Managing Expectations

A CIMA veteran shares his perspective on what the profession holds for those working in industry.

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Apr
20
2

I have just returned from a week in very sunny south wales. Brilliant weather, beach, and very well behaved children <smug> - but I really missed the internet.

I have a wireless dongle for the laptop - but it couldn't get a signal.

Mar
22

Depending on the industry you are working in, and the company, there will always be one troublesome area in the balance sheet that you keep meaning to get to the bottom of.

Mar
16

In previous lives, I have struggled with various ERP systems that were difficult to use - with transactions very hard to 'unpick', and double entries very hard to establish.

These systems often posted transactions as 'groups', and generated a lot of automatic postings.

Feb
03

I went to the NEC, with my wife - who is a graphic designer, today. This week is the Spring Fair, for retailers to buy a wide range of gifts / housewares / toys / cards etc. Kirsty Allsop was there - if that helps set the scene.

Feb
01

I had my first audit in the new job this week - and we got through with very little found. Not that I was really expecting anything, as I spent a lot of time on the audit file. 

Jan
17

About two months into my new job - working for the owner of a £4m t/o business. I can honestly say I haven't loved a job this much for a long time.

Dec
24
2

I am now the proud owner of a Hudl, collected earlier today. Well done Tesco. I must admit I doubted it would happen.

 

Happy Christmas everyone

 

Tom

Dec
21
1

If the Tesco website is to be believed I have just purchased a Hudl, for £5 plus some clubcard vouchers.

I should apparently be able to collect it from the nearest Tesco Metro to me on Monday after 4pm

We shall see.

Dec
07

What I am really enjoying about my new job is the variety. Previously I was in a bit of a finance 'silo', with no scope to change very much.

Nov
30
3

I have now done one week of my new job - and things are going great. I am working with the current person, who retires shortly.

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