Finance Mole

Insight / Finance Mole: do you need to take a flight to get invoices paid?

Finance Mole heads to Italy to support the Head of Sales with debt collection and is surprised when he wins over some sceptical European colleagues when he promises to hassle head office for a new coffee machine

Insight / Finance Mole: no holes barred when CEO grills team

All change at the top of the organisation as Finance Mole faces a daunting meeting with the inbound CEO, but for once appears to survive another day, although the CFO may not be so lucky

Insight / Finance Mole: time for a good moustache?

When new private equity owners start setting recruitment parameters, Finance Mole faces a dilemma as the hiring criteria are wiping out potentially suitable candidates, leaving a damoclean choice

Insight / Finance Mole: trying to get the budget signed off

Finance Mole will not be outmanoeuvred by a pushy head of sales when transatlantic problems at head office delay the finalisation of the annual budget for yet another month, not to mention a credit control issue with Russia

Insight / Finance Mole: too much Glühwein on credit control trip

Finance Mole is forced to head to Frankfurt to flush out the cash when a recalcitrant customer fails to pay up with a tough-handed approach, but gets trapped in an un-magical Christmas market

Insight / Finance Mole: it’s something about pink

Finance Mole is duped by the Head of Sales when he is persuaded to don a pink wig for charity but gets his own back by clamping down on bad debtors at the monthly meeting

Insight / Finance Mole: outside your comfort zone

Finance Mole is cornered by the internal recruiter who sees no distinction between a lawyer and an accountant plus, announcement of Sacha Romanovitch’s departure at Grant Thornton, financial irregularities at Patisserie Valerie

Insight / Finance Mole: drinking is not the answer

Finance Mole faces a backlog of payment collections and is tempted by a crafty beverage on the home commute, stormy times for the cloud as Xero suffers network issues, Chancellor Philip Hammond makes a blunder in front of the Lord Economic Affairs Committee

Insight / Finance Mole: gallows humour order of the day

Finance Mole has to make the finance team take aptitude tests to satisfy the demands of private equity investors plus, Treasury’s sweet tooth, MP takes shot at audit regulator

Insight / Finance Mole: thumbs up for Summer Fridays

Finance Mole may be luxuriating in fancy air-conditioned office but summer working patterns are the real bonus plus, Treasury chucks out reams of draft legislation on a hot Friday afternoon, ICAEW member fights for a re-run of the Brexit referendum

Insight / Finance Mole: don’t take it personally

Finance Mole is unnerved when buyers from the other side of the pond start to take control out of his hands plus, Sir Philip Green fights back against the FRC's BHS audit fine, FRC has control taken away from it when an embargo is broken

Insight / Finance Mole: age barrier to quiz night

Finance Mole is no more than a one hit wonder as his joker fails to take on young people’s music knowledge plus, Hargreaves Lansdown’s founder launches £24m into space, Bill Dowell throws his Deloitte leaving do

Insight / Finance Mole: tattoos, debts and cashflow

Finance Mole targets debt collection as a spring priority but gets off to a shaky start by failing to dodge the Managing Director, also HMRC suffers a pensions blunder, FRC is fighting for survival and KPMG ditches its plastic cups

Insight / Finance Mole: offside muddle at sales meeting

Finance Mole gets his comeuppance for finance cuts when he mistakenly attends the football-themed sales conference plus, Peter Rayner, incoming CIOT vice-president, shows off his funny side, FRC chief Stephen Haddrill comes out fighting

Insight / Finance Mole: cranking up the thermostat

Finance Mole is settling into his new job until a heated moment with the Collections Lady knocks him off stride, plus Stephen Haddrill, CEO at the FRC and former CFO at Carillion face the wrath of MPs from joint select committees
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