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[Jan. 19th, 2002|04:26 pm]
Nite Mirror
Eck! I've been expecting the state to send me the form I've got to fill out (along with cutting them a check) for the state tax I've collected through my business. It arrived today. Now I'll be busy taking care of that (normally it's only about 30 minutes of work, but for various reasons I was a little lax with my record keeping and will need to straighten that out some before I'm able to figure out how much sales tax I collected (plus this year I increased my stock so for the first time ever usage tax may come into the equation too).

<sigh> I already know that if I can ever afford a full time employee the first position I hire will be an accountant. In college I found that double entry stuff boring. Give me algebra where I can play with whole equations rather than individual numbers any day. (although no one mention that calculus stuff. Derivatives? No thank you. Hmm, actually thinking about mathematics, dealing with imaginary numbers was fun. Something about working with something that couldn't possibly be a number but was still treated like one ... )

From: joyofmacs
2002-01-20 04:23 am (UTC)
Have you heard the new H&R Block commercial with a remake of Beatles song TAX-MAN? Very effective.

When I was freelancing I used to help out this accountant who had a business where he handled all the tax and bookkeeping related duties for a business. The companies got their work done (mostly they were one or two man operations). He had some AHEM really interesting clients. I could see him being the accountant for ENRON haha.

I am a double entry type of bookkeeping person when it comes to math. I am not an algebra person. My eyes glaze over and my hair hurts. It is my way of saying I am dumb in math...
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2002-01-21 02:10 pm (UTC)
Well, up until I started taking Calculus in college I liked math, but something happened in my 3rd year of Calculus with all those formulas the professor was throwing at the class, and suddenly math was no longer fun and Calculus became something to be avoided like a plague. No more integrals or derivatives for me!

So I started switching majors and for a time began a career as a professional student. Business and accounting came later after I had already lost my taste for math. Although I still look back on my college days as the best times I've had (although most of that was off campus adventures).

Oh, and just for the record, most of my accounting "irregularities" is just I'm a bit slow at putting things into my computer's accounting program. I have all the paper work piled up over there, and there, and there, oh and there's one pile there, hmm, now that I think of it there's one ... But honestly, I *do* know what pile contains what (most of the time).
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