The Financial Controller's Diary

A Financial Controller in a hi-tech small business writes about the trials of running a finance department...

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Sep
19

Being based in the North of England, we’ve been following the Scottish referendum closely.

Sep
12

CP has asked me to investigate the tax credit available for video games makers, to see if we are eligible.

I think the answer is no.

Sep
01
3

BD’s son nominated him to do the famous/infamous Ice Bucket Challenge last week.

When he mentioned that at our Monday morning team meeting, No 2 said, “Yes, my cousin nominated me too!  If I do yours, BD, will you do mine afterwards?”

Aug
26
2

The Meals on Wheels deliveries turned out to be a great success for our team.  We took it in turns to drive the van and push the carts round, and all met up afterwards for a pizza lunch.

Aug
18
5

The volunteers’ organisation came up with several suggestions for our team awayday:

Aug
10
38

We’re planning some form of out-of-office day for the staff, as a team-building exercise and also to help take away the bad taste of the recent cash thefts.  Even though not everyone knew about them, Mrs Dragon, CP and I certainly haven’t been our usual cheerful selves since that issue.

Aug
04
1

Gathering the MOSS

 

We’ve been looking to see whether we will have to register under the Mini One Stop Shop scheme come January 2015.

Jul
28
8

The petty cash boxes have been removed from the office and the money paid back into the bank.  From now on we are going to buy office essentials in advance and have them delivered.  And if anyone wants to buy a pint of milk, or some stamps, and we don’t have any, they will have to reclaim that on

Jul
20
7

We’ve caught a thief – but the second half of the missing cash mystery remains unsolved.

CP called me into his office for a private meeting this morning.

Jul
14
19

I reconciled both petty cash boxes this week.

Mrs Dragon’s box balanced perfectly.

Mine was £20 short.

It can’t be the opening balance, because that was £0.

There definitely aren’t two notes stuck together in the box.

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