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.
The Financial Controller's Diary
A Financial Controller in a hi-tech small business writes about the trials of running a finance department...
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.
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?
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…
The week before last HMRC rang up saying that we’d underpaid PAYE, which of course we hadn’t.
HMRC rang the office last week to say we had underpaid PAYE by several hundred pounds.
Miss Books handled the start of the call very well, saying that she was sure we had paid exactly what our figures showed, and we do of course report on time, in real time, every month.
CP had an interesting story to share last week. He had built a computer game, using an open-source platform to test its ease of use and feature scope against ours, and he had then sent the finished product to some contacts for their feedback.
BD and I put a presentation together last week covering the outlines of the two partnership deals we have been offered.
We took that to the weekly management meeting and demonstrated it to CP and CD.
BD’s calls last week with our potential distribution partners were… interesting.
The first was the company with a very high volume distribution network. Clearly Miss Books and I could only hear BD’s side of the call, but he discussed it with me afterwards and this is what came out:
Happy New Year to all readers and sympathy to those for whom January is not your favourite month…
We’re back on board as from today and there could be fireworks in the office this week.