With businesses embracing big data, new tech and digital media, the role of traditional CFO is evolving from financial expert to strategic partner, data analyst, talent curator and more. With the support of several data streams, James Booth, Chief Financial Officer at Instant Offices explains what this new era of the multidiscipline strategist means and…

At a time when all company expenditure is scrutinised and executive remuneration committees have been put into place to deal with the often problematic area of directors’ remuneration, companies need to be aware of the potential pitfalls in this area to ensure that they are not on the receiving end of an unfair prejudice petition.…

Repossessing a vehicle is always the option of last resort. But when all other attempts to rehabilitate an account have failed, this is often the only remaining course of action left for lenders to mitigate their loss. It is the lender’s legal responsibility to ensure all vehicle and asset repossessions comply with both the Financial…

Since their inception in 1986 the number of IVA’s approved by creditors has steadily increased year on year, (allowing for declines in 2008 and 2015), with 2018 projected to be yet another record-breaking year. The introduction of the IVA Protocol in 2008 gave IVA’s more credibility. The protocol followed working party consultation headed up The…

One major cause of headaches, for both businesses and individuals, is when customers, clients, or others refuse to pay money they owe. Despite letters and phone calls they may fail to meet their financial obligations and can leave their creditors feeling frustrated and out of pocket. For many small businesses, this can make the difference…

There’s no doubt that maintaining a continuous cash flow when running an SME is incredibly hard. Between recruitment and staff retention, financial outgoings and ensuring the bills are paid on time, chasing unpaid invoices can often seem like a job that can wait for tomorrow. Whilst many suppliers and clients will pay without a quibble, some…

Machine Learning (ML) is a branch of the more commonly understood field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the subject of many Hollywood dystopian ‘rise-of-the-machines’ style movies. In essence, Artificial Intelligence attempts to mimic human intelligence or behaviours. Machine Learning attempts to analyse and associate patterns of behaviour in diverse data sets to support data-driven decision making…

This year, on 1st November, the CCTA will hold its National Conference at The Belfry, Nottingham. This is an opportune time for us to reflect over the last 10 years and the pace of change in several component arenas that impact on our great Industry, and the changes in the wider landscape that will affect…

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