15 Sep

First Steps to Your New Kitchen: Part Two

In our last article we looked at the first two steps in choosing your new kitchen Chichester. Namely; choose your team, and communicate your wants and needs. In this second installment we are going to run through steps three and four that you should take toward the creation of your new kitchen.

Step Three: Decide What You Want to Spend

Kitchens are expensive, that’s a widely accepted given. However, some are more expensive than others and the total cost or budget for your kitchen will, in large part, be dictated by your choices. In conjunction with your kitchen building team or contractor discuss the potential costs for your ideal kitchen, then decide what you must have and what you are able to compromise on. Consider all the possible choices, particularly when it comes to appliances such as stoves, ranges, dishwashers, and extractors. Choose what best suits your needs and be aware that choosing slightly less expensive options can considerably lower the overall costs. You should, however, aim to not compromise on quality: you want this kitchen to last for many years to come.

Step Four: Finalise The Details

Before you allow work to begin, finalise all the details of the planned kitchen with your team or contractor. Make sure that you know what to expect regarding the scheduled time to completion and the hours in which you can expect workmen to carry out work on your kitchen. Be sure that all the bases are covered and that you and your contractor are in agreement.

Enjoy your new kitchen!

 

 

 

14 Sep

Top Reasons Why Bookkeeping is a Far More Exciting Career Than You Imagined!

People imagine bookkeeping, accountancy, and finance to be rather staid, stuffy, and boring careers. However, there are some elements to a career in finance and in particular bookkeeping Kent, that make it a far more exciting career than people and yourself, may have previously imagined possible!

  1. Digital Freedoms: Work Remotely

As the advent of finance and accounting software has grown and become more and more reliable, some finance professionals have found that they are more and more able to work remotely, meaning away from the physical office. Bookkeepers working in certain sectors are able to work as digital nomads, working overseas, but tending accounts for their clients in the UK. Imagine sitting on a beach while doing the figures for your clients: that is much nicer than a rainy commute and a stuffy office.

  1. A Healthy Mind Via Numbers and Figures!

Unbelievably enough, it has been scientifically proven that those who work with numbers and figures and generally exercise their minds, like accountants and bookkeepers do, actively lower their risk of developing early onset Alzheimer’s disease! How is that for a brain boosting mind game, going to work!

  1. Analyse This: Analytical Skills Are Hard to Beat

Accountants, Bookkeepers, and those who work daily with data analysis and financial concerns need to develop strong analytical skills. These analytical skills are in high demand across all sectors, not just finance. Developing these traits in bookkeeping can lead to exciting future prospects.

 

12 Sep

Compliance Audit Checklists and Programmes

Supervisors, managers, auditors and compliance professionals will use a number of checklists and programmes during the process of launching, reviewing, controlling, assessing and auditing the main components of the corporate compliance area. These components include ethics, corporate procedures and policies, and compliance procedures and policies. The following checklists and programmes are use in compliance auditing, although they are obviously customised and reviewed before they are used in any corporate environment.

  • Corporate governance and internal control systems audit programme

This is an assessment of senior executive management procedures and practices for overseeing internal controls and monitoring corporate governance.

  • Compliance control framework assessment

This assessment covers the organisational structure to ensure it is not too complex or simple. That way the correct amount of information is getting through and activities can be monitored correctly.

  • Records management checklist

A checklist to ensure operational manuals and guidelines have been introduced and communicated to everyone in the organisation.

  • Corporate procedures and policies checklist

This checklist makes sure that compliance rules, policies, procedures and guidelines have been established and are being followed.

  • Internal audit checklist

If there is an internal audit department, this checklist is necessary.

  • Ethics management checklist

To ensure there is a code of ethics in all departments.

  • Financial management system checklist

This checklist is to ensure the organisation has either an outsourced firm such as professional accountants in Kent, or a system for organising financial data properly.

  • Corporate fraud management system checklist

Sometimes within the ethics checklist, this ensures there are statements to avoid fraud.

 

 

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