92. Should May Stay or Should May Go?

Well, what an intriguing last few days we have had! On Friday, 9th June, a hung parliament was confirmed; the British people had spoken and had given Prime Minister Theresa May a resounding raspberry. And despite her gamble backfiring – in no small part to a woefully run and poorly advised campaign – she blundered […]

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91. Solving the currency conundrum

It is tough to predict and anticipate currency fluctuations at the best of times, but the events of 2017 so far have arguably rendered attempts even more difficult. Indeed, at the start of the year, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America, Marine Le Pen got to the […]

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90. Taking the Temperature

Tectona was asked by The Business Magazine to take part in one of their insightful sessions called “Taking the Temperature” focusing on key issues affecting small and medium size business. The Panel were asked to consider three issues – or Exam Questions: The chief concerns affecting us all Heathrow expansion Gender pay gap legislation Exam […]

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88. Are you squarely in your Comfort Zone?

First, I do not do holidays! That said, I was fortunate enough to recently spend 2 weeks totally outside my comfort zone. Not in a business context – although there are a huge number of lessons to be learnt, I am sure – but on a “working” holiday with my brother in Indonesia. Now, this […]

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45. The qualities of an outstanding FD

“What does an outstanding FD look like and do you need one?” All too often Finance Directors (FD or CFO), particularly in SME businesses, act more like “heavy” bookkeepers or management accountants rather than being a true member of the senior management team providing input to strategy and driving the business plan through in partnership […]

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86. My parting gift

After too many years in the accounting profession, I’m hanging up my boots.  No more statements on Transfer Pricing, no more pleas to our Institute  to drown FRED 50, no more commentaries on the property market, the pensions industry, or  the ludicrous valuations of loss-making web-based business. It’s been fun, this blogging lark.  A platform […]

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