This week has been very much about learning. I have been delivering training, delivering Board appraisals, undertaking training myself and also teaching myself how to use some new technology. There has been a LOT of swearing about the latter. But I got there. …


This week, some practical stuff. I wanted to share some tips I have learnt over the years, as a trainer and as an attendee. I hate that there is so much fear about sharing financial insight. It will also apply to Board reports and other finance communication too. After lockdown…


I have been involved in recruitment for a long time, both as an appointer and an appointee. So perhaps my first experience, this week, of a blind or unbiased recruitment process for a national opportunity was a little overdue!

I have also heard from several reliable sources that the recruitment…


Building new Board Teams

This week I have been hearing a consistent theme from new Board members. Very different individuals who sit on different Boards— it should be noted. It seems a broad theme. I have even noticed it happening in me.

So this big trend? Its that new Board members have found it…


The world is starting to recover from the pandemic. Many organisations are thinking and asking questions about themselves and their operating models. Many business model elements such as funding sources and supply chains have been disrupted and warped out of all recognition in the last 12 months. And as is…


How much knowledge about the day job have you accrued since you started work? Its a fair amount, I should imagine. I have been thinking about this for a while now. My first ambition, aged 7, amazingly, was not to be an accountant. I wanted to be a writer and…


This week I have been working whilst my daughter has been on Easter holidays, which has been fairly smooth and hasn’t impacted on the productivity too much. And I am chuffed to say on Friday it was Merry Jabmas for me. The NHS in Cardiff released a new number for…


This week we took advantage of lockdown restrictions easing in Wales and took a short break in a remote part of mid-Wales. We were very lucky, and it definitely helped recharge batteries. I felt very inspired and creative. I did have a couple of things to finish off due to…


This week has been another productive one and I have made progress on a number of projects. I guess I am still finding the shallow end of the consultancy pool quite balmy! I got a lot of work and learning done this week and managed some exercise too.

Taking the plunge into consultancy waters. Penarth beach — about to be somewhere I can visit again! (My photo).

This week…


As some of you may know I am now dipping my toe into consultancy waters and am enjoying working for myself. It was something I have been thinking about for a while and this was the week I finally said as much on LinkedIn! …

Sarah Prescott

Experienced Chief Finance Officer -track record in Welsh social housing and third sector. Chartered Accountant (FCA BFP). Views my own - my space for blogging.

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