Member Since: 4th Aug 2014
5th Nov 2018
Yes I did go back and also got my practising certificate as I realised I had worked too hard to give it all up.
5th Feb 2016
Thank you everyone for the responses and debate. The client has been paying £300 per year for the company accounts which explains the mess they are in. I am still waiting for professional clearance to confirm exactly what is going on.
28th Jan 2016
Thank you very much everyone.
The tax difference is roughly £10k. Client is very uncomfortable with the situation and wants to come clean. Apparently when client told the accountant that he was unhappy with the figures and was leaving, the accountant said he could reduce the tax bill even further. Accountant asked him, so how much tax do you want to pay
12th Dec 2015
Start off as a bookkeeper, network with accountants who can give you bookkeeping up as well. If you get such gigs take every opportunity to learn from those who have been around for years as experience cant be taught.
7th Dec 2015
Great all round advice and compassion
16th Oct 2015
Sometimes you have to let bad "things" go to create room for "good" ones. Many of us are scared of the unknown especially where starvation is involved. It's an awful feeling being held at ransom by a client because of a fee. The world is full of businesses who need accountants. Yes, competition is fierce but if other firms can earn decent fees without begging why not you? I think you need to have a meeting with yourself in the mirror, take a long look and tell yourself that you deserve better. Listen to the guys who have been there and made the mistakes you are making. The issue here is you and not the client. Believe in yourself, stand firm, be confident in your abilities and above all develop a positive attitude. Next step will be networking, marketing so you can meet new people and therefore better clients. It does take time but once the referrals start coming in from your new good clients you will be much happier. It might even just one person and the rest will come in.
3rd Jun 2015
Length of Contract
Isn't a place of work classed as temporary unless he has worked there for more than 24 months?
1st Jun 2015
You are not alone
I got one who insists on recording his customer sales and orders in a book as he doesn't trust the software. Getting him to raise sales invoices using the software is like doing me a favour. It is tricky having friends as clients so he I will be letting him go once I am earning enough money.
7th Apr 2015
I am studying with Tolleys and they are great. How long depends on whatelse you have going on in your life. I met a girl who was doing all 3 papers in one sitting.
7th Apr 2015
Just looking at benefits
I am getting more for my money than I ever did with ACCA. ACCA should give members more than use of letters, practising certificate and an irrelevant magazine