So, I never really gave this movie a chance. I just assumed it wasn't great because I never really heard anything about it after it came out.
Well, I finally got around to checking this out and it's crazy this movie flew under the radar. Especially since this was in a post John Wick world. The few action scenes are really well done, I bought the family relationship super hard. I enjoyed Anna Kendrick's character. It was just all around really good.
So yeah. Check it out.
Here we are again. Another year, another 100k, and in the middle of a pandemic to boot -_-. I’ve kept my previous post mainly intact but have made changes in bolded italics. All mentions of currency are in CAD.
Side note: I’m definitely at the point where market volatility is very noticeable on my portfolio. Stay the course peeps!
Hi! I’m a 28F CPA living in Toronto, Canada. I wanted to post this to show the non IT people in this sub that there are other careers where it’s possible to increase net worth quickly despite not making 100k right out of school. I’ve always been a saver but I discovered MMM in December 2015 (when I was 24). The realization I could retire at 35 really lit a fire under my ass to save even more and actually invest it. I was working through my CPA at a big 4 accounting firm at the time and hated every second of it. To be honest, accounting is boring and a ‘meh’ career at best, but the money is good so I will most likely stay o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Business is slow and I am one of those weird people that enjoy doing taxes. Feel free to ask me any tax questions you may have including those involving the CARES act.
Hello, I am using a new accountant this year and have had some consultation with him. In 2019, I bought and closed on a property that I now live in and is my primary residence. My accountant has advised me that I can create an LLC and set up my property as a rental property even though I am living in it and will not rent it out. He recommended I do this since my tax burden in 2019 was quite high and I would be able to use the closing costs and certain deductions for my new rental property LLC to reduce my tax burden. He told me this is totally legit and there is nothing wrong with it and I should use the rules to my advantage. I just wanted to get another opinion on this before I move forward with it.
The more I study my boring, dry accounting material, the more depressed I get about our salary progression in Canada. Are we seriously only making 45k in Public after graduation? Post CPA I am hearing around 65-70k as a senior in Toronto. This is of course livable, but still so disappointing when looking at the amount of work we put in, and how boring the work is. Please correct my numbers if I'm wrong (hopefully things are less bleak).
I could have studied literally anything else in the US, and would be making more when accounting for USD. You US accountants have it so good.
I studied accounting and worked at a big four for 1.5 years. I hated my job so much that I was on anti depressants 1 month in. It gave me extreme anxiety and depression which had a huge impact on my life both in emotionally and physically physically(I got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that doesn’t allow me to work for longer than 5-6 hours a day.)
I only did accounting because it was a stable career and I had my whole family to look after as my parents have nothing saved, are constantly in debt and too old to really save up now.
But I didn’t enjoy at university. I hated audit. And now due to my health, I feel like I can’t do the hours required for audit either. I don’t know if I should continue accounting and become a fully qualified accountant or I should just move on. I feel like I would have wasted the last 5 years without even completing something. I am good at studying and was always good at school. I feel that as long as I put my effort and time into something, I will... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m just trying to get some perspective from someone who is currently studying AAT in practise!
I have a ton of ‘theory questions’ about work and what you learn from AAT and how to apply those as well as being curious about other’s experience.
I feel there’s not much out there in terms of AAT or knowledge on accounting but the accounting sub is huge and seems to be quite American/Canadian based. There’s also lots of YouTube videos that are American based, but I can’t find anything tailored towards UK.
Anyone here studying AAT?
What do you mainly do at work?
do you feel what you learn at AAT applies to work?
do you ever feel like you haven’t got a clue what you’re doing?
how long does it generally take you to perform a certain task like a vat return or accounts?
I thought a client and her boyfriend sold a joint property. I’m so used to only getting HUD statements on sales so I wasn’t thinking. I prepared a whole analysis on who should take the capital gain or if it should be split. Then I went to go talk to the partner and after 5 minutes he realized they bought the property. There had been talk of me being promoted to senior but there’s no way that’s happening lol. I’m way too dumb for this field and it’s starting to depress me.
So I've been trying to understand the Dubai job market in terms of accounting and financial reporting from some time now.
And this is what I’ve concluded so far. You’re welcome to provide your opinion and share your thoughts.
