Jason is a desktop calculator. He has been a desktop calculator for an accountant for coming up to 10 years. Before being purchased by his owner, he lived in a box in an Amazon warehouse for several years. Here he tells us about his typical day in an accountancy practice and working from home.Continue reading “Interview with a Calculator”
Category: Being an accountant
The Highly Profitable Accountant
The Highly Profitable Accountant – Take Control of Your Practice, Make More Money and Get Your Life Back by Rudi Jensen
This book is aimed at people who own their own accountancy practice. It looks into how you can transform your practice so that it is both more profitable and you get freedom from it. It is split up into two parts. Part one about being a better you and working on your mindset. It encourages you to really explore what it is you want out of life and your practice, before working on how to go about it in part two.Continue reading “The Highly Profitable Accountant”
From being an employee to self-employed to employee again
When I started blogging around ten years ago, I started off all doey eyed and excited of all the possibilities that lay ahead of me. I was going to work for myself as an accountant and fit it in while I have my kids. It took me ages to get the practising certificate and by the time I got it I felt like the application process itself felt like I had worked hard to earn it.Continue reading “Full Circle”
Accounting for Bloggers – free download
February turned into an ‘Accounting for Bloggers’ month on my site. As a blogger, that might be the last thing you want to do. In reality, apart from accountants, who really wants to think about accounts? Still, if you have decided to monetise your blog and it is creeping over the £1,000 mark, you may need to start considering your tax position.
If you missed February’s Accounting for Bloggers month, don’t worry. This post will summarise everything that was covered in the four-part series.Continue reading “Accounting for Bloggers – free download”
Accounting for Bloggers – Part 4
Finally, you have become the overnight sensation you have been dreaming of, after all the years of slogging on your blog! Your blog pops up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you have millions of followers liking it and the money is now pouring in.Continue reading “Accounting for Bloggers – Part 4”
Accounting for Bloggers – Part 3
The last two blogs looked at making sure all your income and expenses were accurately recorded. If you missed them, you can follow this link here for part 1 and here for part 2.Continue reading “Accounting for Bloggers – Part 3”
Accounting for Bloggers – Part 2
The last blog looked at some of the more common allowable expenses. You can click on this link if you missed it. In this blog I will look at some of the ways you can record your income and expenses.
Most people are familiar with spreadsheets and this is possibly the easiest and most cost effective way to do it. You can use the first page to record the income, the second page for expenses and if you wish, although not necessary, a third page as a summary.Continue reading “Accounting for Bloggers – Part 2”
Accounting for Bloggers – Part 1
Accounting for bloggers is a four part series starting with a post on allowable expenses.
Whether you have just started blogging or you have been blogging for a while, one of the things that you need to think about is money. This four part series will look into how you can start getting organised and be prepared for any tax liabilities.Continue reading “Accounting for Bloggers – Part 1”
My Top 5 Accountants on Instagram
My top five favourite accountants on Instagram all happen to be women. It wasn’t a conscious decision to find just women but it does seem that there are more women out there starting their own business. Maybe its the social media effect or maybe when you are so into something that is all you see.
Lately, while on Instagram, I’ve been finding quite a few accountants. My initial thought was how is this even possible? What kind of picture would you put up? Another P&L account. Maybe lots of numbers. Or Oooh! Look! The balance sheet balances!
However, these accountants are pretty normal and still somehow manage to make accounts look good on Instagram. Sometimes, I wish I was starting my own accountancy practice now as it seems like a really exciting period to be a woman and become a sole practitioner. Anyway, here’s my list of the top five (female) accountants that I have found so far:Continue reading “My Top 5 Accountants on Instagram”
15 simple steps to create a filing system for your accounts paperwork
These 15 simple steps to create a filing system for your accounts paperwork are aimed at self employed sole traders. You need to keep paperwork for at least 10 years in case you ever get an enquiry from HMRC. Being organised can help your accountant turnover the work faster and also resolve HMRC enquires faster, if you were ever in that situation. Continue reading “15 simple steps to create a filing system for your accounts paperwork”