Finance Mole

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

Insight / Finance Mole: meetings not for daydreams

Finance Mole is making an impression at the new job until a hunt for Pall Mall sets him reminiscing, despite IT failures hitting HMRC its employees are rewarded in the New Year’s Honours list and naming services using initials becomes a trend

Insight / Finance Mole: no-one warned me about Bitcoin

Finally shot of his old job, Finance Mole is cornered on his first day by a bunch of Bitcoin evangelists plus, accountants and advisers still have a job when it comes to Making Tax Digital, FCA head warns about cryptocurrencies

Insight / Finance Mole: last dog days

As his last day approaches, the de-mob Finance Mole is offered feedback by his CEO, much to his chagrin plus trouble in paradise surrounding tax planning, tax-free childcare turns into a nightmare for HMRC

Insight / Finance Mole: no rock star accountant

Finance Mole decides to grab his bonus and jump ship after six months of hunting for a Brexit immune job, plus advisers struggle to get their heads around HMRC's simple assessment and Harry Redknapp turns to cryptocurrency