The role of pub stocktakers: it’s more than just counting kegs

pub stocktakers kegsThe basic function of a pub stocktaker is to compare the amount of stock used up with how much money has gone through the till.

Is there a shortfall? Is stock being wasted? Or, even worse, stolen?

David Jones, chairman of Association of Licensed Trade Accountants (ALTA) explains the wider role played by pub stocktakers and how it helps with running a successful pub business:

As a publican, you are dealing with three of the most attractive commodities known to man: cash, food and alcohol. There isn’t an experienced licensed retailer that hasn’t (at some point in their career) experienced dishonesty in one form or another, so employing a stock taker is a ‘must do’. Continue reading →