ICB Studenthood

Casio-fx115ES-5564I’m having a change of career.  Those of you who know me will know that I have needed a change from the IT field for quite some time, and having taken something of a sabbatical for the last couple of years, I’ve come to the conclusion that even if I wanted to go back into IT, there’s precious little IT work around here in mid-Wales; therefore, a change of field is necessary for practical reasons as well as simply a desire for a change.  Having gone through an informal interview for a farm secretary position, it became clear that some bookkeeping skills would be helpful if I wanted to go for a similar position in the future, and that got me thinking that one thing that is always helpful in the land of farms and small businesses is bookkeeping.  Therefore, I have signed up for a bookkeeping course with Open Study College, and registered as a student with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.  My card arrived today – it’s very pretty.

The first unit of the course was a little disheartening; it was an awful lot of rules and regulations and trying to remember the dates of various acts of parliament.  The second unit that I finished yesterday was much better; VAT calculations, checking invoices for errors, creating statements, etc.  I actually went to find my calculator, which has been buried in a drawer ever since I did my SATs in the States in about 2005 – it even still works!  I enjoyed it (I always did like maths) and got all the answers right for the end of unit test, so that’s even better.

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