90% of the companies over here are trading companies. And they don’t need someone with a charter degree to look after their accounting and reporting needs. And even if they hire you, they won’t pay fancy salaries.
Majority of the people are employed by these organizations. And are now facing paycuts and job losses simply because they are not making money.
Then comes the auditing and consulting companies. If you’re a part of a MNC group like Deloitte, EY, PWC and KPMG then you’re good to go. Of course you won’t be happy with the work cultures and work pressure but just hold on until you accumulate marketable experience. This market will provide you great exits from consulting to industry. It’s just the brand value.
And if you’re employed with small firms then... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I've recently been really considering becoming an accountant. I'm unhappy making barely above minimum wage in food service and being so stressed out constantly.
I'm just completely new to the world of accounting and have no clue how to start haha.
I know I need to go to school again which I'm prepared to do. But what stuff should I be doing while in school? Are there accounting internships and if so are there paid internships? I'm a single guy and have a lot of bills to pay. Are there accounting related jobs that will hire people still in school?
Then once I graduate how would I go about finding the jobs I'd even be qualified for? Currently I live in CA but I really want to move to NV. Would that cause any issues?
My final question, are there differences in employment opportunities for people that do online school? I'm thinking of going that route due to my schedule but I've heard horror stories about some online schools. Is snhu a good one?
Sorry if these are dumb questions li... keep reading on reddit ➡
Every year I collate any information I have of use to him - depreciation schedule, bills, repairs on IP, and he completes my taxes for me.
Does anyone engage their accountant for more than that?
I'm a bit confused where the line is between a tax accountant and a financial advisor. I know an accountant's job isn't to provide financial advice, but can a trusted one make you alert to better ways to be efficient with tax? I.e. recommending you do different things for a better tax break?
For me, by far my most enjoyable subject at school was Design Tech (or Workshop/Woodworking as it is known in other parts of the world). I used to happily spend my lunchtimes/after-school hours in the school workshop so that I could add more to my projects to make them perfect.
Sadly after school, the college I chose to go to [UK] didn't offer this as an option so I chose other courses of which one was Accountancy. I do enjoy it, not as much as woodwork, but I'm not in denial about the higher salaries and job security/opportunity, but a part of me does wonder what would have been if I pursued my initial dream. The free time during lockdown has given me more time to pick woodwork up again as a hobby and I realised how much I used to enjoy it.
Not looking for much in particular. Always down to try cool dirt, & I’ve been looking for a Keeley BubbleTron again. Open to any offers & sales.
For the Starcaster, I’d be down for a sale, swapping for another guitar, or maybe parts for an upcoming project (I need Tele pickups & a maple Tele neck).
Fairfield Circuitry Accountant
DryBell Vibe Machine v2 SOLD
Subdecay Quasar v4 TRADED
Keeley Synth 1
DOD Rubberneck w/ Y cable for effects loop SOLD
What's the pros and cons of working at a Fortune 500 company vs Small to Mid-Size Company as an industry accountant? (Hours, compensation, benefits, security, etc)
Thanks in advance.
You can still get a job even if you feel you fucked everything up.
I missed all the networking events as the job I used to pay for my schooling was seasonal and I was forced to be in rural areas during recruiting events. I had 0 accounting/office related experience. I had an overall GPA of 2.72. I still managed to find a job by focusing on my soft skills, my motivation to work as a CPA, and the skills I worked hard to develop since graduation.
After I graduated in 2018, I had absolutely 0 interest for any CPA related roles. I spent a bit over a year as a clerk at a legal firm and focused on improving my technical skills, and began applying to every Staff/Junior accountant position I could in March. After a few months of searching, I have finally been hired.
If I got hired, you can do it too. Just keep trying.
Posts like this helped me when I was discouraged so I hope I can return the favour to some of you.
What are my options here?
I would like to be somewhat proficient in SQL, Python, VBA, ,etc. I know you can learn these online for free but when an employer is agreeing to pay the entire tuition.. it's pretty enticing. The final goal would be that I would use whatever tools to clean up data fast, automate lot of routine duties, and work on the back end side of an accounting software system.
