Mission Accounting

How is it posssible to set measurable outcomes and set specific targets when Mission statements are so obtuse, what exactly is a Mission statement trying to acheive , is it a platitude or does it mean something?, read my free

Time(ly) Accounting

In the present economy, CEOs are becoming more anxious about organisational performance and the demands placed on the CFO to provide figures and analyses which are accurate and timely. traditional monthly figures need to be produced on time and should be reliable, yet CEOs are demanding Flash information. Just how long should the CEO wait…… Read more »

Big Accounting

In keeping with the Governments ‘Big Society’, and its all inlcusive approach I have set out my thoughts that Accountants have a Big Role to play in this. We are the providers of information and should be Big enough to be open and honest with our stakeholders.We should not hide behind the veil of corportate… Read more »

Customer Accounting

I thought I would add to my further comments about supply chain accounting ( see earlier blog) and actually concentrate on the Customer and demand side. The issue really is that although the customer may be right, they might not be the right customer for you. see the free

Outsourced Accounting

In times of uncertainty there is a need to review business processes and accounting functions. To achieve economies of scale the FD may well consider outsourcing some of the routine accounts functions to free up resources to focus on more business critical areas, in the free download below I have considered some issues which may… Read more »

Selling a Business

here is some standard stuff as a free download which might help you realise your dream and sell your business to a willing buyer at a good price, pretty much common sense really, but worth remembering as a checklist. My own personal experience on this is that the Buyer has to understand what he is… Read more »

Austerity 2

I wrote a bit about this earlier in a blog and am now coming to terms with a more empathic view on this this given that the Government wants to create a ‘Big Society’ and reduce the role/financial burden of the state as it seeks to address the deficit.In a sense this is a footnote… Read more »

Human Resource Accounting

If Employees are our most valuable resource, why aren’t they recorded as an asset on balance sheets? I think it because we are trying to measure something too subjective, and what we are doing is actually trying to measure happiness. I do not think though that firms that ignore the human equation in their decsion… Read more »


In the light of the recent budget and the general belt tightening that looks imminent, I wrote this piece that has a slant on how Accountants should approach this new landscape.

Supply Chain Accounting

I recently came across an Article on whether it was appropriate to concentrate on Gross Margin specifically on a customer basis rather than a product basis and that got me thinking, do we really know how much Customers have cost us?for further thoughts