Virtual Business Forum: The 7 Deadly Sins of Accounting in Business

UK – South West England and South Wales

08 September, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST


Virtual Business Forum: The 7 Deadly Sins of Accounting in Business

Location: UK – South West England and South Wales

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    1h 30m

Join the South West England and South Wales Area’s Virtual Business Forum, where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with fellow CIMA members from around the area.

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Due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to host our usual area events programme. Therefore, we will be hosting monthly Virtual Business Forums, which will provide an opportunity to share expertise, knowledge, wisdom, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting.

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Programme outline

During his years of working for Symmetry Nicky has seen finance directors struggle with many challenges in managing a business’s finance function. While there have been some weird and wonderful examples, often it’s the same familiar issues time and again. Which lead to Nicky labelling the most frequently occurring – the 7 Deadly Sins.

Drawing from real examples Nicky will share how to identify the symptoms of these Deadly Sins in your own business and offer ways to make a change.

Nicky has given this talk to many audiences at Expos, business shows and membership forums. With a good sense of humour and humility Nicky will help you avoid your own sins finding you out.

Nicky Wilkins, Head of Customer Engagement, bluQube by Symmetry Ltd

Nicky is a Chartered Financial Services advisor with 20 years experience as a business adviser in corporate banking and finance. He has first hand experience of the impact that good financial management plays in the day-to-day running of an organisation. In Nicky’s current role as Head of the Customer Engagement team for Symmetry, he helps customers to revolutionise their finance teams by implementing new accounting software. Symmetry own and develop their own innovative accounting solution ‘bluQube’.

Away from the office Nicky is kept busy by his wife and two children, and in the little spare time left he enjoys being an active member of ‘Next Stage Theatre Company’.

Our Virtual Business Forums are held on the second Wednesday of the month between 6pm – 7.30pm. At each session we will focus on a ‘hot topic’, this will include a 30-40 minute talk by an expert speaker followed by the opportunity to discuss, share experience and knowledge, discuss any problems, and receive advice and guidance. For many people, this continues to be a very challenging time and whilst there will be a focus on business matters, we also hope to make the sessions relatively informal, providing you with an opportunity to see a friendly face and speak to a number of different people.

We understand the need to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable in seeking advice from others and have open conversations. As such, we have made the decision to follow ‘Chatham House rules’ and will be not be recording these sessions, and all participants must refrain from taking screenshots or making their own recording. This is to ensure that everybody at the sessions feel at ease and can be open as they wish to be.