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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Apr
14
6

The five bookkeeping candidates came in for their face-to-face interviews last week.

Apr
07
1

Last week saw us carry out phone interviews with potential new sales staff, designers, and bookkeepers.

The bookkeepers were a very mixed bunch.

Mar
30

We’re starting to see CVs come in for the bookkeeper’s role, the designer’s role – and BD has managed to convince CP that it’s time he recruited a couple of staff to help him look after customers and attract new ones.  So that makes four roles we’re recruiting for.

Mar
24
2

It’s back to the recruitment trail for us.

Mar
16
1

As one commentator put it last year, it’s nearly time for another dose of George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Mar
07
4

My bedtime reading this week has been the Pensions Regulator’s site for more information about Automatic Enrolment, because sooner or later we will also have to comply with that.

Mar
03

Reader WhichTyler made the very valid point that a cheque written by candlelight may not be worth what you’d hoped in the cold light of day.

Feb
24
2

Does anyone else find that non-accountants expect accountants to know everything there is to know about tax – and then are puzzled when we don’t?

Feb
14
1

Valentine’s Day is here with a vengeance.

A mammoth bouquet of red roses has just been delivered to the office for Miss Books.  There was no name on the card, but D2 was observed looking very relieved when the delivery man walked in…

Feb
10
2

The week before last HMRC rang up saying that we’d underpaid PAYE, which of course we hadn’t.

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