Member Since: 8th Jul 2009
7th Jul 2015
Sorry don't agree with that either
I have worked with many excellent accountants but to claim that could all be bookkeepers is not true I'm afraid. Quite a few were appalling at dealing with the "nitty gritty". I can certainly carry out a number of what you may call accounting tasks but am happy to admit that I certainly am not qualified nor do I know everything and have limitations. However the accountants who I have dealt with (a minority) who couldn't deal with bookkeeping properly were not happy at all with being questioned about errors. Th whole point is that there is a role for both.
7th Jul 2015
Once they have the experience.....they DON'T have to become an a
Once the bookkeeper gains the expertise they become an Accountant. Hence the difference in wording.
Technology doesn't make a good or better bookkeeper, as it doesn't an Accountant.
I beg to differ. I have over 20 years' experience as a bookkeeper. I want to be a bookkeeper and a good one; and that is what I strive to be. I have no desire to become an accountant. A bookkeeper has there place as does an accountant. You are not better because you are an accountant. We have different skills. Let's work together.
5th Feb 2013
and me too
So long, fare well, auf Wiedersehen, adieu - I have enjoyed every moment along the way. Good health and enjoy what ever comes next. Jane
13th Sep 2012
was only thinking of you yesterday....
and then up popped your latest! So glad that you might be on the mend and that you have new challenges ahead. I have read your blog since day one and have found it so interesting, helpful and intriguing!
I wish AM all the best and especially you and your family.
2nd Aug 2012
Thninking of you
Dear CEO really missing the blogs but hope that you are on the mend.
19th Jan 2012
variable starting times
One job I had we could all start between 8 and 10 and finish correspondingly between 4 and 6 (or something similar)- Flexi-time but without record keeping.
I have never forgotten it - it was fantastic for all sorts of reasons. At the time I was young and always found it difficult getting up in the morning but always managed to arrive by 10! Working mums found it so much easier to get children to school or doctors etc without having to battle with traffic jams and arranging cover.
There was telephone cover for an extra hour at the beginning and end of the day and staggered lunch hours. I know it can't work for all organisations and it means trusting employees to stay past 5 or arrive before 9 but the benefits outweigh those who will swing the lead - who will swing it anyway!
10th Jan 2012
Can you commit to meeting payment due dates - if you can reassure them (especially the smaller companies) that helps with their cashflow/planning - and just think how popular you will be - it may improve the supply dates etc too. Of course you may well meet payment dates already but putting a note in writing to them will give reassurance.
26th Oct 2011
Hello CEO, I'm out here and have been for years (well since your beginning!) - I love reading your blog and don't worry if there are few gaps now and then because I'm a bit fraught at the moment too.
29th Sep 2009
They just don't want to look like an idiot!
So many people are just so worried about making a fool of themselves. They probably want to do their best for you and are worried that they won't or, as I say, make a fool of themselves. Luckily it's not a problem I suffer with i.e. am always happy to say that I'm not sure about something or don't understand or "here's my idea - what do you think?"
Perhaps you just need to tell them not to come to you unless they also have suggestions to go with their query.