Member Since: 28th Apr 2015
14th Jan 2020
I hope these scenarios are as made up as they sound.
An accountant who can't resolve a simple issue like this and without "anxiety" should set up a dog walking business.
Any stallholder who finds their money or accountant "scary" should.....actually....I don't know the cure - but then I have never come across such a person.
"Anxiety". "Scary". I'm sure people must be exaggerating when I see these terms bandied around. Just get on with the jobs you have to do and don't snowflake around with them. Then you have time for the fun ones. Simple really.
3rd Dec 2019
I have found that you don't get "trained" as such. That's more the realm of checkout/machine operating.
Instead, you get told where you have to get to, perhaps modest direction/hints - and then you get work which is your opportunity to sit down and figure out how to turn your knowledge into work and solutions that people will pay for.
The better a job you can do of figuring the various skills out with the live examples you get, the quicker you will get on. Yes, to get anywhere will likely involve some late nights and lots of unpaid hours learning more about important subjects like tax.
You have to decide the level you want to play at and progress towards it. But good luck hoping to get anywhere on 7 hours a day and being "trained" for everything. A skill of a professional (as opposed to a bookkeeper) is to be able to figure things out.
Tbh, if I say the CV of someone who had worked as a technician for 15 years - they are a technician for life in my eyes. Perhaps a very good one, but a technician nonetheless - not a true accountant/adviser.
29th Nov 2019
If there is one thing this guy knows about, it is coming up with click bait headings. All his articles have them - and then are completely inane. As soon as I see his face I click away.
26th Nov 2019
Instead of all parties just boasting how much they will spend and competing with how many more nurses they will conjour up, i wish prospective "leaders" would actually present a vision for the country that they intend to lead us towards.
Thatcher and Blair had their vision. Whether you wished to get behind them or not is a different matter - but they had them. No PM since or between.
6th Nov 2019
A firm I know once had a client who sent ranty emails in the middle of the night. He claimed it was due to being bipolar.
Either way, the firm let him go after one of these emails explained, in an awful lot of detail, all the things he'd like to do to one of the female partners.
16th Oct 2019
Maybe drop the VAT threshold so it only really covers hobby/small side gig earnings.
The high threshold is an unfair advantage in a lot of businesses.
15th Oct 2019
Kevin writes the article but Mark looks to land the business.
That could be a topic for another article! ;)
9th Oct 2019
I don't think the issue lies with audit alone. It starts with the trend of loading companies with debt, stripping all value out of them, then letting them crash when, inevitably, there is a slight blip in profits at some point down the line.
Some people make a lot of money, but it is trashing otherwise viable companies and putting people out of work.
1st Oct 2019
When I was there, they spent money on a "Who moved my cheese" book for every staff member, then announced job cuts and a slimming down of the annual drunken "away day"
30th Sep 2019
You just like reporting on this because the word "GIANT" gets clicks - before people realise you don't mean "huge" but are talking about a public sector system that no one outside of it needs to know about.