Managing Expectations

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

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Jul
18
5

Way back in January, I decided to be really organised about my holiday plans. I now work in a small company (for the MD) so couldn't just assume I could take any week off. I knew I should liaise with his plans.

Jul
04
1

I finally finished the trustees report yesterday, to be added to the annual accounts of the small charity of which I am trustee.

Jun
28

We have now almost launched our EOQ ordering process - just testing the system before we release the brakes and let the computer order it's own stock. I think we will continue to sense check the system for a while.

Jun
14
3

First - a question about dreams. Does anyone else get dreams where they are driving, and something doesn't work - such as the brakes, or for some reason you can't seem to see.

May
30
EOQ

When I took my CIMA exams (all those years ago) I remember learning lots of theories and methods, the majority of which I have never used. I have yet to need to do an NPV calculation for example.

May
17
1

There have been a few posts in recent months along the lines of 'would you be an accountant if you could have your time again'. Well, I would, as it happens.

May
05

A bit off the wall, this one. I mentioned in an earlier blog that my wife has started a graphic design business, concentrating on greetings cards. In the spirit of enthusiasm that grips new start up ventures, we have booked a trade stand at the Spring Fair in 2015 (1st-5th Feb).

May
01

I was catching up with the final episode (ever?) of BBC2 comedy 'Rev' yesterday.

Interestingly both KPMG and Deloitte got a mention as potential new employers for the vicar on leaving the church.

Apr
20
6

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.

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