFO Agenda and Performance, Risk & Compliance: The Next Chapter


At the end of last year, I read an excellent book by Jeremy Hope entitled ‘Reinventing the CFO .

The book challenges some long held assumptions about centralisation, planning, budgeting and forecasting as well as the role of

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Anti-bribery, Corruption and ‘Test Once, Comply Many’


Tomorrow sees yet another compliance regime, the UK Bribery Act, comes into force. A much debated legislation which remains unclear in parts but reflects and puts even more teeth into the key tenets of the FCPA reglation from the US. …

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Internal Audit and a Changing World


I always read the annual CEO, CFO, CAE, CIO reports from the Big 4 firms. They usually arrive in the first quarter of the year and are based on interviews carried out up to a year before. As a result,

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Business Performance at a macro level: The Economic Wonder that is Germany


In the last three weeks I attended two very different networking events. The first, European Technology Forum aka ‘Snowball’ in Gstaad and the second, the Deutsche Bank Business Leaders event with Dr Josef Ackermann in London.
‘Snowball’ is very relaxed

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