Yep - it’s coming…
The most anticipated time of year in Finance/Procurement’s world. From my view-point, that is.
We’ve been prepping for a few months now. How have I been gearing up for it?:
- Finalizing the Procurement/Budget close plan document - confirming dates, contacts, etc.
- Reviewing all open Purchase Orders/Requisitions, determining whether they qualify for closure
- Meeting with team members to discuss/clear up any pending PO/Req issues
Noting the above, there’s a very good chance that over the next month I’ll be coming to some of you to discuss your “open” PO.
I might also show up at your office with wine and snacks, as an advance apology for hounding you about the above topic.
My brain power is in overdrive during year-end. Isn’t it supposed to be that time of year where we’re all slipping into a more relaxed kind of mode? Spring has arrived… Summer is just a few blocks down the road… and some of us are heading to the liquor store more frequently because we like to sit on our decks after work with a drink in our hand, right?
I have to just admit it though, I dig it.
Year-End for me is like putting the final piece of tape on that well-wrapped birthday gift. Or washing the last dish in a mountain-high pile of dirty dishes. The ideals of a new fiscal year are in sight. Fresh ordering situations, conversations, and learning opportunities. It actually also symbolizes that summer can officially start, in my books. What’s not to look forward to?
I’m making it sound pretty and smooth… the year-end process can have its speedbumps. But one can dream for a smooth ride.
I may look a little disshelved, and take an extra minute phoning you back - but I will make sure to show up!
Here we go!