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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Oct
24

CP and BD were not happy with each other over changes to the budget for our proposed increase.

I was go-between for their discussions and that wasn’t achieving anything, so I decided it was time to try a different approach.

Oct
20
1

The discussion round the office in the last few weeks has been whether or not we should put our prices up.

“We make really good software, and customers should pay for that,” is CD’s view.

Oct
13
3

Mrs Dragon came into work last week looking very perplexed.

“I’ve had two different letters from HMRC in the same envelope,” she said.  “I don’t know what to make of it.  Something about taking tax off my wages.”

Oct
06

If we’re looking to set up an overseas branch or subsidiary, I’m wondering should it be nearer to home than America, China or Japan, certainly for our first overseas venture?

Sep
29
2

BD brought in a consultant a few weeks ago, to do some research into where we might have pools of potential customers overseas.

The consultant presented his report to us last week and recommended we look in more detail at the American, Chinese or Japanese markets.

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:

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