We are fast approaching a really busy period for Finance Teams (if ever there are quiet times these days!!) and we all start to think a little more like accountants as the Annual Accounts loom.
Now i'm sure there are a number of you who will be saying that you do that every working day, and that's great, but for those of us who don't, it does take me back to the training days and making sure the windows and doors are on the right side, or else the journal entries will be the wrong way round.......I jest of course (honestly I do!!).
For those of you in Foundation Trusts the Annual Reporting Manual has been issued by Monitor, with a helpful little guide on what's new so we don't have to trawl the document as in previous years. It looks to me that the changes are not massively material and largely about presentation, which is good considering its now 22 days from submission.
There will be a lot of late nights and weekends worked over the coming weeks and this will go largely unnoticed across the Trusts but the hard work is appreciated by the Directors and Deputies who will get to add the finishing touches.
So...... Happy New Year!!!
As always, please get in touch if there is anything I can assist you with.