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The finance challenge in small and medium sized charities

In 2003 I took on a treasurer role in an international network undertaking work in Africa, Asia, South America, run by a small employee base in the London HQ. Receiving income from several different donors all requiring reports on their … Continue reading

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Factors that help a business develop (ii)

Monitoring and feedback A favourite accountancy saying is you can only improve what you measure. You’ve written a business plan, you’ve got a to do list and you’ve even started doing things. You really should keep track of how effective … Continue reading

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Budgeting in practice

This is a presentation I gave to a group of finance and accountancy undergraduates at Cardiff University on budgeting in practice. As I was representing CIMA, my aim was to demonstrate the type of work and perspective a management accountant … Continue reading

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Factors that help a business develop (i)

Have a great idea or even a good idea It doesn’t have to be an earth shattering idea. It just has to be an idea about a product or service that people need even if they don’t realise they need … Continue reading

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How to implement a Learning and Development strategy

Surely the biggest commitment in implementing a L&D strategy has to be time. The difficulty in implementing a L&D strategy, apart from lack of funds, has to come down to trust. Employees may feel very threatened by the process of … Continue reading

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Budget update 2012

George Osborne’s third Budget speech took place on 21 March 2012. As with all Budgets in recent times there has already been much media coverage of the speech itself. In addition, much of the Finance Bill content was released for … Continue reading

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Sustainability for business

We endured an uncomfortable week at home last week. A big leak in the bathroom meant we had to turn off the water and there was a three day pause in life as we know it while a plumber was … Continue reading

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What’s the new trend in Learning and Development?

During a podcast produced by CIPD entitled “Pushing the boundaries of Learning and Development” Peter Butler, Director of Learning for BT Group, stated that “Learning is about enabling organisations to transform themselves to serve their customers better and to provide people with … Continue reading

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