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Managing Expectations

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

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Aug
24
2

Like a lot of small firms, we run a small fleet of vans. 5 'Transit' sized Vauxhall Vivaro, and 1 'car' sized Peugeot Partner.

Now, I am a bit geeky with vehicles (my office calendar is vintage commercial vehicles), but even I was a bit caught out by this.

Aug
19

I have been pondering Richard Hattersley's Aweb question on lost mojos. I have come to the conclusion that no-one really notices my work. It just takes place (along with the other members of my finance team) in the background.

Aug
12

Three weeks ago, I was in Gatwick, at awful o'clock, after a long drive, to depart on holiday with the family. Usual scene - tired child / wife on the chairs somewhere - grumpy husband sent to the overpriced departure lounge shops for sweets etc.

Aug
03

When logging on to HMRC for our company, it showed that we had overpaid PAYE. Now, I know we won't have done this so dug a little further.

It shows my payment of Class 1a NIC, but there was nothing showing as a corresponding liability.

Jul
18

I was feeling quite smug on Friday 10th July - the June accounts were 'handed in' so to speak. A day or so later than our usual deadline, but we had had staff off in various teams.

Jul
04
18

Just a quick one today. Wondering what phrases you hate hearing in a work context. Mine is "well, that's a commercial decision you need to take" - which in every context I have heard it over the years means:

Jun
27
1

One of the myriad 'small company' tasks that fall within my department remit is actually opening the post. When I started in this job about a year and a half ago, we used to get around 1 standard Royal Mail franking bag per day. Almost all invoices, so mostly for us anyway.

May
16
6

I attended a governors meeting the other day (primary school), and the subject of toilets came up - as it often does.

It seems the amount required for refurbishment will be about £4000 per cubicle/urinal. That seems about 10x what I would consider normal.

May
11
1

We are watchers of Sunday night ITV drama in this house, and so, Poldark having finished we moved on to Home Fires - set during the war.

May
09
2

Whilst doing some cooking this morning (I am a big slow cooker fan) I thought some music was required. I have a Roberts digital radio in the kitchen. This is a pleasing combination of the old and the new.

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