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The Cream Doesn’t Always Rise To The Top

Leaders often wonder why a diverse talent pool at junior levels doesn’t equate to a similarly diverse senior management. If this sounds familiar to you that’s good – you’ve already started questioning. And a curious mindset is a precursor to change. Most organisations believe [...]

By | 2018-06-14T06:48:47+00:00 June 13th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Cream Doesn’t Always Rise To The Top

A Great FD is like your GP

The Finance Director’s primary role in fast growth and mid-cap environments is to support the CEO in delivering the strategic vision by ensuring the business is suitably funded, with balanced controls and flexible process in place to safeguard its assets and underpin anticipated growth. [...]

By | 2018-05-10T08:53:34+00:00 May 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on A Great FD is like your GP

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

The majority of organisations acknowledge that taking an overseas assignment is good for an employee’s career prospects. And to make this transition easier, the logistical details are usually handled extremely efficiently – from moving belongings and finding a home, to settling children into schools. [...]

By | 2018-04-19T09:31:57+00:00 April 13th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

Cycling, Networking and Fun … All Rolled Into One!

Picture the scene … 16 aspiring track riders from the fdu network taking to the Olympic Velodrome, home of the London 2012 Olympics. Nervous excitement flowing through their veins as the serene atmosphere of the impressive cycling building almost lulls them into a false [...]

By | 2018-04-06T09:48:26+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Events, News|Comments Off on Cycling, Networking and Fun … All Rolled Into One!

Volunteering Can Lead to Happiness, Who Knew?

When was the last time you volunteered to do something meaningful which would support your career development and possibly even make you happier? As Jonathan Haidt writes in his book The Happiness Hypothesis*, the voluntary activities you undertake make a significant and sustained difference to [...]

By | 2018-03-21T14:43:22+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Volunteering Can Lead to Happiness, Who Knew?

#PressForProgress … but #PickUpThePace

International Women’s Day (IWD) was first celebrated in 1911 by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, and since then it’s grown into a global movement. Every year we make strides in creating more gender inclusive nations, if not the entire [...]

By | 2018-03-08T09:30:15+00:00 March 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on #PressForProgress … but #PickUpThePace

Leading With A Different Kind Of Intelligence

Political events over the last several years have led to an increasing amount of national navel-gazing. In the UK, the USA and individual European countries there has been more dialogue about what each nation wants for themselves (and what/who they don’t want), and less [...]

By | 2018-03-01T14:19:18+00:00 February 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Leading With A Different Kind Of Intelligence

The Future of FP&A: Replacing Analysis with Analytics

Wherever you turn, disruption is taking place with businesses trying to accelerate by adopting a more strategic focus. At the heart of this disruption is data: the quicker we can obtain data, convert that data into relevant and organised information, transform that information into [...]

By | 2018-02-13T15:12:29+00:00 February 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on The Future of FP&A: Replacing Analysis with Analytics

Kicking It Up A Gear in 2018? Remember The Basics.

With all the news of now swirling around us and business, political and sporting events already racing relentlessly ahead into 2018, we at fdu are taking a moment to reflect upon a few basics to help us all strive forwards and achieve our goals [...]

By | 2018-01-10T19:05:16+00:00 January 8th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Kicking It Up A Gear in 2018? Remember The Basics.

The Life Of A CFO: A Tale Of Disruption

The life of a Chief Financial Officer has never been easy or simple. If one thing is obvious, it’s that the role is getting tougher. While traditional elements of the CFO’s responsibilities remain relevant today, there are new forces at work to which CFOs [...]

By | 2017-11-21T11:51:32+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on The Life Of A CFO: A Tale Of Disruption