Working up until Christmas has been hectic at UB to say the least. With the year coming to an end the Sales and Finance teams have been working hard to close down their accounts for 2014 and plan for the next year. From a Finance perspective I was working with my manager to ensure that my Sales business partner had the help needed to successfully plan for next year investments and growth targets. I also supported my managers in terms of getting releases. Release is a term used for the money injected back into the profit and loss account that hasn’t been used, nor will be used in the remainder of the year which had previously been set aside as an amount that could have been paid out as an expense. There were targets to reach before the end of the year making this quite a stressful period for everyone.
Work aside everyone was getting into the festive spirit, teams were decorating their desks and putting up Christmas trees. There was tinsel everywhere! If that wasn’t festive enough, an elf also went around the office handing out biscuits and treats! Christmas had come early, literally!