So, here’s a challenge, how to write a blog that makes reference to accounting services?
Hmmm… Tricky… Y’see, accountancy is a very boring subject.
Listen to an accountant talk about tax loopholes for even a few seconds and you will quickly feel your life force draining away as your brain fights with your eternal soul for the right to shut down.
Monty Python to the rescue…
Due to their extremely dull nature, accountants have over the years been the butt of many a comedy sketch, the masters of which were and always will be Monty Python.
And the best Python sketch featuring an accountant has to be Vocational Guidance Counsellor:
Did you enjoy it?
No?!? What’s wrong with you? Are you an accountant? Right, off you go, you’re not even a proper woman!
A necessary evil
All joking aside though, accountants are very definitely a necessary evil. From supposedly simple book-keeping and self assessment tax returns to VAT returns, statutory accounts, corporation tax and payroll services, the world of taxation is a minefield.
Combine that with risk of severe penalties for mistakes (even innocent ones), it’s little wonder that self employed individuals like myself would much rather get on with the day job and earn the money in the first place!
That way, the accountants in question will no doubt save them enough time and money to allow them to spend the evening watching their favourite Monty Python clips.
Many thanks to my accountant!! We love you really…
There’s more if you’re interested
For more thoughts on the pitfalls of running a business, take a look at: This time next year Rodders, I DON’T want to be a millionaire…