Thursday, 29 April 2010

I've Done It Now

I had a chat with my Paramour about my mathematical incompetence (remember?). He kindly helped me work out that one of the things I'd like to achieve is a better understanding of my company accounts. (Yes, it is perfectly possible to run a successful business while being numerically inept - especially if you have a handy Paramour to help you with that side of things, as mine does for me.) Then he pointed out that learning about maths isn't terribly helpful in getting your head around company accounts; for that, it would make more sense to learn about accounting and book-keeping. To which I am equally allergic.

Finding myself with a spare few minutes this afternoon, I did some more investigation of OU courses. Lo and behold, they offer an introduction to book-keeping and accounting as well as their introduction to maths. What's more, the accounting course starts next week, and the maths course starts a month later. So guess who's just signed up for TWO courses for the numerically challenged?

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

12 comments:

Cathy said...

He's quite right. I became a Chartered Accountant with just 'O' Level maths (which I'd struggled to get). As long as you can use a calculator you'll be fine with the bookkeeping and accounts, it's logic and accuracy more than anything. But good luck with the maths :)

Colette McCormick said...

many moons ago I worked as a book-keeper (well it was that long ago I was called a ledger clerk) and I loved it. However, prior to that I had failed my maths O level 4 times. I'm sure you'll get your head round it.

Bernadette said...

Well done for signing up!

Paramour is quite right - you don't need to be good at maths to do accounting (or vice versa!).

I'm sure you'll do much better than you expect in both, but offer of help in either still stands if you ever get a teensy bit stuck.

Debs said...

Well done. I'm sure you'll end up loving figures and thoroughly enjoy yourself.

HelenMHunt said...

Well done you.

JJ Beattie said...

Good for you. Much better to tackle these terrors (or irritations) than let them get out of hand.

Karen said...

My head started throbbing just reading that!

I used to do accounts for a living many moons ago, but doubt I could remember anything these days. I also started a GCSE maths course some years back, thinking it would help remove my life-long 'block' so I could help the children with their homework, but I STILL couldn't get my head round any of it!

I'm sticking with words :o)

Clare said...

Yup, maths and accounting have a surprisingly small crossover, and you may well find the latter easier than the former. Personally I love both of them. :O)

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Don't give in to pressure! Prodigal Wife's been handling our books for years--and I say, what's wrong with that?

LilyS said...

Good for you and good luck with it!!

I myself am hopeless at number crunching which is why I am glad that 2 of my very good friend are accountants!!

Still I very much admire your desire to learn.

Carol said...

I am in awe and will be cheering you on from the sidelines!!

C x

SpiralSkies said...

Cor blimey - good on ya!

I'd give you three cheers but am myself so inept at counting, I'd get lost before the third cheer...