As corporate finance departments continue to examine ways to save money and create value, management often resorts to redundancies. However, as Dan Doherty points out, without a carefully thought out employment and training strategy the company may be throwing away some of its most valuable assets, management knowledge and skills.
Redundancy is a word that's likely to make a come-back, but pain can mitigated by knowing the tax system. Should you be a managing director, own your own business or be party to the directors' night of the long knives in which you find your own fate wrapped up with the doomed, when can you get tax-free payments? Nichola Ross Martin examines how the accountants can help the corporate finance department.
Staff costs are typically measured by calculating payroll and training as a percentage of the company's revenue. New research has revealed hidden employee costs. Mary Clarke, CEO of Cognisco, explores the findings and identifies how the finance team can mitigate against these.
Like most of the country, I was enthralled by the Beijing Olympics and the achievements of Team GB and reminded how success so quickly breeds an envir...