Any advice is very much appreciated
From age 15 to 25, my experience was as follows:
Management information systems ‘officer’ (JROTC)
Veterinary records volunteer
Student office assistant
Library page (at three separate libraries)
No wonder I became a tax accountant
TLDR; Ask me common tax questions related to cryptocurrency and I will see if I have an answer. I'll only give answers I 100% know is true. If I don't know, I will say I don't and research into it. I'm good with answering regular tax questions if you have them. I've got 5 years experience in those.
Long story short, I have been looking into starting a virtual accounting firm. It's not close, so this isn't an ad or anything. Maybe in a few years. I'm also not interesting in trading myself. I just want to be the scorekeeper. I have noticed that many people seeking virtual accounting also trade cryptocurrency, so naturally I started researching if it is any different than short term securities. From what I have seen, it's not that much different besides when trade currency to currency. I want to know if I'm wrong.
If there are a lot of the same questions, I will make a tax guide. I'm an accountant. I love makin guides.
Questions I have -
This site predicts 94% probability that accounting jobs will ultimately be automated and a 65% chance that they will be automated within two decades.
Historically, whenever robots replace human labor, overall unemployment does't increase in the long run, because new jobs are created.
What work will today's accountants be doing in the future? What fields will accountants be re-qualifying for?
What gives when I follow up with you for the 7th time (I wish I was exaggerating) to provide a simple schedule that would get us out of your hair a lot sooner? Are you genuinely too busy to take a few minutes to send something over? Do you like receiving my semi-passive aggressive follow up emails that I just love typing out?
Seriously though what's the deal?
I'm thinking of switching from a full-time job to a contract position at the federal government but they require me to be incorporated.
Not sure why they require this because I'm pretty sure CRA can challenge that if you are working on only one contract and from the same office.
But anyway, which tax lawyer/accountant firm would you recommend to set everything up?
I want to make sure everything is done right from someone who has experience in that domain.
The material on this sub has been very valuable, but has also revealed some issues with my finances lately in Belgium (I'm an expat). I think I need the help of an accountant to file/fix my taxes this year, but everywhere I contact is outrageously expensive. A couple places want to charge me 200 euro just for the CONSULTATION MEETING, during which they'll discuss how much it'll cost to actually do the tax return.
This is out of my budget. My tax return is going to be in the 500 euro range.....having a likely 300-400 euro filing is absurd.
Does anyone know of a decent/affordable accountant in the Brussels area? I'm sure most of you likely just do your taxes yourself, but that likely isn't going to work for me this year.
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.
I am currently working as a graduate accountant in a small-mid tier firm (high income individuals, mid to large size businesses etc.). I just started working in this field but I am finding the work extremely mundane and unfufilling. Of course, I expect the work to become more interesting/involved as I get more experience (especially after CA).
However I have been seen job ads from accounting firms (similar to the one I work) looking for CA qualified accountants (3yrs-5yrs) but the salary is only 60k-70k. It's making me extremely disheartened to continue pursuing this profession because the salary isn't great unless you have Big 4 experience and move on from there.
So now to my questions: How can I stand out compared to other accountants? Is experience the number 1 factor when it comes to negotiating salary? Or are other skills valuable as well?
What things are Big 4 looking at when doing experienced hires?
A tricky situation. I have used the same accountant for my taxes for almost ten years. A younger guy. Does a lot of work for country folk.
I gave him my tax stuff in October of 2019; he said he was quite busy with farming clients but he'd get to me in December, which I was ok with. In January I started to ping him but would get only email replies stating how busy he was with clients in need (bushfire, smoke, general devastation in Aus) and how he'd get to me ..
Fast forward to the last few weeks of COVID lockdown where he's not even answering emails or phoning when he says he would .. (no I'm not a serial pest or abusive!) I haven't wanted to go elsewhere because I consider him a friend and he's got that ten years of knowing my history.
Basically we're waaay beyond the end of May deadline for accountants to submit returns without penalty and I'm more than a little miffed that it's a loose end - even though I know I will have to pay tax (I sold an investment property).
Like, please just tell me the positions you have right now and send over descriptions.
I understand I can't get every position I want. I'd said I'm open-minded. Just stop with the hard sell shit.
A accountant dies and goes to Heaven.
