4. Be especially nice to your children and (any) grandchildren - they will have the choice of your care home as God's waiting-room.
Would be delighted to offer the chance but we are in the middle of a three-year term and the field is quite narrow being a Town Council.
If you fancy a trip anyway with a bit of detective work try BN25 & I’ll treat you to lunch.
Still working full time at 71 and enjoying it my thoughts are that moving jobs is a way to relieve the monotony.
Mind you I made that choice in 1972 two years after qualifying when I decided that professional office life offered 35+ years of repetition or if specialising in taxation multiple Finance Acts to master.
Industry commerce & the public sector have served me well - current role is 5 minutes from home on the Sussex coast & I write this watching the azure waves of the English Channel washing up on a shingle beach - and a salary keeps rolling in.
I think the point is that, magically, a new set of accounts appeared!
No doubt someone is examining their PI policy details carefully!
Is there any form of quality control exercised over this watchdog?
Some years ago a brief acquaintance of mine - a sole practitioner - existed in mortal fear of the jackboot approach of the quality inspector. Needlessly as my contact seemed exemplary in his professional rigour.
Prestige has never been an issue with me: the ability to sleep at night with a clear conscience is!
That said I do wonder how all-embracing the support by the professional bodies is, especially when I learned a couple of decades ago that I had fallen foul and infringed a practice-certificate regulation, by a single day when completing an application form!
An informal contact would have sufficed!
Wonder at 71 whether my £400 membership fee has any value!
I gave up my part-time practice a decade or so back when one client considered his tax affairs more important than my untroubled Sunday evening at 8.20 p.m.
Others who suddenly wanted me to complete their tax returns for them as new clients on 27th January.
Happy away from the hippos and non-payers!
My response last week mirrored this piece almost verbatim.
Trained in practice years ago but spent a lifetime in commerce and industry I can spot opportunism at two paces.
As an accountant in commerce I found professional auditors of little help and often more of an irritant.
They clearly displayed a profit-only motive, especially when my appointment resulted in their fees dropping by two thirds.
As to customer service, fee-earning opportunities all too blatant.