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Even I'm not THAT good.....

Now I appreciate I am indeed superman (I'm not).

I have special powers (I don't).

I can leap tall buildings (I can't)

and I have x-ray vision (I do actually);

however, I'm due to collect the book-keeping work from a client today to do the year end accounts to 30.11.2011 and was asked "can you give me the year end accounts when you collect the paperwork?".........

Obviously my super-powers and reputation precede me.

Anyway, must fly.

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I think they must mean the previous year end accounts?

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Now I appreciate I am indeed superman (I'm not).

I have special powers (I don't).

I can leap tall buildings (I can't)

and I have x-ray vision (I do actually);

I understand simple requests (sometimes I don't)

 

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Ah - but you need to understand which "year end accounts" they mean - and the only way you can be sure is to get them to say exactly what they want.

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It's obvious really...

Your client must be referring to the year ended 30.11.2012!

After all, they have just started trading into this year, so your superhuman predictive powers should have already finalised the remainder of this accounting period...

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When you are an accountant

.....you know everything as far as clients are concerned!

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What you need is

Dr Who technology

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Now I appreciate I am indeed superman (I'm not).

I have special powers (I don't).

I can leap tall buildings (I can't)

and I have x-ray vision (I do actually);

I understand simple requests (sometimes I don't)

Client says "It's all there" (it won't be)

Client says "Won't take you long" (it takes longer)

Client says "Our fee should be lower this year" (?!@#?!!!)

 

 

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Me too!

My client has just asked me how I am fixed for getting his accounts done before Christmas.  His year end is 31 December...

Having said that, I prefer this approach than those clients who STILL haven't sent me their xxxxx records for their 2011 tax returns yet.

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taxhound - I have a word for those clients who still haven't sent their stuff in -  fine payers!

 

 

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Isnt that two words???

ireallyshouldknowthisbut wrote:

taxhound - I have a word for those clients who still haven't sent their stuff in -  fine payers!

 

 

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@ ireallyshouldknow

I have sent them all an e-mail this week threatening to resign if I don't get their stuff by next Friday, which has brought in some grovelling apologies from some and complete silence from others.

I mean it too - it is the same people every year and I hate acting for last minute clients.  Most of them are pretty small so the fee income would not be a big loss.

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Haha thanks.
Haha. Well it can't be last years accounts... This is year one!

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@whinger

Nice one!

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Wanting to make losses

I had a client who wanted to make losses so he didn't have to pay tax. When I asked him why be in business if you want to make losses he didn't understand the question. He would give me his records at the last minute, too. He also omitted lots of information and didn't seem to care. 

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counting to two

@JCresswell, I never claimed any numeracy ability. 

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