"There must be some mistake," the accountant says. "I'm too young to die. I'm only 55."
"Fifty-five?" Saint Peter says. "No, according to out calculations, you're 82."
"How'd you figure that?" the accountant asks.
St. Peter replied, "We added up your time sheets."
I have been curious about this for awhile. I am currently a senior accounting major and I have multiple tattoos. Are there any accountants out there with tattoos?? Or am I going to be a rare breed when I enter the workplace?
I own a medium size business, and have been running it for 9 years, never had any issues until this year after filing my taxes. I've used the same accountant for 4 years and never had issues, I usually pay my taxes quarterly and did the same in 2019. Well after doing my taxes (I always used a different accountant to actually file my taxes even though the other one handles my business accounting and any cra payments) I was shocked to see that I owe $187,700.00 to cra for 2019!
My accountant is MIA, closed his office and went back to India in February (I only found out yesterday as we've been in contact over email).
Basically he kept a lot of money that was supposed to go to CRA, also charged me some extra fees that I also found out about over the weekend.
I have paperwork I've forwarded him funds for cra over 2019 but he only sent a part of that to the cra.
Any recourse I have? I've already contacted a tax attorney and he said he'll go over everything this week and get back to me.
Sorry for the formatting as I am on mobile.
I have a bachelors degree in Public Accounting and Business Management and Finance as well as a CPA designation. I am currently a full time accounting consultant. I have been working in the accounting industry since 2016 and started with public accounting tax (which I hated) and lead to what I’m doing now (which I enjoy).
I am learning SQL and plan to begin learning Python and am currently working through a course to obtain certification in Microsoft PowerBI. I enjoy IT and data analysis, which is why I am taking the opportunity to add these skills to my repertoire.
My spouse (31M) is a programmer with an associates degree in computer science and has been working in programming for 14 years. He really likes his job, which is why he stays there even though we both know he could make way more someplace else. They allow him to work from home indefinitely so he’s a fan.
We have no connection to the Netherlands, but have visited Am... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello everyone! I'm taking a little break from historical romance for contemporary romance novels.
I really liked The Hating Game and Gold Lettering and Bet Me. I think the common theme was the presence of some sort of accountant/office work. But it could also be the fact that the main POV was the female character's.
I tend to prefer romance novels in the first person with the male character's POV not showing up at all or towards the end of the book but Bet Me was a rare exception.
I also really liked Eleanor Oliphant is not okay even though it's not romance. I liked The Flatshare and The Kiss Quotient too (even though there was a male POV).
I'm not sure what the issue is. I like the male POV in a few books but generally dislike it.
I don't mind sex at all. So could anyone recommend me any books from my all over the place likes and dislike?
I have a limited company that I used to work as contractor. As I am now in a permanent role and will likely not work as a contractor for the foreseeable future I would like to close it down. My accountant is charging a fee of £500 to do this however I was wondering if it is easy enough to do myself and save on the fee.
I have around £8000 left in the business bank account and haven’t traded with the company for three years. Is it straightforward enough to do the job myself? I imagine the £8k would be taken as a capital gain and within the tax-free threshold for this. It looks like notifying companies house and completing the VAT 7 form should also be straightforward. Would the final account submission to HMRC be a challenge?
So I’m currently a junior working on my MAcc and a finance double major. I figured I would want to use my first few years after graduation to get my CPA and get into private. However, it’s my biggest aspiration to work for a big company in the entertainment industry, like Rooster Teeth, but I’m clueless to what the best route to take would be. Should I spend more time to hone my skills before making that switch or would it be better to try and get into the industry early on?
Let me clarify why I make this post at r/IndiaInvestents. Most people who are ordinary salaried employees do not normally need or use a CA for filing their returns. They just have their form 16, FDs, PPFs and tax life is simple. Taxation becomes significantly complicated when one gets into investments and trading. Add in a source of direct foreign investments and it's exponentially more complicated. This is why I believe the demographic here would be one that uses a CA in a much larger proportion than a ordinary salaried employee.
