Alison is the Financial Controller for Hodes, which means that she looks after all things financial, from paying bills to producing the financial accounts and forecasts. She’s an FCCA qualified Accountant with 17 years PQE, and she’s worked in various roles within public relations and advertising companies.
The reporting side of Alison’s job entails producing timely and accurate weekly forecasts of our income, leading to the production of the monthly management accounts and year end statutory accounts. She also deals with our external auditors regarding the financial Year End audit, and the HMRC on all matters of taxation. The transactional part of her job handles customer billing and contracts, supplier payments, and managing the cashflow. The rest of the job consists of ensuring that we optimise the company’s financial performance. Alison achieves this by working closely with MD Simon to manage income and costs and produce relevant management information, and also by working with our project manager and client partners to ensure that we are keeping everything on track.