Crash Course In Accounting


When I used to work in banking I had to learn how to be an Excel geek pretty quick. People think I’m taking the piss when I say that only 10 years ago we used to make our spreadsheets to track the risk on our trading books. It was a packet of sticky backed plastic short of being something out of Blue Peter! Worryingly inefficient risk systems aside, it got me used to being happy having a go at things myself.

So fast forward a few months and I’m starting to wonder about why I’m paying for someone to do my year end accounts when all I’m doing is buying wine in from France and selling it in the UK. Surely it can’t be rocket science to track that, right? So I’ve decided to have a go with EasyBooks, an app I picked up that a few people I know have used.

Ok so it’s not rocket science, but filling in transactions and stock purchases and all that stuff, going back 16 months is soooooooo painful. My brain is just desperate to catch up and get on with the normal day to day of chatting about and learning about the good stuff, and flogging some great wines to some (hopefully) happy punters.

But for now, it’s head-down time!




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