A CA is one person or team you provide a very high level of visibility into your very private details of income and investments. It wouldn't be wrong to say they have a 360 degree visibility into your financial life. Not only do you have to worry about them having access to all your details you also need to worry about how carefully they store and send across your IT computation digitally. Unfortunately there is a lack of firm regulations in India on... keep reading on reddit ➡
Chelsea Samantha- The Accountant
Role: Main Decoder
Character Info: Chelsea will never pass an opportunity to be able to hear that the manor owner promises her.
Character Background: Chelsea, being born deaf, have difficulties living in this competitive world. She strived to be useful and somehow managed to get a decent job. However, by reading and learning the wonders of what she known 'hearing', she grew restless. She lacks the funds to even manage such an operation. A sponsor sent her a letter in exchange of her participation to a 'game'.
Chelsea never had second thoughts and immediately ventured towards the manor.
DEAF- Chelsea is unable to hear anything, she suffers the following:
Just beginning this process, and mostly overwhelmed by the whole thing, but I know I want to get out.
I'm very willing to get a different job (not all that keen on being an accountant anymore), but not sure what skills I should be studying up on to improve my chances. I'm also feeling like I'm getting to be too old to start over.
I know very basic Spanish and German, but would need to do some work to be able to communicate effectively with non-English speakers.
I'm willing to put in the work to learn the skills and language, but feel pretty lost as to how to get this process off the ground.
I have some family in Ireland, but not closely related enough to get citizenship there.
I'm sure there has to be a "Oh my god, I cannot believe that [software package] does not do X and it drives me crazy" as well as "holy shit I love the way [software package] does Y and I wish all my clients used it!"
I have a tricky inheritance question and do not know who to go to for help. Basically, my father recently passed away. He was unmarried, and he had 3 sons all of whom he loved. I am the executor of the estate, and pretty much the only asset is an IRA. Before he died, my father received a letter from the bank (People's) that they were changing systems and requested new beneficiary forms to be completed. My father was too ill to go into the bank at that time, so he told me to make it the 3 children and I submitted it to the bank as financial POA.
After he died, the bank came back to me and said they wouldn't accept the POA my dad completed because he had named 2 of his children to act concurrently as financial POAs (he was trying to reduce the hardship and stress on us and thought it better if we could split the work) and apparently the bank refuses to accept the POA document. They are saying they will have to use the old beneficiary information my dad completed when... keep reading on reddit ➡
What will you be doing with this PC? - Run accounting software like excel, tally
What is your maximum budget? - 25k. Can stretch to 30k.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? - This weekend
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? - Complete new build. Everything from mouse to cpu.
Which state/city will you be purchasing the parts in? - A small town in Odisha
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? - Cant reuse anything from old build. That thing sank like the titanic
Will you be overclocking? No
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? - No
Do you have any specific case preferences? - No
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? - No
Cuz same. As if it wasn’t boring enough, it’s actually physically painful to do this job
Good Afternoon All,
I was recently laid off by my employer due to the economy. If anyone knows of any companies looking to fill a midlevel accounting position in the area, please let me know. I have a resume, cover letter and referrals.
I appreciate your time for reading this post.
This is a very US-heavy subreddit and I was just wondering how things are “on the ground” with you guys at the moment.
Have there been redundancies where you work? Have you (or others you work with) been furloughed? I’d imagine things might be getting tight if clients are struggling to pay fees but it also seems like hands would still be relatively full? I have some friends who are juniors that seem to be struggling with WFH and are working well into the night.
I’m very much interested in hearing regardless of the size of the firm. Wondering if anyone’s aware of an impact on future trainee recruitment at their firm as well. The focus seems to be on those with offers already but I haven't made it that far yet.
You don’t have to answer all of these questions, I guess the most important one is how are you getting along with everything?
I've used Xero previously where I paid the subscription directly and then granted my accountant access.
I'm starting a new business and it's my understanding that a Xero subscription can be had cheaper through an accountant however if you want to export your data, your accountant may make this difficult.
Has anyone actually had experience with this? If so, how much cheaper was the subscription through the accountant and have you been in the position of moving to a new accountant and therefore potentially experienced issues?
Can't wait for my first desk pop.
What about internships? Is it easy to get hired for those? How do you get the year experience needed for accounting positions? Im a freshmen that's considering a career in accounting, but i dont want to be jobless when i graduate.